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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.

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Visitors look at a scale model of an Airbus A350 at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2013 in Hamburg

'McPassengers' to be offered extra-wide seats

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus is to offer extra-wide seats to cater for super-sized passengers in an effort to match “trends in demographics.”

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Tottenham lead race to sign Hamburg forward Heung-Min Son

South Korean has been watched by Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United - but former Spurs midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has urged Son to remain in Germany

Just Bieber has been given four weeks to claim his pet monkey Mally after it was seized by German officials

No more monkey business: Justin Bieber given four weeks to claim his pet monkey Mally

Justin Bieber has been given four weeks to claim his pet monkey Mally, or German officials will place it into permanent care, the pop singer has been warned.

Bayern's football is both creative and relentless

James Lawton: German winning machine Bayern Munich restored to full power against Juventus and ready to go distance

Bayern Munich side look a good bet to put recent Champions League lapses behind them

Andrea Pirlo and his Juventus team-mates celebrate during their victory over Celtic in the Champions League

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A look ahead to tonight’s Champions League quarter-final at the Allianz Arena

Champions League: Jupp Heynckes wary of Juventus threat to Bayern Munich's ambition

The sides meet in the Champions League tonight

Thomas Mueller (L) of Munich celebrates scoring with his team mates Franck Ribery (C) and Philipp Lahm

Bayern Munich can clinch Bundesliga title this weekend... but any party will have to wait

Champions League tie against Juventus on the horizon

Daniel Sturridge was sold to Liverpool

Young players 'were never given chance' at Chelsea admits former youth director Frank Arnesen

Arnesen was credited with signing Salomon Kalou, Florent Malouda and John Obi Mike

Gareth Bale celebrates his winner against West Ham

Fulham boss Martin Jol wants to see Gareth Bale remain at Tottenham

The Dutch manager gave the Wales international his Spurs debut

David Bowie strikes a pose at Cannes in 1983

Where was he then? Bowie relives odyssey in Seventies Berlin

Berlin’s much vaunted love affair with David Bowie has been given a new lease of life with the release of the singer’s first album in a decade, featuring a track dedicated to his time in the once-divided Cold War city at the end of the 1970s.

Gylfi Sigurdsson equalised from close range in Slovenia

Gylfi Sigurdsson glad he snubbed Liverpool for Tottenham

Midfielder has at times struggled to get into the team at White Hart Lane

Locusts have a warning system that enables it to avoid approaching objects

Scientists seek inspiration from locusts in attempt to reduce car crashes

Insect has a fast and accurate warning system which enables it to detect approaching objects and avoid them

‘It is a special game and the League table makes it even more special,’ says Per Mertesacker of the north London derby

North London derby: Per Mertesacker's minding the gap to Spurs

German defender knows all about local rivalry – and a certain rapid winger

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"If only Ida could be made happy!" says her best friend Olivia, after she has raised the subject of love. Olivia's husband pauses, then replies: "I don't think she ever will be." And why not? "Because she will never learn to seek her own happiness."

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