‘How Zumba gave me a real life in Sweden’

‘How Zumba gave me a real life in Sweden’

The Local's reporter Paul Connolly loves living in the Swedish countryside. But it took starting a community Zumba class for his partner fellow-Brit Donna Richmond to thaw to the idea of staying in the frozen north. Here, she shares her emotional story.

Nude neighbour stripped of Stockholm apartment

Nude neighbour stripped of Stockholm apartment

A man in his 60s who was caught roaming naked around his apartment building in central Stockholm has been stripped of his rental lease by a Court of Appeal.

‘Multicultural’ flag ban at high school graduation

‘Multicultural’ flag ban at high school graduation

A high school headteacher has been slammed for banning students from waving Swedish or other international flags and singing Zlatan Ibrahimovic's alternative national anthem, just in case their "multicultural" efforts instead promoted xenophobia.

What’s on in Sweden: June 11th-17th

What’s on in Sweden: June 11th-17th

The Royal Wedding is finally happening on Saturday. Here, we list where you’re most likely to catch a glimpse of the royal bride and groom and some of the other best events around Sweden this week.

Ikea among dream firms for European students

Ikea among dream firms for European students

Business, IT and engineering students from Europe's twelve biggest economies have voted Swedish firms Ikea and Volvo as among the continent's most attractive employers, with both firms climbing the rankings since a similar survey last year.

Spotify stake bought by Nordic mobile giant

Spotify stake bought by Nordic mobile giant

Nordic telecom operator TeliaSonera has bought a 1.4 percent stake in music streamer Spotify, valuing the online music service at more than $8.2 billion.

Swedish group to debate new stimulating word

Swedish group to debate new stimulating word

A Swedish sex education group will this week meet to discuss the adoption of a new word for female masturbation after launching a competition to come up with a term last year.

Have you seen Scandi hotel king’s ski blunder?

Have you seen Scandi hotel king’s ski blunder?

One of the rockstars of the travel industry, Norwegian Petter Stordalen, meant to make a James Bond style entrance as he jet skied to a hotel opening in Sweden's Malmö. Instead, his clumsy crash made international headlines.

Flights banned during Swedish royal wedding

Flights banned during Swedish royal wedding

A flight ban will be imposed over much of central Stockholm on Saturday when Prince Carl Philip weds Sofia Hellqvist.

Huge police hunt for missing Swedish teen

Huge police hunt for missing Swedish teen

UPDATED: Police have have stepped up their search for a missing 17-year-old girl who disappeared on Sunday evening in Kinnekulle, western Sweden.

Sweden gets cheeky safe sex toilet campaign

Sweden gets cheeky safe sex toilet campaign

Toilets at Swedish airports are being plastered with messages designed to warn young people to practice safe sex when they jet off for their summer holidays.

Stress causing hike in Swedish sick leave

Stress causing hike in Swedish sick leave

For the fifth year in a row, the number of people taking time off work due to stress has gone up in Sweden, according to a report by the Swedish Work Environment Authority (Arbetsmiljöverkets).