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Swedes among least likely to die from cold
A woman stuck in snow in Malmö during the winter. Photo: TT

Swedes among least likely to die from cold

Cold weather kills 20 times more people as hot weather, according to a new global study, but despite Sweden's harsh climate its inhabitants are less likely to die in chilly temperatures than Brits, Spaniards or Italians. READ  

Frozen berry sales up despite deadly sickness
Raspberries are a popular snack in Sweden. Photo: TT

Frozen berry sales up despite deadly sickness

UPDATED: Sales of frozen berries are rising at one of Sweden's biggest supermarket chains, despite the fruits causing a deadly bug outbreak at an elderly care home, which has led to other EU nations reviewing their safety guidelines. READ  

Teen scores prom date with Swedish hockey star
Sofie Ruther wearing her prom dress. Photo: Private

Teen scores prom date with Swedish hockey star

UPDATED: One of Sweden's most famous ice hockey stars, Mathias Tjärnqvist, is set to play Prince Charming to an 18-year-old schoolgirl with Down's Syndrome after agreeing to go to prom with the pupil, who had been struggling to find a date. READ  

IVF bid for Swedish singles moves forward
Singles could be allowed to undergo IVF treatment in Sweden. Photo: Nora Lorek/TT

IVF bid for Swedish singles moves forward

Plans to allow single women in Sweden to have fertility treatment funded by taxpayers are expected to come into force next year. The new rules would allow the same reproductive rights to singles as women in a relationship. READ  

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Kristin Amparo: 'Swedes are afraid to be proud'
Singer Kristin Amparo. Photo: Hugo Thambert

Kristin Amparo: 'Swedes are afraid to be proud'

Sweden might just win Eurovision – but that's not enough to "take back the flag". Singer Kristin Amparo tells The Local why Sweden needs to increase connectivity, but also learn to be proud of its traditions. READ  

Massive jump in adult Swedes getting braces
Braces are becoming more common for adults. Photo: Shutterstock

Massive jump in adult Swedes getting braces

A rising number of adult Swedes are choosing to get braces fitted. But why are so many people in the Nordic nation chewing on the trend? READ  

Swedish comic claims he was abducted by cops
The incident on Medborgarplatsen on April 30th. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Swedish comic claims he was abducted by cops

A Swedish comedian has claimed that he was abducted by the police after posting a video online identifying officers in a car which ran into a crowd of people in Stockholm on Walpurgis Night. Swedish police have denied the accusation on Twitter. READ  

Swedish visa denied for murdered blogger Das
Bangladeshi campaigners holding a picture of the blogger on Tuesday. Photo: TT

Swedish visa denied for murdered blogger Das

A free speech group launched a blistering attack on Sweden on Wednesday after it denied a travel visa to secular Bangladeshi blogger Ananta Bijoy Das who was then hacked to death by suspected Islamists in his home country. READ  

Sunny public holiday but gloomy weekend ahead
Swedes enjoying the sun in Malmö last May. Photo: TT

Sunny public holiday but gloomy weekend ahead

Many Swedes are looking forward to a four-day weekend, but while sunshine is expected on Thursday, grey and drizzly weather is anticipated across the country on Saturday and Sunday. READ  

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Hans Rosling: ‘No such thing as Swedish values’
Hans Rosling combats global ignorance by bringing data to life. Photo: Jörgen Hildebrandt/Gapminder

Hans Rosling: ‘No such thing as Swedish values’

Hans Rosling, Sweden's own globetrotting celebrity statistician, offers his thoughts on ignorance, connectivity and why there's no such thing as Swedish values. READ  

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Seven fun things to do this Swedish holiday
Gothenburg in the evening sunshine. Photo: Werner Nystrand/Image Bank Sweden

Seven fun things to do this Swedish holiday

It's a public holiday in Sweden on Thursday, with many companies shutting up shop from Wednesday afternoon until Monday morning. From outdoor yoga to al fresco dining, here are our top tips for making the most of the country's second May mini-break. READ  

Spike in 'continental' drinking in Sweden
Outdoor drinking in Stockholm's Medborgarplatsen. Photo: Connie Fridh/Image Bank Sweden

Spike in 'continental' drinking in Sweden

Alcohol consumption is on the rise in Sweden according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD). READ  

Sweden scores top spot for gays in Scandinavia
Stockholm's Pride Festival in 2014. Photo: TT

Sweden scores top spot for gays in Scandinavia

Sweden has scored highest in Scandinavia and fourth in Europe in the latest review of how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people experience human rights across the continent, by campaign group ILGA-Europe. READ  

Push to up prices in Swedish stores stalls
Shoppers in Malmö. Photo: TT

Push to up prices in Swedish stores stalls

Consumer prices failed to go up in April, despite a package of measures designed to boost inflation, increase spending at Swedish tills and grow the nation's economy. READ  

Sweden backs migrant ‘sharing’ EU proposals
Migrants arriving in Sicily last year. Photo: TT

Sweden backs migrant ‘sharing’ EU proposals

Plans to force wealthy European nations such as the UK to take in more refugees have been backed by Sweden, which currently takes in more asylum seekers per capita than any other EU nation. READ  

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