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Royal baptism day for Sweden's Prince Oscar
Prince Oscar with Archbishop Antje Jackelén. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

UPDATED: Royalty, dignitaries and other esteemed figures took to Stockholm's Royal Chapel for the ceremony.

The Local Recipes
Fend off the bad weather with a Swedish beetroot salad
Beetroot salad with cumin and feta. Photo: John Duxbury/Swedish Food

Rain, rain, go away.

Homes
Slow design: How Nordic style can make your life better

The world has long been hungry for Nordic lifestyle, with its love of design, nature, and light. But this is about much more than painting your floorboards white or throwing a sheepskin on a chair – it’s a mindset that informs everyday life.

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Ten reasons why Varberg is the best place in Sweden
The Local shows some love for Varberg. Photo: Mikael Pilstrand/MarknadVarberg

Forget Stockholm, Gothenburg or Malmö, it looks like seaside town Varberg is Sweden's place to be.

Why fewer Swedes are using condoms in 2016
Photo: Robert Henriksson / SvD / TT

Younger Swedes are better at protecting themselves than their older compatriots.

Interview
'Fika is a coffee break, with emphasis on break'
All pictures from the documentary 'Fika: to have coffee'. Photo: Fabian Schmid

The Local speaks to Zürich-based budding filmmaker Fabian Schmid about why he decided to travel to Sweden to shoot a documentary about the unique Nordic 'fika' concept.

The Local Recipes
Swedish summer strawberries with elderflower parfait
Elderflower parfait with strawberries. Photo: John Duxbury/Swedish Food

Simple to make, delicious to taste. Here's our favourite summer dessert recipe.

What's on in Sweden
Four things to do, look at, eat and listen to in Sweden
Food festival in Skåne, anyone? Photo: Skånes matfestival/Cecilia Franck

Can't think of anything to do in Sweden this weekend? Here are some great ideas!

The Local List
Six things Swedes get tired of hearing abroad
Someone probably sang Dancing Queen to her again. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

If I hear one more word about Abba...

Sweden gets ready for Prince Oscar's baptism
A happy Princess Victoria and a not equally happy Prince Oscar. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

European royalty, the arch bishop and spring water from a Swedish island. What more do you need for a royal christening?

Opinion
'Swedes, ditch meat on the barbecue this summer'
Meat on the barbecue? That's so 2015. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Should Swedes abandon meat on the barbecue this summer and go vegetarian instead?

Want to date a Swede? Head to these cities
What's the best place for dating in Sweden? Photo: Carolina Romare/imagebank.sweden.se

It seems Stockholm and Gothenburg are no romantic hotspots.

The Local Recipes
This is the best Swedish meatballs recipe in the world
Traditional Swedish meatballs. Photo: Miriam Preis/Image Bank Sweden

Why not embrace your inner Swede and try out our favourite meatballs recipe?

My Swedish Career
'I wanted to do something different from everyone else'
Jonathan with his family in Stockholm. Photo: Malin Mörner

Jonathan Boutin moved to Sweden at the age of 20 and, after moving across the country and working in a variety of jobs, he's still here a decade later.

The Local Recipes
The Swedish strawberry drink that's perfect for summer
Strawberry cordial is a refreshing summer drink. Photo: John Duxbury

The sun's out! Here's our favourite refreshing Swedish drink.

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Blog updates

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