Liverpool 2 West Ham United 1: Agger's class marks Anfield tradition

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.

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LAST WEEK it was Rubicon, the Warehouse and Principles clothing group; yesterday it was Somerfield. Barely a day seems to go by without Baugur swooping on another UK retailer.

Let's Spend The Night Together: Nordica Hotel, Reykjavik

Nordica: it sounds like some ghastly breeze-block hotel with rabbit hutches for rooms, set a little too close to a ring road for comfort.

Prodigal's return

Magnus Magnusson left Iceland as an infant, but has remained fascinated by its elvish folklore and spectacular volcanoes. The doyen of the TV quiz takes Jackie McGlone on a tour of his homeland

Vogts must build on Iceland win

Travel: Let Reykjavik invigorate you

Braving the Icelandic capital in darkest December, Peter Moss finds a cool and cultured city

DEALS OF THE WEEK: POST-MILLENNIUM CITY BREAKS

Once the millennium celebrations are over, we'll all be able to get back to thinking about normal holidays - ones that don't require huge amounts of advance planning, can be relatively cheap and, above all, relaxing. City breaks are a good idea at this time of year: if it's cold there's plenty to do indoors, and if it's warm, it's great to sit outside a cafe watching a different world go by.

Christmas: Keyhole-Sniffer is just one of the lads

Icelanders still cling to their pre-Christian beliefs. Which is why you'd better beware the Yuletide Lads.
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