British pensioners receive warmth from Iceland

British pensioners receive warmth from Iceland

http://www.icenews.is
24 January 2009

Icelanders have donated an entire shipping container full of woolly jumpers, socks and blankets to British pensioners, as winter’s chill increases their chances of dying in under-heated homes.

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Freak snow to cost UK businesses $1.7B

Freak snow to cost UK businesses $1.7B

http://edition.cnn.com
February 3, 2009

LONDON, England – UK businesses, already hurting from a recession, were counting the cost Monday of the country’s worst snowstorm in almost two decades, as a crippled transport system left commuters stranded, offices semi-deserted and airlines grounded.

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