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Benjamin Mendy refused bail again over rape accusations

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The Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has again been refused bail ahead of his trial accused of raping two women and sexually assaulting a third. Mendy, 27, who has been in custody for the past seven weeks sin...

Benjamin Zephaniah: ‘Footballers have a voice and a platform. They aren’t taking injustice any more’

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“I went to an England game at the start of the Euros,” Benjamin Zephaniah says while explaining how he has come to love the national team for the first time in his 63 years. Zephaniah is a warm and amusing man who ref...

Benjamin Mendy to remain in custody after bail application refused

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The Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy will remain in custody before a potential trial on rape charges after a bail application was refused. The 27-year-old French international has been in custody at HMP Altco...

Second man arrested in investigation over footballer Benjamin Mendy’s alleged sex offences

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A second man has been arrested in connection with an investigation into Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy over alleged rape and sexual assault offences, Cheshire constabulary has said. The force said on Saturd...

Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy charged with four counts of rape

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Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy has been charged with four counts of rape, Cheshire Constabulary has confirmed. City have also suspended the France international pending an investigation. In a statement, the force sa...

The Case for Love by AK Benjamin review – inside the minds of the severely unwell

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A couple of years ago, the neuropsychologist AK Benjamin (a pseudonym) published an unclassifiable memoir-cum-case-study titled Let Me Not Be Mad. It was based on his experience of dealing with patients with severe br...

Benjamin Netanyahu: the former commando who became King Bibi

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Israelis and Palestinians under the age of 30 have lived most of their lives with Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister of Israel. First elected PM in 1996 aged 46, King Bibi – as he is known by supporters and critics ...

Violence and mayhem offer Benjamin Netanyahu refuge

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The escalating conflict between Israel and Gaza has put efforts to form a coalition government that excludes Israel’s longest-serving prime minister on the back burner. Until violence erupted this week, Benjamin Netan...

Shadow warrior: Benjamin Netanyahu takes a dangerous gamble with Iran

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In a region famous for warmongers and tyrants, who is the most dangerous man in the Middle East right now? Not Bashar al-Assad, the isolated gauleiter of Damascus. Not disgraced Mohammed bin Salman, the princely Saudi...

Benjamin Grosvenor review – pianist dazzles but doesn’t dig deep enough

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The Barbican has resumed its livestreamed concert series, announcing a programme of events that runs until July, with audiences to be admitted to the performances when regulations allow. A recital by the pianist Benja...

Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus fire Manchester City to win over Leicester

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By the time you read this, Benjamin Mendy may have tweeted to declare himself the new Sergio Agüero and, in fairness to the fun-loving French defender, he did produce a classy finish to fire Manchester City closer to ...

A small Islamist party could decide Benjamin Netanyahu’s fate

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He built a hugely successful career scaremongering among Israelis about politicians from the country’s Arab minority presenting a threat from the inside. Now, Benjamin Netanyahu’s rhetoric might have come back to haun...

Joey Benjamin, former England, Surrey and Warwickshire bowler, dies aged 60

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The former England fast bowler Joey Benjamin has died at the age of 60, his former county side Warwickshire have announced. Benjamin was born in St Kitts but made his name in English cricket, signing for Warwickshire ...