Sweden’s feminist hockey hunk who doesn’t want to go to the Olympics

Sweden’s feminist hockey hunk who doesn’t want to go to the Olympics

When a teammate broke his leg, ice hockey star, literary blogger, and angry social networker Johan Forsberg took to Twitter - to egg on his team. Twitter has also given our Swede of the Week tools to egg just about everyone, from Vladimir Putin to Annie Lööf.

Sweden boasts better food than Italy: report

Sweden boasts better food than Italy: report

Sweden is a better place to eat that Italy, but has yet to become Europe's culinary capital, a title that goes to a country that might surprise you, according to a new Oxfam report on good eating.

Vattenfall sells grid after Hamburg popular vote

Vattenfall sells grid after Hamburg popular vote

Sweden's state-owned energy company Vattenfall has "unwillingly" agreed to sell Hamburg's electricity grid back to the city in a multi-million deal put to popular vote.

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Gallery: The Local’s Property of the Week

Ever wanted to take a look inside a penthouse apartment in Stockholm's posh Östermalm district? Ever wanted to travel from the 20th century into what could be the 22nd with just a short elevator ride? Then this week's property is for you.

Swedish customs tie up e-cigs in legal loophole

Swedish customs tie up e-cigs in legal loophole

Swedish customs officials have skirted a court ruling preventing them from confiscating e-cigarettes, finding a loophole that allows the administration to "promote public health".

Gothenburg engineer on one-way mission to Mars

Gothenburg engineer on one-way mission to Mars

A Gothenburg resident has been shortlisted for a one-way trip to Mars. He tells The Local about the mission, his love for space, and what he'd miss most from Earth.

Snuff use in pregnancy linked to cleft palate

Snuff use in pregnancy linked to cleft palate

Swedish moist snuff, commonly known as snus, can increase the risk of mothers giving birth to babies with a cleft palate, a new review of the condition has revealed.

Jehova’s witness loses Swedish tax fight

Jehova’s witness loses Swedish tax fight

More than a hundred Jehova's Witnesses in Sweden face paying income tax on the free room, board and pocket money they receive as residents at the religion's Swedish headquarters.

Swedish brain trauma survivors run suicide risk

Swedish brain trauma survivors run suicide risk

Survivors of traumatic brain injury run a threefold risk of dying earlier than the population at large, often from suicide, a British study using Swedish data found on Wednesday.

Five Swedish musicians to watch out for in 2014

Five Swedish musicians to watch out for in 2014

As the Swedish pop scene charges into what could be the most glorious age since Abba, The Local's Paul Connolly shares five Swedish musical talents to keep an ear out for this year.

Substance abusers treated by drunken doc

Substance abusers treated by drunken doc

A doctor at a substance abuse clinic in southern Sweden was relieved of his duties after he turned up to work so drunk he could barely hold a conversation with his patients.