Hockey superfan scores bizarre baby baptism

Hockey superfan scores bizarre baby baptism

A Swedish father has told The Local why he arranged for his baby daughter to be christened using melting ice from the rink used by his favourite hockey team, Leksand.

Two arrested after deadly double stabbing at Ikea

Two arrested after deadly double stabbing at Ikea

UPDATED: A man and a woman have died following a stabbing inside an Ikea store in Västerås, north west of Stockholm. Police have arrested two suspects.

Swedish PM homes in on feminism in key speech

Swedish PM homes in on feminism in key speech

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven returned to the hot seat after the summer holidays on Monday with a speech referencing international feminist icons Lena Dunham and Emma Watson.

Teenage Swedish couple held by Isis in Syria

Teenage Swedish couple held by Isis in Syria

A pregnant 15-year-old Swedish girl and her 19-year-old partner have been captured by extremist Islamist fighters in Syria, Swedish media are reporting.

Sweden to keep basking in European heatwave

Sweden to keep basking in European heatwave

Temperatures are set to hit almost 30C in western Sweden this week, with warm weather that has headed north from Germany expected in most parts of the country.

Thousands run for Swedish murder victim

Thousands run for Swedish murder victim

Thousands of people have taken to to running tracks across Sweden in a show of solidarity after a young woman was found murdered in a recreational area in Upplands Väsby north of Stockholm.

‘We love the wilderness here in Sweden’

‘We love the wilderness here in Sweden’

Welsh expats Richard and Claire Rees have been living in the Swedish wilderness without water or electricity for three years, teaching survival skills to tourists. The couple tell The Local about their alternative lifestyle.

Malmö shaken by another grenade attack

Malmö shaken by another grenade attack

Another hand grenade attack shook central parts of Malmö overnight – the latest in a series of explosions rocking Sweden's third largest city this summer.