‘Lemmy willed himself to die’: Swedish drummer

‘Lemmy willed himself to die’: Swedish drummer

Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, the legendary leader of the hard rock band Motörhead, willed himself to die after he was diagnosed with cancer on Saturday, the band's Swedish drummer has claimed.

One in four Swedish dads take no baby leave

One in four Swedish dads take no baby leave

A surprising number of Swedish fathers do not take a single day's parental leave to look after their newborn babies, according to the country's social welfare agency.

Sweden rejects ‘British’ low salary model

Sweden rejects ‘British’ low salary model

Sweden’s Finance Minister has rejected calls for a “British model” of low salaries alleviated by heavy tax breaks, as she seeks ways to create jobs for asylum seekers entering the country.

Swedes rush to ditch classic Nordic names

Swedes rush to ditch classic Nordic names

Forget about Erik, Maja or Johan. More and more Swedes are choosing to swap their traditional names for more unusual or downright bonkers ones.

Ten truly inspiring interviewees from 2015

Ten truly inspiring interviewees from 2015

A Syrian Stockholmer who stopped his refugee sister from drowning, an enthusiastic TV signer and a Swedish athlete who helped rescue a south American street dog are among the top ten interviewees who made us learn, gasp or laugh over the last 12 months.

Police reported for killing and freezing cat

Police reported for killing and freezing cat

A Swedish couple have complained to a parliamentary watchdog after their pet cat was hit with a baton and put in a freezer by officers, after being injured in a car accident.

Ferry firm argues new ID checks in Sweden

Ferry firm argues new ID checks in Sweden

The Danish company which operates the car ferries between Sweden and Denmark has reported the Swedish government to the European Commission for forcing it to carry out ID checks on passengers.

Wolf hunting ban agreed for parts of Sweden

Wolf hunting ban agreed for parts of Sweden

A temporary ban on wolf hunting in parts of the country has been ordered by Swedish courts, favouring animal rights activists in one of the nation's most hotly disputed environmental issues.

‘Sweden’s lead as tech nation could fade away’

‘Sweden’s lead as tech nation could fade away’

To ensure Sweden gets the best out of future digitalization opportunities, the country's legislation needs to be reconsidered, writes Swedish economist Mårten Blix.

‘Sweden is a paradise but we’ve lost human values’

‘Sweden is a paradise but we’ve lost human values’

New film The Swedish Theory of Love explores the Scandinavian focus on autonomy, asking whether Swedes have gone so far in their quest for independence that they are actually lonelier than ever. The Local spoke to the man behind the movie.