The ten best railway stations in Europe
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The ten best railway stations in Europe

Travelling in Europe by train? Before you embark on exploring your chosen city, take a moment to savour its first port of call.

Church cock victory joy: ‘it’s huge and majestic’

Church cock victory joy: ‘it’s huge and majestic’

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.

Trio charged in wealthy Swede’s abduction

Trio charged in wealthy Swede’s abduction

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".

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More suicides among cancer patients: study

Suicide and fatal heart attack rates are distinctly higher among people who have been diagnosed with cancer, according to a new Swedish study.

Man tweets cops to nab speeders – gets caught

Man tweets cops to nab speeders – gets caught

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.

Sweden ‘shuns’ older workers: study

Sweden ‘shuns’ older workers: study

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.

Swedish TV in Eurovision ‘coloured person’ outrage

Swedish TV in Eurovision ‘coloured person’ outrage

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 for English speakers hits Sweden

Volunteering for English speakers hits Sweden

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.

An insider’s guide to becoming a Swedish football fan

An insider’s guide to becoming a Swedish football fan

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.

Cocaine, candy, and angry Abba members

Cocaine, candy, and angry Abba members

The Local presents another News in Brief - tidbits from the week's news that are worth a mention.

Sword-swinging feline fan in cat custody coup

Sword-swinging feline fan in cat custody coup

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.

Footballers score high as trouble-shooters: study

Footballers score high as trouble-shooters: study

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.

‘My monkey was my best friend’: Queen Silvia

‘My monkey was my best friend’: Queen Silvia

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.