John Terry provides fitness boost for England

The Football Association have confirmed their entire 23-man squad, including John Terry, will be on the plane that leaves Luton Airport for their Euro 2012 mission this afternoon.

Jol desperate to put good spin on Fulham's exit

Martin Jol attempted to put a positive spin on Fulham's prospects after their untimely midweek exit from the Europa League. The Dutch manager is hoping that his players' Premier League form at least will benefit from their disappointing 2-2 draw with Odense, and said: "It is awful to go out of the competition in the way we did but hopefully we will gain something from the fact that we don't have to play these Thursday matches."

Vial of late pope's blood to be kept in Polish church after his

A vial containing blood drawn from Pope John Paul II shortly before he died will be installed as a relic in a Polish church after his beatification later this year. The vial will be encased in crystal and built into the altar of a church in the southern city of Krakow that is opening in May, said Piotr Sionko, the spokesman for the John Paul II Centre.

Police find stolen Auschwitz sign

Police said today that they have found the infamous "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign that was stolen on Friday from the gate of the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz.

Beer and blogging

Now there’s a combination! Even better, it’s a combination that will be featuring right here, when the winner of a travel-writing competition organised by brewers SABMiller, in association with The Independent, begins posting in early March.

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Krakow, Poland

With Poland now so accessible from the UK, there's never been a better time to discover its loveliest city. Cathy Packe is your guide

Krakow cracks down on near-naked stag parties

As the possessor of one of Europe's most admired medieval centres and a list of inhabitants that stretches from Copernicus to Roman Polanski, Krakow has long prided itself as a bastion of high culture. Now the Polish city, once ravaged by Mongol hordes, is seeking to reassert its status by banning modern barbarians: scantily-clad Britons.