Why sex toys are ‘safer’ than kids’ toys: study

Why sex toys are ‘safer’ than kids’ toys: study

Fewer sex toys than children's toys contain toxic chemicals, a Swedish agency has found.

Sweden’s ‘next Zlatan’ signs for Borussia Dortmund

Sweden’s ‘next Zlatan’ signs for Borussia Dortmund

Swedish teenage prodigy Alexander Isak – dubbed the next Zlatan Ibrahimovic – has signed for Borussia Dortmund for a reported ten million euros ($10.7m) after they beat off a host of other top European clubs.

Prosecutors appeal for help to track down alleged rape video

Prosecutors appeal for help to track down alleged rape video

Prosecutors have appealed to anyone who is in possession of a Facebook video allegedly showing the gang rape of a woman to hand it in to the police.

Top 10 Stockholm tech startup stories of 2016
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Top 10 Stockholm tech startup stories of 2016

Another year may have come and gone, but it certainly left its mark! Here are the top 10 developments from the Stockholm tech scene in 2016.

Video: Thousands participate in Stockholm Women’s march

Video: Thousands participate in Stockholm Women’s march

Thousands marched in Stockholm on January 21st in support of The Women's March on Washington. The Local captured the Swedish event on video.

Sweet tooth: Why are the Swedes obsessed with candy?

Sweet tooth: Why are the Swedes obsessed with candy?

In this guest blog post, American Kevin Buckley sinks his teeth into one of Sweden's most peculiar traditions: lördagsgodis.

The Swedish city where winter hasn’t arrived

The Swedish city where winter hasn’t arrived

Where to go in Sweden if you hate winter.

‘I always felt there was something special about being from Iceland’
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‘I always felt there was something special about being from Iceland’

Boas Kristjanson studied fashion in Antwerp and displayed his designs in Paris. But he couldn’t escape being Icelandic – nor did he want to. The young fashion designer tells The Local how his background has shaped his identity and his work – and why spirituality is a big part of that.

‘Become who you want to be’: one degree, three countries
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‘Become who you want to be’: one degree, three countries

Paris, Madrid, Berlin... For internationally-minded students, it can be tough to choose where to attend university. But at ESCP Europe – one of the top business schools in the world – you don’t have to.

Sweden unveils ‘gender equal pensions’ plan

Sweden unveils ‘gender equal pensions’ plan

The new eight-part plan is designed to achieve gender equal pensions in Sweden, where women earn an average of 30 percent less than men through pensions.

Sharing the best of The Local Voices

Sharing the best of The Local Voices

We told a lot of great stories in 2016. Did you get to read and share them all?

Man dies after coming to Stockholm hospital with gunshot wounds

Man dies after coming to Stockholm hospital with gunshot wounds

The 25-year-old turned up at Karolinska University Hospital without the help of an ambulance following a shooting on Sunday evening.

How do you find a job in Sweden? Talk to people

How do you find a job in Sweden? Talk to people

Syrian marketing strategy coordinator Roula Bazerbashi talks to The Local about how she landed her dream job in Sweden.