Airline seeks Klaus-Heidi for new Berlin life

Airline seeks Klaus-Heidi for new Berlin life

One lucky Swede will get the chance to start a new life in Berlin, complete with paid apartment and language lessons for a year, but there's a catch - they have to legally change their name first to Klaus-Heidi.

Germans look to sink Swedish sub maker

Germans look to sink Swedish sub maker

The future of Sweden's flagship submarine manufacturer, Kockums, is on the rocks and key export deals are at risk thanks to a campaign of "internal warfare" waged by its German parent to effectively sink the company.

Sweden elects first female archbishop

Sweden elects first female archbishop

Bishop Antje Jackelén became the first ever female archbishop of the Church of Sweden on Tuesday, despite her controversial statements in the past about believing in God and evolution.

Elite school students cleared of assault

Elite school students cleared of assault

Students at the elite boarding school Lundsberg will not be charged for burning a 14-year-old boy with an iron in a hazing ritual after the prosecutor dropped the assault charge.

Nut attack victim: This was done on purpose

Nut attack victim: This was done on purpose

The Swedish schoolgirl with a nut allergy who was left fighting for her life after another pupil put a nut in her drink has said she believes the attack was done deliberately.

Rock off: No refund for Iron Maiden fans

Rock off: No refund for Iron Maiden fans

Hacked off Iron Maiden fans won't get a refund after many complained about the sound quality from the rockers' performance at Stockholm's Friends Arena in July.

Female cop prosecuted for baton attack

Female cop prosecuted for baton attack

A Swedish female police officer, accused of beating a drunken man and setting her dog on him, is being prosecuted for assault after the incident was captured on film.

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

This week's enormous property is an apartment located in the centre of Stockholm, in the upmarket area of Östermalm - a vintage flat with a vantage point.

Swedish soldiers to join Nato response force

Swedish soldiers to join Nato response force

Swedish soldiers have been given the green light to take part next month in the Nato Response Force's biggest training exercise in seven years, a project called Steadfast Jazz that will be carried out in Poland and Latvia.

Five things I hate about Swedes – explained

Five things I hate about Swedes – explained

As he passes the 18 month mark of his new life in Sweden's far north, ex-Londoner Paul Connolly takes a moment to reflect on the things that most annoy him about Swedes.

Björn Borg set to drop undies on North Korea

Björn Borg set to drop undies on North Korea

Residents of Pyongyang may soon find themselves taking cover as Swedish underwear brand Björn Borg prepares to 'love-bomb' the North Korean capital with 450 pairs of underwear as a part of its 'weapons of mass seduction' campaign.

Swedish teachers fail on homework: study

Swedish teachers fail on homework: study

Swedish teachers have been given poor marks for failing to use homework properly and are trailing Nordic neighbours Finland in the classroom according to a new study.