Driving (expats) home for Christmas?

Driving (expats) home for Christmas?

A Stockholm taxi company is offering two people living in Sweden the chance to win a road trip in December, claiming it wants to help those who are afraid of flying to experience more of Europe.

How a Swedish party inspired a masterpiece

How a Swedish party inspired a masterpiece

British fashion photographer David Titlow won the prestigious Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize this week for a shot taken at a midsummer party in Sweden, a country he tells The Local is "crazy" but close to his heart.

‘We think this is totally unacceptable’

‘We think this is totally unacceptable’

After an investigation by the Swedish military confirmed there was a foreign vessel in Swedish waters last month, The Local met Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist and got five minutes to ask him how Sweden was planning to react to the intrusion.

Irish woman thunders into Swedish rock band

Irish woman thunders into Swedish rock band

A singer from Ireland has been sharing how she got headhunted by Swedish girl rock band Thundermother and is now aiming for European success with the group.

Ten fun tips for taming the Swedish language

Ten fun tips for taming the Swedish language

Losing interest in your language lessons? Need to add some spice to your Swedish skills? Want to talk to the blonde that lives next door but you don’t have the courage? Here are ten tips to help you along.

‘Conclusive proof’ of foreign vessel in Sweden

‘Conclusive proof’ of foreign vessel in Sweden

Sweden's military says it has 'conclusive evidence' there was a foreign vessel in Swedish waters last month.

Stockholm hunt for missing Irishman

Stockholm hunt for missing Irishman

Police in Stockholm are on alert after a 32-year-old expat from Ireland was reported missing.

Sweden’s Ace of Base revived with teen band

Sweden’s Ace of Base revived with teen band

The spirit of legendary Swedish group Ace of Base is being to brought to a new audience with a teenage tribute act dubbed A*Base, which has just released its first single.

Pine, tar, and tinder: flavours from the north

Pine, tar, and tinder: flavours from the north

Before there was chewing gum, there was pine resin. Before there were lighters, there were tinderboxes. And all along, Swedes in the far north have been living as one with nature, taking only what is offered. The Local speaks with one such Swede.

Sweden considers new tactic to enlist soldiers

Sweden considers new tactic to enlist soldiers

Having defence as a subject in school could help increase the number of pupils who want to enlist in the armed forces, according to a new Swedish study.

Religious abortion debate worries Sweden

Religious abortion debate worries Sweden

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is concerned that a county council in southern Sweden is investigating the possibility of allowing nursing staff the right to refuse to perform abortions on grounds of religious faith.