Five things you never get used to in Sweden

Five things you never get used to in Sweden

The Local's northern Sweden reporter Paul Connolly truly loves his adopted home. But after three years of living in Scandinavia, he's convinced there are at least five Swedish habits and traditions he will never come to terms with.

Swedish scouts treated after meningitis scare

Swedish scouts treated after meningitis scare

Almost 2,000 Swedish youngsters were urged to seek medical help on Monday after it was revealed three Swedes were in hospital with suspected meningitis following a world scouting event in Japan.

Where the Swedish summer never arrived

Where the Swedish summer never arrived

You think you’ve have had it bad this summer? Tarfala in northern Sweden has officially missed out on summer altogether this year, going straight from spring to autumn.

Norrköping stab victims ‘randomly selected’

Norrköping stab victims ‘randomly selected’

UPDATED: A 24-year-old man remains in police custody after Monday's stabbing of a man and two woman in Norrköping, south of Stockholm, in what officers believe was a random attack.

Men outstrip women as population rises

Men outstrip women as population rises

Men outnumber women for the first time in Swedish history this year, as the total population edges towards ten million.

Wooden town resembles ‘war zone’ after huge fire

Wooden town resembles ‘war zone’ after huge fire

Firefighters say a fire that killed one woman and threatened to destroy the historic wooden town of Eksjö in southern Sweden is now under control, as residents describe a "war zone" atmosphere in the burnt-out neighbourhood.

‘It gives you the guts to believe in yourself’
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‘It gives you the guts to believe in yourself’

Sweden's entrepreneurs are flourishing, earning the country a place among the most innovative in the world. So what is Sweden doing right? The Local catches up with two expat alumni of the Executive MBA at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) to find out more.

Southern Sweden gets itch over chlamydia hike

Southern Sweden gets itch over chlamydia hike

There’s been a sharp rise in the number of cases of chlamydia in Skåne in southern Sweden, with the sexually transmitted infection on the increase for the first time since 2008.

Man survives ‘attempted murder’ in Gothenburg

Man survives ‘attempted murder’ in Gothenburg

UPDATED: Police in west Sweden have launched an attempted murder investigation after a man was shot in Angered, just north of Gothenburg, on Sunday night.

‘I thought to myself: what have I done with my life?’

‘I thought to myself: what have I done with my life?’

In this week's My Swedish Career feature, Chen Zijia Pennie from China tells The Local of how she moved to Stockholm to work as a teacher – and ended up learning a lot about herself in the process.