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Huge wooden warship dubbed the Norse 'weapon of mass destruction' at the centre of new exhibition dispelling 'fluffy bunny' scholarship on Vikings

European Times: Copenhagen - Invitation to a beheading

JORGEN NASH never expected to set a trend. In 1964, angry at the women in his life, he decapitated Denmark's most famous female - the little mermaid who sits peacefully waiting for her prince on Copenhagen's seafront.

Travel: Metroland - Wonderful, wonderful day trips

Copenhagen, the graceful Danish capital, now has a speedy rail link to the airport which also opens up the city's own Metroland of interesting outlying areas

Worldwide: 48 hours in ... Copenhagen

Celebrated she may be, but the Little Mermaid is just one tiny part of Copenhagen's weird and wonderful attraction, discovers David Sandhu

It's a complete farce

Michael Frayn's new play has just opened in the West End. One paper hated it; others were entranced. What's it like to be acting in a piece that provokes such strong reactions? Robert Butler spent three nights finding out

Time for some island-hopping therapy?

Small is beautiful when it comes to Denmark's many wild and fascinating islands

Mermaid's head returned

The sawn-off head of Copenhagen's Little Mermaid statue was recovered yesterday and police said it was undergoing laboratory tests in the search for the vandals.

Feminists claim mermaid's head

The beloved statue of the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen was decapitated as a protest against sexism, a previously unknown group said in a statement yesterday.

Copenhagen's little mermaid loses her head

The most famous mermaid in the world has lost her head for the second time.

Hell's Angel held over shooting

A Hell's Angel was arrested yesterday and charged in connection with the killing of a rival Bandidos biker gang member outside a popular northern Denmark restaurant.

The Danes' Great Belt is braced

When a particularly fierce Baltic gust caught the ferry soon after she sailed from Nyborg harbour, everything lurched to starboard - except my coffee. Cleaning up the spillage, I looked wistfully at the plans for through trains from the Jutland peninsula to Denmark's capital, without a sea trip. They start tomorrow, connecting Copenhagen by fixed link with the rest of Europe for the first time.

Obituary: Finn Hoffding

Of the trio of grand old men of Danish music, only Hermann D. Koppel is left: Vagn Holmboe died last September and now Holmboe's teacher, Finn Hoffding, has gone too, 19 days after his 98th birthday. Hoffding's compositions seem - unjustifiably - to have fallen from current favour, although his selfless activity on behalf of music education will ensure that his contribution to music-making in Denmark lives on.

Grenade injures jailed biker

An anti-tank grenade was fired into a prison at Koege, 12 miles south of Copenhagen, housing members of the Bandidos biker gang, injuring one gang member in his cell. Police said the grenade apparently did not explode.

OBITUARY : Kurt Westi

In a 35-year operatic career Kurt Westi developed from a light lyric tenor with a sweet-toned but small voice into the robust interpreter of Verdi's Manrico, Don Carlos and Radames, and Puccini's Rodolfo, Cavaradossi and Pinkerton.

Denmark uneasy as Angels go to ground

Imre Karacs in Copenhagen on the absence of bikes and leather as the trial begins

Hell's Angels move on

The Hell's Angels have abandoned their headquarters in central Copenhagen, which were hit recently by an anti-tank grenade, city officials said yesterday.
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