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Silly season: seven strange Swedish summer stories
But at least the weather's nice. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

What are Swedish journalists to do during the long dry news spell of summer? Here are the most bizarre stories we could find.

My Swedish Career
'Fashion is this big industry that can really do better'
Social entrepreneur Stefanie Smith. Photo: Elinor Magnusson

The Local talks to US social entrepreneur Stefanie Smith about transparent fashion and why Sweden's startup scene is about more than just tech.

The Local Recipes
How to make Swedish cold poached salmon
Cold poached salmon. Photo: John Duxbury/Swedish Food

Poached salmon is a Swedish summer classic. Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe with The Local.

What's on in Sweden
Five rooftop bars to see in Stockholm this weekend
The rooftop bar at Slakthuset in southern Stockholm. Photo: Slakthuset

Even if you think you've seen it all in Stockholm, seeing the city from its rooftops is a different experience, and what better time to do that than on a sunny summer weekend?

My humiliating experience hunting Pokémon in Sweden
The Local's Lee Roden playing Pokémon Go in Stockholm – guaranteed to embarrass. Photo: Lee Roden

From embarrassment on a bridge to punishing Pikachu in a park, playing Pokémon Go in Stockholm can be a frustrating experience.

My Swedish Career
Meet the Belgians breathing fresh life into rural Sweden
Sam Lormans and Jeroen Sleurs. Photo: Private

How a Belgian couple are creating a tourism boom in a very small northern Swedish village.

The Local Recipes
How to make super tasty Swedish blueberry cordial
Blueberry cordial. Photo: John Duxbury/Swedish Food

It's blueberry season in Sweden. Food writer John Duxbury shares his secret for the perfect Swedish blueberry cordial.

Homes
In pictures: How this old Swedish flour mill was revived
This old flour mill in Blikstorp has been revived by its owners. Photo: Adddesign.se

Take a tour of this incredible renovated Swedish flour mill with Houzz.se’s Amanda Strömberg.

Are tourists being caught out by Sweden's old bank notes?
An expired 1000 kronor note. Photo: Riksbanken/TT

The Local has heard how tourists may be going out of pocket due to receiving expired Swedish bank notes.

What's on in Sweden
Four reasons to hit the dance floor in Sweden this week
Amanda Bergman is touring Sweden this week. Photo: Press image

Forget the summer isn't as warm as you'd perhaps like it to be and dance your troubles away at these gigs across Sweden.

The Local List
Six easy ways to boost your Swedish skills now
Books are great, but how do I learn Swedish in the real world? Photo: Kristen Lidell/imagebank.sweden.se

When your Swedish For Immigrants (SFI) classes just don't cut it.

Opinion
'Avoiding the sun is as dangerous as smoking'
How many sun hours do we get in Sweden anyway? Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Staying out of the sun to avoid skin cancer? Don't, argue Swedish doctors Pelle Lindqvist and Håkan Olsson.

My Swedish Career
Why this cool designer swapped China for Sweden
The Local meets Stockholm-based artist Tian Gan. Photo: Sandra Huayi Gao

The Local meets Tian Gan, who is teaching the art of printmaking in Stockholm after leaving her native China.

The Local Music
Eight sizzling Swedish songs for this July
Icona Pop at the Summerburst festival. Photo: Frida Winter/TT

July brings a haul of great new Swedish pop – let our music writer, Paul Connolly, take you through the very best.

Opinion
How to calm down: get off Facebook and start talking
Calm down, guys. Like this man in Almedalen. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/TT

In a world that's suffering a political nervous breakdown, getting off Facebook and arguing face-to-face could be the best way to calm us all down, argues The Local's managing editor James Savage.

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People-watching: July 27th
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