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The Local's top Swedish songs for September
Swedish singer Noonie Bao embracing the autumn. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

The Local's top Swedish songs for September

5 hours ago

The Local's music guru, Paul Connolly, has picked out Sweden's eight best new tracks to help ease you into autumn.

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Avicii in 'violent' video push against trafficking
A screenshot of the 'For a Better Day' video.

Avicii in 'violent' video push against trafficking

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Swedish house DJ Avicii has turned his attention to fighting child trafficking and made his debut as a director with a pair of disturbing videos.

Russia blocks Sweden from Chagall art loan
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Russia blocks Sweden from Chagall art loan

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Russia has blocked Sweden from borrowing Marc Chagall paintings for an upcoming exhibition of the artist's work, the Millesgården Museum in Stockholm has announced, as a diplomatic dispute continued between the two countries.

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How to make Swedish apple pie with a twist
Apple meringue pie. Photo: John Duxbury

How to make Swedish apple pie with a twist

9 hours ago

This apple pudding offers an unusual take on a traditional Swedish dish with its tasty meringue crust. Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe with The Local.

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Swedish teen bags summer's hottest song
Swedish teenager Zara Larsson performing at Bråvalla festival this summer. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/TT

Swedish teen bags summer's hottest song

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What was your summer anthem? Swedish teenager Zara Larsson's track 'Lush Life' was the most played on Spotify across Sweden, the streaming site has revealed.

Shock as Avicii pulls plug on 2015 gigs
Avicii at a gig in Stockholm in June 2015. Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

Shock as Avicii pulls plug on 2015 gigs

1 day ago

Fans were raging on Thursday after DJ superstar Avicii's announced a decision to cancel all gigs for the rest of 2015. The Swedish artist cited a hectic summer and his need to "grow up".

More and more Swedish priests untie the knot
An increasing number of Swedish priests are getting divorced. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

More and more Swedish priests untie the knot

1 day ago

The total number of divorced Swedes is dropping as more couples appear to choose to stick together. But one surprising group is bucking the trend: priests.

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Five fun events to make you laugh in Sweden
The circus is coming to town. Photo: Mats Bäcker/Underart/Cirkus Cirkör

Five fun events to make you laugh in Sweden

1 day ago

Swedes are a surprisingly fun, as well as funny, bunch. Here are five events we hope will put a smile on your face this week as well as our regular interactive calendar of all the top events around Sweden.

Hairy Swedish panties sew up artist's reputation
The hairy knickers. Photo: Private

Hairy Swedish panties sew up artist's reputation

2 days ago

A pair of knickers made from thousands of strands of human hair has knitted overnight success for its maker. Swedish craftswoman Nina Sparr tells The Local that her efforts mirror a traditional craft that has been popular in her family for centuries.

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Seven bizarre Swedish academic traditions
Student life in Lund, southern Sweden. Photo: Johan Nilsson/SCANPIX

Seven bizarre Swedish academic traditions

2 days ago

As thousands of students flock to Sweden's university towns for the start of the semester, The Local guides you through the top academic traditions you need to know about.

The Local investigates
Should more people live on boats in Stockholm?
House boats at Pampas Marina. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Should more people live on boats in Stockholm?

August 29, 2015

Living on a boat in Stockholm used to be the preserve of the rich. But as the city's housing crisis swells, could more affordable floating accommodation help provide a solution to the shortage? The Local investigates.

Abba piano to raise money, money, money
Actors perform on the Abba piano at Sotheby's Auction House. Photo: AP Photo/Frank Augstein

Abba piano to raise money, money, money

August 28, 2015

The piano that featured on many of Swedish pop legends Abba's greatest hits is going under the hammer next month in London, said auctioneers Sotheby's.

The Local Recipes
How to make Swedish blueberry compote
It's the perfect time to pick your own blueberries in Sweden. Photo: TT

How to make Swedish blueberry compote

August 28, 2015

August is blueberry season in Sweden. Whether you pick your own or buy in bulk from the supermarket, don't miss John Duxbury's favourite recipe for creating this delicious compote, perfect with toast, yoghurt, pancakes or waffles.

What's on in Sweden
Six reasons to stay outdoors this week
Seinabo Sey will perform at Popaganda festival in Stockholm. Photo: Terje Bendiksby/TT

Six reasons to stay outdoors this week

August 27, 2015

We don't want to scare you, but the autumn is drawing in. So this week we've pulled together six fun events to help you make the most of the end of summer, alongside our regular interactive listings.

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'Manic depressive' state drove Millennium author
David Lagercrantz at the book's launch on Wednesday. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

'Manic depressive' state drove Millennium author

August 26, 2015

David Lagercrantz wrote the highly-anticipated sequel to Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium crime trilogy in a manic depressive state, he told reporters on Wednesday, amid ongoing controversy over the decision to continue the series.

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