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Ten fantastic Swedish songs for February
Maja Francis. Photo: Adam Ihse/TT

Ten fantastic Swedish songs for February
2 days ago

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

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Here is Sweden's latest asylum seeker forecast
Refugees arriving in Malmö in December. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Here is Sweden's latest asylum seeker forecast
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Between 70,000 and 140,000 people could seek asylum in Sweden in 2016, according to the migration agency.

Swedish princesses show off double royal baby bumps
From left, Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Swedish princesses show off double royal baby bumps
3 days ago

Two new little royals are due in Sweden this spring.

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The 10 free apps you need for your trip to Stockholm
What apps do you need for a trip to Stockholm? Photo: Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se

The 10 free apps you need for your trip to Stockholm
February 03, 2016

From transport to food to events, The Local has picked out the smartphone apps you need to get the most out of Stockholm. And did we mention they're all free?

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What's the fuss about Sweden's semla bun?
Semla buns (or Semlor as they're also called). Photo: Suzanne Walstrom/Image Bank Sweden

What's the fuss about Sweden's semla bun?
February 02, 2016

It's Fat Tuesday next week, which means one thing: semla buns. Here's everything you need to know.

Look which Swedish star's joining House of Cards
Joel Kinnaman is heading to Washington. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Look which Swedish star's joining House of Cards
February 02, 2016

Joel Kinnaman, one of Sweden's biggest actors, has been confirmed as a cast member for the hit US drama House of Cards.

Swedish museums start opening up for free
The Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg. Photo: Björn Larsson Rosvall/TT

Swedish museums start opening up for free
February 02, 2016

Many of Sweden's most popular state-owned museums are now free to visit after a change in the law.

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'Now I get why Swedes are obsessed with Nordic skiing'
The Nordic Skiing World Championships in Falun, Sweden, last year. Photo: Matthias Schrader/TT/AP

'Now I get why Swedes are obsessed with Nordic skiing'
February 02, 2016

After four years in Scandinavia, The Local's Northern Sweden correspondent Paul Connolly's finally embracing the most Swedish sport on earth.

Ecofood 'no better for you or planet': Swedish professor
Sweden's KRAV organic label is increasingly popular among consumers. Photo: KRAV

Ecofood 'no better for you or planet': Swedish professor
January 30, 2016

"Business earns so much money selling a dream or a feeling," says Swedish professor.

The Local Recipes
How to make homely Swedish flatbread from Hönö island
Flatbread from 'Hönö' island. Photo: John Duxbury

How to make homely Swedish flatbread from Hönö island
January 29, 2016

These traditional Swedish flatbreads will improve your breakfast by miles.

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Splash and sweat: The best pools and spas in Stockholm
Swedish swimmer Therese Alshammar at Eriksdalsbadet pool. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

Splash and sweat: The best pools and spas in Stockholm
January 27, 2016

Winter temperatures putting you off outdoor exercise? Need a spa to cheer yourself up? Here are our favourite spots to swim and sauna in the Swedish capital.

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Five top tips for staying safe on the ice in Sweden
Sweden's lakes and Stockholm's archipelago are perfect for ice skating. Photo: Helena Wahlman/imagebank.sweden.se

Five top tips for staying safe on the ice in Sweden
January 25, 2016

A cold snap in Sweden has created perfect skating conditions this winter. But how can you make sure you stay safe on the ice?

The Local Recipes
How to make your own Swedish chocolate cake
Chocolate 'kladdkaka', here served with raspberries. Photo: Jurek Holzer/SvD/TT

How to make your own Swedish chocolate cake
January 22, 2016

A nation obsessed with cakes in all its forms, Sweden is particularly fond of 'kladdkaka' – a type of gooey chocolate mud cake which literally means 'sticky cake'

Swedish princess turns on beach paparazzi
Sweden's Princess Madeleine and her husband Chris O'Neill. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Swedish princess turns on beach paparazzi
January 21, 2016

Sweden's Princess Madeleine has published pictures of her family escaping the Nordic winter in the Maldives – while hitting out at paparazzi disrupting their beach holiday.

Neiiiighbours offer help to Swedish riding adventurer
Suzanna Holmqvist taking her horse and dog for a shorter walk. Photo: private

Neiiiighbours offer help to Swedish riding adventurer
January 19, 2016

Suzanna Holmqvist, 28, is taking her horse and her dog on a massive adventure across Sweden and is being offered plenty of help along the way.

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4 February

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3 February

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