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'The English are falling over each other to get Swedish citizenship':

April 21st, 2019

After 48 years living in Sweden, Englishman Tim Crosfield has become a Swedish citizen, praising Sweden's authorities for helping him and other Brits with Brexit, or as he calls it "our idiotic problem".


#MySweden: 'It feels like I have just scratched the surface of this city':

April 21st, 2019

Every week one of The Local's readers takes over our Instagramn. Today, Ines Anic from Zagreb shows us her Sweden.


'Sweden ticks all the boxes – except for one':

April 20th, 2019

Ex-Londoner Paul Connolly loves living in northern Sweden. Really, he does. If only the local delicacies didn't taste of asbestos and insulation – and that's BEFORE you even get to the fermented herring.


Gothenburg Isis fighter’s seven orphaned children one step closer to returning home:

April 19th, 2019

The seven children of dead Isis fighter Michael Skråmo have been given the green light to be taken from a Syrian refugee camp to Sweden's consulate in Iraq, reports TV4.


How did a football club become Malmö's biggest job charity?:

April 19th, 2019

How did a football club become Malmö's biggest job charity? It's a question Filippa Engstrand, head of Boost by FC Rosengård, gets so often that she clearly finds it a bit frustrating.


Hunter shot jogger 'by mistake' Swedish court rules:

April 18th, 2019

A Norwegian hunter who shot a jogger in the thigh probably thought he was shooting a deer, a Swedish court has ruled.


Swedish word of the day: skärtorsdagen:

April 18th, 2019

Today, let's talk about the Swedish word for the day when witches fly away to dance with the devil.


What you need to know about travelling in Sweden over Easter:

April 18th, 2019

If you're travelling within Sweden this Easter, whether by rail or road, make sure to account for the many planned track works and increased traffic. Here's our in-depth guide to what to expect from Sweden's transport this Easter.


Sweden sends new ambassador to China in wake of diplomatic scandal:

April 18th, 2019

Sweden has appointed a new ambassador to China, after her predecessor was accused of breaching national security by organizing a 'secret' meeting over imprisoned bookseller Gui Minhai.


Slow TV project follows Sweden's elk for 450 hours:

April 18th, 2019

Every spring for around 9,000 years, hundreds of elk have crossed the same river to migrate to summer pastures. This year it's possible to watch their journey from start to finish, thanks to a major 'slow TV' project by Sweden's national broadcaster.


Swedish Ericsson and Swisscom launch Europe's first large scale 5G network:

April 18th, 2019

Swedish telecom equipment manufacturer Ericsson said on Wednesday it had launched the first European large scale commercial 5G network together with Swiss operator Swisscom, as Ericsson posted a first quarter profit boosted by sales in North America.


The Swedish expedition that rescued thousands from Nazi concentration camps:

April 18th, 2019

In spring 1945, as the Second World War was nearing its end, Sweden carried out the biggest humanitarian relief expedition ever to take place within Nazi Germany.


Opinion: Brexit is a question of identity – but more democracy can't be a bad thing:

April 17th, 2019

Everyone impacted by Brexit should get the right to vote, no matter how long you've lived outside of the UK, writes British Remain campaigner Julian Stubbs.


Top computer gaming contest to return to Malmö:

April 17th, 2019

The DreamHack Masters eSports tournament will be held in Malmö this October with a $250,000 prize pool, the contest's organizers have announced.


Swedish court clears driver in fatal school bus crash:

April 17th, 2019

The driver of a school bus which crashed on its way to a skiing trip in Sweden has been cleared of all charges.


Old diesel cars will soon be banned on this Stockholm street:

April 17th, 2019

A street in southern Stockholm looks likely to become the city's first so-called 'environmental zone', meaning that old diesel cars would be completely banned.


Inside Sweden's re-established military unit on Gotland:

April 17th, 2019

Under an icy rain, camouflage-clad Swedish soldiers crouched behind a log pile, aimed their machine guns towards the Baltic Sea and, at their officers' barked orders, opened fire down the snow-covered range.


Swedish word of the day: påskmust:

April 16th, 2019

Here's a piece of Easter vocabulary you simply must learn.


When you move an entire city, what happens to its dead?:

April 16th, 2019

Kiruna, Sweden's most northerly town, is being relocated eastwards building by building in order to ensure its survival. But when you move an entire town, what happens to the remains of its dead?


Greta Thunberg urges EU voters to back child climate activists:

April 16th, 2019

Swedish environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg has urged Europeans to vote in the EU elections next month.


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