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Gherkin goes into receivership One of London’s most iconic buildings is in receivership. The Gherkin, which has been voted London’s favourite tower, is likely to be sold for around £550 million. The owners of the building, officially called 30 St Mary Axe, have been hit by currency fluctuations. Read more: theguardian.com

Summer begins in Iceland Summer officially began in Iceland this week. That’s earlier than the rest of the northern hemisphere, and comes from the Viking belief that there were only two seasons, summer and winter. It’s a belief based in fact: due to the North Atlantic weather systems, Iceland does have a distinct shift between turbulent, cold winter conditions and gentler summer ones. Read more: icelandreview.com

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