Sweden Democrat spray-paints passerby

Sweden Democrat spray-paints passerby

A man in Gothenburg grabbed a flier from the Sweden Democrat party and crumpled it up - prompting a campaign worker to run after him and spray him with red paint.

Gaming kids better at English: study

Gaming kids better at English: study

A new Swedish study revealed that children aged 10-11 who play computer games are better at English than their peers, with researchers saying they were "very surprised" at the kids' vocabulary level.

Swedes invent system to detect skin cancer

Swedes invent system to detect skin cancer

A new method for detecting dangerous skin spots is being used for the first time at Karlskoga Hospital in central Sweden.

Stockholm ‘bomber’ charged for false alarm

Stockholm ‘bomber’ charged for false alarm

The man who brought the capital to a standstill in June is set to face charges of aggravated criminal threats and false alarms for the incident. The trial date was announced on Tuesday.

Expat puts ‘Faith’ into starting travel business

Expat puts ‘Faith’ into starting travel business

US expat Faith George tells The Local about how she mastered the Swedish language, seeing the positives in being made redundant, and how she plans to show Swedes another side of the United States.

In Pictures: The Local’s Property of the Week

In Pictures: The Local’s Property of the Week

Looking for a house that looks like something from The Secret Garden, with decor reminiscent of The Great Gatsby? Your dreams may just collide in this week's glorious property.

Sweden set for sweltering week of heat

Sweden set for sweltering week of heat

Slap on the sunblock - the warm weather is set to continue for a while yet, with temperatures of over 30C to bask down on some parts of the country.

Swede imprisoned for torturing renovators

Swede imprisoned for torturing renovators

A man in southern Stockholm was sentenced on Tuesday for torturing a man who renovated his house - because he was dissatisfied with the work.

Husband cleared of throwing wife off balcony

Husband cleared of throwing wife off balcony

A man in Stockholm county has been released by a court of appeals from a nine-year prison sentence for attempted murder, after allegations that he threw his wife off their balcony.

Swede builds crossbow to fight vampires

Swede builds crossbow to fight vampires

A man in western Sweden faces charges for illegal weapons possession after building a crossbow to protect himself from vampires.

Refugee football players seek asylum in Sweden

Refugee football players seek asylum in Sweden

Seven football players from Sudan who went missing more than a month ago have arrived in Östersund and applied for asylum in Sweden.