The Local launches new expat dating service

The Local launches new expat dating service

Looking for a date? As a gift to our readers this Valentine’s Day, we’ve launched a new online dating service for expats just like you.

WhatsApp cops shared crime pics with outsider

WhatsApp cops shared crime pics with outsider

A sextet of unsuspecting Stockholm cops accidentally included a professor in their WhatsApp chat where they bandied about sensitive case details, including images and crime register excerpts.

Mafia-run food forgeries reach Sweden’s borders

Mafia-run food forgeries reach Sweden’s borders

Corn syrup laced with honey aroma but marketed as honey might be the least of Swedish food consumers' worries after Europol revealed the extent of the mafia-driven counterfeit food trade in Europe.

Malmö man dead after midday shooting

Malmö man dead after midday shooting

Police have detained a suspect after a man was gunned down and killed in Malmö on Friday. He was found in the same building where a bomb detonated last year.

Swedes take home silver and bronze in 15km ski

Swedes take home silver and bronze in 15km ski

Sweden took home two medals at the men’s 15 kilometre classic cross country event on Friday at the Sochi Winter Olympics, marking a triumphant comeback for Daniel Richardsson after a serious car accident last year.

Union experts offer bold tax reform plan

Union experts offer bold tax reform plan

Sweden's blue-collar union confederation on Friday said Sweden should re-introduce the inheritance tax and try to rein in tax cuts for the wealthy. The conservative finance minister called their ideas "devastatingly harmful".

Sweden jails ‘sadist pimp’ for eight years

Sweden jails ‘sadist pimp’ for eight years

The 50-year-old rapist who posed as a fashion photographer and was dubbed a sadist by the prosecution will spend eight years in jail after a Stockholm court found him guilty of four rapes, and several cases of procurement.

Hedwall hits hole-in-one at Australian Open

Hedwall hits hole-in-one at Australian Open

Swedish golfer Caroline Hedwall drained a hole-in-one at the Women's Australian Open on Friday, leaving her at the top of the leader board at the halfway stage of the competition.

Nils, 87, warms Swedish hearts on Valentine’s Day

Nils, 87, warms Swedish hearts on Valentine’s Day

A Swedish widower's honest answer in a local paper that he'd spend the weekend visiting his wife's grave, just like he does every day, sparked an outpouring of emotion in Sweden just in time for Valentine's.

Digital push could save welfare millions: report

Digital push could save welfare millions: report

A string of digital reforms could help Sweden cut the bulging costs of elderly care, as baby boomers retire and life expectancy continues to climb, a new report found. But not without broadband upgrades.

Truck driver achieves rare drunk driving double

Truck driver achieves rare drunk driving double

One drunken driving citation didn't faze a beer-loving trucker in western Sweden, who opted to stay on the road and crack open a few more.

‘EU must help end medieval child marriages’

‘EU must help end medieval child marriages’

Valentine's Day's roots in a famous child marriage is a reminder that millions of young girls will be forced to marry against their will this year. The EU must fight to eradicate the medieval practice, argues Swedish MEP Cecilia Wikström.

‘Sweden felt like East Germany in 1983’

‘Sweden felt like East Germany in 1983’

Award-winning public speaker and author Colin Moon tells The Local about his new book, his 30 years as a British expat in Sweden, and how he gets the Swedes to laugh at themselves.

Sochi Olympics over for Sweden’s Zetterberg

Sochi Olympics over for Sweden’s Zetterberg

Henrik Zetterberg, captain of Sweden's men's Olympic ice hockey team, will miss the rest of the games in Sochi due to a back injury, the team announced on Friday.

Palace unveils plans for birth of Madeleine’s baby

Palace unveils plans for birth of Madeleine’s baby

The Royal Court has revealed what sort of pomp and circumstance is planned for when Princess Madeleine gives birth to Sweden's next royal baby. Social media will play a role as well.