• Sweden's news in English

With independent, daily reporting from around Europe,
The Local is a window on life in other cultures.

Daily news is the glue of society, defining the issues we care about as a community. We capture the essence of nations by finding the stories that tell us who we are (and who those other people over there are), breaking down barriers and bringing us closer together. Our entertaining blend of daily news, business and features has made The Local the largest English-language news network in Europe with more than four million readers every month.

Stockholm headquarters
Paul Rapacioli
CEO / Founder - @paulrapacioli

Originally from London, Paul moved to Sweden in 2003. He started The Local with James Savage in 2004.

James Savage
Managing Editor / Founder - @jamesstockholm

James heads up our European editorial team. Originally from Lincolnshire, England, he moved to Sweden in 2003 where he met Paul Rapacioli and they started The Local. He has also lived in London and Paris.

James Pearn
CTO / Founder, Toytown Germany
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James moved to Germany from the UK in 1998. He founded Toytown Germany in 2002 before joining forces with The Local in 2009.

Tara Sonnorp
Operations Manager

Originally from Brighton UK, Tara worked for many years as a management consultant in London. She has lived and worked in France, Germany, and Norway before moving to Stockholm in 2005.

David Landes
Head of Commercial Content Unit - @DaveLandes

Originally from St. Paul in Minnesota, Sweden Country Editor David Landes first moved to Stockholm in 1999. He has also spent one year studying in Bologna, Italy and five years living in Washington, DC. He has worked for The Local since 2008.

Anna Agebjörn-McFarlane
Senior Key Account Manager - UK / Sweden

Anna Agebjörn originally harks from the county of Småland in Sweden, but after a 12-year stint in Glasgow and London she claims to feel more British than Swedish. She is now back on Swedish soil and works with advertisers in Sweden and the UK.

Sophie Inge
Assistant Editor - @sophie_inge

Assistant Editor Sophie Inge is originally from London, but moved to Stockholm to join our editorial team in early 2013. She's also studied in Oxford and Paris and worked for a year in Rome. She works on reporting and editing across all The Local's sites.

Paul O'Mahony
Senior Editor - @OMahonyPaul

Paul O'Mahony came to Sweden in 1999 and has been at The Local since 2006. Originally from Kilkenny, Ireland, Paul has also lived in Germany and France. He is now playing a key role in taking The Local into new markets.

Oliver Goffe
Digital Services Manager

Oliver is a Brit who has been living in Sweden since 2013. With a background in digital marketing and e-commerce, he is responsible for our various digital services.

Katie Dodd
Production Manager

Originally from Maryland in the US, Katie moved to Sweden in 2010 after stints in Australia and the UK. Katie manages advertising production and delivery across our network.

Patrick Reilly
Commercial Content Editor

Patrick has been working with The Local since 2012, and in 2014 took over as our Commercial Content Editor. He has a long career as an advertorial writer, working with a varied roster of clients both in print and online.

Berlin / thelocal.de
Tom Bristow
Editor - @TomSBristow

Tom joined The Local in 2013. He was previously senior reporter at the Eastern Daily Press in Norwich, England. In 2011 Tom was North West Young Journalist of the Year and runner-up in the Amnesty International Media Awards.

Liz Dennys
Senior Key Account Manager - Germany and Switzerland

Liz worked in media sales in London and Bath for many years. She has also lived in South Africa, Hong Kong, and Australia. Now settled in Berlin, Liz is Key Account Manager with The Local.

Copenhagen / thelocal.dk
Justin Cremer
Editor - @justinCPH

Iowa native Justin Cremer has been living full-time in Denmark since 2010. His professional background covers various aspects of journalism, marketing and communications.

Kristian Hastrup Larsen
Sales and Marketing - @kristianhastrup

Originally from just outside of Roskilde, Denmark, Kristian Hastrup Larsen has been an online advertising guru since 2001.

Geneva / thelocal.ch
Malcolm Curtis
Editor - @MalcolmJCurtis

Editor Malcolm Curtis covers the news for The Local Switzerland. A Swiss citizen, he was born in Cheshire, England, but has lived and worked as a journalist in Canada and France, as well as Switzerland.

Madrid / thelocal.es
George Mills
Editor - @GeorgeMills25

Originally from Melbourne, Australia, George Mills finally settled in Spain more than five years ago, following spells in Switzerland, the UK and Vietnam. He has headed up The Local's editorial team in Spain since the site launched in early 2013.

Alex Dunham
Reporter - @alexdunham12

Alex Dunham joined The Local in 2013, and reports on Spanish news from our office in Madrid. Brought up by British parents in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands, he studied in the UK and has also lived in France, Italy and South Africa.

Norway / thelocal.no
Richard Orange
Editor - @Richard_Orange

Richard came to Scandinavia after meeting his Swedish wife in Kazakhstan, where he was working for the UK's Daily Telegraph. He has also worked as a journalist in London and India, writing for the Evening Standard, Independent on Sunday, the Spectator, the Guardian, and the Observer.

Paris / thelocal.fr
Ben McPartland
Editor - @McPBen

Ben McPartland has been leading our editorial team in Paris since we opened our office in January 2013. A native of Durham, northern England, Ben has also lived in London, Madrid and Liverpool. He moved to France in 2011.

Joshua Melvin
Reporter - @melvinreport

Joshua joined The Local as a reporter in our Paris office at the beginning of 2014. This is his second stint in France and he has been working for several years on regional papers in Houston and San Francisco.

Angela Giuffrida
Editor - @GiuffridaA

Angela was previously at dealReporter, part of the Financial Times Group, in London. In June 2013 she joined The Local to become our Country Editor in Italy, based in our office in Rome.

Rosie Scammell
Journalist - @rosiescammell

Rosie moved to The Local's Rome office in June 2013 after working for a year with the European University Institute in Florence. She has previously freelanced for The Times and The Independent foreign desks.

Stockholm / thelocal.se
Maddy Savage
Editor - @maddysavage

Former BBC News journalist Maddy Savage joined The Local in September 2014. Working across TV, radio and online, Maddy has reported from more than a dozen European countries over the past decade. Originally from Hertfordshire in England, she developed a passion for Sweden following an assignment to Gothenburg in 2006. She has previously lived in France, Belgium and Madagascar.

Oliver Gee
Journalist - @TheUppsalaKoala

Oliver Gee, who covers Swedish news from our Stockholm office, is from Perth, Australia. After extensive travels in East Africa, New Zealand and Europe, he came to The Local in 2012.

Vienna / thelocal.at
Paul Gillingwater
Business Development

Paul Gillingwater joined The Local Austria team in 2014. Originally hailing from New Zealand, Paul previously worked as a TV journalist for Press TV, and has contributed articles to The Vienna Review and other journals. He's also a filmmaker and TV documentary producer.

Rosie Waites

Originally from the UK, Rosie lived in Vienna for four years after studying in Oxford. She worked for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation before leaving to work in London for the BBC and after ten years she is pleased to be back in Austria.

Romana Lakinger
Key Account Manager

After extensive travels to the USA, India and all over Europe, Romana lived in London to study and work. She returned to Vienna in 2011 and joined The Local in 2014.