How Melodifestivalen can boost Sweden’s small towns

How Melodifestivalen can boost Sweden’s small towns

Ben Robertson travelled to the industrial town of Luleå to watch Melodifestivalen's third heat last week. But is it worth the while of small towns to host Sweden's hyped Eurovision Song Contest try-outs?

Hare trapped in fence in Sweden after tragic misjudgement

Hare trapped in fence in Sweden after tragic misjudgement

Record amount of snow may last the whole summer in northern Sweden

Record amount of snow may last the whole summer in northern Sweden

Three arrested after man shot in Luleå

Three arrested after man shot in Luleå

Surprised passengers end up in northern Sweden after plane flies to wrong airport

Surprised passengers end up in northern Sweden after plane flies to wrong airport

Facebook plans further expansion in Sweden: report

Facebook plans further expansion in Sweden: report

Travel agency gets its Swedish geography very wrong

Travel agency gets its Swedish geography very wrong

Swedish defence minister on bomb hoax plane: report

Swedish defence minister on bomb hoax plane: report

Swedes get stuck for hours on a freezing train in -40C, shrug it off

Swedes get stuck for hours on a freezing train in -40C, shrug it off

Luleå: 8 winter must-dos in Sweden’s far north
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Luleå: 8 winter must-dos in Sweden’s far north

Dylan guitarist makes music history in Sweden

Dylan guitarist makes music history in Sweden

Dylan guitarist to take Ice Music stage in Sweden
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Dylan guitarist to take Ice Music stage in Sweden

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Record-breaking 113cm of snow falls in Luleå

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‘The perfect workout’: gym clears snow for free

Ice Music taps Texas troubadour for new tunes
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Ice Music taps Texas troubadour for new tunes

Swedes overdose on unidentified drug

Swedes overdose on unidentified drug

The man behind the biggest (and coolest) hedgehog in Sweden

The man behind the biggest (and coolest) hedgehog in Sweden

Sweden’s feminist hockey hunk who doesn’t want to go to the Olympics

Sweden’s feminist hockey hunk who doesn’t want to go to the Olympics

Sweden’s ‘coolest’ concert: an igloo full of instruments made of ice

Sweden’s ‘coolest’ concert: an igloo full of instruments made of ice

Facebook fails to heat up Swedish town’s economy

Facebook fails to heat up Swedish town’s economy

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Moroccan jailed for 45 kilo hash trade

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Luleå police seize gun man

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Man drowns as car plummets into harbour

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Suspected bomb at Luleå arena

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Boyfriend killer gets rare life sentence

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Woman stabs boyfriend after disappointing sex

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Teenagers torture 12-year-old girl

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Teacher faces jail over sex with student

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Son suspected of killing mother

Pranksters turn public park into sprawling pot farm

Pranksters turn public park into sprawling pot farm

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Concern over ‘sex games’ at Swedish high school

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Woman stabs boyfriend during reconciliation dinner

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Man planned to poison ex-girlfriend

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Headmaster fired after Facebook pic scandal

Nazi poison used in ex-lover’s murder bid

Nazi poison used in ex-lover’s murder bid

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Nine years for Zyklon B poisoning attempt

Stranded Thai berry pickers on their way home

Stranded Thai berry pickers on their way home

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Fury over three-year-old’s retouched school photo

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Man sentenced for ‘executing’ ex-girlfriend

A new life in northern Sweden – Part One

A new life in northern Sweden – Part One

A new life in northern Sweden – Part Two

A new life in northern Sweden – Part Two

Protestors arrested in anti-US demo

Protestors arrested in anti-US demo

Brownie the cat killed in ‘sterilisation’ mishap

Brownie the cat killed in ‘sterilisation’ mishap

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Newspaper bomb threat traced to police

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Swedish couple killed in head-on collision

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Murder attempt grounds for dismissal: court

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Nursing home hushed sex abuse claims

Facebook set to invest in Swedish north: report

Facebook set to invest in Swedish north: report

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Fierce blaze destroys Luleå workshop

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80-year-old convicted for nursing home abuse

Jokkmokk celebrates world sausage record

Jokkmokk celebrates world sausage record

Woodpecker threatens Facebook server hall project

Woodpecker threatens Facebook server hall project

Facebook named as Luleå server hall backer

Facebook named as Luleå server hall backer

Smuggling scandal rocks Swedish Air Force

Smuggling scandal rocks Swedish Air Force

Facebook’s ‘coolest’ data hub coming to Sweden

Facebook’s ‘coolest’ data hub coming to Sweden

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17-year-old arrested after ‘Halloween spoof’

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13-year-old driver in car crash

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After Facebook, Luleå sets sights on digital age

Washing machine thieves hit student dorms

Washing machine thieves hit student dorms

73 cats found in three-room apartment

73 cats found in three-room apartment

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Rape of 7-year-old girl brought to court

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Police shoot dog dead after vicious attacks

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Suspect freed in delayed Haparanda murder trial

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Suspect re-arrested in axe victim murder trial

Facebook bounce brings more firms to Luleå

Facebook bounce brings more firms to Luleå

One dead after car collides head-on with bus

One dead after car collides head-on with bus

‘If they have bad news, they’d rather not tell you’

‘If they have bad news, they’d rather not tell you’

Luleå gives Facebook ‘thumbs up’ in record bid

Luleå gives Facebook ‘thumbs up’ in record bid

Skellefteå crushes Luleå for ice hockey gold

Skellefteå crushes Luleå for ice hockey gold

Facebook starts Swedish servers amid NSA fears

Facebook starts Swedish servers amid NSA fears