Postcard tradition still strong in Sweden

Postcard tradition still strong in Sweden

Digital communication has not yet killed off the practice among of Swedes sending postcards from their summer holiday spots. A survey has found one in two Swedes still puts pen to postcard and sends them via snail mail.

Central Gothenburg fire under control

Central Gothenburg fire under control

A large fire that broke out in central Gothenburg on Saturday morning was brought under control just before noon. Forty-five firefighters had been called to the scene to fight the blaze.

Record travel bookings as Swedes seek sun

Record travel bookings as Swedes seek sun

Rain and cool weather at home have led to a record number of bookings with travel agents as Swedes head abroad in search of sun and warmth. In fact, the number of packages still on offer is running low.

Green leader wouldn’t replace PM in crisis

Green leader wouldn’t replace PM in crisis

While Green Party leader Åsa Romson is officially Sweden's deputy prime minister, she would not be the one to step in and lead the country if Prime Minister Stefan Löfven became incapacitated.

The ten Stockholm streets you just have to walk down

The ten Stockholm streets you just have to walk down

Stockholm is a small city with a big history and is easily explored on foot. The Local's pulled together our guide to the ten unmissable streets you've got to stroll down, whether you're a visitor or a veteran in the Swedish capital.