Rain sees more Swedes shop for electronics

Rain sees more Swedes shop for electronics

The wet Swedish summer isn’t bad news for everyone – Swedish retailers have seen an influx of television sales after many Swedes have decided to stay on the couch instead of brave the rain.

17 injured as lightning strikes Peace & Love

17 injured as lightning strikes Peace & Love

Seventeen festivalgoers had to be taken to hospital with minor injuries on Tuesday after having been struck by lightning at the on-going Peace & Love music festival near Borlänge, central Sweden.

The lowdown on… Allsång på Skansen

The lowdown on… Allsång på Skansen

Summer in Sweden means a few things: pickled herring and potatoes; dancing round the maypole; and, as we are about to see, millions of people tuning in to watch members of the general public stretch their collective vocal chords at Skansen open-air museum in Stockholm.

Introducing… Måns Zelmerlöw

Introducing… Måns Zelmerlöw

Introducing... is The Local's guide to Swedish celebrity. In this installment Oliver Gee finds out more about Måns Zelmerlöw - the heartthrob pop star from Lund who’ll be all over Swedish TV this summer…

Danish ‘penis-doctor’ plans Swedish clinic

Danish ‘penis-doctor’ plans Swedish clinic

Danish plastic surgeon Jørn Ege Siana, or the “penis-doctor” as he is known in Denmark, has been given the go ahead to start practicing medicine in Sweden, despite several convictions and a slew of medical complaints in Denmark.

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Swede jailed for torching own luxury villa

Magnus Lundberg, the boyfriend of Swedish celebrity doctor Åsa Vilbäck, was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison for burning down a luxury villa in February.

Löfven in the US looking to learn from Obama

Löfven in the US looking to learn from Obama

Sweden's Social Democrat head Stefan Löfven is in Chicago to meet with politicians, scientists, and businessmen while learning from President Obama’s election campaign how to win over the Swedish voters in good time for the election in 2014.

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Nurse allowed to work after suicide bomb threat

A male nurse who threatened police with a homemade bomb strapped to his body in Gothenburg three years ago has been given permission to continue working as a nurse.

Utopia meets reality – Sweden after Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy

Utopia meets reality – Sweden after Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy

Sweden – a country of sexually liberated people, sensible cars and flat-pack furniture, or a modern society battling with violence, injustice and men who hate women? The Local's Rebecca Martin looks at how the success of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy has affected Sweden’s image abroad.

‘Treat hooligans like wife beaters’: coordinator

‘Treat hooligans like wife beaters’: coordinator

On Tuesday the national coordinator for sports related crime, Björn Eriksson, slammed the Riksdag’s proposal that known hooligans should report to authorities prior to major sporting events, in an opinion piece in national newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN).

Jealous husband ate wife’s lip ‘on impulse’

Jealous husband ate wife’s lip ‘on impulse’

A Stockholm-area professor charged with cutting off and eating his wife's lower lip has told investigators he planned to kill himself after the attack and that the decision to eat his wife's lip was made "spontaneously".