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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.

Sami Hyypia in the dugout at BayArena, Leverkusen

Champions League: Sami Hyypia, quiet man of Bayer Leverkusen, prepares for return to the familiar haunt of Manchester United's Old Trafford

The former Liverpool stalwart is now plotting a German triumph over the Reds’ bitterest rivals

Jonathan Brownlee receives bashing from Olympic champion brother Alistair

Triathlon: Jonathan Brownlee misses out and faces wrath of big brother Alistair

Jonny beaten by Spain’s Javier Gomez in sprint finish

Alistair Brownlee and Jonathan Brownlee ahead of the PruHealth World Triathlon Grand Final London

Triathlon: Brownlee brothers face off for Grand Final double

For as long as the Brownlee brothers can remember, they have squabbled over table tennis and Monopoly. Now they have a monopoly over global triathlon.

Non Stanford celebrates her world triathlon championship success

Non Stanford crowned world triathlon champion after Grand Final victory in Hyde Park

British triathlete saw off American Gwen Jorgensen and Germany's Anne Haug as well as team-mate Jodie Stimpson to claim world championship

Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, Champion Triathletes

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Andy Carroll: Liverpool are keen for a quick resolution on striker's move to Upton Park

Andy Carroll suffers fresh injury setback forcing West Ham to move for former Fulham striker Mladen Petric as cover

The England striker has suffered another injury to the same heel that he injured in the final game of last season when making his return to training

Alternative for Germany (AfD) has held protest marches as part of its election campaign

Rise of the Eurosceptics casts shadow over German election

New party calling for crisis-hit countries to quit EU close to winning seats in Bundestag

Roger Federer won his match against Grega Zemlja

US Open 2013: Roger Federer impresses with victory over Carlos Berlocq

The five-time champion is seeded only seventh

Keane's Tom Chaplin (left) and Tim Rice-Oxley

Music review: Keane, Kenwood House, London

All kinds of shenanigans go on in Hampstead Heath after dark, so it’s perhaps no surprise to find long-term critical whipping boys Keane performing in one of its more secluded corners.

Hotel booking firm Clever-Hotels.com collapses leaving thousands sleepless

Thousands of British travellers face paying twice for their holiday hotels after a prominent online website, Clever-Hotels.com, went bust.

Nazi auction: Cigars made for Adolf Hitler's deputy Hermann Goering up for sale

Cigars expected to fetch between £800 and £1,200

Chancellor Merkel visits a veterinary research facility in Riems

No protective clothing needed as Merkel reaps rewards of Euro triumph

Tony Paterson joins the German Chancellor on the campaign trail

Roger Federer recovered from a slow start to beat Tommy Haas

Cincinnati Masters: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to resume rivalry in quarter-final

The pair will be vying for a place in the semi-final

Schalke and Hamburg shared six goals in a rollercoaster 3-3 draw at the Arena AufSchalke

Bundesliga review: Schalke and Hamburg share six goals in a rollercoaster

Shinji Okazaki got one over his former club with a goal on his Mainz debut, helping to defeat Stuttgart 3-2 in the Bundesliga this afternoon.

Mini-break: Andy Murray has not played since his Wimbledon triumph

Andy Murray back to business with hard work ahead

It will be many a year before it becomes a distant memory, but for the moment Andy Murray is putting his Wimbledon triumph behind him. The tennis treadmill rarely stops turning and Murray, along with most of the other leading men, will be jumping on it again at this week's Montreal Masters.

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