40,000 Swedes hit as Gotland ferry cancelled

40,000 Swedes hit as Gotland ferry cancelled

The new ferry company Gotlandsbåten will have to refund 40,000 people after announcing that all voyages this year have been cancelled.

Swedes feel the pinch in tick disease outbreak

Swedes feel the pinch in tick disease outbreak

Tick borne encephalitis has hit Sweden unusually early this year, with many cases already reported in the Stockholm area alone.

Swede showers cash over Almedalen crowd

Swede showers cash over Almedalen crowd

One Swedish man decided to protest against all the taxpayer money which goes into Almedalen - by literally throwing away 20,000 kronor of his own money at the event.

Green MP likens jihadists to WWII freedom fighters

Green MP likens jihadists to WWII freedom fighters

A Green Party MP has caused a stir after likening Swedish jihadists in Syria to Swedish freedom fighters in Finland during World War Two.

Refugee kids moved on after Swedes protest

Refugee kids moved on after Swedes protest

Plans to establish housing for refugee children in western Sweden have been halted by protests from residents.

Ten hit songs you didn’t know were from Sweden

Ten hit songs you didn’t know were from Sweden

You'd be surprised by how many international hit songs are sung by Swedes. In fact, we wager that there are many songs that you know and love that you didn't even realize were from Sweden. Here are our favourite ten.

Swedish student settles bullying with city

Swedish student settles bullying with city

A student in central Sweden has received 70,000 ($10,465) kronor in compensation for being subjected to bullying in school.

In Pictures: The Local’s Property of the Week

In Pictures: The Local’s Property of the Week

Fancy a bit of old-school exterior with a bit of ultra-modern interior decor? Join us on our tour of the Property of the Week - coming to you from southern Sweden's Vellinge.