Jonson ends Scandinavian saga with dramatic leveller

Denmark 2 Sweden 2

Spanish and Danish royals abandon blue blood to marry commoners

Two royal weddings within eight days show how Europe's crowned heads have abandoned blue-blooded alliances in favour of diluting - or enriching - their reigning dynasties with the usual red of ordinary folk.

SPORTING DIGEST: BADMINTON

SPORTING DIGEST: BADMINTON

Ice Hockey: Adey keeps Britain on track

GREAT BRITAIN completed the first step towards rejoining the world's elite following a 4-2 victory over Hungary in Pool B of the World Championships in Rodovre, Denmark, yesterday.

Badminton: Christensen's title

WORLD NO one Peter Gade Christensen won his first All England title yesterday with a hard-fought 15-11, 7-15, 15-10 victory over the Indonesian teenager Taufik Hidayat.

Basketball: England coast as Carter controls

England 87

Danes come to the rescue of sperm banks

A THOUSAND years ago tall, blond Viking raiders terrorised Scotland, raping and pillaging as they went. Now history is repeating itself. The nordic invaders are back, but this time they are being welcomed - by a sperm bank desperate to replenish its dwindling supplies, writes Glenda Cooper.

Football: Denmark favourites

OVER-CONFIDENCE is the main danger facing Denmark before their second Group C match against South Africa in Toulouse today.

Divided Danes approve EU enlargement treaty

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark ratified the Amsterdam EU treaty by a clear margin, paving the way for it to enlarge eastwards, nearly complete results showed after a referendum yesterday.

Letter: Don't rewrite history

Sir: Anything which makes history more attractive to young people ought to be welcomed, but the latest EC-funded CD-Rom appears to confuse making the past accessible with sanitising it ("Swashbuckling Vikings are written out of history", 9 May).

Sporting digest: Badminton

Sporting digest: Badminton

Four lost in sea tragedy

Four people were feared dead when a Danish fishing boat and a Norwegian tanker collided in fog in the Oresund strait between Denmark and Sweden.

Danes buy Glenfeshie

Conservationists have lost out to a Danish family-owned company in their bid for the Highland Glenfeshie estate, it was revealed yesterday.

Denmark jails neo-Nazis over bombs to Britain

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