Swedish teacher fired for racist Facebook posts

Swedish teacher fired for racist Facebook posts

A newly-hired teacher in southern Sweden had her contract terminated after the school discovered anti-Muslim posts that she had written on the internet.

Erotic author bares all in new book about bones

Erotic author bares all in new book about bones

The woman who found 80 skeletons stashed in Ikea bags has penned a book about the find, her trip to viral fame, and why she never wanted to be famous.

‘And we thought the fire of ’59 was bad…’

‘And we thought the fire of ’59 was bad…’

The Local chats to Sven Hedblom, a pensioner who lives by the edge of the bushfire sweeping across Sweden. He recalls how a 1959 bushfire in the same area was nothing compared to this one.

In Pictures: The Local’s Property of the Week

In Pictures: The Local’s Property of the Week

Hunting season is approaching - but why rent a log cabin by the lake when you can own one?

Swedish tennis ace thrilled to coach Federer

Swedish tennis ace thrilled to coach Federer

Retired Swedish tennis player Stefan Edberg has confessed that he never could have imagined netting the lone coaching job for Swiss superstar Roger Federer at the Toronto Masters this week.

Politician quits after ‘Jewish pigs’ slur online

Politician quits after ‘Jewish pigs’ slur online

A Swedish politician is facing sharp criticism after he wrote on Facebook that "Jewish pigs" are responsible for mass murders in Gaza.

Five golden rules for job applications in Sweden

Five golden rules for job applications in Sweden

The dreaded job application - but with a twist. For this month's JobTalk, we chat with a marketing manager at CareerBuilder about how to write the perfect application for a job in Sweden.

Wild weather kills power in 5,000 homes

Wild weather kills power in 5,000 homes

Around 5,000 households in western Sweden woke up on Tuesday morning without electricity after thunderstorms charged through the area on Monday.

Mysterious planes violate Swedish airspace

Mysterious planes violate Swedish airspace

On Midsummer's Eve two unknown aircraft entered Swedish airspace. The Swedish Armed Forces remained tight-lipped about the incident when the incident was revealed on Tuesday.

Emergency crews ready for fire to spread north

Emergency crews ready for fire to spread north

Firefighters readied themselves on Tuesday afternoon for the massive forest fire sweeping central Sweden to head further north. The fire has scorched forests for six days and killed one.