Meltdown: great flood begins as the biggest glacier goes liquid

Water created by volcanic activity beneath Europe's largest glacier burst loose yesterday, sweeping away two bridges in its path. The giant sub-glacial lake in south-eastern Iceland had been filling up since a volcanic eruption at the beginning of last month.

Obituary: Engel Lund

The concert singer Engel Lund became especially known for her ability to sing folk songs from many countries in their original language. Although she was a Danish citizen, she spent most of her life in other countries, including England.

DAY TRIPPER; Smoked puffin and bananas on ice

a surreal 24 hours in Iceland

In the bleaker midwinter

Our winter may seem long, but Iceland's lasts until May. Isabel Wolff finds cold comfort in this lunar landscape

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Books: Age without innocence

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Injury to Amokachi worries Everton

Everton 3 KR Reykjavik 1 (Everton win 6-3 on aggregate)

Royle's noise plan

Joe Royle has called on Everton fans to make Goodison Park an intimidating arena for tonight's European Cup-Winners' Cup opponents, KR Reykjavik. Everton lead 3-2 from the first leg, and have cut gate prices in the hope of confronting their part-time opponents with a wall of sound.

FILM: Crazy film, crazy country

Suicidally depressed in winter, just suicidal in spring and alchoholic all year. Iceland is an ideal comedy location. By Peter Guttridge

Amokachi freezes out Icelanders

Football

Royle ready to guard against complacency

Blackburn may still be the laughing stock of Sweden following their surprise ejection from the Uefa Cup by part-timers Trelleborgs last season, but Joe Royle is determined there will be no similar humbling when Everton today return to Europe after a decade's absence for the Cup- Winners' Cup first-round tie with KR Reykjavik of Iceland.

RACING: Maguire makes a powerful return

The 4.15 at Uttoxeter yesterday afternoon was only a minor novice hurdle, but it will have held considerable significance for punters throughout the country. Adrian Maguire, absent since early last week following the sudden death of his mother, not only rode the winner, but did so in a manner which no other jockey could match.

Radio : Two poets and a silence on the ceiling of the world

TWO poets are having lunch. One bravely tackles a peppered womb- of-lamb, while the other toys with dried and hammered catfish: it's quite nice, he says, rather like that plasterboard he used to partition his bedroom. Anyway, to quote a great Icelander, he's started so he'll finish. Glyn Maxwell and Simon Armitage were in Iceland for a fortnight, boldly going where Auden and MacNeice went 60 years ago. A Second Draft from Sagaland (R3) made for a week of wondrous broadcasts, full of volcanoes, hot springs, cloudy oceans of glacier suspended above the mountains, and echoing silence on the ceiling of the world.

Footsteps in lava and ice

Following the trail of Auden and MacNeice in the 1930s, two young poets set out on an epic journey. Glyn Maxwell chronicles a new Icelandic saga
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