A high-profile financier has withdrawn his support from the Social Democrats, stating that both the opposition and the government risk populist pandering with moves to curtail profits in the welfare sector.
Swedish police are investigating the reported rape of a 92-year-old woman, and have detained a suspected culprit almost seventy years her junior.
If Swedes become less sensitive to what the Anglo-Saxons are doing (Atkins, 5:2) and take aim at their domestic potential, the wild boar diet could very well be the next thing on the menu for eco-conscious Swedes.
Women in need of shelter in Gothenburg are being left stranded in what is supposed to be temporary housing, as the lack of rental properties and high demand strain domestic-violence refuges.
North Korea has ordered its ambassador to Sweden to return home, believed to be part of a diplomatic purge prompted by the execution of the once-powerful uncle of leader Kim Jong-Un.
The smoke looks set to go out on six hookah clubs in Södertälje, after municipal politicians banned the water pipes and inflamed community centre owners who have pledged to appeal.
Sweden's annual neologism celebration hailed new terms horse lasagne, nail protest and selfie, and even the word twerka, made into a Swedish verb by adding an A at the end after Miley Cyrus shocked the world with the dance form.
Following in the tradition of many an Anglo-Swedish family, The Local's northern columnist Paul Connolly this year enjoyed two Christmas celebrations. Did Swedish "bacon water" outgun the turkey in the eyes of this English foodie?
Swedes will do best to keep their Christmas skis in the cupboard, with the mild weather set to continue following the holiday season that was notable for warmer than usual temperatures.
Police in southern Sweden have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with the Christmas Eve shooting in Lund, and it has emerged the victim is the suspected gunman's father.