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Deborah O’Donoghue is a British-Irish writer who has lived in the UK, France and Belgium. She has travelled all over the world and worked in car body repairs, in the best fish ‘n’ chip shop in Brighton, and been a gopher in a comedy club, as well as a teacher. She’s a past winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Short Story Prize. Her début novel, Sea of Bones, was published by Legend Press in 2019 and comes out in Germany in 2021. Follow Deborah on Twitter and Instagram.

30 October 2023

People keep confusing Sweden and Switzerland, says Swedish tourist board

The Swedish tourist board has launched a “Sweden (not Switzerland)” campaign to help people tell the difference between the two countries. “Definitely different” “People all over […]
17 October 2023

No more petrol or diesel cars in Stockholm centre from 2025

Petrol and diesel cars will be banned from Stockholm’s inner city from 2025, the Swedish city has announced. Covering 20 blocks of the capital’s finance and […]
12 October 2023

24 hours in Stockholm

I get asked very often ‘What shall I see when I come to Stockholm?’ ‘What are the most important sights, cafes, bars in the city?’. This […]
21 June 2023

World’s first emission-free autonomous passenger ferry now operating in Stockholm

On Thursday June 8th, the World’s First Commercial Emission-Free Autonomous Passenger Ferry was inaugurated at Norr Mälarstrand in Stockholm, where the ferry line will start operating […]
6 June 2023

SAS’ first-ever all-electric flights fully booked within hours

On June 2nd at 12:00 CET, SAS started accepting reservations for its three inaugural commercial electric flights in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The ticket price, roughly […]
23 May 2023

Sweden to build the world’s first permanent electrified road for EVs

With the latest EU legislation mandating cars to deliver zero CO2 emissions from 2035, European countries are rushing to prepare the infrastructure needed for electric vehicles […]
19 May 2023

5 Swedish foods you must try

Everyone who goes to Sweden probably expects to eat two things: meatballs (köttbullar – that are pronounced schöttbullar by the way) and cinnamon or cardamom buns. […]
2 May 2023

Stockholm launches world’s first self-driving electric passenger ferry

The first self-driving commercial passenger ferry powered by electricity will start operating in Stockholm in June 2023. The Swedish capital is the first in the world […]
21 December 2022

Swedish startup has built the electric airliner of the future

Swedish startup Heart Aerospace has built the world’s first electric airplane. The company has already tested a scale model of a 19-seat electric commuter plane, which […]
16 December 2022

Hilma af Klint: the mystical pioneer of abstract art

Long overlooked, the abstract art of Hilma af Klint, with its mystical language of forms and colours, is finally getting the attention and recognition it deserves. […]
28 November 2022

Skellefteå gains recognition for its efforts to include people with disabilities

The Swedish city of Skellefteå was recognised with the 2023 Access City Award for its dedication and innovative approach to increasing accessibility for persons with disabilities, […]
5 October 2022

Swedish start-up brings commercial electric flying one step forward

Swedish electric airplane maker Heart Aerospace unveiled significant design updates to its first electric aircraft and confirmed on 15 September, bringing commercial electric flying one step […]
24 August 2022

SAS cancels 1,700 flights in September and October

Scandinavian airline SAS has announced that 1,700 of flights will be canceled in the coming months as it struggles to recover from a two-week pilots’ strike […]
5 August 2022

New night train service to connect London and Stockholm in less than 24 hours

From 1 September 2022, travelers will be able to take the train from Hamburg to Stockholm overnight on board the EuroNight. There are other highlights to […]
14 July 2022

Sweden’s clever vaccination push against tick-borne encephalitis

Blueberry-picking, free-camping, forest-trekking… this is the blissful image we have of Swedish summer holidays. Deadly diseases caught from tiny arachnids doesn’t fit this dream picture. And […]
27 June 2022

First electric flying ferry to become the fastest public transport in Stockholm

The world’s fastest electric ship, the Candela P-12 Shuttle, is set to hit Stockholm’s waters next year, heralding a new era of transport. The innovative hydro […]