Wet July dampens Swedes’ summer spirit

Wet July dampens Swedes’ summer spirit

Swedes complaining about the disappointing summer were vindicated after meterologists revealed on Friday that July indeed finished wetter – but warmer – than normal.

Snoop Dogg’s initial drug test positive say police

Snoop Dogg’s initial drug test positive say police

Initial tests suggest that US rapper Snoop Dogg was under the influence when he was arrested by Swedish police after performing at a gig last weekend, a police spokesman told The Local on Friday.

Swedes get set for new money, money, money

Swedes get set for new money, money, money

A new smartphone app is set to help Swedes navigate the biggest switch in bank notes the country has ever seen with only two months to go before the new cash is introduced.

Mining behind Swedish ‘earthquake’ say experts

Mining behind Swedish ‘earthquake’ say experts

On Friday Sweden awoke to news of the second earthquake in less than a week, this time in the far north of the country. But a seismologist told The Local that the tremors were the result of mining activity.

Swedish farm mystery as pigs vanish without trace

Swedish farm mystery as pigs vanish without trace

UPDATED: A Swedish farmer is mystified about the disappearance of 64 pigs from his farmyard in the town of Vingåker, central Sweden.

Bananas free Swedish man from speeding fine

Bananas free Swedish man from speeding fine

A Swedish driver has escaped speeding tickets in court – because the offender was eating a banana. If that sounds bananas to you, keep reading.

How to throw your own Swedish crayfish party

How to throw your own Swedish crayfish party

Haven't been invited to a crayfish party? Throw one yourself and wow your Swedish friends.

Concerns over ‘too Swedish’ police force

Concerns over ‘too Swedish’ police force

UPDATED: Swedish police academies expressed concern on Friday over a sharp decline in the number of foreign-born future officers.