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Eco-conscious Swedes in hen house trend
Fresh eggs from the hen house at the bottom of the garden is the latest eco-friendly fad being pursued by Swedish urbanites ready to run the risk of a little neighbourhood friction to keep their Saturday pancakes organic.
(2014-04-21 11:32:28)

Football fan father leaves baby in sweltering car
A baby was saved from a car parked in the stifling heat outside of a football stadium in western Sweden on Sunday with the child's father believed to be at the game.
(2014-04-21 09:52:00)

Police launch probe after Easter ferry smash
Stockholm police are investigating criminal negligence in connection with a crash involving a small taxi vessel and a giant Finland-bound ferry on Friday which left three people needing rescue from the icy waters of Stockholm's archipelago.
(2014-04-21 08:15:00)

Ikea to introduce 'green' vegetarian meatballs
Swedish furniture giant Ikea is planning to put vegetarian meatballs on the menu in an attempt to cut down on its carbon footprint, the company has announced.
(2014-04-20 14:28:00)

Students to keep paying off debt beyond 67
The Swedish government has proposed scrapping the 25-year span for repaying student loans, by suggesting those who attend higher education should keep paying the money back well into retirement.
(2014-04-20 12:22:00)

Drowned puppies found in crayfish cage
Police in eastern Sweden have launched a preliminary investigation of animal cruelty after two puppies were found drowned in a crayfish cage.
(2014-04-20 09:44:00)

Three rescued after cruise ship sinks boat
Three Saturday morning sailors had a lucky escape after their small boat collided and sank after it crashed into a cruise ship whilst sailing in the Stockholm archipelago.
(2014-04-19 14:12:00)

Missing Swede found alive and well in UK
British police have found the missing Swedish girl Sofie Jansson in London, exactly a week after she was last seen, with authorities saying she is doing well.
(2014-04-19 13:24:00)

Social Democrats make tax pledge to elderly
Sweden's opposition party has stepped up its efforts to secure the pensioner vote by pledging to lower taxes for the elderly and make higher earners pay more.
(2014-04-19 12:16:00)

Malmö Nazi attack victim on the mend
The 25-year-old man, whose stabbing by neo-Nazis sparked mass demonstrations across Sweden, has made a strong recovery in hospital and took to social media to thank supporters for campaigning against fascism.
(2014-04-19 09:55:00)

Police seeking missing Swede in London
British police have issued a plea for tips in the search to find Swedish national Sofie Marie Jansson who hasn't been seen for almost a week.
(2014-04-18 12:36:00)

University applications rocket to record high
Swedish universities continue to draw vast amounts of applicants with the number of prospective students seeking a third level education increasing for the seventh year in a row.
(2014-04-18 11:49:00)

Man jailed in US over Lars Vilks murder plot
American authorities have sentenced a 20-year-old accomplice of 'Jihad Jane' to five years in prison for an attempted terror plot to kill Swedish artist Lars Vilks, after getting involved with the murder plans when he was a teenager.
(2014-04-18 09:51:00)

Sweden scraps 'new start zones' after EU input
Sweden has abandoned a plan to ease taxes for small companies in blighted areas after the European Commission challenged its legality.
(2014-04-17 15:38:00)

'Easter eggs an invitation to spread germs'
A Swedish microbiologist has warned that traditional Swedish Easter eggs laden with candy are an open invitation to the spread of bacteria and viruses. "Is this really a good idea?" he asked.
(2014-04-17 14:41:00)

Jammed truck snarls Stockholm rush hour
PICTURES: A truck got wedged inside a tunnel in central Stockholm on Thursday, with authorities concerned the accident may have damaged cables in the tunnel's ceiling.
(2014-04-17 14:18:00)

Kids in Victorian garb mark Swedish Easter
In India, I'd notice Easter only from the traffic jam outside the churches, but here witches, egg hunts, and feathers mark the Christian holiday. The Local's Deepti Vashisht brings you the various shades of Swedish Easter.
(2014-04-17 13:07:00)

Swedish MP ordered chemtrail probe
A Swedish MP who launched an official government investigation into the existence of chemtrails tells The Local why he thinks Swedes deserve the truth, even if it may leave some conspiracy theorists unsatisfied.
(2014-04-17 11:43:00)

PM pleads ignorance of Vattenfall's Nuon bid
Sweden's prime minister on Thursday said Vattenfall itself, not its owners the Swedish state, had responsibility for the loss-making Nuon deal.
(2014-04-17 10:09:00)

'Kockums submarine raid may be illegal': lawyer
A Swedish lawyer says the Swedish military may have broken the law when it raided the Malmö premises of German defence giant Thyssen Krupp.
(2014-04-17 09:11:00)