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Not all Germans show unwavering respect for authority. “Court Case Dieter” as he is nicknamed, has spent nearly half his life actively loathing it. The 77-year-old  retired sports teacher has been in court  a record 230 times for insulting establishment figures.

Basketball: Danish danger for England

England open their European Championship campaign in Fredricksberg against Denmark tonight after just two training sessions, a scrimmage against Germany on Monday and with their coach, Laszlo Nemeth, able to promise only "we will do everything humanly possible to get a result''.

Sport Digest: Basketball

England lost 97-74 against Germany in Dusseldorf last night, a warm-up for tomorrow's European Championships semi-final opener against Denmark in Fredricksberg. Steve Bucknall led England's scorers with 16 points, despite being rested for the final 10 minutes, and John Amaechi scored 15.

Basketball: Anxious wait for Nemeth

The England coach, Laszlo Nemeth, may have to endure watching four consecutive days of Budweiser League and League Trophy games before knowing how many of his players will be fit for the opening game in their European Championship group, in Denmark on Wednesday, 26 November.

The truly East of England show; EXHIBITIONS

Blockbusters don't all happen in London. Britain's largest contemporary art exhibition is in Norwich (not far from the Netherlands)

How modern man won the biggest battle for his life

Despite evidence to the contrary in rugby clubs and City wine bars, modern humans are not descended from Neanderthal Man, according to scientific research published today.

How Neanderthal Man lost the great evolutionary race

Despite evidence to the contrary in rugby clubs and City wine bars, modern humans are not descended from Neanderthal Man, according to scientific research published today.

German police are still brutal, says Amnesty

Picture the scene: two policemen enter a railway cafe somewhere in Europe, pick on two black men sipping beer in the corner who within minutes are lying on the floor covered in bruises after being beaten and repeatedly kicked in the stomach.

Debonair float to raise pounds 25m for expansion

Three main shareholders in Debonair, including the chairman and chief executive, Franco Mancassola, stand to make a profit of more than pounds 12m when the cut-price airline floats on the fledgling European stock market, Easdaq, next month. Besides Mr Mancassola, Dr Wayne Stern, a director, and Anthony Silverman, a shareholder, stand to make a profit of more than pounds 4m each.

World League set fair for future

Nick Halling reports from Barcelona on promising signs for American football's international venture

American football: Monarchs' season fizzles out

London Monarchs 7 Rhein Fire 10

Cold War spymaster stays out of jail

Dusseldorf (AP) - Markus Wolf, the legendary former East German spymaster, seen above leaving court with his wife Andrea, was convicted yesterday of four Cold War kidnappings and given a two-year suspended sentence.

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Busking duo strike high note as Germans make them legit

They have been hauled off the London Underground, driven out of Brussels, chased away by the carabinieri from the terrace of Milan's La Scala, and pursued by mounted police in Budapest. For 15 years, Bongo Mike and Extremely Frank Jeremy have had to duck the law wherever they went. Yesterday, their journey came to an end.

Hockey: Kerly boosts England coaching

Sean Kerly has been drafted in to help England's match preparation while they find a new performance director and national coach. The 37-year-old, who took Britain to gold in 1988 and bronze four years earlier, will join forces with the former England captain, Dick Clarke.

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