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What's On in Sweden: October 24th - 31st
Chocolate and liquorice are on the menu in Gothenburg this weekend. Photo: Shutterstock

What's On in Sweden: October 24th - 31st

A secret gig in Stockholm, a short film festival in Uppsala and a gastronomy event in Gothenburg have caught our eye this week. READ  

The Local List
Eight things to love about renting in Sweden
Apartments in Sweden are compact. Photo: Shutterstock

Eight things to love about renting in Sweden

A housing crisis means that short-term sublets are the norm in major cities and rent regulation rules are frequently flouted. But this week, The Local's decided to look on the bright side of renting an apartment in Sweden. READ  

Interview
'Swedes are funnier than they think'
Comedian Al Pitcher has launched his new tour. Photo: www.alpitcher.com

'Swedes are funnier than they think'

New Zealand-born Al Pitcher launched his new comedy show in Stockholm this week. There wasn't a dull moment as The Local phoned up the man who has become one of Sweden's hottest comedians, while he took an eventful stroll in the capital. READ  

Lifestyle
What's on in Sweden: October 17th - 24th
Stephen Merchant (right) wrote The Office with Ricky Gervais left. Photo: TT

What's on in Sweden: October 17th - 24th

If your funny bone needs a tickle, you're in the right country this week. We've gathered some of the best comedy shows on offer, with some music and film festivals thrown in. READ  

The Local's expat shopping basket
Sweden second priciest for home comforts
Photo credit: Shopping photo: Shutterstock

Sweden second priciest for home comforts

It's the question on everyone's lips: Which country in The Local's network offers the best value for wistful expats craving comfort food and drink from home? Well, wonder no more! READ  

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Sweden's The Bridge to become 'more Danish'
Season three of the bridge may not include character Martin Rohde (right). Photo: TT

Sweden's The Bridge to become 'more Danish'

Danish-Swedish production The Bridge will soon begin filming in Copenhagen, but the film company behind it says the show will become "more Danish than ever". READ  

The Local List
Nine struggles in Swedish supermarkets
Plastic applicator tampons can be tricky to find in Sweden. Photo: Shutterstock

Nine struggles in Swedish supermarkets

If you're an expat living in Sweden, you might not find what you're looking for in your local grocery store. Here are nine things some of the The Local's writers and readers have struggled to spot on the shelves. What have we missed? READ  

Lifestyle
How to make your own cinnamon buns
Photo: TT

How to make your own cinnamon buns

Swedes dedicate October 4th every year to cinnamon buns - and what better way to take part of the holiday than to make your own? Here is one of The Local’s favourite recipes. READ  

The Local List
Top five winter festivals in Sweden
Speak Percussion will perform at Connect in Malmö in November. Photo: Connect

Top five winter festivals in Sweden

Autumn has swept into the country and chilly days lie ahead. But there are plenty of winter festivals where you can warm up in the coming months. With tickets already selling fast, here are The Local's top tips. READ  

Music
The five best Swedish songs of the month
Swedish singer Tove Lo. Photo: TT

The five best Swedish songs of the month

The Local's resident music guru Paul Connolly is back with another selection of his favourite Swedish tracks. READ  

National
Over 40 kids hurt daily in Swedish playgrounds

Over 40 kids hurt daily in Swedish playgrounds

Over 15,000 Swedish kids each year are so badly hurt in the country's playgrounds that they are sent to hospital, new statistics have shown. READ  

Review
Inside Stockholm's new 'no alcohol' nightclub
Around 900 people turned up for the launch. Photo: Södra Theatre

Inside Stockholm's new 'no alcohol' nightclub

Around 900 people packed into Stockholm's Södra Theatre on Friday night to experience Sweden's controversial new alcohol-free night club. The Local's Maddy Savage joined the party. READ  

Interview
Stockholm's alcohol-free club will be 'scary'
Sober's organiser Mårten Andersson. Photo: Mårten Andersson

Stockholm's alcohol-free club will be 'scary'

Stockholm's first alcohol-free club night has already made international headlines ahead of its launch on Friday. The Local's Maddy Savage put five questions to the man behind the hype. READ  

The Local List
Ten things expat women notice in Sweden
A woman sightseeing in Stockholm. Photo: Shutterstock

Ten things expat women notice in Sweden

The Local's new Editor Maddy Savage was a regular visitor to Scandinavia before relocating to Stockholm from London. But as a fresh female expat, what has she noticed most since moving here? READ  

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How to catch the first lobster of the year: blog
Photo: Oliver Gee

How to catch the first lobster of the year: blog

The Local's Oliver Gee joined fishermen on Sweden's west coast seeking the first lobster catch of the year. Follow the journey. READ  

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