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The Anne Frank Fund on the Anne Frank Foundation: They’re acting like Nazis

Yves Kugelmann says 'it's a matter of fact' that a Dutch institution is again trying to seize the family's possessions

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BBC serves up recipe for ratings success as MasterChef final peaks with 5.5m viewers

Last night’s MasterChef final was watched by 5.5 million people as Hackney DJ Natalie Coleman took the trophy.

Klopp’s calm over Götze’s loss is more cause to laud Germans

James Lawton: Dortmund manager Jürgen Klopp's calm over Mario Götze's loss is more cause to laud Germans

Borussia Dortmund’s victory over Real Madrid this week was many admirable things – not least another celebration of the German football culture in the wake of Bayern Munich’s crushing of Barcelona 24 hours earlier.

The Chelsea squad train in Switzerland ahead of their semi-final

Europa League: FC Basel v Chelsea match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League semi-final first leg at St. Jakob-Park

Rafa Benitez insisted Chelsea are ‘doing a good job’ in remaining competitive

Basel v Chelsea: Rafa Benitez eager to swell his trophy haul with Europa League triumph

The first leg of the semi-final takes place tonight

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres says he feels at home at the club

Fernando Torres insists he's ready to stay and fight for a place in the Chelsea team with Radamel Falcao

Spaniard pledges to see out Stamford Bridge contract and warns Colombian of fierce competition at club

Jan Vertonghen

Jan Vertonghen hopes Basel defeat will make Tottenham stronger in push for top-four

Spurs battling for Champions League qualification

Emmanuel Adebayor leaves the pitch in Basel after defeat on penalties

Basel 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2 match report: Penalty hoodoo costs Spurs place in final four

Aggregate 4-4 (aet); Basel win 4-1 on penalties

Andre Villas-Boas leaped to Gareth Bale's defence

Europa League: FC Basel v Tottenham match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League quarter-final second leg at St. Jakob Park

Tottenham forward Gareth Bale is stretchered off against Basel

Tottenham bid to speed Gareth Bale return using controversial blood spinning technique

Spurs desperate to have forward back for Premier League match against Manchester City

Gareth Bale is set to miss Spurs’ next two games at least

Spurs' supporting cast under pressure to fill Gareth Bale's boots after star player suffers injury

Tottenham Hotspur were relieved last night by the news that Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon will both be back in training within two weeks after they had scans on the ankle and knee injuries sustained on Thursday.

Gareth Bale goes down injured

Tottenham relief after club announce Gareth Bale will return in two weeks

Aaron Lennon and William Gallas' returns have been given a similar schedule

Tottenham v Basel: Andre Villas-Boas prays Gareth Bale will miss just two games in crucial season run-in

Star player certain to miss Premier League clash against Everton this weekend

Tottenham Hotspur midfielders Gareth Bale (L), Moussa Dembele (C) and Lewis Holtby vie for the ball in training

Europa League: Tottenham v FC Basel match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s Europa League quarter-final at White Hart Lane

James Moore: No wonder the banks are cheering the latest rules on their asset buffers

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Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

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