News Gabor Vona delivers a speech during a demonstration of the nationalist party in Budapest. Campaign groups want to see Home Secretary Theresa May enforce a ban on Mr Vona entering the UK.

Campaigners want to stop Gabor Vona holding a rally in London on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day

Second World War police captain on trial over Nazi massacres in Serbia

A Hungarian man aged 97 proclaimed his innocence yesterday as his war crimes trial began in Budapest for the killings of civilians in Serbia in 1942.

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An Exclusive Love, By Johanna Adorján, trans. Anthea Bell

An Exclusive Love is Johanna Adorján's homage to her grandparents, Istvá* and Vera, who, on 13 October 1991 committed suicide at their home in Denmark. Hungarian Jews, and survivors of the Holocaust, they were forced to flee their native country with two small children during the uprising of 1956.

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In 1918, Edward Elgar underwent a highly dangerous operation for a 61-year old man in those times – the removal of an infected tonsil. Recovering consciousness after sedation, he asked for a paper and pencil, and composed the melody that would be the first theme for his Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85.

A Day That Shook The World: Soviets crush the Hungarian revolt

On 4 November 1956, the popular Hungarian uprising against communist rule was ruthlessly crushed by Soviet forces.

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Last year everybody who was anybody in virtuoso pianism gave us their take on Chopin.

György Rába: Poet and critic whose verse targeted the intellect rather than the ear

György Rába was one of the last survivors of the generation of writers and poets based around the literary review Ujhold (New Moon), a group which left its imprint on Hungarian cultural life in the years following the Second World War.

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Bobby Zamora marked his Fulham comeback with a goal in the club's reserve match against Brighton yesterday.

London Philharmonic Orchestra/ Jurowski, Royal Festival Hall

The Austro-Hungarian connection loomed large but it was the Hungarian bloodline which bound this typically shrewd Vladimir Jurowski programme – and out of the Trannsylvanian twilight came Peter Eötvös like a latterday Bartok.

Video: Three die in stampede at Budapest nightclub

Three women have died following a stampede at one of Budapest's most popular nightclubs.

Errors & Omissions: Caution over legal reporting can get out of hand – allegedly

Press people have it drummed into them with Pavlovian intensity that, for fear of contempt of court, you must never publish anything about an accused person that might prejudice the trial. But in the early part of this week, in relation to the Arizona shootings, caution was carried to absurd lengths.

Bartók: Extended play for a magical Magyar

There's no special reason for the South Bank's year-long celebration of Bartók, says Jessica Duchen. But who needs one?

Laszlo Polgar

Laszlo Polgar, who died on 19 September 2010 aged 63, was a Hungarian bass and member of the Zurich Opera. His most famous role was probably that of Bluebeard in Bela Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle, for which he won a Grammy Award for best opera recording in 1999 along with soprano Jessye Norman, conductor Pierre Boulez and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Bite: A Vampire Handbook, By Kevin Jackson

The author lists a series of alleged vampire epidemics – Istria (1672), Hungary (1725-32), Silesia (1755), Wallachia (1756) – that took place in the right place (Mitteleuropa) but the wrong time (the Age of Enlightenment).

Sludge plant boss is held over toxic Hungary leak

The boss of the aluminium company responsible for Hungary's flood of caustic red sludge was arrested today.

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