Swingers’ club record push goes up in flames

Swingers’ club record push goes up in flames

A swingers' club in eastern Sweden has been forced to abandon its attempt to set a new Swedish record after a fire destroyed the building that housed the "erotic oasis".

Sweden’s housing queues ‘getting worse’

Sweden’s housing queues ‘getting worse’

Housing queues across Sweden are getting longer, according to an extensive survey of private and public housing companies, with experts claiming the situation is getting even worse.

‘Be employable and ready to work damn hard’

‘Be employable and ready to work damn hard’

In our series profiling careers of foreigners who've moved to Sweden, The Local catches up with Australian Benedict Hugosson who came to Sweden for love and ended up launching a career in politics.

Princess Lilian funeral details released

Princess Lilian funeral details released

Sweden's British-born Princess Lilian, who died on Sunday at the age of 97, will lie in state for well-wishers to pay their last respects on Friday, the Royal Court announced on Monday.

New album from Abba legend Agnetha Fältskog

New album from Abba legend Agnetha Fältskog

Abba vocalist Agnetha Fältskog released a new single on Monday ahead of the scheduled May release of her first studio album in nearly a decade.

Is the Melodifestivalen voting system flawed?

Is the Melodifestivalen voting system flawed?

With 22-year-old Robin Stjernberg set to represent Sweden at Eurovision in May, not everyone is toasting his success. Some Swedes are seething that the singer wasn't even the leading vote-getter in Sweden. Could the system be flawed?

The miner’s daughter who became Swedish royalty’s grand old lady

The miner’s daughter who became Swedish royalty’s grand old lady

Princess Lilian of Sweden, who has died aged 97, had to wait thirty years to get her prince, but her discretion might well have saved the Swedish monarchy.

Sweden hit by ‘unusually low’ temperatures

Sweden hit by ‘unusually low’ temperatures

Temperatures in Sweden are ten degrees Celsius colder than usual at this time of year, with experts predicting that the "unusually low" thermometer readings are likely to stick around for the week.

Record month for parents at home with sick kids

Record month for parents at home with sick kids

More Swedes took a paid day off to care for a sick child in February than ever before, with a simplified application process contributing to the hike in statistics.

Bed intruder startles 70-year-old Swedish man

Bed intruder startles 70-year-old Swedish man

A 70-year-old man in eastern Sweden was given a shock at the weekend when he was awoken by a young man who managed to creep into his bed after a night of heavy drinking.