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Roskilde Festival 2015
The Local's not-quite-live Roskilde blog
Paul McCartney played Orange on Saturday night. Photo: Jens Nørgaard Larsen/Scanpix

The Local's not-quite-live Roskilde blog

There is so much going on at the Roskilde Festival that it is hard to stay on top of it all. We are at Denmark's wildest party and will be periodically posting some of the most interesting articles, great photos and much more from this year's event. READ  

Roskilde Festival 2015
RF15: Sustainability never tasted so good
It's not always easy to meet the culinary needs of 130,000 festival guests but Roskilde's organizers provide high-quality, varied eateries for the masses of merrymakers. Photo: Allan Mutuku

RF15: Sustainability never tasted so good

The Roskilde Festival food experience used to be best defined by eating canned tuna in a hot tent but a strong focus on food and sustainability in recent years has led to numerous high-quality, value-for-money organic food options around the festival. READ  

Nude ad removed from buses after public outcry
Photo: Mette Cristine Schou Frandsen/Facebook

Nude ad removed from buses after public outcry

Danish company Movia has been flooded with criticism due to a bus advertisement that many have argued is degrading and offensive to women. READ  

Former Danish PM lied about Iraq war plans
Former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Photo: Niels Ahlmann Olesen/Scanpix

Former Danish PM lied about Iraq war plans

A new document reveals that Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who was Prime Minister of Denmark in the period leading up to and during the Iraq war, intended to join the US invasion much earlier than he had previously indicated. READ  

Kjærsgaard new speaker of Danish parliament
Former DF leader Pia Kjærsgaard. Photo: Liselotte Sabroe/Scanpix

Kjærsgaard new speaker of Danish parliament

The former Danish People's Party leader is seen as a polarizing figure by her opponents, who argue that she is not fit for the prestigious role. READ  

Danish unions: Ryanair strike from July 18
Photo: Agencja Gazeta/Scanpix

Danish unions: Ryanair strike from July 18

The Danish unions have now formally announced their intent to initiate a strike against Ryanair starting July 18, following yesterday's ruling from the Danish Labour Court allowing them to take 'industrial action' against the airline. READ  

Roskilde Festival 2015
Volunteers at the heart of Roskilde Festival
Anne-Katrine Greenwik Jensen told us she enjoys helping out and the free festival ticket isn't bad either! Photo: Bobby Anwar

Volunteers at the heart of Roskilde Festival

Some 30,000 people volunteer at the Roskilde Festival through their voluntary efforts, it is little wonder that it has grown to the proportions it spans today. READ  

Denmark may introduce more asylum restrictions
Photo: Søren Bidstrup/Scanpix

Denmark may introduce more asylum restrictions

Additional measures may be in store if cutting benefits to asylum seekers and foreigners does not lead to fewer refugees coming to Denmark, Integration Minister Inger Støjberg said. READ  

Denmark-bound jihadist suspects arrested
Marrakesh, Morocco. Photo: Martin Varsavsky/Flickr

Denmark-bound jihadist suspects arrested

The arrests come less than a week after the terrorist attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait. READ  

Danish unions allowed to strike against Ryanair
Ryanair has said that it will appeal the ruling. Photo: Thomas Lekfeldt/Scanpix

Danish unions allowed to strike against Ryanair

The ongoing labour dispute between Ryanair and Danish labour unions took a new turn on Wednesday when the Danish Labour Court ruled in favour of the unions. READ  

Features
The Danish Way
Gender equality and a woman’s right to age
Maggie Gyllenhaal may have been "too old", but Danish actresses are given more age-realistic roles. Photo: Colourbox

Gender equality and a woman’s right to age

The Local's columnist Jessica Alexander argues that Denmark is ahead of Hollywood when it comes to realistic approaches to women's ageing. READ  

My Danish Career
'Making it in Denmark is incredibly tough'

'Making it in Denmark is incredibly tough'

Jason Heppenstall built up a journalism career while living in Denmark and has just released a new book, but getting there wasn't easy. READ  

The Danish Way
Why happy endings don’t make us happy
If you’re looking for a good Danish film to start with, try Thomas Vinterberg’s 1998 classic Festen. Photo: Nimbus Films

Why happy endings don’t make us happy

The Local's opinion columnist Jessica Alexander writes that if you really want to feel better about yourself, you should skip the sugary Hollywood films and opt for a Danish downer. READ  

The Local List
Five summer surprises in Copenhagen
Copenhagen's waterways come alive in the summertime. Photo: Colourbox

Five summer surprises in Copenhagen

Blogger Melanie Haynes shares the top five things that surprised her about summer in Copenhagen, as well as two that really annoy her. READ  

Danish queen and PM celebrate gender equality
The PM and Queen Margrethe await the arrival of a parade in honour of the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. To the right is speaker of parliament Mogens Lykketoft. Photo: Nils Meilvang/Scanpix

Danish queen and PM celebrate gender equality

During Friday's Constitution Day celebration in Denmark, Queen Margrethe and Helle Thorning-Schmidt paid tribute to the women who fought to achieve the right to vote 100 years ago. READ  

More News
Convicted terrorist loses Danish citizenship
Sam Mansour. Photo: Jeanne Kornum/Scanpix

Convicted terrorist loses Danish citizenship

Sam Mansour, who has been dubbed ‘The Bookseller from Brønshøj’ and ‘al-Qaeda’s PR man in Denmark’, on Wednesday became the first ever Dane to have his citizenship revoked for illegal activity. READ  

Denmark to reduce asylum benefits
Immigration Minister Inger Støjberg. Photo: Simon Læssøe/Scanpix

Denmark to reduce asylum benefits

The government intends to pass legislation on Friday that will entail significant cuts to benefits received by asylum seekers later this year. READ  

EU commissioner to 'ban roaming fees by 2017'
Photo: Stefan Wermuth/Scanpix

EU commissioner to 'ban roaming fees by 2017'

European Digital Economy Commissioner Günther Oettinger said on Monday that he wants to abolish roaming fees for mobile phone users within the EU by 2017. READ  

Roskilde Festival 2015
'Diversity is what brings me to Roskilde'
Photo: Bobby Anwar

'Diversity is what brings me to Roskilde'

Roskilde 2015 is nearing top gear as the grand stages prepare to open on Wednesday. The Local was out and about at the camping areas to find out what it is that attracts people from far and wide to the annual event. READ  

Cold Danish waters can be dangerous for bathers
He may be in for a shock when he lands. Photo:Kristian Brasen/Scanpix

Cold Danish waters can be dangerous for bathers

Now that it's finally warm enough to go to the beach, you may be tempted to rush right in to the waters. Not so fast, the nation's lifeguards warn. READ  

Roskilde Festival 2015
Ten fun facts about the Roskilde Festival
Photo: Simon Frøsig Christensen / Roskilde Festival

Ten fun facts about the Roskilde Festival

It's Denmark's biggest party and northern Europe's biggest music festival – but how much do you really know about the Roskilde Festival and its patented Orange Feeling? READ  

Denmark preps Germany for border controls
Kristian Jensen (L) visited his German counterpart, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, on Tuesday. Photo: Danish Foreign Ministry/Scanpix

Denmark preps Germany for border controls

UPDATED: As his first official mission abroad, Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen went to Germany to explain Denmark's plans to step up controls at the countries' shared border. READ  

Danish censor booted for being too drunk
A lunch gone awry? Photo: Colourbox

Danish censor booted for being too drunk

A lunch break may have been a little too festive for a man who was examining students at Aalborg University. READ  

Copenhagen to get even better for cyclists
The new bridge will provide an alternative to the busy Langebro, seen in the background. Illustration: Team BuroHappold Limited

Copenhagen to get even better for cyclists

Cyclists and pedestrians will have yet another way to cross the capital's waterways when a companion to the congested Langebro opens in 2018. READ  

Rasmussen to Thorning: 'You did really well'
Out with the old and in with the new (who is actually also old). Photo: Keld Navntoft/Scanpix

Rasmussen to Thorning: 'You did really well'

Monday saw Lars Løkke Rasmussen and his Venstre government formally assume their posts and true to tradition, Rasmussen and Helle Thorning-Schmidt traded gifts and kind words as they exchanged power. READ  

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Teacher kills rabbits in front of class
File photo: Larry D. Moore/Wikimedia

Teacher kills rabbits in front of class

Outraged parents and students from Horn, Lower Austria have called for a secondary school teacher to be sacked after he killed two rabbits in front of his class as part of a biology lesson. READ  

Worst Swiss heatwave since 2003 anticipated
Bathers swimming in the Rhine River in Basel, expected to be one of the hottest places in the country. Photo: Basel Tourismus

Worst Swiss heatwave since 2003 anticipated

Switzerland is preparing for the most intense heatwave in almost 12 years with weather experts predicting high temperatures above 35C for the first eight to ten days of July. READ  

Police confiscate WW2 tank hidden in cellar
The Panther tank removed from a cellar in Kiel, with a prosecutors' evidence label attached to its barrel. Photo: DPA

Police confiscate WW2 tank hidden in cellar

Police searched a villa in a wealthy suburb of Kiel on Wednesday and found a Second World War tank, a torpedo and other weaponry in the cellar. On Thursday they were still working on removing the tank. READ  

The Local List
The ten most repressive points of Spain's gag law
Spaniards have been protesting as the country's new "gag law" comes into force. Photo: Dani Pozo/AFP

The ten most repressive points of Spain's gag law

Its many detractors complain that the new "gag law" introduced today harks back to the repressive days of the Franco regime. Here are a list of its most controversial points. READ  

French air traffic controllers call off strike

French air traffic controllers call off strike

Relief for air passengers on Wednesday as French air traffic controllers called off a planned two-day strike that was set to cause travel chaos across Europe on Thursday and Friday. READ  

How to keep cool like an ancient Roman
A centurion crosses the road. Photo: Filippo Monteforte

How to keep cool like an ancient Roman

As the mercury rises in Italy and the days and nights get unbearable, we look to the ancient world for tips on staying cool. READ  

Norway scientists find cause of coeliac disease
A biopsy of a small bowel afflicted by coeliac disease. Photo: ToNToNi/Wikimedia Commons

Norway scientists find cause of coeliac disease

Norwegian scientists have discovered the cause of coeliac disease, the auto-immune disorder which causes gluten intolerance in about one in a hundred people READ  

The Local List
Nine exciting activities to do on Sweden's Gotland
Visby, Gotland. Photo: Rodrigo Rivas/Imagebank Sweden

Nine exciting activities to do on Sweden's Gotland

Gotland is in the national spotlight each summer during Sweden's annual politics forum, Almedalen. But here's why it is also one of the nation's favourite tourist spots. READ  

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