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Attitudes to nudity are somewhat more relaxed in Sweden than here at home – as I found out earlier this week in Malmo.

Observations: The BBC transplants Scandi-crime

A bleak cityscape at night, set to a pulsating musical score. In the corner of the screen the words “Day 1” appear before we cut to a murder scene. It could be an archetypal out take from the hit Danish drama Forbrydelsen, or The Killing, except that the city is Nottingham and this is a BBC drama with a British cast.

Luton scored 5.76 on a rudeness scale of 1-10

Paradise...? (No, Luton is Britain's rudest airport)

Luton is the UK's most unfriendly airport, with Edinburgh the most welcoming, according to a survey.

New Tricks writer hits back as stars label scripts 'bland'

The writer of long-running detective drama New Tricks has hit back in a row with the cast who claimed the scripts had become "bland".

Welcome! A volunteer entertains fans waiting to watch athletes compete in the swimming stage of the Women's Triathlon in Hyde Park

How are we doing? What the world thinks of London 2012

Away from the medals, have we been as successful in making the games a great experience for athletes and tourists alike?

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Mark Cavendish outlines his plans

Cavendish vows not to celebrate, win or lose

Win or lose in the Olympic road race tomorrow, Mark Cavendish will be back in the saddle on Sunday for a three-day sprint around the cycling hot beds of Europe. Cavendish is booked to appear in a criterium in Belgium followed by another in France on Monday and then Holland.

Mark Cavendish outlines his plans

No celebrations vow from Mark Cavendish, even if he wins road race at London 2012

Win or lose in the Olympic road race tomorrow, Mark Cavendish will be back in the saddle on Sunday for a three-day sprint around the cycling hotbeds of Europe. Cavendish is booked to appear in a critérium in Belgium followed by another in France on Monday and then the Netherlands.

Great Dane: Birger Larsen

Danish maestro who is making a killing in Britain

Director Birger Larsen explains to Gerard Gilbert how he plans to bring Nordic grit to his first BBC crime series

Great Dane: Birger Larsen

Danish maestro Birger Larsen makes a killing in Britain

Birger Larsen will bring Nordic grit to his first BBC crime series

Probe into leak of climate change emails is closed

A two-and-a-half year investigation into the embarrassing leak of hundreds of emails apparently designed to cast doubt on the scientific case behind climate change has been shut down without the culprit being found, police said last night.

Daffodils may cure depression

Wordsworth found them "jocund company" and all he had to do was think of them when miserable and his heart would fill with pleasure.

Deborah Ross: Gay marriage and the Apocalypse – you have been warned

If You Ask Me: Wicked Denmark was engulfed by a tempest of those traditional family values

David Millar has served a two-year ban for using EPO in 2004

Armstrong confronted with legal charges by US drug authorities

The United States Anti-Doping Agency have initiated legal proceedings over allegations of doping against seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.

Danish court finds four guilty of terror plot

Four men were each jailed for 12 years yesterday for planning a shooting spree at the office of a Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the Prophet Mohamed.

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