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The top reactions to Swedish high heels handyman video
Andersson was in agony after a day of laying floors in high heels. Photo: Emil Andersson

What did The Local's readers think about this viral clip challenging sexist beauty ideals?

Why this Swedish handyman wore high heels to work
Not the ideal footwear for manual labour. Photo: Emil Andersson

Laying a floor in a fourth floor apartment turned out to be pretty difficult in high heels.

Sweden won't charge foreign minister over 'queue jump'
Sweden's foreign minister, Margot Wallström. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

Sweden's foreign minister Margot Wallström will not be charged over claims she was given special treatment to secure an apartment in Stockholm.

Opinion
'Bigotry is not dead in Sweden – we still need to talk'
Stockholm Pride 2015. Vilhelm Stokstad/TT

Sweden still needs to do more to confront intolerance, argues columnist Paul Connolly.

Sweden to launch its first state-funded imam course
Abdulkader Habib, rector of course provider Kista Folk High School. Photo: Caroline Tibell/SVD/TT

A school in Stockholm suburb Kista will provide the course.

Swedish lay judge quits over Soldiers of Odin link
Soldiers of Odin members photographed in Norway. Photo: NTB scanpix

UPDATED: A Swedish lay judge has stepped down after admitting he patrolled Stockholm with an anti-immigrant vigilante group.

Hunt on for Swedish lottery jackpot winner
The ticket was bought from a kiosk in Luleå in Norrbotten, northern Sweden. Photo: TT/Scanpix

A lottery jackpot worth 127 million kronor ($15 million) won on Saturday night has not yet been claimed, according to Swedish lottery company, Svenska Spel.

Interview – The Local Voices
'We're screwed if Sweden doesn't let us stay'
Karwan, 22, and Sirwan, 23, are waiting for the migration agency to process their asylum application. Photo: Private

Their families want them dead, but they don't know if Sweden will let them stay. Sirwan and Karwan tell The Local what it's like to be transgender Kurds on the run from rapists and killers.

Is neo-Nazi activity decreasing in Sweden?
Police clearing up after a violent neo-Nazi demonstration in Stockholm this year. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

Swedish neo-Nazi groups were less active in 2015, at least on paper, according to a new report.

How a war veteran's thirst for beer forged a great friendship
Age is no barrier when it comes to a cold beer in the sun. Photo: Kärsdala Vård-& Omsorgsboende

All that 93-year-old Alfred wanted was to have a beer in the sun. His carer got unforgettable memories in return.

The Local List
Six things Swedes get tired of hearing abroad
Someone probably sang Dancing Queen to her again. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

If I hear one more word about Abba...

This Swede's viral ad nails Stockholm's housing crisis
What do these three have in common? Photo: Leo Sellén/TT/Private/AP Photo/dapd/Andreas ProstB

Fancy having no toilet and washing in the local car wash? This is the place for you.

Swedish border town braces itself for Norwegian invasion
Norwegians partying in Strömstad in March 2016. Photo: Terje Pedersen/TT

Why thousands of Norwegians may be heading to Sweden.

Eurovision 2016
Did Swedish Eurovision host's mental health joke go too far?
Swedish comedian Petra Mede. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

A Eurovision straitjacket gag has sparked controversy.

Swede, 61, jailed for life over Rwanda genocide involvement
The Rwanda Genocide Memorial Centre in Kigali. Photo: Ben Curtis

A 61-year-old Swedish citizen has been sentenced to life imprisonment for his involvement in the 1994 Rwanda genocide.

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27 May

Editor’s blog, May 27th (The Local Sweden) »

"Hej readers, Would you spend a day doing manual labour in high heels? That’s what Swedish…" READ »

 

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