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'I heard screams, then I saw people jump from the balcony'

Several people have been taken to hospital after a blaze tore through an apartment block north of Stockholm.

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8 fascinating programmes at the University of Gothenburg

Did you know the University of Gothenburg offers 60 master's programmes in English? And some of them may surprise you.

 
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'Hats off to the Swedish, I've learned a lot from them'

The Local speaks to Daniel Guest, head chef at Stockholm's Hotel Miss Clara about working in Sweden, Swedish Christmas food, and why he has strong opinions on sugar.

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Why Stockholm attracts so much talent from abroad

The spotlight is on Nordic tech this week as the Slush conference kicks off. So in the midst of all the excitement we had to ask - what makes Stockholm so special?

 
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How Swedish writing reflects benefits of shorter work day

BJ Epstein, senior lecturer in literature and public engagement at the University of East Anglia, on what the world can learn from the Swedish work-life balance.

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Smart songwriters: Sweden’s next big music export?

Find out how Swedes are helping ensure songwriters around the world can earn a living from their work – whether songs are streamed on Spotify or played live in an arena.

 
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Two dead after stabbing at Norway primary school

Norwegian police on Monday night were searching for the person or persons who killed a boy and a woman at a primary school earlier in the day in Kristiansand.

 

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Katrin Ottarsdóttir: 'Loneliness gives me strength'

Pioneering filmmaker Katrin Ottarsdóttir tells The Local about Nordic cinema, making the Faroe Islands' first feature film, and why she has no desire to make it in Hollywood.

 
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This is what Sweden's new Icehotel looks like

The famous Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi has just opened its new year-round section. Have a look at some of the first pictures of one of the world's most unusual hotels here.

Sweden to Hong Kong: The Local guide

Looking for a break from Sweden this winter? The buzz of Hong Kong might be the perfect cure to your winter blues.

 
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Sweden has fourth happiest workers in the world: report

Sweden is home to the fourth happiest workers in the world, an international survey has claimed.

HIV in Sweden today is not like it was yesterday

The number of people in Sweden with HIV increases every year, but many misconceptions remain about the disease and how it affects people’s lives.

 
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Here's how much Ikea staff are getting for Christmas

Staff at Ikea are getting an early Christmas treat in the form of millions of euros to share between them.

In pictures: How do I create a design theme for my home?

Having a common style throughout your home creates a peaceful and tidy feel.

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Becoming an expat: where to start

Making the decision to move abroad isn’t something to be taken lightly. There’s plenty of boxes to be ticked, forms to be filled out, and general planning to be done. But where do you actually start?

 
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