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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.

Bright spot: a Silver room

Boutique flourish without the fuss: 25hours Zurich

Room Service: a design hotel that bridges the gap between budget and boutique

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

Champions League: Bayern Munich v Juventus match preview

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

Ida Brandt, By Herman Bang. Dedalus, £9.99

"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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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links