‘When the kids have fun I’ve reached my goal’

‘When the kids have fun I’ve reached my goal’

In this week's My Swedish Career interview, The Local chats to Joe Tyburn, a music teacher from Germany whose drum school is hitting the right notes in Gothenburg.

Belief in ghosts rises across secular Sweden

Belief in ghosts rises across secular Sweden

While Sweden has a reputation for being one of the least religious nations in Western world, it seems rising numbers of people now believe in paranormal phenomena.

Supermarket painkiller ban gets under way

Supermarket painkiller ban gets under way

Ordinary paracetamol tablets like Alvedon and Panodil are being taken off Swedish supermarket shelves this weekend, following fears that the painkillers are being abused by customers.

Crowds turn out for stabbed pupil’s funeral

Crowds turn out for stabbed pupil’s funeral

UPDATED: A ceremony has been held to remember Ahmed Hassan, the 15-year-old Swedish Somali boy killed in the school attack in Trollhättan, days after a huge funeral took place for the teaching assistant who also died.

Sweden’s Ikea killer given life jail sentence

Sweden’s Ikea killer given life jail sentence

UPDATED: An Eritrean asylum seeker charged with murdering a mum and a son at an Ikea store in Sweden earlier this year has been sentenced to life in prison.

‘Aversion anxiety’ halting Swedish refugee debates

‘Aversion anxiety’ halting Swedish refugee debates

Swedes are so obsessed with appearing "decent" and pro-immigration, that they're too afraid to discuss the complexities of the refugee crisis, argues a Norwegian critic living in Sweden who's causing a stir for his comments.

Inside Tetra Pak: An NFGL field trip

Inside Tetra Pak: An NFGL field trip

This week NFGL students got the chance to visit revolutionary packaging company Tetra Pak. Galyna Paliychuk shares her experience, as well as pictures and video from the visit.

Claws out as Swedish cat lovers clash in court

Claws out as Swedish cat lovers clash in court

A Swedish pensioner has been told to hand a beloved cat back to her grandchild after an appeals court ruled following a a bizarre five-year custody battle over the ownership of the feline.

‘In the long run our system will collapse’

‘In the long run our system will collapse’

Sweden's outspoken foreign minister, Margot Wallström, has hit out at fellow EU member states over the refugee crisis, saying the union needs to do more to relieve the pressure on her country.

Sweden’s seven most underrated travel spots

Sweden’s seven most underrated travel spots

Already visited Sweden’s tourist hot spots? Don't worry. The Local has asked seven travel experts to nominate the most underrated - yet unmissable - places in the country.