Cold snap to stay with north cooling to -30C

Cold snap to stay with north cooling to -30C

Sub-zero temperatures look set to continue across large parts of Sweden this week. But those longing for deep snow may have to wait until the weekend.

Man ‘blown up’ by New Year cleaning spree

Man ‘blown up’ by New Year cleaning spree

A Swedish man in his sixties is in hospital with serious injuries after a chemical reaction took place while he was helping a contact to deep clean their apartment.

New border checks: traveller experiences

New border checks: traveller experiences

Expensive taxi journeys, fear of profit loss and guilt about complaining as the refugee crisis continues. The Local spoke to travellers affected by the new checks on trains going over the Öresund bridge.

Why do refugees prefer Sweden to Denmark?

Why do refugees prefer Sweden to Denmark?

Border controls have been reinstated between Denmark and Sweden. But The Local looks into why so many new arrivals would still rather seek asylum east of the famous Öresund bridge.

Sweden checks push tougher Danish rules

Sweden checks push tougher Danish rules

UPDATED: Sweden's decision to introduce controls on its frontier with Denmark has pushed its Nordic neighbour to announce tougher checks on its border with Germany.

Swedish chips thieves tracked in snowfall

Swedish chips thieves tracked in snowfall

A cold trail led to a hot chase for Swedish police who nabbed a peckish trio after the bungling burglars left behind footprints in the fresh snow.

Majority of Swedes back return to military service

Majority of Swedes back return to military service

More than 70 percent of Swedes want to reintroduce conscription for men and women alike, according to a fresh survey.

Border controls start on Sweden-Denmark bridge

Border controls start on Sweden-Denmark bridge

UPDATED: Travellers experienced short delays on Monday as controversial ID checks to stem the refugee flow into Sweden came into effect on the Danish side of the Öresund bridge.

‘Getting work in Sweden is about contacts’

‘Getting work in Sweden is about contacts’

Briton Deri Thomas makes his living from the running industry in Sweden and is pushing for more free events designed to unite amateur athletes in the Nordic nation.