The 20th century still looms large in Poland, and particularly in Nowa Huta. The eastern suburb of Krakow was built almost from scratch at Stalin’s behest by Poland’s communist government shortly after the Second world War, and is still home to more than 100,000 residents. The area – whose name means “New Steelworks” in Polish – was built as a sort of communised utopia for the city’s workers.
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Marta Eggerth: Star of light opera regarded as the definitive 'Merry Widow' who inspired film and stage directors alike
Wednesday 01 January 2014
Marta Eggerth, the Hungarian soprano and film star who has died at the age of 101, was the last link with the Silver Age of Viennese Operetta. A truly remarkable artist with a wide vocal range, she had songs written for her by Franz Lehar, Emmerich Kalman, Oscar Straus and Robert Stolz, among others. She appeared in more than 40 films, many with her husband, the celebrated Polish tenor Jan Kiepura, while her recording career covered an exceptional span of 70 years.
Friday 20 December 2013
Croatian veteran reportedly on Mark Hughes' radar
Hunting the last Nazi death camp guards: Suspects are frail, wheelchair bound, innocent or 'can't remember'
Monday 16 December 2013
Despite their frailty, advanced years and family pleas to leave them alone, a dwindling group of suspected former SS concentration camp staff are facing justice for their alleged crimes
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany hopes injury woes are in the past after making return in win over West Brom
Friday 06 December 2013
Kompany spent 10 weeks on the sidelines with a groin injury but hopes Wednesday's return will prove to be the last of his injury troubles
Monday 25 November 2013
He was granted bail last week but remained in detention before being released by a court in St Petersburg today
Bobby Parker: Bluesman whose riff from 'Watch Your Step' was borrowed by both the Beatles and Led Zeppelin
Friday 15 November 2013
Bobby Parker’s recordings from the late 1950s and 1960s influenced performers as varied as John Lennon, Carlos Santana and Led Zeppelin. The Washington-based bluesman cut a swaggering figure on stage with his preacher-like exhortations to “say yeah, children,” his shiny suits and his James Brown-style hairdo. His tenor voice caressed and screamed the blues over his powerful, stinging guitar, and he loved to walk through the crowd as he played.
Transfer news round-up: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho watches Radamel Falcao score; Arsenal target Karim Benzema, Javier Hernandez, Edin Dzeko and Salomon Kalou; Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero to link up with Lionel Messi?
Friday 15 November 2013
A look at the most recent rumours from around the web
Sunday 10 November 2013
Bayern Munich pulled four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga and set a new record of 37 games unbeaten with a 3-0 win over Augsburg yesterday. Jerome Boateng, Franck Ribery and Thomas Müller scored the European champions.
Saturday 09 November 2013
Jerome Boateng, Franck Ribery and Thomas Muller were on target for the champions
Thursday 10 October 2013
German authorities classed the most capped player in Germany's history as 'deceased' after they couldn't get hold of him
Friday 04 October 2013
Her Cold War song cycle ‘Oh Moscow’, written with Sally Potter, was performed round the world
Friday 04 October 2013
Foreign Secretary raises concerns about welfare of arrested Greenpeace Britons
Champions League: Once feared across Europe, Chelsea opponents Steaua Bucharest went the way of the Wall
Tuesday 01 October 2013
An exodus of talent, the end of state support and meagre resources have proved terminal
Andre Villas-Boas admits the Premier League title race is wide open after Jose Mourinho admits Tottenham are contenders
Saturday 28 September 2013
Spurs boss says that each team is dropping points, and with last year's champions Manchester United struggling for form, he feels the crown is there for the taking
Letting Steven Caulker leave Tottenham this summer was one of the hardest decisions to make for Andre Villas-Boas
Sunday 22 September 2013
Spurs boss admits that letting the England defender join Cardiff was one of the tougher choices he's had to make during his time at White Hart Lane
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more