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US plastic dogs to combat goose menace

US plastic dogs to combat goose menace

Tired of their local parks being overrun by wild geese, officials in Stockholm suburb Sollentuna have shipped over plastic shepherd dogs from America to combat the problem.

One arrest in double bank heist attempt

One arrest in double bank heist attempt

Stockholm police have arrested a 25-year-old man suspected of playing part in two attempted bank robberies in the capital, with suspects seen fleeing the first scene in a grey Volvo that turned up at bank number two.

Shock as policewoman beats Swedish drunk

Shock as policewoman beats Swedish drunk

A video clip showing a Swedish policewoman repeatedly hitting a drunken man with a baton as her police dog appears to go berserk on the streets of Stockholm has shocked experts, while the prosecutor has opened a criminal probe.

Sweden fuses arts into top-notch college

Sweden fuses arts into top-notch college

Three of the capital's arts colleges are to merge in a bid to make the new Stockholm University of the Arts a leading culture research facility on the global stage, as well as offering a new PhD programme.

'Time for united EU to be global security player'

'Time for united EU to be global security player'

Henry Kissinger once requested the dialing code for Europe. As a global security partner, the EU must answer the phone as one when the foreign policy challenges of the 21st century come calling, argues Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt alongside his Italian, Polish and Spanish counterparts.

Swedish football team faces sexist backlash

Swedish football team faces sexist backlash

While bumper crowds turn up for Euro 2013 games, television audiences run into the millions and Sweden goes football crazy, the team has faced a wave of sexism and homophobia following their opening draw with Denmark.

Restaurants cast nibbles to bait weekday diners

Restaurants cast nibbles to bait weekday diners

Hoping to bait the penny-pinching fine diner, Stockholm's restaurant scene has turned to mid-sized dishes. On a visit to a new nibble nexus, The Local's Elodie Pradet reports on how the size of plates and of budgets have lead to new price-setting strategies.

YesYesYes to Swedish rising stars NoNoNo

YesYesYes to Swedish rising stars NoNoNo

It's fair to say that we, here at The Local, are pretty damned pleased with the success of our music tips so far this year. Swedish acts such as Miriam Bryant, Kate Boy and Frida Sundemo continue to make real waves throughout Europe, with the latter two even being tipped as the future of Scandinavian electronic pop by influential British magazine, Electronic Sound.

Why Sweden should be grateful to hipsters

Why Sweden should be grateful to hipsters

If you go down to the city today, you better go in disguise, for every hipster that ever there was, is gathered there for certain because.... in the next episode of Fashion Fix, The Local's Victoria Hussey mulls over the characteristics of the often undefinable Stockholm hipster.

Boy charged over teacher death threat

A boy from Sundsvall in northern Sweden has been charged with assault and threatening to kill his teacher, according to the local Dagbladet daily.

Man stabbed after neo-Nazi party meet

Man stabbed after neo-Nazi party meet

A man was left nursing stab wounds after members of the neo-Nazi Party of the Swedes (Svenskarnas Parti - SvP) clashed with a group of anti-fascist demonstrators in Halmstad on Thursday.

Brake error behind fatal Turkey coach crash

Brake error behind fatal Turkey coach crash

Driver error when using the brakes caused the coach crash in southern Turkey in late June which claimed the lives a Swedish teenager and a Danish woman, according to a police report.