Norway

  1. Northern Europe

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    Video caption: Bruce travels to Norway, where he lives with the Saami.

    The final stage of Bruce Parry's six-month journey is through Arctic Europe. He travels to a remote Russian village where life has changed little for centuries.

  2. Northern Europe

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    Video caption: Monty Don visits the world's 80 most inspiring gardens: this time, in northern Europe.

    Monty Don visits the world's 80 most inspiring gardens: this time, in northern Europe. Including Sissinghurst Castle and Monet's garden at Giverny.

  3. Winter Olympics Special

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    Video caption: The team hit Norway and attempt winter Olympic events, but with cars.

    The team hit Norway for a Winter Olympics special in which they attempt Olympic events, but with cars. The team fire a rocket-powered Mini off a ski jump.

  4. European mask rules stricter - but not always observed

    Nick Beake

    BBC News, Brussels

    A woman pushes a shopping trolley past a sign for a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination centre installed inside a supermarket in Brussels, Belgium, August 30, 2021
    Image caption: Belgium has dropped mask requirements in shops, but Brussels is different

    In the UK, the conversation has returned to whether or not people should keep wearing masks, to help stop virus transmission, as daily case rates remain high.

    Across Europe, Covid rules have been as varied as the local dishes I've sampled on my recent travels.

    Some areas of Germany have stricter rules than others but you still see masks widely used on public transport and in offices.

    Meanwhile, in sparsely populated northern Norway there wasn’t a mask in sight. Not even when we had a quick drink with the then prime minister in a packed bar after a day of election campaigning.

    This month Belgium dropped the requirement for face coverings in shops and restaurants, although you still have to wear one in the Brussels region, where you must also now prove your vaccination status to eat indoors.

    But no matter where you are in Belgium you still have to wear a mask on public transport – just like Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, although not England.

    In Poland, face masks are supposed to be worn in all public places, apart from a handful of exceptions like forests and parks, but it felt like it was a matter of personal preference. We'll see if that changes across Europe if cases continue to rise.

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    Video caption: The climate activists who want Norway to end oil and gas production

    The BBC's Nick Beake meets the young climate activists trying to stop Norway drilling for oil and gas.

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    Video caption: Norway attack: Witness describes hearing 'thunk sound' of weapon

    Residents in Kongsberg react to the bow and arrow attack in their neighbourhood.

  7. All Aboard! The Great Reindeer Migration

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    Video caption: Follow the migration of Norway’s Sami reindeer herds across Finnmark.

    Documentary following Norway’s Sami reindeer herds as they migrate across the mountainous region of Finnmark; a week-long journey of over 160 miles far north of the Arctic Circle.

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    Video caption: Kongsberg: Deadly bow and arrow attack suspect in Norway had converted to Islam

    A man arrested over a deadly bow and arrow attack in Norway had converted to Islam.