What’s On: November 27th – December 4th

What’s On: November 27th – December 4th

Northern Sweden's Umeå is fighting the encroaching darkness with a bright pop festival, horses are trotting into town in Stockholm, Gothenburg is celebrating French culture and winter markets are popping up everywhere this week.

More rats creep into Sweden’s cities

More rats creep into Sweden’s cities

Sweden is experiencing a rapid increase in its rat population according to the country's biggest pest control company, which says that the growing trend for outdoor food stalls is partly to blame.

‘Tinder for jobs’ app targets Swedish students

‘Tinder for jobs’ app targets Swedish students

A smartphone app designed to match young job seekers with potential employers has gained more than ten thousand likes since it launched in Stockholm a week ago. The company is already planning to target other capitals, despite criticism that it promotes discrimination.

‘Wild west’ taxi drivers face tough new rules

‘Wild west’ taxi drivers face tough new rules

Stockholm taxis have a reputation for being among the most expensive in the world, but new regulations designed to make costs more transparent have been agreed on by Stockholm's Traffic Committee.

Weather agency rules out white Christmas

Weather agency rules out white Christmas

Swedes hoping for a white Christmas will most likely be disappointed after a global weather agency said that temperatures are unlikely to plummet in December.

Swedish teen pop ‘Idol’ found dead at home

Swedish teen pop ‘Idol’ found dead at home

The producers of hit Swedish TV show Idol say they are offering support to the family of one this year's contestants, Tristan Björling, who has died.

Sweden most expensive place to send a parcel

Sweden most expensive place to send a parcel

The price for sending a package via post in Sweden is the highest in the Nordic region but sending a letter remains relatively cheap according to a new report.

Unclear school situation for migrant children

Unclear school situation for migrant children

Sweden's National Agency for Education has stated that the current law allowing children of EU citizens the right to a place in school is unclear, as many new arrivals may slip through the net.

Gothenburg to host top international yacht races

Gothenburg to host top international yacht races

Gothenburg has announced it will be staging qualifying races for 2017 America's Cup - the most prestigious prize in international yachting.

Malmö’s Champions League bid ended

Malmö’s Champions League bid ended

The Swedish champions were defeated by the Italian side Juventus 0-2 at home and will need to win their last Champions League match in order to keep their hopes alive of playing in Europe.