Fishing: Why I will not allow myself to eat salmon again

LAST YEAR I wrote about salmon, my most favourite fish of all (living, not dead). I said that it was facing extinction and that I would not eat salmon, wild or farmed, ever again unless I had caught it on a rod and line myself and it had had a fair fight. Since then, I have refined this to not killing one ever, unless it was so badly injured that returning it to the water would be crueller than priesting it, ergo I will never eat salmon again.

Airline's warning on dig at English

AN AIRLINE was yesterday warned by the Commission for Racial Equality to expect complaints over an advert which urges travellers to "avoid the English". Icelandair is promoting flights from Glasgow to America, via Reykjavik, with an advertising campaign which uses the slogan "Avoid the English and enjoy the hassle-free way to the USA".

Orchestral manoeuvres

When Britpop superstar Damon Albarn was asked to write the score for a film about cannibals, no one expected him to turn to classical composer Michael Nyman for help. So was this strange collaboration a success?

Farewell to a Morris Minor of the heavens

I shall miss Mir hugely. It made space human, unpredictable and therefore interesting.

Football: Celtic's understudies grab their chances

CELTIC CRUISED past the League of Wales club Cwmbran with a 4- 0 victory - 10-0 on aggregate - in the Uefa Cup qualifying round second leg last night at Parkhead to book their ticket to the main event.

Football: Linfield bolstered by gutsy display

LINFIELD, THE Irish part-timers, overcame a bout of food poisoning to restrict their opponents Lokomotiv Tbilisi to a 1-0 win in the Uefa Cup qualifying round first leg in Georgia on Thursday night.

Football: Ninian Park narrowed for Cwmbran

CWMBRAN TOWN are so determined to make Ninian Park feel like home against Celtic tonight that they will be narrowing the pitch to the minimum size agreed by the game's European governing body, Uefa.

Northern Exposure: A warm welcome in the midnight sun

WH Auden was wrong: Iceland might be bleak, but its capital offers a generous intimacy. By Mihir Bose

Where the Earth moves

Petrified trolls, gushing geysers, blue mud and exorbitant prices - Iceland left Robert Nurden reeling

Down at the new Bull and Bush

The big brewers have decided on the latest hot bar theme - the authentic fake English pub

Football: Cwmbran's fortune made by drawing Celtic

CWMBRAN TOWN'S luck was in yesterday when they were drawn against Celtic in the Uefa Cup qualifying round.

MapMuseum pieces

Tapeworms, chamber pots, barbed wire - if anyone ever wishes to open a museum dedicated to odd museums, these would be the prime contenders

Great Value Short Breaks

The Independent and Thomson Breakaway have joined forces to offer great value trips around Europe. Today, the destination is Scandinavia with city breaks to Reykjavik, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, Helsinki or Tallinn, in Estonia, from only pounds 229 per person.

Travel: Such glories in transit mode

It is better to travel than to arrive - that's the appeal of a stopover. And you feel you've gained an extra holiday. Harriet O'Brien spends 24 hours taking in the surreal sights of Iceland, while Simon Calder assesses other top transit points around the world

Blink and you're at the North Pole

The longest day of the year is even longer in Iceland, the geysers gurglier, the parties wilder. By Jeremy Atiyah
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