Sport Darren Barker could be forced to retire after his hip problems resurfaced in defeat to Germany’s Felix Sturm

Darren Barker could be forced to retire after his hip problems resurfaced in defeat to Germany’s Felix Sturm on Saturday night.

Postcard from... Stuttgart

Stuttgart is renowned for being a quintessentially German city.

Nazi statue made from intergalactic space dust

In 1938 a team of Nazi scientists, funded by Heinrich Himmler went looting in Tibet, where Himmler believed the Aryan race originated.

Cellist Laura Moody prepares for take-off in 'Mittwoch'

Mittwoch aus Licht, Argyle Works, Birmingham

You wait for years for a helicopter and then... four come along at once, in Birmingham as in Edinburgh. What a whirl!

Andy Murray struggled through in his opener

Andy Murray struggles through Dubai opener

Andy Murray was given a tough examination in his first match since losing to Novak Djokovic in the Australian Open semi-finals before prevailing 6-3 4-6 6-4 against German qualifier Michael Berrer in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

<b>Bobby Zamora</b><br/>
After a well-documented, pre-Christmas rejection from Martin Jol's starting XI for the away defeat against Swansea, Zamora has since forced his way back into reckoning – including scoring the recent winner against Arsenal – but that hasn't silenced the rumours about a rift between player and boss. Sunderland are joined by Aston Villa as the team most linked with the England striker.

Bobby Zamora exit good for Fulham insists Martin Jol

Martin Jol believes Fulham are better off for the departure of wantaway striker Bobby Zamora.

Djibril Cissé returns to English football with QPR

QPR the big spenders on £4m Cissé

QPR completed the £4m signing of the former Liverpool striker Djibril Cissé yesterday but were last night still waiting to agree personal terms with Fulham's £5m striker Bobby Zamora as the January transfer window looked to be closing with a whimper.

Djibril Cissé returns to English football with QPR

QPR big spenders as Zamora and Cissé join

...while Harry Redknapp is up to his old tricks again with day of movement at Tottenham

Chamber Prom 2,Prom 14, Elias Quartet/Bliss/Stuttgart Symphony/Norrington (5/5, 4/5)

Can it really be true that Purcell’s ‘Fantasia No 6 in F major’ has never before been played at a Prom?

'Moses' set to exploit atomic angst to defeat Merkel in elections

It felt like an action replay of Germany's 1980s anti-nuclear protests: balloons emblazoned with the famous "laughing sun" symbol floated above longish-haired heads while laidback bodies swayed to the rhythm of an alternative female drummer troupe called Choucroute com bananas.

'I enjoy the English game more than the German'

Thomas Hitzlsperger's stunning West Ham debut has rekindled his love of Premier League football, he tells Sam Wallace

Lemaitre absence boosts GB chances

The winner of the men's 60 metres final on the opening day of the Indoor UK Trials and Championships in Sheffield today is unlikely to face Christophe Lemaitre when the European indoor title is on the line in Paris next month.

Baader-Meinhof woman faces new murder trial 33 years on

The retrial of a former terrorist may solve one of Germany's worst political killings

Rail plan could be terminal for Merkel's coalition

A &euro;7bn scheme to rebuild Stuttgart station has turned deeply political, says Tony Paterson

Günter Behnisch: The architect behind Munich's groundbreaking Olympic Stadium

Günter Behnisch was a former U-boat commander who designed the Munich Olympic Stadium.

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