1. James Blake
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Monday 26 January 2009
Saturday 20 December 2008
Former chairman sues both club and owner
Former chairman of West Ham Eggert Magnusson is suing the club and its owner, Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson, for breach of contract. Magnusson isdemanding 200m Icelandic krona (about £1.1m) for an alleged violation of hisseverance settlement.
Wednesday 29 October 2008
An Icelandic minister launched an extraordinary diplomatic attack on the British Government as she issued a direct plea to MPs to help rebuild shattered relations between the two countries. In a letter seen by The Independent, the Foreign Minister Ingibjorg Solrun Gisladottir condemned Britain's use of anti-terror laws to freeze the assets of Iceland's crisis-hit banks and protested that the language used by British ministers had caused "devastation" in her country.
Saturday 25 October 2008
Reykjavik 101. Sounds like an Orwellian nightmare, or a remedial class in Scandinavian literature. In fact, it's a postcode – the one that counts in these parts: it's where Reykjavik's beautiful people (so that's most of them) come to eat, drink, shop and generally loaf around being artistic.
Sunday 12 October 2008
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
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
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