Sweden to crack down on silly police reports

Sweden to crack down on silly police reports

The Swedish government announced on Thursday that is is going to launch an investigation into valuable police time being wasted by officers forced to deal with unnecessary reports and complaints.

Booming exports boost for Sweden’s economy

Booming exports boost for Sweden’s economy

Figures showing a surprise financial growth spurt in the second quarter of the year have been hailed as proof that Sweden's economy is on the road to recovery.

Why buy a house when there’s a Swedish island?

Why buy a house when there’s a Swedish island?

Ever dreamed of owning your very own Swedish island? This gem in the heart of the Stockholm archipelago could be yours. If you have 65 million kronor ($7.5 million) to spare, that is.

Swedes’ viral plea finds sender of bottle message

Swedes’ viral plea finds sender of bottle message

A Swedish family has told The Local how they tracked down the sender of a mystery message in a bottle when their Facebook appeal went viral – 11 years after the letter was thrown into the sea by a Norwegian boy.

Swedish terror suspect released from custody

Swedish terror suspect released from custody

UPDATED: A man detained by a Gothenburg court on suspicion of committing murder in Syria has been released from custody pending an ongoing investigation.

Swedish thieves use mobile app to rob man

Swedish thieves use mobile app to rob man

In cashless Sweden even robbers have had to change their methods, with thieves on the island of Gotland resorting to the popular money transfer app Swish to extort money from their victim.

Child’s toy bow and arrow spark police alert

Child’s toy bow and arrow spark police alert

After a summer of violence the southern Swedish town of Malmö is on edge, so much so that a full-scale police operation was launched for what turned out to be a child playing with a toy gun and a bow and arrow.

Heavy rail travel delays expected across Sweden

Heavy rail travel delays expected across Sweden

UPDATED: Commuters or summer tourists experiencing Sweden by rail are set for travel chaos on Thursday as delays are expected in several parts of the Nordic country.

Five fun festivals to get you partying in Sweden

Five fun festivals to get you partying in Sweden

Sweden is gearing up for a number of great festivals this week. Check out our favourite five picks as well as a handy interactive guide to all of Sweden's best events.

Gothenburg rocked by ‘fairly big’ earthquake

Gothenburg rocked by ‘fairly big’ earthquake

A rare earthquake shook the Gothenburg area in western Sweden on Wednesday evening.