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John Grant

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The Icelandic government has agreed to take part and fund the 2015 North Atlantic whale count, supervised by NAMMCO. The whales in the North Atlantic Ocean were last counted in 2007.

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Thirty Days for Stealing Bra and Shaver

The Akureyri District Court, North Iceland, sentenced a woman in her twenties to 30 days in prison for attempting to steal a bra at grocery store Hagkaup just before Christmas as well as a fridge magnet, oven gloves and electronic shaver in a hardware store in October.

Landspítali National University Hospital

Complaints over Delays in Health Care System

Some patients have complained about delays of up to four days for doctors to return their calls. Gunnar Ingi Gunnarsson, director of the health center in the Reykjavík suburb of Árbær, said the system will collapse if nothing is done.

Vadlaheidi tunnel.

Working Conditions in Tunnel Investigated

The Administration of Occupational Safety and Health visited the Vaðlaheiðargöng tunnel, which is currently under construction, yesterday after complaints about poor working conditions.

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Arrested Twice in One Hour

The police in Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland, arrested the same 20-year-old male in one hour. First he was arrested for drunk driving, driving without license and without a seatbelt.

After one hour at the police station, he was released, but on the way out, as a free man, he...

Police Release Recording of Prank Emergency Call

Reykjavík police have released a recording of an emergency call where a man requested assistance from search and rescue teams stating that a boat was starting to sink. An extensive search of Faxaflói Bay off Reykjavík was conducted but nothing was found.

Laugardalslaug swimming pool

New Slogan in the Making for Capital Area

“No tourist knows if they are in Kópavogur, Hafnarfjörður or Reykjavík, and they don’t care,” mayor of Hafnafjörður, Iceland’s third biggest town, at the capital area marketing conference yesterday.

Einar Bárðarson, chair of Visit Reykjavík, said that the capital area needed a new slogan...

Red Light District in Iceland

There is a big difference between days of the week when it comes to people driving through red lights during morning rush hour traffic, according to a new two-week study by Icelandic insurance company VÍS.

On Thursdays, close to 60 percent of drivers drove through a red light in the...

Thirty-Eight Centenarians in Iceland

old03Iceland is known for having one of the highest life expectancies in the world. As of the end of 2013, there were 38 Icelanders who were 100 years old or older.

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