Travelling in Europe by train? Before you embark on exploring your chosen city, take a moment to savour its first port of call.
Residents of Hisingen in Gothenburg will be celebrating more than just Easter this year, after the cock atop their local church took home Sweden's annual Church Cock of the Year award.
Three people were charged on Thursday with drugging and kidnapping a 25-year-old student from a wealthy Swedish family and holding him prisoner for more than a week in what one of the suspects said was a "prank".
Suicide and fatal heart attack rates are distinctly higher among people who have been diagnosed with cancer, according to a new Swedish study.
A Swedish man who used Twitter to alert police of speeding drivers on a road near his house got a response – which came in the form of a hefty speeding fine the next day.
Despite a large share of Sweden’s senior work force en route for retirement in the next few years, Swedish companies are among the worst in the world at recruiting and keeping people over fifty in employment.
Comments hinting that a dancer should be replaced due to his skin colour in order to boost Sweden’s chances of winning the Eurovision Song Contest recently sparked outrage and left Swedish state broadcaster SVT in crisis.
Volunteering in Sweden has never been easy for non-Swedish speaking foreigners, but the founders of a new project in Stockholm are hoping to change that by creating a volunteer hub for expats who speak English, The Local's Oliver Gee discovers.
Are you new to Sweden, love football, but unsure about which Swedish club to support? The Local's Joel Linde offers up some tips on figuring out which Allsvenskan club is right for you.
The Local presents another News in Brief - tidbits from the week's news that are worth a mention.
A cat-sitter in Sweden was recently arrested by police after threatening the ex-con owner with a samurai sword when he wanted to retrieve his pets.
Football players are better at solving problems than others, and those that score the most are the absolute best, according to a new Swedish study from the Karolinska Institutet (KI) in Stockholm.
Swedish Queen Silvia recently confessed to a children's magazine that when she was a child her best friend was the family’s pet monkey, Mickey.