Cyber attack on Swedish Parliament’s website

Cyber attack on Swedish Parliament’s website

The official website of the Swedish Parliament was taken down on Tuesday, in what officials labelled "an outside attack".

Swedes donate 15,000 weapons in amnesty

Swedes donate 15,000 weapons in amnesty

Swedish police have released fresh statistics about the country's latest weapons amnesty - with officers surprised by the sheer volume of firearms and ammunition that were turned in.

New shelter to open for Stockholm beggars

New shelter to open for Stockholm beggars

A new shelter for homeless people struggling in Sweden's cold climate is being launched by Stockholm City Council, but The Local has learned that charities and churches are offering temporary relief because it won't be ready in time for the New Year.

Zlatan joins Sweden’s growing billionaire list

Zlatan joins Sweden’s growing billionaire list

There are more Swedish billionaires than ever before, an annual list has found, with 147 Swedes able to put at least nine zeros on the end of their bank account balance.

‘Smartphones stop Swedes from talking’

‘Smartphones stop Swedes from talking’

Swedes aren't known for being the chattiest group in the world, but they're among the most obsessed with social media and smartphones. With one in three people now using photo sharing app Instagram, writer Matilda Lignell argues we must all learn to switch off.

Four in ten Swedes want New Year firework limit

Four in ten Swedes want New Year firework limit

Swedes love to set off fireworks as they see in the New Year but new research suggests increasing numbers want the practice banned or limited to improve safety.

The Local’s top ten Swedish songs of 2014

The Local’s top ten Swedish songs of 2014

The Local's music guru Paul Connolly hand picks his top ten Swedish songs of 2014. Put on your headphones, sit comfortably, and enjoy the best sounds Sweden has had to offer this year.

Why 2014 was Sweden’s hottest year in history

Why 2014 was Sweden’s hottest year in history

2014 has been the warmest year Sweden has ever experienced, according to meteorologists.

Swedes begging to fund Australia backpacking

Swedes begging to fund Australia backpacking

As hundreds of thousands of Swedes head for sunshine over the winter holidays, police in Australia have reported a rise in young Scandinavians posing as bogus beggars.