‘Skeleton lover’ keeps her bones after court case

‘Skeleton lover’ keeps her bones after court case

A 38-year-old woman, who was previously convicted of disturbing the peace of the dead for using human bones for sexual purposes, was cleared of all skeleton-related charges on Tuesday but was sentenced for weapons crimes.

EU snuffs it in Swedish snus aroma battle

EU snuffs it in Swedish snus aroma battle

Swedes will keep the right to put whatever they choose into their mouth, after European parliamentarians voted to scrap a proposal that would ban flavoured snus - the peculiar Swedish snuff that has spawned many a battle with the union.

Fotografiska to open Shanghai sister gallery

Fotografiska to open Shanghai sister gallery

The trend-setting Fotografiska gallery in Stockholm, which opened its doors just three years ago, will have branches in China and the US by 2016. A new co-owner has joined the team for the international expansion.

Baby blues strikes dads as often as mums

Baby blues strikes dads as often as mums

As many as one in seven new dads in Stockholm may suffer depression after they become fathers, but with the system geared to identifying struggling mums, male sufferers slip through the cracks, shows new research.

Snoozing Chinese sully Ikea bed sheets

Snoozing Chinese sully Ikea bed sheets

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has such a loyal fan-base in China that customers take naps in the exhibition spaces, forcing its employees to change the sheets on a daily basis to keep things fresh.

Higgs and Englert share Nobel physics prize

Higgs and Englert share Nobel physics prize

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Peter Higgs and Francois Englert for the theory of how particles acquire mass.

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

This week's property is a lovely family house located in Bromma, just a short commute from Stockholm city.

Young Swedes swarm Norway labour market

Young Swedes swarm Norway labour market

A fifth of all young people working in Oslo are now Swedish, drawn across the border by the promise of higher salaries, show new figures from Oslo University that testify to a twenty-fold increase in young Swedish labour in two decades.

EU roaming ban to up Swedes’ phone bills

EU roaming ban to up Swedes’ phone bills

Swedish mobile operators dislike a EU proposal that would make placing calls the same price at home as on the go, citing fears that free roaming in the union would throw a spanner in the works for network upgrades, as well as make Swedes' phone bills balloon.

Nobel physics favourite ‘in hiding’ as prize looms

Nobel physics favourite ‘in hiding’ as prize looms

Peter Higgs, the man widely tipped to win the Nobel Prize in Physics plans to be in hiding at the time of the announcement on Tuesday, according to Swedish media reports.

Men as likely as women to suffer spousal abuse: Swedish study

Men as likely as women to suffer spousal abuse: Swedish study

Men in Sweden are at least as, if not more, likely than women to be victims of domestic violence, according to researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg, who also found that women nevertheless suffer more adverse health effects.

Man trapped in car for two days found alive

Man trapped in car for two days found alive

A man who had been trapped in his crashed car for more than two days in the woods of central Sweden is lucky to be alive according to police, who finally found the man early Tuesday morning.

Date for Nobel literature prize revealed

Date for Nobel literature prize revealed

The winner of the Nobel Prize in literature will be unveiled on Thursday, October 10th, the Swedish Academy announced on Monday.