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Jail in Skólavörðustígur

Breaking into Jail?

We have all heard of people trying to break out of jail, but this is a bit strange. Last night the Reykjavík police got the most unusual call. A man was seen on the roof of the old city jail on Skólavörðustígur and at first it was thought that he was trying to break into the building.
Jón Gnarr talks to NBC

Jón Gnarr to Appeal in Name Change Case

Former Mayor of Reykjavík Jón Gnarr will appeal a decision by the National Registry which prevents him from changing his legal name from Jón Gunnar Kristinsson to Jón Gnarr, which he has gone by since he was a child.
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Icelandic Naming Committee Rejects Clinton

The Icelandic Naming Committee rejected the name Clinton at its recent meeting. The committee made several rulings on July 30, most of which were positive, but Clinton was rejected as a middle name on the basis that it is not considered derived from local roots.
Swedish Whitebeam tree on Grettisgata, Reykjavík.

Reykjavík Citizens Save 106-Year-Old Tree

A 106-year-old Swedish Whitebeam tree that stands at Grettisgata 17, downtown Reykjavík, will be spared by zoning officials after the people of Grettisgata and surrounding streets organized demonstrations, including petitions and an outdoor concert, to protest its imminent removal.

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