Sweden soaks up mild Indian ‘summer’ day

Sweden soaks up mild Indian ‘summer’ day

Swedes learned on Monday that winter was nowhere in sight yet as an "Indian summer" day passed through the country, bringing temperatures as high as 19.5C.

‘Cell transport research’ gets Nobel Medicine nod

‘Cell transport research’ gets Nobel Medicine nod

The Nobel Prize in Medicine was jointly awarded to two Americans and one German on Monday for their work in solving the mystery of how a cell organizes its transport system.

Schools agency issues comic book warning

Schools agency issues comic book warning

Sweden's Schools Inspectorate (Skolinpektionen) has warned that a campaign to distribute comic books featuring Donald Duck and Bamse the bear should be regarded only as complement to reading classes, pointing out that the backers are commercial companies.

‘Tango junkie’ to cure aloof winter Swedes

‘Tango junkie’ to cure aloof winter Swedes

Hot steamy nights, bodies passionately embraced. The Swedish skies darken and autumn advances, but Binoy Milton D'souza is dancing his way through the autumn rains and encourages others to join him.

Live Blog: 2013 Nobel Prize announcements

Live Blog: 2013 Nobel Prize announcements

The winners of the 2013 Nobel Prizes are being announced this week in Stockholm. The Local brings you all the latest news, reactions, and details surrounding the winners and why they won.

Firm lands city contracts with free city interns

Firm lands city contracts with free city interns

Using free labour provided by out-of-work interns paid for by the city, a Malmö firm beat its competitors in several bids for municipal contracts through price dumping.

Infighting threatens Moderate Party: report

Infighting threatens Moderate Party: report

Party Secretary Kent Persson is at the centre of internal division within the governing Moderate Party as it battles declining voter support with one year until elections, a Swedish media report claimed on Monday.

Torched Södertälje rec centre reopens

Torched Södertälje rec centre reopens

After burning twice to the ground, with suspicions but no prosecution for arson, Södertälje's newly opened Assyrian culture centre this weekend welcomed party-goers to fête a new era, with culture more in focus than the town's infamous rivalries.

Reinfeldt and Löfven lock horns in second debate

Reinfeldt and Löfven lock horns in second debate

Fredrik Reinfeldt and Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven didn't hold back in their second face-to-face debate on Sunday night, tackling unemployment, taxes, and schooling in what some labelled the most heated debate in years.

Stockholm rents rise 20 percent in one year

Stockholm rents rise 20 percent in one year

The cost of subletting an apartment in the Swedish capital continues to rise quickly, despite a growing supply, with the average price 20 percent higher now than it was at the same time last year.

Stockholm’s hobbit village to be eco-friendly

Stockholm’s hobbit village to be eco-friendly

A real-life hobbit village will soon be nestled in the lush forests of a Swedish island, a whimsical housing scheme billed as the first of its kind - but behind the fantasy gimmick lies a genuine interest for sustainable development.