Ica pulls contested Easter commercial off TV

Ica pulls contested Easter commercial off TV

A Swedish supermarket has decided to withdraw its Easter commercial, after Christians complained it made a mockery of communion - "They crossed the line." Sweden's advertising watchdog will now look into the case.

Dismemberment killer gets sentence cut

Dismemberment killer gets sentence cut

The 22-year-old man convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend in northern Sweden had his sentence reduced on Wednesday, in part due to his "peculiar personality".

School gas leak sends 25 to hospital

School gas leak sends 25 to hospital

An elementary school in southern Sweden was evacuated on Wednesday and dozens of pupils were taken to hospital after the smell of gas spread through the rooms.

Swedes vote for country’s nicest cock

Swedes vote for country’s nicest cock

A Swedish churchwarden has reacted with joy upon finding out the parish has Sweden's nicest weathercock.

Greens push rich tax to finance schools

Greens push rich tax to finance schools

Sweden's third largest party The Greens revealed its shadow budget on Wednesday, targeting schools and youth employment. High earners would have to pitch in more.

Holiday status updates ‘not a burglary risk’

Holiday status updates ‘not a burglary risk’

Mythbusting Swedish researchers have found no link between gushing about your upcoming holiday online and returning to an emptied house. They told The Local that a trip to Ikea could be much more dangerous.

Woman charged after accusing beggar of theft

Woman charged after accusing beggar of theft

A woman in Gothenburg who accused a beggar of robbing her has been charged with fraud and false accusations.

Swedish royals set baptism date for princess

Swedish royals set baptism date for princess

Sweden's royal family has set the date for the baptism of Princess Leonore, and has taken a step away from family tradition in their choice of venue.

Evidence Game of Thrones is set in Sweden

Evidence Game of Thrones is set in Sweden

With Swedish Game of Thrones fans frothing at the mouth at the season four premiere, The Local revisits its list of ten reasons why the hit books and show are (probably) based in Sweden.