Is the Scandi Love of Winter Swimming Crazy?

Melanie Haynes | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

Last week I found myself in the well-to-do Copenhagen seaside suburb of Hellerup and I was drawn down one of the side roads leading to the front as the sun was actually shining and glittering off the sea. I was sitting looking out towards Sweden when I realised that I was sitting right by the Vinterbad or winter swimming area.

Denmark: Hunting Trolls and Happiness

Harvey Wilks | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

A little while ago I wrote a piece asking why you might want to live in Denmark, which more or less lauded the place - my new home - taking into account a spectrum of criteria, from important things like crime, safety and tolerance levels, to questionably less vital things like the fact there's a restaurant in Copenhagen called Munter.

Why Would You Want to Live in... Denmark?

Harvey Wilks | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

What did you do on Sunday afternoon? I cycled around the entire inner city. No Lycra and no gears even. The city is so small, flat and well planned that you can do this at a leisurely pace in about two hours, ticking off sights like the Little Mermaid, the Lakes, Strøget and Nyhavn while still having time to see the bottom of a couple of glasses of Mikkeller.

How to Bring Danish Hygge Into Your Home This Winter

Melanie Haynes | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

A soon as you move to Denmark you become aware of a word that the Danes use all the time and say there is no translation for - hygge (pronounced hooga). They say the best translation is cosy but that is so inadequate for what hygge truly means. I fell for hygge straightaway and it seems that others outside Denmark are starting to try and understand this lovely concept.

Bred to Die, the Real Tragedy of the Lion at Odense Zoo

Claire Bass | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK
Claire Bass

This was a perfectly healthy young lion, killed at nine months of age not because she was sick or injured, but simply because nobody wanted her. Just like Marius the giraffe shot with a bolt to the head at Copenhagen Zoo last year, she is one of an estimated 5,000 animals bred in captivity each year in European zoos but killed because they are considered surplus to requirements, genetically undesirable for the zoo's breeding programme.

Lion Dissected In Front Of Children In 'Macabre Spectacle' At Demark's Odense Zoo

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK

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Living in a Country That People Have Finally Heard of - How Denmark Stopped Being Holland

Melanie Haynes | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Haynes

Back in 2008 I moved to a country that seemingly no one had heard of. Conversations went a bit like this - Me: I am moving to Copenhagen in Denmark. Others: Wow Holland, it's a bit flat there isn't it? Me: No, Denmark. Others: Wow, I don't know anyone who has moved to Belgium before. Me: Argh!

Denmark: No Easy Answer to the Refugee Crisis

Alex Forrest | Posted 06.09.2015 | UK Politics
Alex Forrest

An equal society, a happy nation, the least corrupt country in the world. Denmark has a lot going for it, particularly when it comes to soft power. But just how welcoming is it to foreigners?

Hornbaek, Helsingor and Hamlet's Castle

Petra Shepherd | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Shepherd

Just up the road from Helsingor is Hornbaek where Denmark's young and beautiful take summer houses and look like something out of a Ralph Lauren ad on the beach. Not a tattoo or anyone who needed to miss a meal or two in site.

A Broke Girl's Guide to Copenhagen

Lizzie Mulherin | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Mulherin

True to form as one of the finer things in life, Copenhagen can be rather costly. However, like most worthwhile feats, where there is a will (and as it happened in my case, a very low bank balance - thank you, London) there is a wallet-friendly way.

The Murder of the Whales, Courtesy of the Royal Danish Navy

Captain Paul Watson | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK
Captain Paul Watson

142 pilot whales were slaughtered on the night of July 23 on the beach at Torshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands. 1,100 people and more than a hundred boats participated, backed up by two Danish Navy warships the Triton and the Knut Rasmussen.

Seven Ways We Should All Try Living More Danishly

Helen Russell | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Russell

After some research, I found out that there was more to Denmark than endless winters, Nordic Noir and bacon. They also had a great work-life balance - something lacking in our fast-paced London existence - as well as a welfare state that looked after everyone. And pastries. And beer.

Shocking Footage Sees Circus Elephant Destroying Car After Beating From His Keeper

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK

A day at the beach took a dark turn in the Danish town of Karrebæksminde for these three elephants. The trio - who are owned by a traveling circu...

Danish Elections: Denmark Turns Right

Alex Forrest | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Politics
Alex Forrest

It's expected that Lars Løkke Rasmussen, who's already been PM once, will become Denmark's next leader. Over the last few months he's had to battle criticisms over his expenses. His party, The Liberals (Venstre) had its worst election night in twenty-five years, losing around a quarter of its votes.

New Political Party Offers a New Climate Economy in Denmark

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

In an almost unseasonably warm Sunday noon in February, nearly half a year ago, I made my way to an old London night club, which for the day had been transformed into what the organizers of Change: How? described as a political festival.

Danish Radio Host Who Beat and Killed Baby Rabbit on Air Should Be Prosecuted

Libby Blanchard | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Libby Blanchard

Animal rights and animal welfare debates are important, and there is a hypocrisy that exists within pet lovers who are also meat eaters. But debates about animal rights and their welfare but should never be sparked with cruelty and unnecessary suffering.

Models Face Psychiatric Evaluations In Effort To Boot Out Eating Disorders

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The Danish fashion industry has teamed up with charities and trade agencies to launch the Danish Fashion Ethical Charter, which hopes to ensure greate...

It Is Now Illegal To Have Sex With Animals In Denmark

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK

Legislation banning bestiality has been passed in Denmark, strengthening a law animal rights activists feared was bringing animal sex tourists to the ...

10 Cool, Kid and Budget Friendly Things to Do and See in Copenhagen (Plus How to Save Money)

Hannah Bullivant | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Parents
Hannah Bullivant

We stayed for 6 days and walked for miles and miles, exploring, getting lost, discovering, eating, drinking, eating, eating some more and falling in love with the city. Below are 10 cool, kid and budget friendly things to do and see in Copenhagen.

Apparently Schools Should Be Showing Porn In Class..

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A Danish professor is calling on schools to show porn films in class so teenagers can get distinguish from real relationships and unrealistic sex port...

Copenhagen - Time for Solidarity and Supporting Free Speech

John Sargeant | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK
John Sargeant

We cannot stop being alive, we cannot stop noticing the harm religious extremism and hatred causes. We will point out what fundamentalists are trying to do. We will show the limits they try to impose. We will show how people give tacit let alone explicit support to those that wish atheists, apostates and blasphemers dead.

Chapel Hill Shooting: How Many More Until We Realise This Is A Trend?

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

This problem needs to be dealt with properly, and must be tackled with caution. However, to resolve it, we must first acknowledge that the problem actually exists. A massive step for the vast majority. Then again, to acknowledge a problem exists, we must first feel that the grief it causes matters.

Copenhagen Shooting Suspect Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein Had Criminal Record, Police Say

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK

Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein, the suspected gunman killed by police after shooting attacks against a free speech event and outside a Copenhagen synagog...

Danish Rabbi Says Jews Will Stay And Fight Terror, Not Flee To Israel

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK

In the aftermath of another sickening attack on Europe's Jews, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has yet again urged Jewish Europeans to cons...

Suspect In The Copenhagen Shooting Killed After Shootout On The Street

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Chris York | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK

Police in Copenhagen have shot dead a man they believe was responsible for two shootings that claimed the lives of two civilians just hours apart. ...