What’s on in Sweden: January 23rd – 30th

What’s on in Sweden: January 23rd – 30th

Fight or Fashion? It's your pick this week, with the Swedish capital hosting its biggest Ultimate Fighting Championship to date on Saturday night, and Stockholm's Fashion Week getting underway, alongside plenty of other action elsewhere in the country.

Swedish ‘genital’ video gets remade in English

Swedish ‘genital’ video gets remade in English

An English version of a viral Swedish children's cartoon featuring dancing genitals, is set to be released next month, its composer Johan Holmström has told The Local.

Why Sweden is not as expensive as you think

Why Sweden is not as expensive as you think

Sweden has a global reputation for being an expensive place to visit, but results from a recent study reveal it is cheaper to live there than in France, Australia, the UK and even Venezuela, at least based on crowdsourced data.

One dead in mass crash in central Sweden

One dead in mass crash in central Sweden

Hours after a regional weather warning, a crash between two trucks just outside Örebro in central Sweden left one person dead and forced an ambulance and a fire engine off the road.

Sweden confirms 100 citizens fighting for Isis

Sweden confirms 100 citizens fighting for Isis

Sweden's Security Service, Säpo, has confirmed data suggesting that at least one hundred Swedes have fought alongside Islamist extremists in Iraq and Syria.

What are Sweden’s most popular names?

What are Sweden’s most popular names?

If your child is called either Elsa or Lucas, you've given the most popular names in Sweden during 2014.

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Jan. 26 – 28: Stockholm Fashion Week

Spotlight on hate crimes in Sweden’s Skåne

Spotlight on hate crimes in Sweden’s Skåne

Police in Skåne in southern Sweden have recorded 137 anti-semitic hate crimes in the past two years, according to an investigation by Swedish broadcaster SVT.

‘Life as a Swedish candy-maker is sweet’

‘Life as a Swedish candy-maker is sweet’

It's no secret that Swedes have a sweet tooth. The Local finds out about a 156-year-old candy favourite, the polkagris, its humble origins, and how it took over the world.

Stockholm hit by fresh winter weather warning

Stockholm hit by fresh winter weather warning

Sweden’s capital and several other parts of the country have been told to expect 10 centimetres of snow and dangerous driving conditions in the next few days.