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My Swedish Career
US woman starts up Swedish toy store online
Leigh Neil and a llama hand puppet. Photo: Private

US woman starts up Swedish toy store online

For this week's My Swedish Career we meet Leigh Neil, who one day came to realize that there was a gap in the Swedish market for children's toys and decided to do something about it. READ  

National
Dentist gives free care to Roma beggars
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Dentist gives free care to Roma beggars

A dentist in western Sweden is offering free dental care to his town's Roma begging population. READ  

How good is your Swedish?
Could this picture be a clue to the language quiz? Photo credit: Shutterstock

How good is your Swedish?

Think you know the Swedish language? Think again. We've compiled a list of ten tantalizingly tricky questions, each with three mind-bogglingly tough red-herring answers that are completely wrong. Can you get the highest score? READ  

OECD report
Where's the best place to live in Sweden?
The Stockholm region scored the best overall. Photo: Kaj Bjurman/Flickr

Where's the best place to live in Sweden?

Want to know which Swedish region has the best and worst healthcare? Or the highest and lowest incomes? And what about housing quality? Read on to discover the best (and worst) that Sweden's regions have to offer. READ  

Swede gets 1994 letter from her dead brother

Swede gets 1994 letter from her dead brother

A Swedish woman got a shock after she received a letter from her brother, who died five years ago, and who had written the letter in the mid-nineties. READ  

The Local List
Ten things expat men notice in Sweden
Nudity in Sweden is a thing. And the expat guys notice. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Ten things expat men notice in Sweden

Last month The Local's list of things expat women notice when they move to Sweden got people talking. But what about expat men? Our Deputy Editor Oliver Gee has been living here for four years and takes on the topic with some of his foreign friends. READ  

International
Top Swedish model dies in New York
Anna-Maria Moström. Photo: TV3

Top Swedish model dies in New York

UPDATED: Anna-Maria Moström, one of Sweden's best known models, has had her life support machine switched off after a cycling accident in New York left her in intensive care. READ  

Arts
Uma Thurman to receive Swedish film award
Uma Thurman at the 2014 Venice Film Festival. Photo: TT

Uma Thurman to receive Swedish film award

American actress Uma Thurman will visit Stockholm next month, meeting and mingling with cinema audiences after she picks up a prestigious film prize in Sweden. READ  

Sport
Monster salmon caught in northern Sweden
The salmon weighed 25 kilogrammes. Photo: Tobias Jansson/TT

Monster salmon caught in northern Sweden

A 127-centimetre salmon weighing an estimated 25 kilogrammes has been heaved out of the Ljungan river in northern Sweden. READ  

International
Xenophobia drops in Europe: Swedish study
Jimmie Åkesson, the leader of the nationalist Sweden Democrats. Photo: Bertil Ericson/TT

Xenophobia drops in Europe: Swedish study

A new Swedish study has found that xenophobia is decreasing around Europe, despite a rise in support for anti-immigrant political parties. READ  

Society
Sweden's 'sanest' residents revealed
Swedes celebrating Midsummer. Photo: Shutterstock

Sweden's 'sanest' residents revealed

An extensive study has revealed which part of Sweden houses the most mentally-balanced people. Where would you guess? READ  

National
Unemployment dip in Sweden
Fewer women are unemployed in Sweden than a year ago. Photo: Shutterstock

Unemployment dip in Sweden

Sweden saw a small drop in the number of people registered as unemployed in September, with more women returning to the workforce. READ  

Lifestyle
Sweden goes crazy for cat film festival
The film will be the purrfect night out for cat fans. Photo: Shutterstock

Sweden goes crazy for cat film festival

A film festival featuring never-before-seen footage of pet cats has proved to be a sell-out success in Stockholm. The Local finds out more. READ  

International
Swedish doctors join Ebola fight
Villagers in Liberia have lost friends and family to Ebola. Photo: TT

Swedish doctors join Ebola fight

Sweden announced it was sending a team of doctors to Sierra Leone on Wednesday, following criticism that it was not doing as much to help tackle the virus as its European neighbours. READ  

Presented by Business Region Skåne
Ten Skåne start-ups to watch in 2015
Media Evolution is an influential media cluster in Malmö, home to many startups and a meeting place for entrepreneurs. Photo: Sebastian Borg

Ten Skåne start-ups to watch in 2015

Skåne, the southernmost region of Sweden, is bursting with brainwaves and is quickly becoming a hub for international innovation. Here are ten start-ups ready to change the world. READ  

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Society
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National
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