News Charges against three men accused of stealing from waste-bins outside an Iceland store in London have been cleared by the CPS.

The men were accused of stealing food reportedly totalling to £33 out of Iceland bins last year

From The Mouth Of The Whale

Crime and punishment in Iceland

Simon Calder: Is your boarding pass now a lottery ticket?

The man who pays his way

Leading article: Head in the ash cloud

Ryanair passengers are wearily resigned to being at war with the airline's owner, Michael O'Leary. They know that their cheap seats come at an ever-rising cost to their dignity and comfort.

Oh no, not again... volcanic ash cloud threatens flights

One year after an Icelandic volcano brought much of Europe's air traffic to a halt, a cloud of ash from a new eruption could spread to Britain by tomorrow, causing further disruption to airlines.

Flights stopped as Icelandic volcano erupts

Iceland closed its main international airport and canceled domestic flights today as a powerful volcanic eruption sent a plume of ash, smoke and steam 12 miles into the air.

Heads Up: Biophilia

Apps, crackles and pop – Björk presents the science of sound

There she blows: a new view of Iceland

Tourism shows green shoots of recovery, says Jackie Hunter, after the eruption that left the island looking like a Moonscape

Iceland volcano eruption spits plume 10 miles high

A volcano in Iceland spat a plume of white smoke almost 10 miles into the air as it erupted last night.

An Icelandic sitcom? You must be joking

BBC4's imported crime dramas have been TV hits, but its new foreign comedy may not fare so well, says Gerard Gilbert

Business Diary: Dyson is second only to Brunel

For services to vacuum cleaners? When GE surveyed 900 British engineering undergraduates about their views on the greatest engineers in history, it received some surprising answers. Not so much Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a worthy winner of the poll, but the runner-up, James Dyson. Now, the Diary bows to no one in its admiration for the great man's contribution to household cleanliness, but the likes of Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, Thomas Telford or Thomas Edison might be forgiven for rolling over a couple of times in their respective graves.

American Apparel owners purchase fashion chain All Saints

The owner of clothing retailers La Senza and American Apparel has bought fellow fashion chain All Saints in a deal set to secure hundreds of jobs.

Stay The Night: Hotel Ranga, Iceland

This stylish getaway 60 miles from Reykjavik offers modern comforts and stunning scenery, day or night, says Jackie Hunter

All Saints chain confident of deal

Fashion chain All Saints is set to complete a deal to secure its long-term future within the next week, according to its chief executive.

Steinsson: I lived in a garage at start of my career – but it was a nice garage

Few players have gone from one extreme to another, but Gretar Steinsson will complete a remarkable rags-to-riches journey when he lines-up for Bolton in tomorrow's FA Cup semi-final against Stoke.

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