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European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Twelve: Vesteras

Kai Humphries | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

The host of the broadcast asked my subject what he would be doing with his life had he not found his calling as a stand up comedian, to which Daniel rather tragically responded that he'd probably be working in a job he hated, married to a spouse he didn't love, with children he didn't want. On measuring this brutally self aware proclamation I don't think Daniel considered the target audience of drive time radio.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Eleven: Stockholm (Part Two)

Kai Humphries | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

What happened last night? Where did I leave Daniel? Why is my bed wet? Once I wrangle together my material possessions, find the location of my test subject and tip the maid, I relax in transit and begin to collate my findings from the previous day. Today is different, I have none of those anxieties.

European Comedy Tour Journal, Day Ten: Stockholm

Kai Humphries | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Kai Humphries

The doting gesture of adoration is to act as a surprise accompaniment to the gift I had already left behind before embarking on my journey, and additionally aids to pacify any displeasure she may harbour towards my absence. I dare say it also selfishly helps to quell my own guilt at the situation. Regardless, Daniel has informed me that my actions suggest that I am a closeted homosexual.

Fertile Finland Could Be Primed to Spearhead the New Nordic Takeover in UK

A.P Childs | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
A.P Childs

Across the last decade or so, Nordic music, via a dedicated export agency named Nomex, has stormed the UK, and has perhaps developed into a scene or music sub-culture all of its own.

Top 10 #Hotels for Social Media Influencers

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Tech
Trivago.co.uk

Social media is an undeniable part of travel. From reading blog reviews of where to stay, to getting that all important Snapchat at the beach, many of us will continue to check in to our social networks throughout our holiday - and hotels are taking note.

Arrogant France Defender Gets Sweet Comeuppance

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Sport

Arrogant and French, Layvin Kurzawa could not resist goading Sweden striker John Guidetti after his 87th minute goal put France ahead in their Under-2...

Planet Appetite: Nordic Food Revolution Hits West Sweden

Rupert Parker | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Fresh from its waters, or newly harvested from its fields, the produce of West Sweden is the perfect fodder for the Nordic Food Revolution.

Beit Makhshava: A 'Thought' on the Future of European-Jewish Life and Culture

Ben Kasstan | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK
Ben Kasstan

Tucked away in Glämsta is an inviting retreat set amidst a sprawling forest and the Baltic Sea, owned by the Swedish-Jewish community (hyphen required). Its sense of openness made it the perfect location to host the first Beit Makhshava.

Jessica Elgot

Malala Wins Nobel Peace Prize

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl targeted by the Taliban, has jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize, alongside Indian child rights campaigner Ka...

Scientists' 17 Year Contest To Sneak Bob Dylan References Into Papers

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Tech

A group of scientists have revealed a long-running competition to place the most Bob Dylan quotes into their articles with the winner getting a free l...

Good Heavens Above: The Best Northern Lights Holidays for 2014/2015

William Gray | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

After all the recent hype over the northern lights, NASA announced back in June 2014 that the sun's polarity had finally flipped and we were beyond the peak of the current Solar Maximum - a period of supercharged solar activity that usually occurs every 11 years and serves as a catalyst for spectacular northern lights displays.

For a Change, Let's Not Forget the Little People

Paul Marshall | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

It goes without saying that Tom Cruise is more popular than me. Google him and you get 49,500,000 results. Google me and you get...well, let's skip over that bit. Meanwhile, he has 4.7 million followers on Twitter. I think the last time I checked I had 14 - that's not million.

'Lagom': Why Swedes Are Happier Than Us

Danny Robins | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Danny Robins

There has for some years now been a great deal of interest in Sweden here in the UK. I think this stems largely from the fact that Swedes seem like a happier, more successful version of us... What is their secret? It could be summed up in one word: 'lagom'. Lagom is a uniquely Swedish word with no direct translation into English. It means 'not too much, not to little'.

Julian Assange Says He Will Leave Embassy 'Soon'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK

Julian Assange has said he will leave the Ecuadorian Embassy "soon", after reportedly falling ill in his two years hiding there to avoid arrest and ex...

Rosia Montana: Learning From the EU on Legal Frameworks for Mining and Minerals

Catalin Hosu | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK
Catalin Hosu

Few journals noticed the importance of the 2014 Raw Materials Conference held in Athens, Greece, in June; especially for countries like Romania, barin...

Permanent Refusal

Daniel Cadwallader | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Cadwallader

Lyxzén formed the massively influential hardcore punk, Refused, in Umea, Sweden in the early 90's. The band brought a game changing mix of post-hardcore, metal, jazz time signatures and left-wing politics to a scene that was slowly stagnating and changed the face of Punk music forever.

A Global View on Responsible Mining - a reality in the 21st century

Catalin Hosu | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK
Catalin Hosu

In the past years, there has been a massive movement against mining in general and against gold mining throughout the world. The voices that stand aga...

Mysterious Asteroid Found In Sweden May Have Kick-Started Evolution

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Tech

An asteroid discovered in Sweden is "unlike anything ever found" - and might be a key to unlocking the mystery of how life developed on Earth. The ...

Buzzz-ted: Flight Delayed By Vibrating Sex Toy

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

A flight from Sweden to Croatia was subjected to delays after a passenger’s vibrating sex toy caused a brief security incident. Travellers were ...

On the International Day Against Drugs, Let's Look Again at Sweden's 'Successful' Drug Policies

Damon Barrett | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics
Damon Barrett

There are multiple imbalances of focus here. Funding of health versus enforcement. Policing individuals versus traffickers. The policy space taken up by cannabis versus important health harms associated with other substances.

The Future for Prostitution Policy in the UK

Meg Munn | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

In order to better protect those most vulnerable to exploitation, the current legal settlement should be reviewed. An aim to reduce the demand for sexual services by transferring the burden of criminality from those selling sexual services onto those who facilitate or create the demand for its sale is a crucial part of this review.

Beyond the Mediterranean: Europe's Forgotten Islands

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Island holidays in Europe are the perfect way to unwind. Who wouldn't want to spend their holiday sipping cocktails in Capri, lazing on the soft white sand of the Greek Islands or hiking in rugged Malta? With so many beautiful Mediterranean island destinations to choose from it's easy to forget that Europe is also home to some lesser-known but equally charming islands.

Refugee for Two Years, 'Suffering' Assange May Be in for Longer Haul

William J. Furney | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics
William J. Furney

Two years on since Assange's self-imprisonment, we ask ourselves where we are. Manning is behind bars; Assange is in self-imposed confinement; WikiLeaks is reduced to the embarrassment of coughing out already available information; and the world has moved on.

Guess Who's Waded In On The Ukip Issue?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics

t would be "foolish" if Britain's main parties did not worry about Ukip topping a national election in Britain, former prime minister Tony Blair said....

The Band That Slayed Radiohead

Todd Cochran | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Todd Cochran

When I first interviewed Bolywool in 2010, they were one of a slew of Swedish bands who were spearheading a revival of psychedelic rock.