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Blackburn have signed experienced Denmark defender Lars Jacobsen on a two-year deal.

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Just about now, Lars von Trier will be trundling off in a camper van (he hates to fly) from Denmark to France for the Cannes premiere of his latest feature, Antichrist. The journey takes five days there and five days back.

Agger close to new Liverpool deal

Liverpool defender Daniel Agger is close to signing a new contract with the Premier League club, manager Rafa Benitez said today.

Drysdale's late blunder hands title to Kjeldsen

Denmark's Soren Kjeldsen won his third European Tour title when he won the Andalucia Open by three shots from the Briton David Drysdale yesterday.

Given tames the Danes to save City's blushes

AaB Aalborg 2 Manchester City 0 (2-2 on aggregate; Manchester City win 4-3 on penalties)

The Vikings: it wasn't all raping and pillaging

Forget what history tells us about the Nordic invaders. New research suggests they were model immigrants who co-existed peacefully with the natives

London Fashion Week - Peter Jensen

After an inspiring trip to Greenland, Peter Jensen found this season's quirky new muse, Aunt Jytte - a chip shop owner from Nuuk. Floral topped boots, padded jackets and hand-knitted bobble hats made for an altogether eclectic collection.

Tina Dico, Union Chapel, London

Tina Dico likes to read Dostoevski in her local Ladbroke Grove launderette, part of her long-term escape from being one of her native Denmark's most fêted stars. She moved to London, "the city of distance", in 2001, and apart from the Danish expats scattered through this church tonight, or those who know her from spells with Zero 7, she has found the lonely anonymity she craves.

Rooney cleared over Aalborg incident

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will not face any disciplinary action over an apparent stamp on Aalborg's Kasper Risgard last week.

Album: Tina Dico, A Beginning, A Detour, An Open Ending, (Finest)

She's Danish. She writes, plays and sings in English (with a contralto pitched in the vast prairie separating Tracey Thorn from Chrissie Hynde).

Britain labelled 'cocaine capital of Europe'

The UK is the cocaine, ecstasy and amphetamine capital of Europe, according to a report into the state of the drugs problem.

Thousands stranded as Icelandic fallout grounds Sterling

The budget Icelandic airline Sterling grounded its fleet and filed for bankruptcy yesterday, leaving thousands of travellers stranded across Europe, including up to 700 at Gatwick.

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