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Nine startling ways Sweden's capital will steal your heart
Living in Stockholm isn't all about Abba and meatballs. Photos: Hasse Holmberg/Anders Wikström/Christine Olsson/TT

It's easy to fall in love with Stockholm's architecture, parks and sense of style. But there are so many more reasons to be passionate about the stunning city.

Say 'hej hej hej' to some Swedish sunshine
Stockholmers enjoying a previous spring heatwave in 2014. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

UPDATED: Temperatures are set to top 20C in parts of Sweden this week.

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Six secret ways to enjoy Stockholm on a shoestring
Friends hanging out in Stockholm's Old Town. Photo: Simon Paulin/Image Bank Sweden

Taxis, booze and meals might cost more than elsewhere in Europe, but Sweden's capital's a surprisingly easy place to hang out, even if you're short on cash.

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No underdog: Swede invites expats to use pooch-sitters
DogBuddy's CEO Richard Setterwall, right. Photo: Dogbuddy

Is this the solution to keeping your dog cared for while you're on holiday?

What does two percent of Norway have against Sweden?
What do two percent of Norwegians have against Sweden? Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

This is how Swedish tourism bosses are hoping to convince not just 98 percent, but ALL Norwegians to come to Sweden.

'Don’t mention the shower!' Cleese thrashes Sweden hotel
Cleese was horrified by his Swedish hotel experience. Photo: TT

Fawlty Towers star endures own hotel nightmare in Sweden.

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Watch the PM talk to people calling 'The Swedish Number'
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. Photo: Screengrab from 'The Swedish Number'

They thought they were calling a random Swede... and got the shock of a lifetime when the Prime Minister picked up instead.

The Local Recipes
How to make Swedish smoked salmon and asparagus tart

Spring is the season of asparagus in Sweden. Try this delicious tart with smoked salmon.

The Local List
The ten weirdest taboos you must never break in Sweden
Don't jump the queue for the coffee. Photo: Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se

Don't. Just... don't.

Swedish house prices rocket faster than anywhere in EU
A viewing at a Swedish home up for sale. Photo: Tomas Oneborg/TT

House prices only edged up slightly across Europe last year, but Swedes experienced a massive jump in the cost of buying a new home.

Stockholm's Arlanda 'must compete' with other airports
Passengers at Arlanda airport earlier this year. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Sweden's biggest airport, Arlanda, needs massive investment, a major government-funded investigation has concluded.

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Sweden becomes first country with its own phone number
Swedes on their mobile phones. Photo: Marcus Ericsson/TT

Here's what happened when The Local tried to call Sweden's new national number.

The Local List
Nine bizarre Swedish eating habits that confuse foreigners
Photo: Susanne Walström/Carolina Romare/imagebank.sweden.se, Antti T. Nissinen/Flickr

Way more than meatballs.

Swedish wolverine baby… or a vicious punk rock legend?
Left, Sid. Right, Sid. Photo: Camilla Schratz/Nordens Ark/Jurek Holzer/SvD/Scanpix

Sex, drugs and cuteness. Mostly cuteness.

20C and a water shortage: Sweden's having a heatwave
Southern Swedes enjoying a previous April warm spell in 2011. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Temperatures of up to 20C are on their way to southeast Sweden.

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