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#MySweden: 'Swedes are cool and have a unique approach to life':

October 18th, 2019

Every week one of The Local's readers takes over our Instagram. Today, Patrick Hamilton Walsh from Northern Ireland shows us his Sweden.


Nobel committee member defends controversial laureate:

October 18th, 2019

Giving the Nobel Prize in Literature to Austrian author Peter Handke was the right choice, a member of the committee that selects the winner argues.


Swedish word of the day: mörk:

October 18th, 2019

Mörk is a word you'll hear a lot during autumn and winter in Sweden, but where does it come from and how exactly do you use it? We've got the answers.


More Swedish hospitals cancel surgeries amid supply shortage:

October 18th, 2019

More hospitals are cancelling non-essential surgeries amid a supply shortage in central Sweden.


Ericsson lifts sales but corruption probe takes a big bite out of earnings:

October 17th, 2019

Ericsson's sales were boosted by a 5G takeoff, but it made a net loss as it set aside 12 billion kronor to settle a US corruption investigation.


Britain and EU reach new Brexit deal:

October 17th, 2019

The UK and EU announced on Thursday morning that they have agreed on a new deal for Britain's exit from the EU and both sides hope to ratify that deal by October 31st.


Sweden halts asylum decisions for applicants from northeastern Syria:

October 17th, 2019

Sweden's Migration Agency has decided to stop all decisions on asylum cases relating to people from northeastern Syria, it said in a statement this morning.


Stockholm explosions: No one injured in spate of blasts:

October 17th, 2019

Police are investigating three explosions in the Stockholm area in the early hours of Thursday.


Police deploy drones to help fight crime in Malmö:

October 17th, 2019

Malmö police are set to start using camera-equipped drones to prevent crime in some areas.


REMINDER: What the Brexit deal means for Brits in Sweden:

October 17th, 2019

With talk that London and Brussels have reached a new deal, it's time for a reminder of what exactly the Withdrawal Agreement means for British residents in Sweden.


Where to celebrate Diwali in Sweden:

October 16th, 2019

With Diwali approaching in October, here's a look at how you can celebrate this festival of light in Sweden.


Swedish hospital hits eighth day of cancelled surgeries:

October 16th, 2019

Uppsala University Hospital on Wednesday cancelled another two days of non-essential surgeries, as difficulties caused by a shortage of supplies were expected to drag on for more than a week.


How a three-day break in Stockholm convinced me to move to Sweden:

October 16th, 2019

A three-day trip to Stockholm made travel and lifestyle writer Marta Rus decide to swap her busy London life for Sweden. And so far, she has not looked back.


How the shake-up of Sweden's school curriculum could affect your children:

October 16th, 2019

Sweden's National Agency for Education (Skolverket) has presented proposals for changes to the school curriculum. Here's what parents need to know about the plans.


Are these the best areas for schools in Sweden? That's what a new ranking claims:

October 16th, 2019

A new report into Swedish schools ranks the country's 290 municipalities based on areas such as resources allocated to schools, teacher numbers, and pupil performance.


Brits to march in Stockholm over final Brexit referendum:

October 15th, 2019

A British campaign group is urging Brits in Stockholm to join a rally this weekend over the rights of British people living in Sweden – and Swedes in the UK – after Brexit.


Step back in time: 10 images that bring historic Gothenburg to life:

October 15th, 2019

Gothenburg in the first half of the 20th century was a very different – and surprisingly similar – city to what it is today. Let's take a look...


Driving in Sweden: How to avoid wildlife collisions:

October 15th, 2019

Doing a road trip through Sweden this autumn? Here's how to avoid wildlife accidents, which have hit record figures in the Nordic country in recent years.


How to navigate the closure of Sweden's worst railway bottleneck:

October 15th, 2019

Tens of thousands of railway travellers will have to brace themselves this weekend when one of the country's busiest bottlenecks is closed for maintenance – right in the middle of the Swedish capital.


Why the shocking cold of winter bathing is a Nordic favourite:

October 14th, 2019

A popular leisure pursuit in Sweden, Denmark and Norway, the ice-cold water that surrounds the body when winter bathing can offer a wave of health benefits.



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