Umeå rapist allowed to return to scene of crimes

Umeå rapist allowed to return to scene of crimes

One of Sweden's most infamous serial rapists will be allowed to return to the area where he caused fear over the course of seven years when he is released this summer, a court ruled on Friday.

Man locked up over Malmö Christmas blast

Man locked up over Malmö Christmas blast

A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison over an explosion in Malmö in southern Sweden on Christmas Eve.

Swedes flock to stores to buy summer outfits

Swedes flock to stores to buy summer outfits

After a slow start to the year, shoppers are finally hitting the stores again, according to fresh figures by the Swedish Trade Federation (Svensk Handel).

Swedish granny proves age is just a number

Swedish granny proves age is just a number

After 88-year-old Märtha Ljungberg’s visit to Sweden’s biggest amusement park Liseberg in Gothenburg went viral, The Local spoke to her grandson about the high-speed occasion.

Swedish footballer Zlatan pays visit to home town

Swedish footballer Zlatan pays visit to home town

Football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic caused a stir in southern Sweden on Friday after he published pictures of himself returning to his roots in the troubled Rosengård area of Malmö.

Prince Nicolas enjoys first Swedish summer

Prince Nicolas enjoys first Swedish summer

Princess Madeleine and her husband Chris O’Neill are planning to relocate to the UK in the autumn, but are first spending the summer on the island of Öland, with their new baby prince.

Recipe: How to make Swedish rye bread with apple

Recipe: How to make Swedish rye bread with apple

Here's a great snack to make during the summer, when you can make the most of those long Swedish evenings to prepare it before sharing with friends. John Duxbury shares his favourite recipe with The Local.

Father denies killing 9-year-old daughter

Father denies killing 9-year-old daughter

UPDATED: A father has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his nine-year-old daughter and injuring her mother at their home in Bålsta near Stockholm, a prosecutor told Swedish media on Saturday.