A third of Scots can’t afford it.
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Scotland's failure to meet target illustrate a worldwide problem - the right to adequate heating and energy is not being properly recognised.
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The Swedish government is rewarding repair work with a tax break to stop people buying unnecessary new products.
Students with disabilities face massive physical and attitudinal hurdles.
Students with disabilities find that they must accommodate themselves to institutional contexts which they find profoundly disabling.
The Saami have a history of colonisation and discrimination, and tend not to have easy relationships with the four modern states they inhabit.
Although the Saami have made political and legal gains in the past decades, progress is precarious. And recognition of their rights cannot be taken for granted.
Using incentives drawn from game play, the peak-hour crush can be reduced, or avoided altogether.
Using elements of game play, we can create incentives for people to change how and when they make various transport choices in ways that enable the whole system to work better.
The housing crisis has scuppered home ownership dreams for many across the UK, but there is another way to do things.
People crossing the famous bridge from Denmark can expect to have their papers checked in a landmark change to border policy.
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The land of Ikea and apple charlotte is hoping to sell its vision of sustainability at COP21. There are a couple of meatballs in the ointment, though.
Arriving in Lesbos, Greece from Syria.
Afghan, Syrian and Eritrean refugees keep arriving on Europe’s shores, reputedly at an increasing rate. They attempt to traverse the Mediterranean by land and sea, presumably hastened by Putin’s bombing…
Globally, there are 47 million people living with dementia with an increase of over 20% in the caseload year on year.
As we mark World Alzheimer's Day, research shows that tackling non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension could reduce the caseload.
Did we miss him?
The statute of limitations is expiring on some of the charges against the Wikileaks founder – but not all of them.
Inequality is a major driver.
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For two countries that have similar wealth and health spending, there are stark differences in how many children under five survive.
Is the oldest profession anything of the sort?
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What do Northern Ireland, France, Norway, Sweden and Iceland all have in common? They've already gone where Scotland is debating following.
So says Karl Ove Knausgård.
Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgård's indictment of Swedish culture rings uncomfortably true.
Is the writing on the wall for Sweden’s education system?
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A slide in Sweden's performance on international education rankings has led to calls for more reform.
A unique language spoken by 2,500 people in central Sweden will start being taught in preschool.
Supporters of Julian Assange mark his 1,000th day in the Ecuadorean embassy in London in March.
A Swedish court decision means Julian Assange will remain confined to the Ecuadorean embassy in London. Like the muckrakers of old, he offends the powerful, but his journalistic cause is just.
Time to take a chance on the European model?
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Don’t tell them this, but UKIP are the most European party out there. Britain’s democracy is increasingly diverse and complex, and with the growth of UKIP on the right and the Greens on the left its political…
The Sweden Democrats, under acting leader Mattias Karlsson, have triggered a political crisis.
Politicians will do anything to get into power. They’ll promise the earth and make deals with whoever they need to if it means they can govern. This is the kind of line you hear the world over. While it…
Sub hunting: not easy.
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Das Boot, The Hunt for Red October, The Bedford Incident, We Dive At Dawn: films based on submariners’ experience reflect the tense and unusual nature of undersea warfare – where it is often not how well…