Storm Helga shoots into south and west Sweden

Storm Helga shoots into south and west Sweden

UPDATED: Less than a week after Storm Gorm ripped through southern Sweden, parts of the country were getting battered by Storm Helga.

Swedes get animal ban for breastfeeding cat

Swedes get animal ban for breastfeeding cat

Two Swedish women have been banned from owning animals after authorities found they had treated their cats as makeshift babies with one of them even 'breastfeeding' her pet.

Sweden mulls bid to close bridge to Denmark

Sweden mulls bid to close bridge to Denmark

UPDATED: The Swedish government wants to be able to close the road bridge connecting Sweden to Denmark if the country's record refugee influx continues, according to a legislative proposal.

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Dec. 11: From enjoying machines to telling the time (Stockholm)

Fresh concerns about ‘inhuman’ refugee hub

Fresh concerns about ‘inhuman’ refugee hub

Poor conditions for refugees staying inside a controversial former Eurovision venue in Malmö have been highlighted in a new report by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB).

Security tight ahead of Stockholm Nobel bash

Security tight ahead of Stockholm Nobel bash

Sweden's security police are gearing up for the huge Nobel Prize award ceremonies next week, which will see royals, international star academics and foreign dignitaries descend on Stockholm.

The climate and your clothes: How to be more sustainable

The climate and your clothes: How to be more sustainable

Sweden is one of the most sustainable countries in the world - and yet Swedes throw away more than 5 items of clothing every second. As world leaders gather at the climate conference in Paris, a Swedish second-hand store is calling attention to the problem at home.

Sweden cheers amazing growth of local tech firm

Sweden cheers amazing growth of local tech firm

Swedish portable payment company iZettle is the second fastest growing tech company in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, according to a ranking by global consulting firm Deloitte.

Two arrested in Sweden over smuggling ring

Two arrested in Sweden over smuggling ring

A huge operation to catch alleged people smugglers across Europe has led to two arrests in Sweden and 21 in other countries across the continent.

Sweden’s silent buses making a loud noise

Sweden’s silent buses making a loud noise

They're so quiet you could hear a pin drop and take just five minutes to recharge. The Local has been for a ride on the electric buses that have put Gothenburg on the map for tackling climate change and are soon set to drive into other European cities.

Five tasty events for foodies in Sweden

Five tasty events for foodies in Sweden

As the nights get longer and colder, we could all do with some comfort food. Here are our top picks for events in the food world this week, alongside our regular entertainment listings.