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British comedies compete on the Malmö stage

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 23:21
There are two British comedy shows on the Malmö stage simultaneously this week. Do people in Skåne have more of a British sense of humour?

Recipe: How to make Swedish cardamom cake

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 22:59
Food writer John Duxbury shares a recipe for delicious Swedish cardamom cake, a classic fika treat, with The Local.

Spotify just announced a move that could shake up the music industry

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 22:31
Spotify has said it will allow select artists to upload songs directly, bypassing record labels or distributors.

Members' geography quiz: How well do you know the cities of Sweden?

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 06:41
How well-travelled are you? Take The Local's quick quiz to see how much you know about the cities of Sweden.

Sweden told to brace for storm: 'Stay at home'

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 04:51
People in western Sweden have been warned to stay inside when harsh winds hit on Friday.

Schengen report criticizes Swedish border checks as not fit for purpose

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 01:46
Sweden has been harshly criticized over its border controls in a forthcoming Schengen report which has prompted Swedish police to draw up a plan of action.

One Brit’s European tour to spell 'Stop Brexit' with GPS

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 01:05
Andy Pardy, who grew up in Germany, has carved an ‘O’ in the Arctic Circle, an ‘S’ that starts in a Scottish loch and wraps around Ireland and slept amidst wild dogs in Romania.

Man accidentally reveals hidden gun after lighting a cigarette

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 00:21
A man was seized by police in Malmö's Möllevången square on Wednesday after he revealed a hidden pistol when raising his arm to light a cigarette. He was picked up shortly afterwards with help from surveillance cameras.

Rush-hour power cut caused travel chaos for Stockholm commuters

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 22:54
The Stockholm metro is again running as normal after a power cut brought all trains on the green line to a standstill during rush hour, causing travel chaos for more than 100,000 commuters.

Student held on suspicion of raping teacher

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 07:21
A student has been held on suspicion of raping a teacher at a senior high school in Småland, southern Sweden.

28 brilliant and bizarre world records held by Sweden and the Swedes

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 07:15
From statistics about coffee and twins to plainly unbelievable skills in frog-jumping and match-throwing, this country and its citizens got a lot of interesting things to offer. Here are 28 of the most interesting world records held by Sweden and the Swedes.

Swedish authorities urge hunters to shoot young elk

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 01:42
The county administrative board in Östergötland, southern Sweden, has changed the rules for the hunting season following the unusually warm summer, and called for as many calves to be shot as possible.

Sweden accused of breaking EU law over long residence permit wait times

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 01:15
Sweden's Migration Agency has violated EU law by failing to issue residence permits within agreed time limits, a new complaint to the European Commission claims.

Jail for boozed-up Russian captain who ran ship aground in Sweden

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 23:33
A Russian captain who ran his ship aground off the coast of Helsingborg in southern Sweden and then tried to hide a whisky bottle has been sentenced to four months in jail for being drunk at sea.

Trial of Frenchman at centre of Swedish Academy scandal starts today

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 22:33
The man at the centre of rape and sexual assault allegations that prompted the Swedish Academy to postpone the Nobel Literature Prize faces trial today.

Centre-right Alliance declines offer of 'cross-bloc' parliamentary speaker

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 05:00
Sweden's Social Democrats have called for discussion on presenting a 'cross-bloc' candidate for parliamentary speaker, but the centre-right parties show no sign of accepting the offer.

'We need examples': Malmö founder on female-led startups

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 03:06
Malmö startup incubator Minc is committed to getting more women into the city's startup world. The Local went to its Nordic Female Investor Meetup to find out how.

Stockholm startup launches quiz to test your 'Jante level'

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 02:36
Most foreigners in Scandinavia will have their own experiences, good or bad, with the concept of 'Jante'. Now you can complete an online quiz to determine whether your personality and behaviour is in conflict with the unspoken code of conduct.

Is Sweden's gaming industry running out of workers?

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 02:18
The Swedish gaming industry is growing fast. This might sound positive, but the industry is now warning that it's running out of people to hire. Why is that, and what does it mean for the sector?

Sweden the best country for global development, new study declares

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 00:09
Sweden is the world leader at contributing to positive development in the world's poorer nations, thanks in part to strong migration policy, according to a new report by the US-based Centre for Global Development (CGD).

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