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Italian couple tie the knot at Swedish Pride festival
Diego Angemi and Francesco Ceccarini. Photo: private

Italian couple tie the knot at Swedish Pride festival

Two Italian expats in Sweden are set to get married in front of hundreds of thousands of people at the Stockholm Pride Parade on Saturday afternoon – to send a message about gay rights to their home country. READ  

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How to throw your own Swedish crayfish party
Swedish crayfish party. Photo: Carolina Romare/imagebank.sweden.se

How to throw your own Swedish crayfish party

August crayfish parties are one of the highlights of the Swedish calendar and appeal to people of all ages. Food writer John Duxbury shares his best tips with The Local for making your own crayfish party a success. READ  

Why buy a house when there's a Swedish island?
The island is situated between Nacka and Lidingö in Stockholm. Photo: Eldh

Why buy a house when there's a Swedish island?

Ever dreamed of owning your very own Swedish island? This gem in the heart of the Stockholm archipelago could be yours. If you have 65 million kronor ($7.5 million) to spare, that is. READ  

Swedes' viral plea finds sender of bottle message
A close-up of the letter Herman Andreas Brunbäck Larsen enclosed in the bottle in 2004. Photo: Sara Hoffman

Swedes' viral plea finds sender of bottle message

A Swedish family has told The Local how they tracked down the sender of a mystery message in a bottle when their Facebook appeal went viral – 11 years after the letter was thrown into the sea by a Norwegian boy. READ  

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Five fun festivals to get you partying in Sweden
The Medieval Week on Gotland. Photo: Marie-Anne Björkman/Medeltidsveckan

Five fun festivals to get you partying in Sweden

Sweden is gearing up for a number of great festivals this week. Check out our favourite five picks as well as a handy interactive guide to all of Sweden's best events. READ  

Sweden sitcom pulled over 'craptastical' ratings
Welcome to Sweden actors Lena Olin, Greg Poehler and Josephine Bornebusch. Photo: Nora Lorek/TT

Sweden sitcom pulled over 'craptastical' ratings

The creator of 'Welcome to Sweden' has announced that NBC has cancelled the Swedish-American sitcom in the US because of "craptastically low ratings". READ  

Swedish royals share new snaps of prince
Chris O'Neill, Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Prince Nicolas. Photo: Brigitte Grenfeldt/Royal Court

Swedish royals share new snaps of prince

Sweden's youngest royal – six-week-old Prince Nicolas – melted the heart of many a Swede as a smiling Princess Madeleine of Sweden showed off her family on Monday. READ  

The Local List
Six stunning parks you can't miss in Stockholm
Djurgården, Stockholm. Photo: Werner Nystrand/Folio/imagebank.sweden.se

Six stunning parks you can't miss in Stockholm

Stockholm is practically a synonym for outdoor living, with parks and green spaces making up more than a third of the city. But how many of The Local's top pick of parks have you been to? READ  

Summer festival to host Roxette world premiere
Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle of Swedish pop duo Roxette. Photo: Balazs Mohai/MTI/AP

Summer festival to host Roxette world premiere

A movie revealing the story of one of Sweden's most successful bands (no, not Abba) is to be shown to audiences for the first time next month, organizers behind a Gothenburg festival announced on Thursday. READ  

Fake Swedish berries get their day in court
Swedish strawberries... or are they? Photo: Carolina Romare/imagebank.sweden.se

Fake Swedish berries get their day in court

Claims that a summer fruit shortage has prompted some retailers to sell fake "Swedish" strawberries in order to dupe customers are set to be brought in front of prosecutors. READ  

Swedish Airbnb rental properties double in year
Apartment buildings in central Stockholm. Photo: Helena Wahlman/TT

Swedish Airbnb rental properties double in year

More than ten thousand Swedes are promoting their houses and apartments on Airbnb, double the number using the site a year ago. But reports suggest many are breaking housing association rules. READ  

The Local List
Nine ways to become a truly Swedish man
Have you been on paternity leave? Photo: Melker Dahlstrand/Image Bank Sweden

Nine ways to become a truly Swedish man

You can shop the look at cool Scandinavian fashion stores, or stick around long enough to get your own residency permit. But to really become a Swedish man, The Local reckons you've got to share these nine experiences. READ  

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Getting pregnant the Swedish way
Photo: Ulf Huett-Nilsson/imagebank.sweden.se

Getting pregnant the Swedish way

March 22nd is the most common birthday in Sweden – nine months after the Midsummer holiday. Coincidence? Probably not. The Local takes a look at fertility the Swedish way – both Viking and modern methods. READ  

Swedish capital to go car free in September
Roads and bridges in central Stockholm are set to close. Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

Swedish capital to go car free in September

UPDATED: Cars will be banned from Stockholm city centre for the first time on September 19th as the Swedish capital takes part in a Europe-wide initiative to encourage greener travel. READ  

The Local Travel
Ten Stockholm streets you have to walk down
Svartensgatan, Södermalm. Photo: Elin Jönsson/The Local

Ten Stockholm streets you have to walk down

Stockholm is a small city with a big history and is easily explored on foot. The Local's pulled together our guide to the ten unmissable streets you've got to stroll down, whether you're a visitor or a veteran in the Swedish capital. READ  

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