Zookeeper suspended in dead animal scandal

Zookeeper suspended in dead animal scandal

The Parken Zoo animal park in central Sweden has suspended its head zookeeper for misleading statements about the killing of endangered animals at the zoo in a widening scandal that has prompted the Board of Agriculture to intervene.

Lady detective sets honey traps to sniff out Swedish infidelity

Lady detective sets honey traps to sniff out Swedish infidelity

Jane Andersson, Sweden’s very first lady detective, talks to The Local’s Rebecca Martin about stakeouts, honey trapping, and the exciting work day of a stealthy private eye.

Swedish Match reveals ‘snus bribe’ sum

Swedish Match reveals ‘snus bribe’ sum

Tobacco producer Swedish Match claimed on Friday it was offered the opportunity to pay €60 million ($78 million) to thwart new EU tobacco legislation in a scandal that has cost Europe's top health official his job.

‘We want Swedes and foreigners to laugh at their differences’

‘We want Swedes and foreigners to laugh at their differences’

A new improv comedy show in Stockholm pokes fun at the cultural differences foreigners often encounter while living in Sweden. The Local catches up with American actor Josh Lenn, one of the show's creators, to find out more.

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Italian police catch one of Sweden’s ‘most wanted’

One of Sweden’s most wanted criminals was arrested in Sicily by Italian police for attempted murder and robbery of a bank in central Sweden.

Man jailed for setting robbery victim on fire

Man jailed for setting robbery victim on fire

A 23-year-old man who assaulted, robbed and set fire to a 19-year-old man south of Stockholm has been jailed for the attack and ordered deported from the country.

Swedes use WiFi names to vent neighbourly rage

Swedes use WiFi names to vent neighbourly rage

Swedes are embracing the worldwide trend of changing the names on their network routers to send angry messages to their neighbours, anonymously airing their complaints about noisy sex, internet "thieves" and loud music.

Will Ferrell in Stockholm beer ad mystery

Will Ferrell in Stockholm beer ad mystery

Commercials featuring US comedian Will Ferrell in Stockholm have surfaced on YouTube, in what some have labelled a guerrilla marketing campaign for a classic American beer brand previously promoted by the Swedish Bikini Team.

One in two students complain of ‘noisy’ class

One in two students complain of ‘noisy’ class

Swedish classrooms continue to get more rowdy despite warnings from school inspectors, a new study carried out across the country has found.

Former MAN chairman named new Volvo CEO

Former MAN chairman named new Volvo CEO

Volvo Cars board member Håkan Samuelsson, who previously served as chairman of German truckmaker MAN, has been named the new Volvo CEO, taking over from current head Stefan Jacoby who suffered a stroke in September.

Threats against ministers reason for upped security

Threats against ministers reason for upped security

Threats received by a man in his thirties against several ministers are believed to be behind the heightened security at the government offices, according to media reports.