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Need more space? Check out Sweden's priciest flat
An artist's impression of the sitting room of Sweden's most expensive apartment. Image: Sivkraft

Need more space? Check out Sweden's priciest flat

Is money burning a hole in your pocket? Sweden's most expensive apartment in history could help you offload some cash. READ  

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What's on in Sweden: April 23rd - 30th
Walpurgis celebrations in Lund, southern Sweden. Photo: Johan Nilsson/SCANPIX

What's on in Sweden: April 23rd - 30th

Join the Swedes in welcoming the beginning of spring by lighting bonfires in honour of an eighth-century German abbess this weekend. If that sounds too weird to you, there's also plenty of music, dancing and fitness events to ensure your calendar stays jam-packed. READ  

First Swedish spring strawberries at auction
Swedish strawberries snapped in 2014. Photo: TT

First Swedish spring strawberries at auction

Sweden's annual strawberry crop contest has a winner, with Lars Jacobsen from Skåne in southern Sweden the first to produce the fresh fruits in 2015. READ  

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'Cultural events aren't as common as you expect'
Laura Pertuy preparing leaflets for the French Film Festival. Photo: The Local

'Cultural events aren't as common as you expect'

Parisian Laura Pertuy, 27, helped relaunch Stockholm's French Film Festival this month and is hoping to forge closer links between the two European countries closest to her heart as she embarks on a new life in Sweden. READ  

'Unattractive' Swedes offered total makeover
Swedes in need of a total makeover? Photo: Carolina Romare/imagebank.sweden.se

'Unattractive' Swedes offered total makeover

Sweden's least attractive people live in Motala, in central Sweden, according to a dating website, but that could soon change. READ  

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What's on in Sweden: April 16th - 23rd
Seinabo Sey is performing in three Swedish cities this week. Photo: TT

What's on in Sweden: April 16th - 23rd

Gothenburg is celebrating its breweries with a special beer week, while soulful star Seinabo Sey is holding three gigs across southern Sweden and Stockholm is hosting a French film festival. Read on to discover more about our cultural picks for the next seven days. READ  

World gets stronger taste for Swedish sweet treats
Swedish crispbread is selling like hotcakes. Photo: Janus Langhorn/Image Bank Sweden

World gets stronger taste for Swedish sweet treats

Food and drink account for an increasing share of Swedish exports, with France and the US among the countries gobbling up a growing number of cakes, breads and pastries from the Nordic nation. READ  

Mamma Mia! Sweden set to open Abba restaurant
Björn Ulvaeus. Photo: Jesper Brandt

Mamma Mia! Sweden set to open Abba restaurant

UPDATED: Swedish Abba legend Björn Ulvaeus has told The Local that plans to create a Mamma Mia style entertainment venue in Stockholm, inspired by the Greek taverna in the smash movie and musical, could go global. READ  

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Is the world wrong to link Sweden with sexiness?
Shoes from a previous collection of Swedish Hasbeens. Photo: Swedish Habeens

Is the world wrong to link Sweden with sexiness?

The world has misunderstood why Sweden is sexy, claims the woman behind one of Sweden’s hottest new brands who now travels the world promoting a new generation of Swedishness. READ  

The Local List
Sweden's best beautiful bargain property spots
A home for sale in Tomelillia, Skåne this week. Photo: TT

Sweden's best beautiful bargain property spots

Fancy owning a stunning home in Sweden for the same price as a shed in London or New York? It's the best time in years for Brits and Americans to invest in the Nordic nation, thanks to the weak kronor. Here's The Local's guide to snapping up a gorgeous property for less than €100,000 (£72,000, $106,009, 933,210 kronor). READ  

Secret Abba project stirs global social media buzz
Abba in their heyday with, from left, Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson. Photo: SCANPIX

Secret Abba project stirs global social media buzz

A mysterious message from Abba legend Björn Ulvaeus promising a big announcement on Wednesday has sent fans into a frenzy around the internet – and not just in his native Sweden. READ  

Bargain burger chain bites designer revamp
A Max restaurant in Skellefteå in northern Sweden. Photo: TT

Bargain burger chain bites designer revamp

Swedish fast food chain Max is linking up with one of the country's leading architectural firms as part of a mission to improve customer experience. But how much do cheap burger seekers care about interior design? READ  

The Local Music
The Local's top Swedish songs of  the month: April
Sweden's Seinabo Sey is one of the stars with a new track out this month. Photo: TT

The Local's top Swedish songs of the month: April

The Local's music guru, Paul Connolly, chooses six songs to take you through the first bright days of spring as part of our monthly series of top Swedish tracks. READ  

The Local Recipes
How to make eggs on toast Swedish-style
Swedish 'Gubbröra', which means 'Old Man's Mix', on a slice of toast. Photo: John Duxbury

How to make eggs on toast Swedish-style

One of Sweden's most famous dishes, 'Gubbröra' (literally 'Old Man's Mix') is a great recipe if you've still got any leftover eggs in the fridge after Easter. It's tasty on a slice of bread as a starter or a light spring lunch. John Duxbury shares his recipe with The Local. READ  

What's on in Sweden
What's on in Sweden: April 9th - 16th
Swedish star Joel Alme is playing in Stockholm this week. Photo: Nora Lorek/TT

What's on in Sweden: April 9th - 16th

With spring well underway in Sweden, it's the perfect time to get out of your apartment. How does an indie pop gig, artisan coffee tasting or an Irish-Swedish modern drama sound? For the brainiacs among you, we've thrown in an international science festival too. READ  

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