Centre Party rocked by anti-immigration op-ed

Centre Party rocked by anti-immigration op-ed

A local chapter of the beleaguered Centre Party has demanded that party leadership scrap the new proposal on open borders, in an op-ed that warns “Sweden will be overrun by illiterate clans”.

Swedish heavy metal man: ‘I’m still addicted’

Swedish heavy metal man: ‘I’m still addicted’

A Swede who gained worldwide fame for having his love of hard rock classified as a disability says he remains addicted to heavy metal music five years after being granted social security benefits for his affliction.

Students slam housing idea: ‘We’re not lab rats’

Students slam housing idea: ‘We’re not lab rats’

A suggestion that students forego kitchen access and space has angered students, who say politicians should not use them for housing experiments.

‘Sweden is not mature enough for satire’

‘Sweden is not mature enough for satire’

Photographer Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin heckled the Swedish royal family and now her art is paying the price, with a photo agency pulling the plug on her right to buy its pictures. What does it mean for her, her work, and Swedish satire? The Local's Ann Törnkvist finds out.

Star Wars fan strikes back over Lego letdown

Star Wars fan strikes back over Lego letdown

A Lego collector in southern Sweden has been compensated by Swedish Customs after his Star Wars spaceship package was opened by customs officials, drastically devaluing the collectors item.

‘Getting a job in Sweden is about who you know’

‘Getting a job in Sweden is about who you know’

In the first of a new series profiling careers of foreigners who've moved to Sweden, The Local catches up with Charles Schuettinger who arrived from the US to play handball before a detour in construction eventually led to a career in sales.

Fifteen years for ‘mistaken’ Malmö killing

Fifteen years for ‘mistaken’ Malmö killing

A man was sentenced to 15 years prison on Friday for the murder of a 48-year-old man in Malmö last January who was apparently killed by mistake.

No charges for cop who shot jewel raid suspect

No charges for cop who shot jewel raid suspect

Prosecutors have dropped a manslaughter probe into the police officer who shot a suspected jewel thief in the head last week in Södertälje, south of Stockholm, ultimately causing his death.

Outrage over ‘crisis bonuses’ for SAS bosses

Outrage over ‘crisis bonuses’ for SAS bosses

Employees of the struggling SAS airline have expressed their anger that top managers have received bonuses to entice them to stay with the struggling airline only a few months after the airline was on the brink of bankruptcy.

Police hold four suspects after bank heist

Police hold four suspects after bank heist

The police have detained another two suspects, bringing the total to four, after an attempted bank robbery in Täby north of Stockholm on Thursday.

Sweden to stop sex change sterilization

Sweden to stop sex change sterilization

Sweden will no longer sterilize transgendered patients after a law banning the practice entered into force on Thursday, but many who have already undergone a sex change are now seeking damages from the state.