Spain 0-1 Germany

Spain suffered their first home defeat under Vicente del Bosque, losing 0-1 to world champions Germany in a low quality friendly match.

Major drug smuggling organisation dismantled

An operation involving the Guardia Civil, German Police and Europol has resulted in the detention of twenty people allegedly involved in drug smuggling between Spain and Germany.

Marquez victorious in Germany

With Pedrosa and Lorenzo sidelined by injuries after crashes, Marc Marquez moved top of the world championship standings with victory at the German Grand Prix. Britain’s Cal Crutchlow finished second and Valentino Rossi was third.

Alonso wins in Germany

Fernando Alonso in a Ferrari basically led from start to finish in the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim, increasing his lead over Mark Webber at the top of the standings to a fairly commanding 34 points. Reigning champion Sebastian Vettel finished second and the 2009 champion Jenson Button completed the podium placings.

Pedrosa wins in Germany

Spain’s Dani Pedrosa claimed his first win of the season at the German MotoGP after Casey Stoner crashed out on the last lap. As a result, Jorge Lorenzo was gifted second place and he now leads Pedrosa by 14 points in the standings, with Stoner dropping to third place.

YouTube loses court case in Germany

YouTube is facing a potentially huge bill for royalties after it lost a court battle in Germany over music videos, a court in Hamburg ruling that YouTube is responsible for the content that users post to the video sharing site.

Costly dedication

A German cleaner at a museum in Dortmund set about removing what she thought was an unsightly stain on a plastic bowl and ended up destroying a piece of art valued at £690,000. The artwork was “When It Starts Dripping From The Ceilings”, a piece by the late artist Martin Kippenberger and comprised a tower of wooden slats with a …

E Coli death toll rises to ten

The death toll as a result of the E Coli outbreak in Germany has risen to ten, with another thousand people affected by the bacteria.

Tragic end for German ‘reality star’

Another sad indictment of modern life as German ‘adult actress’ (porn star) Cora, real name Carolin Berger, died yesterday at the age of 23 years following complications during her sixth breast enlargement. Cora, who came to the attention of the nation as a contestant in the German Big Brother series, had been in a coma for nine days following the …

Drastic reaction

Helmut Seifert, from Bielefeld, Germany, was a trifle upset when he found out that his 17-year-old daughter was having a relationship with Phillip Genscher, aged 57 years. He went to the police for help but was told that they were powerless to intervene in the matter, so he made his own plans.