Sweden’s blogging ‘polyfamily’ goes viral

Sweden’s blogging ‘polyfamily’ goes viral

After married couple Linda and Erik Fridland fell in love with the same man, they decided he should move in with them - and their children. The Local caught up with Hampus Engström - their new partner - as the family's blog started to go viral.

‘There’s no risk of Ebola spreading in Europe’

‘There’s no risk of Ebola spreading in Europe’

Stockholm is home to the EU's agency focused on fighting Ebola, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The Local stopped by to find out how officials in the Swedish capital are working to solve a global problem.

Minister slams families seeking winter sun

Minister slams families seeking winter sun

Sweden's Education Minister Gustav Fridolin has criticized parents and schools that allow children to go on holiday during term time, but said he was not planning to introduce tougher rules to limit the practice.

Six ways to boost your career in Skåne
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Six ways to boost your career in Skåne

Skåne boasts unique history and diversity, and a spirit of innovation that makes for an exciting array of career opportunities. Six international locals offer up the secrets to a successful career in Sweden’s far south.

From precursor to roadblock: Economic growth and climate change

From precursor to roadblock: Economic growth and climate change

IN MY VOICE: Ongoing calls for disinvestment and global campaigns against traditional industrial expansion represent a great degree of departure from the previous norm. Adventino Banjwa discusses this development and its causes.

Sweden ranked world’s tenth favourite country

Sweden ranked world’s tenth favourite country

Sweden has been ranked tenth in a world study of different countries' global images.

Supermarket chain Ica to buy Apotek pharmacies

Supermarket chain Ica to buy Apotek pharmacies

Swedish grocery store chain Ica is buying pharmacy group Apotek Hjärtat, in a 5.7 billion kronor ($770 million) deal.

One in three Swedish teachers plans to quit

One in three Swedish teachers plans to quit

Sweden's teaching crisis will continue unless local authorities do more to encourage young people to stay in the profession, according to a new survey for Sweden's teaching union, Lärarförbundet.

Swede wins Poker World Series in Las Vegas

Swede wins Poker World Series in Las Vegas

Poker ace Martin Jacobson pocketed a cool $10 million on Tuesday after winning the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

Court hears Dewani wife’s desperate emails

Court hears Dewani wife’s desperate emails

The murdered wife of bisexual British millionaire businessman Shrien Dewani sent him desperate emails just days after their marriage questioning his "feelings" for her, a South African court heard on Tuesday.

Ten things you should never say to a Swede

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. This list from The Local's archives features everything from drinks and drugs to one very irritating Swedish chef.

Ten Swedish start-ups investors couldn’t resist

Ten Swedish start-ups investors couldn’t resist

Sweden’s tech scene is one of the most-exciting on the planet right now. Take a peek at five recently-funded tech companies that are emerging, as selected by digital analysts, Strategy Eye.