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Live Blog: Sweden's lobster season begins
The catch of the day. Photo: The Local/Oliver Gee

Live Blog: Sweden's lobster season begins

The Local's Oliver Gee reports live as he joins fishermen on Sweden's west coast seeking the first lobster catch of 2014. READ  

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

In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week

Time for some luxury this week - we're heading to a sprawling Eskilstuna property with a location and view to die for. READ  

The Local List
Ten Swedish designs that made life better
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Ten Swedish designs that made life better

Sweden has produced an indecent number of design classics. We take a look at some of the best - from toys to furniture, fabric designs to telephones, packaging to super-safe headwear. READ  

Lifestyle
Museum celebrates polls with whale wordplay
Photo: Gothenburg's Natural History Museum

Museum celebrates polls with whale wordplay

The word "val" in Swedish can mean either election or whale - and staff over at the Gothenburg Natural History Museum plan to celebrate this weekend's "whale day" in unusual style. READ  

Lifestyle
What's On in Sweden
The Hollies are heading to Sweden. Photo: TT

What's On in Sweden

Sweden is taking a trip back to the 1960s, with British rock group The Hollies heading to Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, while one of the country's top modern art museums is getting a makeover. 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

We're heading to the hippest part of the entire country for our property of the week - a stunning, sprawling, sparkling pad in Stockholm's Hornstull. READ  

Music
Sweden's Avicii calls off all DJ shows
Avicii has battled with sickness this year. Photo: TT

Sweden's Avicii calls off all DJ shows

Swedish DJ Avicii is recovering at home in Stockholm after postponing shows around the world due to sickness. READ  

My Swedish Career
How I opened my own restaurant in Malmö
Jonny Luck. Photo: Private

How I opened my own restaurant in Malmö

British chef Jonny Luck has just opened a restaurant in Malmö and it will soon become the setting for a new TV series. The Local chats careers, food, and his new multi-cultural home. READ  

Eccentric Swedish film wins Venice award
Director Roy Andersson with his Golden Lion for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival. (AP Photo/David Azia)

Eccentric Swedish film wins Venice award

Swedish comedy 'A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence' has claimed the Golden Lion for best movie at the Venice film with critics hailing its original approach. READ  

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

The five best Swedish songs of the month

The summer may be (almost) over but the music will keep on playing here at The Local. Our resident music guru Paul Connolly will be selecting his top new Swedish tracks for us in a new monthly feature. READ  

Hedgehog pet craze sweeps Sweden

Hedgehog pet craze sweeps Sweden

African pygmy hedgehogs are being bought by growing numbers of Swedes, as a trend for keeping exotic pets sweeps the country, the Department for Animal Welfare and Health tells The Local. READ  

Sweden reveals Academy Award submission
Swedish director Ruben Östlund on set. Photo. TT

Sweden reveals Academy Award submission

The movie set to represent Sweden at the 2015 Academy Awards was revealed on Monday, a film that has already won awards abroad. READ  

Allergic Swedes demand separate metro carriages
Peanut photo Shutterstock

Allergic Swedes demand separate metro carriages

A Swedish allergies association has asked Stockholm public transport officials to set aside certain carriages on the metro for those with allergies - banning nuts, animals, and strong fragrances in transit. READ  

Chuck Berry wins 2014 Polar music prize
Chuck Berry performing in Oslo in 2007. Hakon Mosvold Larsen /Scanpix Norway

Chuck Berry wins 2014 Polar music prize

The Polar music prizes were handed out in Stockholm on Tuesday night, with Chuck Berry and theatre director Peter Sellars sharing one million kronor ($153,000) in prizes. READ  

Property of the Week
In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week
Kungsholmen has more singles than any other part of Sweden. Photo: Fastighetsbyrån

In Pictures: The Local's Property of the Week

What does a one-room apartment in the capital of Swedish singles look like? You're about to find out - take a peek at the property of the week. READ  

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22 September

Welcome National Geographic! (Stockholm in my American Heart) »

"What comes to mind when you think of the “The Arctic”? Crystal-encased cliffs jutting from the sea, baronial Polar bears scavenging over sheets of cracked ice or a lone explorer heading north into the night. The image my mind invokes is of three sparkling green lines splashed across the sky like graffiti— the Aurora Borealis— our..." READ »

 

19 September

Editor’s blog (The Local Sweden) »

"Happy Friday readers! It sure has been a exciting week in Sweden, where we’re set to get a new Prime Minister after Fredrik Reinfeldt stepped down following Sunday’s elections. The Local blogged live from the key political gatherings across Stockholm. Why not re-visit the action by taking a look at our photos, tweets, videos and analysis? Since the..." READ »

 
 
 
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