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With independent, daily reporting from around Europe, The Local is a window on life in other cultures.

Daily news is the glue of society, defining the issues we care about as a community. We capture the essence of nations by finding the stories that tell us who we are and who those other people over there are, breaking down barriers and bringing us closer together. Our entertaining blend of daily news, business and features has made The Local the largest English-language news network in Europe with five million readers every month.

Stockholm headquarters
James Savage
CEO & Publisher - @SavLocal

James formerly headed up our European editorial team and is now our CEO. Originally from Lincolnshire, England, he moved to Sweden in 2003 where he met Paul Rapacioli and they started The Local. He has also lived in London and Paris.

Paul O'Mahony
Editorial Product Manager - @OMahonyPaul

Paul O'Mahony came to Sweden in 1999 and has been at The Local since 2006. Originally from Kilkenny, Ireland, Paul has also lived in Germany and France.

Ben McPartland
Editor - @McPBen

Ben McPartland led our editorial team in Paris from January 2013 to December 2018. A native of Durham, northern England, Ben has also lived in London, Madrid and Liverpool. He moved to France in 2011.

Catherine Edwards
Europe Editor - @CatJREdwards

Catherine moved to Stockholm to join The Local in October 2015. Originally from Cheshire, England, she studied in Oxford and has also worked in Bologna, Rome and Berlin. She works on reporting and editing across all The Local's sites.

Anna Agebjörn-McFarlane
Director - Commercial Strategy & Sales

Anna Agebjörn originally harks from the county of Småland in Sweden, but after a 12-year stint in Glasgow and London she claims to feel more British than Swedish. She is now back on Swedish soil and looks after The Local's key clients.

Sophie Miskiw
Commercial Editor - @TheSophiesticat

Originally from London, Sophie moved to Sweden in 2016 in search of new adventures. With a mixed background in copywriting and journalism, she has worked with several global brands and written articles for The Spectator and The Daily Mail. Sophie is responsible for producing sponsored content across The Local's networks.

Matt Hope
Social Media Manager - @MattHope_

Matt is originally from the UK and now lives in Stockholm. He joined The Local in January 2018 and is responsible for all of our presences on social media.

Paul Rapacioli
Founder - @paulrapacioli

Originally from London, Paul moved to Sweden in 2003. He started The Local with James Savage in 2004.

James Pearn

James moved from the UK to Germany in 1998. He founded Toytown Germany in 2002 before joining with The Local in 2009.

Lara Thordardottir
Ad Operations Executive

Nicholas Rabbidge
Digital Marketing Manager

Berlin office -
Rachel Stern
Editor - @rthejournalist

Rachel is a Berlin-based editor and journalist passionate about telling interesting stories from throughout the country with accuracy and reliability. She freelanced for The Local before becoming Germany Editor in September 2018.

Rachel Loxton
Journalist - @rachloxton

Multi-skilled award-winning journalist with nearly 10 years experience writing and editing for UK and German publications. Rachel joined The Local in September 2018.

James Rushford
Business Development Manager

Originally from Australia, James has worked in media sales for RELX and Centaur Media in London, News Corp in Australia and now works with advertisers in Germany and the UK. Say hi on LinkedIn here.

Liz Dennys
Senior Key Account Manager - Germany and Switzerland

Liz worked in media sales in London and Bath for many years. She has also lived in South Africa, Hong Kong, and Australia. Now settled in Berlin, Liz is Key Account Manager with The Local.

Copenhagen office - and
Michael Barrett
Editor - @MLBarrett15

Having spent his formative years in Suffolk, England, Michael Barrett moved to Denmark in 2007, where he studied at Aarhus University. Michael began reporting for The Local in 2015 and has previously worked as a freelance writer in Beirut, Lebanon.

Madrid office -
Fiona Govan
Editor - @fifimadrid

Formerly Madrid correspondent for The Daily Telegraph, Fiona covered all manner of issues from across the Iberian peninsula. Originally from Buckinghamshire, UK, she has reported from across Europe with occasional assignments taking her to the Middle East, Latin America and Africa. She joined as Editor of The Local Spain in January 2015.

Paris office -
Evie Burrows-Taylor
Journalist - @eviebt

Evie has worked as a journalist in London, Hong Kong and Paris. She joined The Local in May 2017 and has previously been published in the Financial Times, South China Morning Post and Huffington Post.

Stockholm office -
Emma Löfgren
Editor - @ekjlofgren

After having spent eight years in Scotland, working for local newspapers in places as diverse as the Outer Hebrides and Aberdeen, Emma is back in her native Sweden. She joined The Local's editorial team in January 2015.

Switzerland office -
George Mills
Editor - @georgemills25

Originally from Melbourne, Australia, George joined The Local in early 2013. He was the first editor of our Spain site and then moved over to lead up the Swiss site. He has previously worked as a travel journalist in South-East Asia.