Refugees in bus protest accept new forest homes

Refugees in bus protest accept new forest homes

UPDATED: Most of the asylum seekers who were refusing to move into a holiday village in west Sweden have accepted their new temporary homes, Swedish officials have confirmed.

Second student survived school sword attack

Second student survived school sword attack

Police in west Sweden have revealed that a second pupil survived being struck by the Trollhättan sword attacker last week, during the stabbings which killed another teenage pupil and teaching assistant and put two others in hospital.

Gothenburg university provides refugee ‘haven’

Gothenburg university provides refugee ‘haven’

Two academics from Syria and Pakistan have been given the first research posts in Sweden created specifically for threatened scholars. They'll be based at Gothenburg University which has told The Local it's working to expand the programme nationwide.

Swedish twin dad loses bid to reject fatherhood

Swedish twin dad loses bid to reject fatherhood

A Swede who tried to have his paternity revoked after his wife gave birth to twins, rather than the one child he was hoping for, has lost his case in the country's highest court.

Hugh Grant snaps up luxury Swedish home

Hugh Grant snaps up luxury Swedish home

UPDATED: Hollywood actor Hugh Grant has bought a villa in Torekov in southern Sweden. The Local has seen documents which confirm the Briton co-owns the property with Swedish TV producer Anna Eberstein, with whom he has a child.

Swedish car tech to help save Aussie kangaroos

Swedish car tech to help save Aussie kangaroos

Swedish auto giant Volvo Cars has announced it is developing technology designed to stop Aussies crashing into kangaroos, following research involving reindeer and elk in the Nordic nation.

Three to hospital after fire at Malmö asylum hub

Three to hospital after fire at Malmö asylum hub

Three people were taken to hospital after a blaze at a centre in Malmö for refugees arriving in Sweden, just hours before a suspected arson attack on a home for minors in nearby Höör.

No tricks, only treats: Swedish Halloween fun

No tricks, only treats: Swedish Halloween fun

It's Halloween season! The Local lists the six most spooky, ghastly and above all entertaining festivities, alongside our interactive guide to the best events in Sweden that don't require fancy dress.

Pregnant Swedish teen freed from Isis captivity

Pregnant Swedish teen freed from Isis captivity

A 15-year-old pregnant Swedish teenager seized by extremist Islamist fighters in Syria earlier this year has been freed, anonymous sources have told Swedish broadcaster TV4 Nyheterna.

Swedish extremism hotline prepares to open

Swedish extremism hotline prepares to open

A Swedish helpline for families worried that a loved one may be on the path to radicalization will open on November 16th, said the Red Cross.