Stockholm hit by ‘angry animal’ protest

Stockholm hit by ‘angry animal’ protest

A handful of observant Stockholmers found themselves owners of their own piece of original artwork on Friday thanks to one local artist's "angry animal" protest against an "overpriced and elitist" art world.

Stockholm sings in support of Russian gays

Stockholm sings in support of Russian gays

One Swedish singer has decided that clicking "like" on a Facebook protest group against Russia's anti-gay policies wasn't enough and on Sunday his "Live and Let Love" project is set to raise the roof at Stockholm's Olympic Stadium.

Stockholm ‘pop-up’ diner shuts as secret divulged

Stockholm ‘pop-up’ diner shuts as secret divulged

Stockholm's first "pop-up" restaurant, Dill, served its last supper on Thursday, after a dirty little secret was revealed earlier this week. The Local's Katie Dodd tasted the Michelin-inspired fare before the gig was up.

Shock Bronze Age find ‘changes history’

Shock Bronze Age find ‘changes history’

Archaeologists in northern Sweden have located the remains of a farm from the Bronze Age, a find which challenges the established history of the area around Umeå and the province of Norrland.

Swedish crowds fall for footballer turned ‘Idol’

Swedish crowds fall for footballer turned ‘Idol’

Football fans and music lovers alike have found a common idol of late in Kevin Walker, a half-Irish half-Swedish footballer turned singer who survived a near-fatal poisoning and now has women swooning and the television heads grinning.

The Swedish scientist behind the Nobel Prizes

The Swedish scientist behind the Nobel Prizes

With the Nobel Prize announcements just around the corner, The Local finds out more about Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel and his controversial testament, which spawned the awards that have been handed to the world's finest minds since 1901.

‘Sleepwalking’ man cleared of driving drunk

‘Sleepwalking’ man cleared of driving drunk

A man stopped by police and found to be driving while heavily intoxicated has been cleared of drink driving by a Gothenburg appeals court as he was also fast asleep at the time.

Migration minister faces insider trading probe

Migration minister faces insider trading probe

Sweden's Migration Minister Tobias Billström is to face an insider trading investigation over his purchase of shares in a troubled mining firm just days after the confirmation of a bailout.

Russia halts adoptions to Sweden over gay nuptials

Russia halts adoptions to Sweden over gay nuptials

Russia has stopped all adoptions to Swedish parents due to a court decision banning international adoptions to countries which afford homosexual couples equal marriage rights.

Police find crocodile in Swede’s greenhouse

Police find crocodile in Swede’s greenhouse

Police carrying out a raid in southern Sweden were surprised to discover a two-metre long crocodile living in a residential greenhouse in Malmö.

PHOTO ESSAY: An island adventure on two wheels

PHOTO ESSAY: An island adventure on two wheels

As Sweden finds itself gripped in an autumn chill, contributor Joel Linde recalls a two-wheeled adventure undertaken in late summer that took him across Sweden's majestic Baltic island of Gotland.

Cinnamon Bun Day: What’s it all about?

Cinnamon Bun Day: What’s it all about?

Swedes love their cinnamon buns so much they even gave the baked goods their own annual day - kanelbullens dag - offering sweet-toothed Swedes something special to celebrate. The Local finds out more.