On the road in Reykjavik, Iceland
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Saturday 11 October 2008
Iceland may be the target of British opprobrium right now, but on the streets of Reykjavik, citizens are more concerned about their own increasingly dire situation. The collapse of the country's banking system and, along with it, the economy, is steadily affecting ever more of the 320,000 people who live on the North Atlantic island.
Friday 10 October 2008
Treasury officials were today in Iceland for urgent talks after the collapse of the country's banking sector left councils and charities in Britain facing losses of up to £1bn.
Wednesday 08 October 2008
Friday 12 September 2008
Gary Caldwell led the chorus of "Vindicated!" that rang out from the Scotland squad in the early hours of yesterday as they landed back in Glasgow, having beaten Iceland 2-1 to get their World Cup qualifying campaign back on track.
Saturday 26 July 2008
Sunday 22 June 2008
Once upon a time, you knew exactly what you were getting with Sigur Ros. That is, otherwordly ambience, heavenly choirs, the tinkling of melting icicles and lyrics delivered in an inscrutable made-up elfin/Nordic tongue.
Thursday 29 May 2008
A strong earthquake of 6.1 magnitude hit Iceland today 31 miles south-east of the capital Reykjavik, damaging buildings in nearby Selfoss and sending terrified residents running into the streets.
Wednesday 28 May 2008
Sam Vokes aims to turn the anguish of relegation into a happy end to a traumatic season. The 18-year-old striker is set to win his first full Wales cap in tonight's friendly with Iceland in Reykjavik.
Saturday 02 February 2008
Picture a typical municipal outdoors swimming pool: children screaming for joy as they zoom down the water slides and plunge into the water. Except, in this case, my children were screaming because they were freezing cold, with a bitter wind whipping the steam off the water and snapping around their ankles as they ran up the steps. Next point: the pools they were plunging into were 41C. The setting was equally surreal. On one side was an alpine-lookalike mountain, and on the other lay a perilously rough sea, the whole scene illuminated by an icy light.
Saturday 19 January 2008
Monday 28 August 2006
Anfield had history on its mind. Friday marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Kop and a mosaic of cards spelt out a birthday greeting. Then, on the pitch, there was also a reminder of times past.
Sunday 14 May 2006
Saturday 25 March 2006
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