The Dutch–British composer of an official anthem intended for the swearing-in of Holland’s future king, Willem-Alexander, was forced to withdraw his work today amid vitriol from tens of thousands of online protesters and claims that the song sounded like North Korean propaganda.
The French Football Federation paid tribute to former Arsenal striker Sylvain Wiltord, who has announced his retirement.
Dirk Kuyt has vented his frustration at no longer being a Liverpool first-team regular under Kenny Dalglish.
Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt has ruled out a return to Feyenoord in the immediate future because he feels it would be a step back in his career.
Great Britain's dressage riders showcased their London 2012 medal credentials yesterday by being crowned European team champions for the first time.
Beth Tweddle claimed her third world title with gold on the uneven bars on a stunning Saturday for British gymnastics at the World Championships in Rotterdam. The 25-year-old, the champion on the floor last year, regained the title she first won in 2006 with a near-flawless routine on her signature piece of equipment while her main rivals faltered.
Holland's second city comes first for dazzling architecture, cultural diversity and maritime history, says Ben Ross
John Lloyd, Britain's Davis Cup captain, was bracing himself last night for an anxious few days after Andy Murray cast doubt on his availability for next week's tie against Ukraine in Glasgow by withdrawing from the Dubai Championships. The British No 1, who pulled out before he was due to play Richard Gasquet here in the quarter-finals, has a virus that has been troubling him ever since last month's Australian Open.
When the dusty heirlooms and bric-a-brac of a once-stately French family went under the hammer at a minor auction eight years ago, an anonymous portrait of the Dutch scholar Erasmus sold for €2000 (£1,900).
Ari Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek spent a decade documenting the world’s fashion tribes. Now they’ve turned their gaze on London. Here, we unveil the first results
You don't need to step into a gallery to appreciate art in this Dutch city, it's all around you. Rachel Shields reports