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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.

Solbakken was sacked by Cologne as they headed for the drop last month

Wolves trust in Stale Solbakken for instant return to Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers are to appoint the Norwegian Stale Solbakken, who briefly played for Wimbledon during the 1990s, as their new manager.

John Walsh: How Danish squid with green strawberries won first place once again

What are the qualities that, for the third year running, have put a former salted-herring warehouse on the Copenhagen waterfront at the top of the world's best restaurants?

Chef Rene Redzepi at his restaurant Noma in Copenhagen

Trending: This golden ticket has nothing to do with the Olympics

At a loss as what to do with that money you put aside for Olympics tickets? If you're at all interested in food, you might want to use a couple of hundred quid (that would have been what, row 17 at the diving quarter finals?) on a five-course tasting menu when Noma comes to Claridges on 28 July for 10 days.

The Oresund Bridge links Copenhagen in Denmark and Malmo in Sweden

Trail of the Unexpected: Oresund Bridge

The bridge that links Sweden and Denmark has its own TV series, says Gerard Gilbert

Album: Phronesis, Walking Dark (Edition)

The title refers to a series of concerts played in darkness, in tribute to bassist Jasper Hoiby's sightless sister.

Gripping yarn: Steve Van Zandt plays another gangster in 'Lilyhammer'

Sarah's making way for a Soprano in a new sweater

Norway's cold climes are the hot new spot for Nordic noir, says Gerard Gilbert

Michael Booth joins a group led by Roderick Sloan into the water to dive for sea urchin

Globe-trotting gastronomy: Out to sea in Norway with the 'mad Scot' who has helped make sea urchins fashionable

For years now, the Danish chef René Redzepi has been telling me about a mad Scot who lives way up in the Arctic Circle on the coast of northern Norway and supplies his restaurant, Noma, with the most exquisite sea urchins. You always know when René is really excited about produce because the hairs on his arms stand up. When he talked about these sea urchins, he bristled like an excited grizzly. Eventually, I got to taste them for myself in the "beachscape" dish at the world-beating Copenhagen restaurant, their pale-yellow innards dried and scattered across frozen pebbles with herbs and raw shrimp in imitation of a beachscape.

The Island President (PG)

A documentary study in integrity and its dangers.

Hundreds of demonstrators will confront the English Defence League tomorrow as the far-right group holds its first ever European summit

Anti-fascists mobilise against English Defence League summit in Denmark

Hundreds of demonstrators will confront the English Defence League tomorrow as the far-right group holds its first ever European summit in a bid to set up a Continent-wide alliance of anti-Islamic organisations.

Eurozone needs 'mother of all firewalls' says OECD

European leaders must erect "the mother of all firewalls" to protect the eurozone from the flames of financial contagion, the secretary of the OECD urged yesterday.

Darina Allen: 'If I was on a desert island, I'd want the nostalgia of champ'

My earliest food memory... My mother baking her own soda bread, which she would do as part of her everyday routine. I remember being just old enough to see up over the table and watching her quick and light hand movements as she worked. She would always give me a little bit of dough to make my own cistín, or "little cake", and I would cut a cross in it as she did, then prick the four corners to let the fairies out. That is very important; otherwise the fairies will jinx your bread.

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Antibiotics threaten to damage health of nation

The world is entering an era where injuries as common as a child's scratched knee could kill, where patients entering hospital gamble with their lives, and where routine operations such as a hip replacement become too dangerous to carry out, the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned.

Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organisation

Health chief warns: age of safe medicine is ending

Antibiotic crisis will make routine operations impossible and a scratched knee could be fatal

Cycling: Mark Cavendish wins sprint finish

Mark Cavendish won the second stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico today to claim his fourth victory of what he hopes will be a momentous 2012 season.

The Sheffield Theatres stage three plays by Michael Frayn including 'Democracy'

Heads Up: Michael Frayn Season

From the West End to Sheffield...you've been Frayn-ed!

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee