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Offbeat
'Wild' expats wanted for Nordic TV series
A frozen river in Sweden. Photo: Shutterstock

'Wild' expats wanted for Nordic TV series

People who have moved from the UK to remote corners of Scandinavia are set to appear in a new television series being filmed in 2015. READ  

Offbeat
Swedish women vote on stimulating word
Kristina Ljungros from the sex education group behind the contest. Photo: RFSU

Swedish women vote on stimulating word

Women 'flying solo' remains a taboo topic in many countries and there is no commonly accepted word for it in Swedish. A sex education group is trying to change that and has already received more than a thousand suggestions after launching a competition earlier this month. READ  

The Local List
Five unique backpacker hostels in Stockholm
A room in Stockholm's Långholmen prison. Photo: Långholmen prison

Five unique backpacker hostels in Stockholm

From prisons and boats to renovated jumbo jets, Stockholm has some unusual backpacker joints. The Local's Oliver Gee - himself a seasoned traveller - spent a night at five of the top rated locations on review sites, to see if the hostels in his adopted home city lived up to the hype. READ  

Swedish start-ups
Hunger Games success suits Swedish company
Donald Sutherland wears Swedish suits in The Hunger Games. Photo: Matt Sayles/TT

Hunger Games success suits Swedish company

A Swedish suit company says its sales have increased fivefold since it revealed it had made some of the costumes featured in the blockbuster Hunger Games movies starring Jennifer Lawrence. READ  

Opinion
'Why can't Swedes look me in the eyes?'
Canadian expat Mitchell Rearden. Photo: Private

'Why can't Swedes look me in the eyes?'

Living in Sweden offers nature, culture and the chance to live in a highly efficient society. But Swedish shyness, unstable housing and employment issues are forcing people to move home, says 29-year-old Canadian Mitchell Rearden. READ  

How a Swedish party inspired a masterpiece
David Titlow's winning photo of a Swedish midsummer party. Photo: David Titlow

How a Swedish party inspired a masterpiece

British fashion photographer David Titlow won the prestigious Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize this week for a shot taken at a midsummer party in Sweden, a country he tells The Local is "crazy" but close to his heart. READ  

Sweden's Ace of Base revived with teen band
The teenage quartet making up A*Base. Photo: A*Base

Sweden's Ace of Base revived with teen band

The spirit of legendary Swedish group Ace of Base is being to brought to a new audience with a teenage tribute act dubbed A*Base, which has just released its first single. READ  

Sweden mulls 'sexist' video game labels
Sweden will look at gender roles in video games. Photo: TT

Sweden mulls 'sexist' video game labels

Future video games produced in Sweden could be labelled according to whether or not they promote gender equality, as part of a new project by gaming industry trade organisation Dataspelsbranchen. READ  

The Local Recipes
How to make your own Swedish pea soup
The traditional Swedish pea soup. Photo: Irina/Flickr

How to make your own Swedish pea soup

Did you know Thursday is traditionally pea soup and pancake day in Sweden? The soup has been part of the Swedish cuisine since the Middle Ages is a favourite with the Swedish military. Here's The Local’s favourite yellow pea soup recipe. READ  

The Local List
Ten things you should never say to a Swede
Photo: Shutterstock

Ten things you should never say to a Swede

Making new friends in Sweden? Here are ten things you should never say to a Swede if you want to remain mates with them. The Local's latest list features everything from drinks and drugs to one very irritating Swedish chef. READ  

My Swedish Career
Young Serbian shouts for students in Sweden
Dejan Bojanic is passionate about education. Photo: Private

Young Serbian shouts for students in Sweden

For this week’s My Swedish Career we meet Dejan Bojanic, an international youth coordinator working for Save the Children in Stockholm. With a beating heart for education, he’s moved from Serbia to Sweden to create a global youth network. READ  

National
Sweden's most powerful people revealed
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. Photo: TT

Sweden's most powerful people revealed

The annual "power list" from Fokus magazine has been released, with the top ten loaded with politicians. READ  

Politics
Sweden Democrat leader off sick until 2015
Åkesson has been off sick since October. Photo: TT

Sweden Democrat leader off sick until 2015

Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Åkesson will likely be out of politics until next year after he was sidelined by his doctor for exhaustion last month. READ  

Opinion
Why Sweden should fear going cashless
Former Swedish Police Chief Björn Eriksson wants to keep using cash. Photo: Private

Why Sweden should fear going cashless

Our report on Sweden becoming a near-cashless society went viral last month. But former Sweden Police Chief and Interpol President Björn Eriksson says there are reasons to be cautious about the concept. READ  

The Local Investigates
A spin in a Stockholm therapy taxi
The Local's Oliver Gee prepares to take the taxi ride. Photo: The Local

A spin in a Stockholm therapy taxi

Last week we reported that a taxi company in Stockholm was offering free therapy sessions for customers. So many of you were interested in the idea that we sent The Local's Oliver Gee for a spin. READ  

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National
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Politics
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Price hike for new mortgages in Sweden
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