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Sweden budget tax cuts: What we know about 2019-09-16 05:39:12The government will put forward its new budget proposal on September 18th, but as usual many of the changes have been announced in advance. Here are s

Strong winds wreak havoc as first autumn storm 2019-09-16 02:44:07Rain and wind battered large parts of western Sweden at the end of the weekend, with knock-on delays for train traffic and weather warnings still in p

Gay Sweden Democrat backs party's Pride flag decision 2019-09-15 10:58:20The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats' most senior openly gap MP has defended party colleagues' decision to stop flying the rainbow gay pride flag o

Lightning strikes in Sweden up six-fold over last 2019-09-15 05:13:55If you thought this summer in Sweden was stormy, you weren't wrong. More than 210,000 lightning strikes have been registered in the country so far th

Woman injured in blast in centre of Swedish 2019-09-15 02:57:50A young woman was seriously injured Saturday by a blast in southern Sweden, police said, describing it as deliberate as the country battles an increas

Swedish far-right council votes to stop flying Pride 2019-09-14 04:38:56The home town of Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Åkesson has ruled that the gay pride flag should no longer fly outside the local council offices.

Readers reveal: The best (and worst) things about 2019-09-13 11:05:53We asked our readers what they like and dislike most about life on the west coast. Here's what you told us.

#MySweden: 'It's a really great blend between young 2019-09-13 05:53:15Every week one of The Local's readers take over our Instagram to show the world their Sweden. Today, Alyssa Bittner-Gibbs from the US shows us her pa

Should Sweden's alcohol store Systembolaget stay open on 2019-09-13 02:46:03Swedish conservative opposition leaders have sparked debate about the country's alcohol monopoly and tacos (bear with us) after calling for Systembol

New York tells kids they may skip school 2019-09-13 01:43:36New York's mayor has given his blessings to schoolchildren who want to cut class and join Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg in a global prote

A new kind of funeral? How religious rituals 2019-09-12 07:42:52Sweden is seeing a sharp rise in burials without a ceremony, writes Anne-Christine Hornborg, professor emerita at Lund University, in this opinion pie

Tell us: What do you think of the 2019-09-12 07:06:42A convenient and fun way of getting from A to B, or an eyesore and safety hazard? Electric scooters divide opinion. Tell The Local what you think and

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Greens pass new version of "free year" for New! 2019-09-17 07:06:00The Green Party has introduced a new version of the old so called "free year" reform which will come into effect next autumn.

Greta Thunberg: 'No-one is too small to make New! 2019-09-17 04:52:00Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg received Amnesty's "Ambassadors of Conscience Award" in Washington DC on Monday and said 'no-one is too sm

Telling the story of the Swede kidnapped for New! 2019-09-17 03:30:00Johan Gustafsson was held captive for five years and seven months in the Mali desert. Now the documentary about his ordeal - and that of his fami

Harsher penalties coming for subletting on the black 2019-09-16 08:16:00From October 1st, tenants who sub-let their apartments without permission from their landlord will face harsher consequences.

Fewer people training to be teachers, despite major 2019-09-16 06:00:00Teacher-training courses have been trying hard to attract more students, but despite this, the number of people studying to become teachers dropped th

Housing crisis: Malmö's mayor on the need for 2019-09-16 03:05:00Malmö is the first city in Sweden to sign up to The Shift, a global UN initiative calling for housing to be seen as a human right instead of a co

Moderate party wants alcohol store Systembolaget open on 2019-09-13 09:15:00The Moderate Party is proposing the state's retail alcohol monopoly, Systembolaget, extend its opening hours to include Sundays.

Assessing Margot Wallström's legacy as foreign minister 2019-09-13 07:55:00Margot Wallström spent some five years as Sweden's foreign minister and launched the world's first feminist foreign policy before announcing he

Street art festival says 'misunderstanding' behind uninvited artist 2019-09-13 06:30:00The event, which has invited spray can artists from all over the world, aims to brighten up Nacka but organisers have a few rules that artists need to

Labour union hopes for job market reform under 2019-09-13 03:00:00Eva Nordmark has been appointed as the new employment minister in Stefan Löfven's government reshuffle.

Cantonese opera weaves Hong Kong protests into Stockholm 2019-09-12 09:00:00As millions of people take to the streets of Hong Kong a Singaporean performance artist and academic in Stockholm has followed the events closely

As prices drop, so does lifespan for household 2019-09-12 04:53:00Appliances, like toasters and washing machines, cost about a fifth less in Sweden than they did 15 years ago. But along side that price drop, ano

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