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Princess Estelle baptism 'revealed' in RSVP slip-up

Princess Estelle baptism 'revealed' in RSVP slip-up

Sweden's Royal Court was scrambling on Monday after a county governor's scheduling conflict appeared to inadvertently reveal the as-yet-unreleased date when Princess Estelle will be baptized.

Pirate Bay convicts to be split up in jail: agency

Pirate Bay convicts to be split up in jail: agency

The Swedish Prison and Probation Service revealed on Monday which prisons have been selected for the men convicted in the Pirate Bay trial.

Cheating students prompt uni crackdown

Cheating students prompt uni crackdown

University students in Sweden are cheating to the same level as last year according to a new study, prompting the government to enter talks of how to clamp down on academic cheating.

Stockholm theatre scene meets British humour

Stockholm theatre scene meets British humour

When Relatively Speaking, a play written by award winning English playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn, opened in Stockholm, The Local was there to talk to the cast about British humour, a script from the sixties, and why Swedes have been loving this play.

Mother convicted of drowning young sons

Mother convicted of drowning young sons

The 31-year-old mother who pushed her two young sons into a lake in central Sweden and watched them drown was convicted of murder on Monday and sentenced to closed psychiatric care and deportation.

Teacher shot dead at Swedish school in Yemen

Teacher shot dead at Swedish school in Yemen

A teacher at a Swedish school in Yemen was gunned down by an unknown perpetrator on Sunday in an attack claimed by some to be a response to what is perceived as Christian proselytising.

Reggae singer's lyrics spark Swedish outrage

Reggae singer's lyrics spark Swedish outrage

Jamaican reggae singer Sizzla has been prevented from performing in Stockholm after his anti-gay lyrics have sparked outrage among Swedish music-lovers.

Teen caught with nipple chain down his pants

Teen caught with nipple chain down his pants

A cash-strapped 18-year-old man from northern Sweden was found leaving a sex shop with a nipple chain hidden in his pants after his lack of funds prompted him to pilfer the trinket for his girlfriend.

Swan 'chaos' erupts after Swedish rocket attack

Swan 'chaos' erupts after Swedish rocket attack

Thousands of swans were whipped into a chaotic frenzy near a lake in central Sweden at the weekend after being targeted by fireworks.

Debt collectors take wrong people's stuff

Debt collectors take wrong people's stuff

Two Swedish women are fighting uphill battles to reclaim their possessions after agents from Sweden's debt collection confiscated their items by mistake.

Swedish arms exports keep booming

Swedish arms exports keep booming

Sweden's weapons exports rose by 31 percent in the last five years compared to the five previous years, while Asian countries lead the world when it comes to arms imports, new figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) show.