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What's On in Sweden
Hammarby Sjöstad is one of Stockholm's many summer swimming spots. Photo: Ola Ericson/imagebank.sweden.se

What's On in Sweden

This weekend promises plenty of activities in Sweden's three biggest cities including street parties, music in the park or perhaps a little people-watching at a nearby swimming spot as the weather hots up. READ  

Property of the Week
In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week
Photo: Fastighetsbyrån

In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week

Ever wanted to practice your serve on your own private tennis court, or perhaps you need somewhere to park that yacht of yours? If so, then this week's property is for you. READ  

More Swedes prefer dogs to cats: study

More Swedes prefer dogs to cats: study

A new survey has revealed that more Swedes identify themselves as a dog person instead of a cat person, with almost six in ten saying they prefer canines over felines. READ  

'Extinct' dragonfly alive and well in Skåne
Photo: Linda Strand/TT

'Extinct' dragonfly alive and well in Skåne

A six-year inventory of dragonflies in southern Sweden revealed that several species thought to be extinct are still flying high. READ  

EU tells Sweden to cover up snus flavours
Does it say eucalyptus on the label? Too obvious, according to the EU. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

EU tells Sweden to cover up snus flavours

New EU rules mean beloved Swedish snuff flavours like licorice and eucalyptus will soon be a thing of the past - at least on product packaging. READ  

Swedish girls at highest risk of celiac disease
Gluten-free Swedish bread. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT

Swedish girls at highest risk of celiac disease

Swedish children are at particular risk of gluten intolerance, a new study revealed. The chance of Swedish children getting the disease is double that of American children, and the risk is even higher for girls. READ  

The Local List
Top ten ways to spend a few days in Malmö
Taking a dip into the Öresund after a sauna in the local Kallbadhus features in our top 10. L.E Daniel Larsson/Flickr

Top ten ways to spend a few days in Malmö

There's more to the capital of the Swedish south than falafels and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Our man in Malmö, Patrick Reilly, rounds up ten of the best things to do when in the city. READ  

My Swedish Career
Expat puts 'Faith' into starting travel business
Faith George. Photo: Private

Expat puts 'Faith' into starting travel business

US expat Faith George tells The Local about how she mastered the Swedish language, seeing the positives in being made redundant, and how she plans to show Swedes another side of the United States. READ  

Property of the Week
In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week
Photo: Fastighetsbyrån

In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week

Looking for a house that looks like something from The Secret Garden, with decor reminiscent of The Great Gatsby? Your dreams may just collide in this week's glorious property. READ  

Swedish six-hour workday on hold

Swedish six-hour workday on hold

Plans to try out a six-hour workday in Gothenburg were put on hold on Monday, with the city saying the experiment may not start until next year. READ  

US gives mixed reviews to Swedish sitcom
Greg Poehler in a scene from Welcome to Sweden. Photo: David Einar/TV4

US gives mixed reviews to Swedish sitcom

The Stockholm-set comedy 'Welcome to Sweden' will premiere this week across the Atlantic, and critics Stateside haven't held back in their critique of the show. READ  

'Thai prince said he loved me in Swedish'
Martin Arvebro strikes a pose for one of his online videos. This one is about fruit by the way. Photo: YouTube

'Thai prince said he loved me in Swedish'

YouTube sensation Martin Arvebro has turned the world on to the Swedish language with his funny videos. He tells The Local about his new-found fame, 'Jantelagen', and the north-south divide. READ  

Swedes lie about loving Bergman classic
How much do you REALLY like Bergman films? Photo: Screendump from The Seventh Seal

Swedes lie about loving Bergman classic

If a Swede claims to love the Swedish classic The Seventh Seal, take it with a grain of salt. One in ten Swedes lie about their favourite film, and the Bergman masterpiece is a prime example, a new survey revealed. READ  

Stockholm giveaway: Shakespeare in the park
Photo: Stockholm English Speaking Theatre (SEST)

Stockholm giveaway: Shakespeare in the park

Sigh no more, ladies (and gents), sigh no more... Now is your chance to see a Shakespeare comedy in the summer at a glorious Stockholm palace. READ  

Swedish Essentials
Top ten ways to spend a weekend in Gotland

Top ten ways to spend a weekend in Gotland

Gotland is in the national spotlight each summer during Almedalen. But how exactly should a visitor spend their time on the island? READ  

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22 July

PROTECTING GIRLS FROM ABUSE OF THEIR RIGHTS (The Diplomatic Dispatch) »

"Today (22 July) my Prime Minister, David Cameron, and UNICEF, are hosting the world’s first #GirlSummit in London. The Summit’s aim is to mobilise domestic and international efforts to end the appalling practices of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Child Early Forced Marriage (CEFM). This is a high priority for the UK government and the Prime..." READ »

 

18 July

Starting over (Around Sweden in a kayak) »

" I’ve now been off the water for almost 14 days. At first I was totally gutted being forced into a rest period, I had Stockholm in my sights and apart from the pain and discomfort in my shoulder, spirits were high and I was starting to gain some momentum. The news hit me fairly hard and..." READ »

 
 
 
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