Construction worker has ‘Sweden’s best beard’

Construction worker has ‘Sweden’s best beard’

A father-of-two from west Sweden has fought off competition from more than a hundred hairy men to win a national prize in honour of his beard.

Student entrepreneurs – rags, riches, and research

Student entrepreneurs – rags, riches, and research

NFGL student Liridona Sopjani, along with her international student friends Jan, Alexis, and Martha, needed a job. So she created one. Or rather, they created a company. Now she explains how they did it.

Stockholm taxis offer free therapy sessions

Stockholm taxis offer free therapy sessions

A Swedish taxi company has launched a new project that will see therapists sitting in the back of its cars in an effort to fight Stockholmers' winter blues.

An Arctic tradition: hunting and handicraft

An Arctic tradition: hunting and handicraft

You've seen the city life, Stockholm clubs and Gothenburg streetcars - but there's another side of Sweden, wild and raw. The Local spoke with Peter Siikavuopio, a Swedish trapper living in the far north, about his craft.

Swedish doctor put ‘Ebola’ patient in taxi

Swedish doctor put ‘Ebola’ patient in taxi

A Stockholm doctor breached national guidelines by sending a girl suspected of having the Ebola virus to hospital in a taxi, it has emerged.

Homeless turtles get Stockholm police ride

Homeless turtles get Stockholm police ride

After two turtles were abandoned at a pet shop in southern Stockholm, local police had no choice but to round up the creatures and find them a new home.

Italian musician jazzes up Sweden’s Lapland

Italian musician jazzes up Sweden’s Lapland

For this week’s My Swedish Career we meet Italian musician Luigi Bozzolan, whose love for jazz led him to move to Sweden, not once but twice. Now lingering in Lapland, he's sharing his passion with students in the frozen north.

‘We can control Ebola here, by helping Africa’

‘We can control Ebola here, by helping Africa’

The Local meets the face of Sweden's Ebola crisis team, the country’s new 29-year-old Public Health Minister, Gabriel Wikström.

Complaints spark refugee guide review

Complaints spark refugee guide review

After a huge jump in the number of complaints lodged about staff employed by Sweden's Employment Agency to help new refugee immigrants find work, there will be a review of the service.

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Nov. 10-12: International Student Cruise (from Stockholm)

Sweden set for sunny end to October

Sweden set for sunny end to October

Meteorologists have predicted sunny weather and temperatures of up to 17C across Sweden in the coming days.

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Nov. 6: Career coaching – personal branding (Jönköping)

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Nov. 5: Student entrepreneur advice (Linköping)

Saab sells 36 Gripen jets to Brazil

Saab sells 36 Gripen jets to Brazil

Swedish defence company Saab has signed a deal with Brazil to build and send 36 Gripen fighter jets in return for 39.3 billion kronor ($5.5 billion).