The Local is the Swedish Newspaper in English. Basically, their journalists rip articles from Dagens Nyheter, Aftonbladed, Expressen and other Swedish newspapers and translate them into English. While TheLocal Sweden doesn’t have real journalism, at least they provide a service of English translated news for those of us unable to read Swedish.
But I love The Local because they have the most ridiculous stories on the homepage; due to taking after Aftonbladet, the place for Swedish yellow journalism. Everyone once in a while I wonder if TheLocal editors read the home page story titles, because they can look silly.
I found a few days ago a story proclaiming the job situation getting better and then three stories right below that the economy is fairing worse. Talk about irony.
Here are the captions:
Early Signs of Recovery in Stockholm
Foreign investors thrive on the Stockholm Exchange
Rapid Rise in Unemployment Claims
250,000 Swedes Out of Work: Agency
Saab Sales in Sweden near Rock Bottom
Ohhh, Local, you make me laugh off my chair sometimes.