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Mamma Mia! Abba reunite as silicon dolls
The four members of Abba as silicon dolls. Photo: Nora Lorek/TT

Mamma Mia! Abba reunite as silicon dolls

The dream of many an Abba fan (almost) came true on Tuesday afternoon as the four members reunited at a Swedish museum – as life size silicon dolls. READ  

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Dylan guitarist makes music history in Sweden
Charlie Sexton strums an ice bango at the City of Songs Ice Music concert in Luleå on February 27th, 2015 co-founder. Photo: Luleåfotograferna

Dylan guitarist makes music history in Sweden

Bob Dylan guitarist Charlie Sexton helped write a piece of musical history in northern Sweden at the weekend with the world premiere of new compositions written expressly for ice instruments performed at the Ice Music City of Songs concerts in Luleå. READ  

Madonna set for debut gig in Swedish capital
Madonna performing at the Brit Awards 2015. Photo: Joel Ryan/Invision/AP

Madonna set for debut gig in Swedish capital

Madonna fans across Sweden were getting ready to party like a virgin as the superstar announced she was heading to Stockholm in November – her first solo gig in the Swedish capital. READ  

My Swedish Career
'Swedes have a different kind of creativity'
Joshua Ng and Julieta Talavera in Malmö. Photo: Private

'Swedes have a different kind of creativity'

A space where global meets local, where people come together to make both the world and their own neighbourhood a better place – such was the dream of two international students living in Sweden two years ago. Here, they tell The Local how they are on their way to making it happen. READ  

The Local Recipes
How to make a Swedish 'pyttipanna' fry-up
Pyttipanna with pickled beetroot and a fried egg. Photo: John Duxbury

How to make a Swedish 'pyttipanna' fry-up

Famous Swedish meal 'pyttipanna' has seen a revamp in recent years. This traditional comfort food used to be a way of using up leftovers, but is nowadays often spotted in trendy restaurants. Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe with The Local. READ  

Should Swedish second hand shops pay VAT?
Vintage and charity stores are all the rage in Sweden. Photo: Tuukka Ervasti/Image Bank Sweden

Should Swedish second hand shops pay VAT?

Sweden's second hand store scene is booming but a long-running row over whether charity shops should pay tax on sales (VAT) is yet to be sewn up. On Thursday the EU said it wouldn't take action against Sweden if it decided all not-for-profit firms could be exempt, but the Swedish government and tax agency weren't yet in agreement. READ  

Opinion
'With Swedish childcare everyone's a winner'
British father Paul Connolly's twins are growing up in northern Sweden. Photo: Private

'With Swedish childcare everyone's a winner'

Our northern Sweden correspondent, Paul Connolly, loves the Swedish "dagis" system - luckily so do his twin daughters, who have just started daycare in the Nordic nation. READ  

First Swedish woman wins Michelin star
Titti Qvarnström, the first female head chef at a Michelin-starred Swedish restaurant. Photo: Bloom in the Park

First Swedish woman wins Michelin star

Three restaurants in Malmö in southern Sweden have become the first in the city to be awarded a Michelin star, with one head chef the first woman in the country to score the top culinary honour. READ  

What's on in Sweden
What's on: February 26th - March 5th
Sofar is hosting a secret gig in Sweden this weekend. Photo: Sofar

What's on: February 26th - March 5th

An exclusive pop-up concert is heading to Stockholm this week – and one lucky The Local reader could snag two tickets. But if that's not your cup of tea, how about Sweden's biggest documentary festival, a series of heavy metal gigs in the far north or one of the world's most popular horse shows? READ  

Ace of Base to release new album worldwide
Ace of Base pictured in 2011. Photo: TT

Ace of Base to release new album worldwide

Did you see the sign? Vintage Swedish group Ace of Base have announced they are releasing a new album on March 6th, containing ten tracks recorded between 1991 and 2005. READ  

Oscars pay tribute to Swedish stars' legacy
Malik Bendjelloul at the Oscars in 2013. Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Oscars pay tribute to Swedish stars' legacy

Late director and Oscar winner Malik Bendjelloul and Swedish icon Anita Ekberg were among those honoured for their legacy at the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. READ  

My Swedish Career
'It's my duty to give back and help others'
UK-born Antonio Casamassa who makes apps in Sweden. Photo: Private

'It's my duty to give back and help others'

UK-born Antonio Casamassa, 32, moved to Sweden eight years ago and has launched a successful career as a freelance software developer. Now he has decided to combine his passion for creating game apps with a desire to help others. READ  

How to never miss your favourite features on The Local
From sport to fashion, The Local brings you an entertaining news mix. Photo: Mikko Nikkinen/Image Bank Sweden

How to never miss your favourite features on The Local

Love reacting to our debate articles, whipping up our recipes or getting inspired by our expat career profiles? Here's a guide to where and when you can find our regular features, alongside our daily blend of hard news and entertaining reporting. READ  

The Local Recipes
How to make Swedish prawns on toast
Swedish-style prawns on toast. Photo: John Duxbury

How to make Swedish prawns on toast

Prawns on toast ("toast Skagen") are a popular Swedish snack, first made famous by Swedish restaurateur, Tore Wretman, just after the Second World War and named after a fishing port in Denmark. Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe with The Local. READ  

What's on in Sweden
What's on in Sweden: February 19th - 26th
Stockholm's iconic Berns venue is hosting Party like Gatsby this weekend. Photo: TT

What's on in Sweden: February 19th - 26th

Stockholm is preparing to party like it's 1922, songwriters are streaming into Gothenburg and Umeå is feasting on folk music this week. Here's our pick of activities across the country over the next seven days. READ  

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