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Royal princess couple to quit Stockholm for UK
Chris O'Neill and Princess Madeleine of Sweden. Photo: Henrik Montgomery/SCANPIX

Royal princess couple to quit Stockholm for UK

Princess Madeleine of Sweden is set to leave her native country and move to London with her British-American banker husband Chris O'Neill, the Royal Court confirmed on Wednesday. READ  

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Six essential shopping spots in Stockholm
Exclusive shopping street Biblioteksgatan in Stockholm's Östermalm district. Photo: TT

Six essential shopping spots in Stockholm

Sweden has a reputation for style and the nation's capital is a haven for shopaholics - once you know where to go. Here's The Local's beginner's guide to Stockholm's shopping scene in 2015, from the latest designer stores and independent boutiques to handy malls. READ  

Sweden's Eurovision star Måns through to final
Sweden's Måns Zelmerlöw is through to the Eurovision 2015 final. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

Sweden's Eurovision star Måns through to final

Sweden's Eurovision hope, Måns Zelmerlöw, sailed through with his track 'Heroes' in a semi-final that was mostly lined with rock goth-inspired ballads. But will he nail his gnome fist bump in time for Saturday's final? READ  

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How to make crispy Swedish asparagus
Crispy baked asparagus. Photo: John Duxbury

How to make crispy Swedish asparagus

Asparagus season is upon us. Swedes love this green vegetable, so what better way to celebrate than with some crispy asparagus baked with traditional Swedish cheese. Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe with The Local. READ  

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Oslo battles Stockholm for Harry Hole movie
Jo Nesbø at a prize-giving in December. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

Oslo battles Stockholm for Harry Hole movie

Oslo and Stockholm have entered into a bidding war to try and get the Jo Nesbø thriller The Snowman shot in their city, with both offering funding, free parking and other services. READ  

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What’s on in Sweden: May 21th – May 28th
US talkshow host Bill Maher. Photo: Janet Van Ham/Ap

What’s on in Sweden: May 21th – May 28th

US talkshow host Bill Maher is heading to Sweden for his first Europe tour, a star photographer will chat to visitors at one of Stockholm's trendiest museums and there's a half-marathon kicking off in Gothenburg - as usual, Sweden has something to offer everyone. READ  

Two million Swedes design 'house of clicks'
Image: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Two million Swedes design 'house of clicks'

A team of award-winning architects have joined forces with two million Swedes to design the country’s most sought-after home. READ  

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Five top facts: Sweden's Eurovision entry
Sweden's Eurovision star Måns Zelmerlöw. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

Five top facts: Sweden's Eurovision entry

UPDATED: Just three years after winning Eurovision, Sweden is again tipped as one of the favourites to take home the crown on Saturday. Here, The Local brings you the five things you need to know about the 28-year-old Swedish heartthrob who has stirred up quite the social media buzz in Vienna. READ  

Interview: Bill Maher
'Do the Swedes know what Cheetos are?'
Bill Maher is bringing his stand-up tour to Stockholm. Photo: David Becker/WireImage

'Do the Swedes know what Cheetos are?'

Funny, intelligent and highly controversial, US comedian and talkshow host Bill Maher has won himself fans and enemies alike on both sides of the pond. Here, he tells The Local's Emma Löfgren how he thinks his particular brand of telling-it-like-he-sees-it comedy will fly when he hits the Swedish stand-up stage next week. READ  

Swedish royals receive lavish wedding gifts
A motorcycle helmet was among the wedding gifts for Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT

Swedish royals receive lavish wedding gifts

A kayak, a large stuffed lion and their very own nature reserve. Those were some of the gifts Sweden's royal couple Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist received this weekend at a traditional church service in Stockholm ahead of their impending wedding ceremony. READ  

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Europe gets ready for Måns Zelmerlöw mania
Mans Zelmerlöw celebrating his Melodifestivalen triumph. Credit: MAJA Suslin / TT

Europe gets ready for Måns Zelmerlöw mania

Sweden's Måns Zelmerlöw is the favourite to win Eurovision 2015 and a saucy press pack featuring an image of him wearing only underwear is causing the social media hype around the star to swell. READ  

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The Local's ultimate guide to travel in Sweden
Summer camping at the foot of Sweden's tallest mountain Kebnekaise. Photo: TT

The Local's ultimate guide to travel in Sweden

Visiting one of the world's most beautiful countries? Want to make the most of living in Sweden? Here at The Local we've pulled together our top travel tips, from luxury bars to bargain backpacker hostels and hearty hikes in the Nordic nation. READ  

Meet Sweden's oldest newlyweds (probably)
Two unlikely newlyweds have become Sweden's favourite sweethearts. Photo: Helena Wahlman/imagebank.sweden.se

Meet Sweden's oldest newlyweds (probably)

Sweden has gone crazy for two lovebirds who prove it is never too late to find love. Ingrid Jonsson, 88, told The Local on Tuesday how she and Håkan Andersson, 94, tied the knot after almost two decades together and are thought to be the oldest newlyweds in the land. READ  

Could Sweden get a new princess this summer?
Sofia Hellqvist, left, with Sweden's Princess Madeleine and the youngest member of the royal family, Princess Leonore. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Could Sweden get a new princess this summer?

Sweden is being gripped by royal fever as this summer's wedding party moves closer, with one Swedish tabloid reporting on Monday that Prince Carl Philip's bride-to-be, former reality TV star Sofia Hellqvist, is to be offered the title of Princess of Sweden. READ  

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Expat women wake up to natural birth control

Expat women wake up to natural birth control

Cross-border love knows no boundaries. The Local catches up with three women in three countries who’ve discovered a Swedish natural birth control app that can keep up with the demands of long-distance love and moving abroad. READ  

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