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Martin Bentham

Martin Bentham is Home Affairs Editor at the Evening Standard and is based in London

UK

Tech giants are ‘enablers’ of scam message fraud, says crime agency

In part one of a series on cyber crime The Standard reveals the NCA believes tech giants are helping to fuel surge in scams

Mayor

Five years of Sadiq Khan: your cut-out-and-keep guide

Failures on crime, wins on environment, but a lack of leadership on housing and transport — these are the issues we care about as we go to the polls. Sadiq Khan has had five years as Mayor. To help you decide, Martin Bentham provides a summary of the wins and losses

Books

John Craxton: A Life of Gifts by Ian Collins

The adventures of a bohemian artist are brought to life in spectacular colour in this vivid and uplifting biography, says Martin Bentham

UK

‘Stylish’ book on working mothers shortlisted for top prize

A ‘lively’ book on the ‘emotionally-charged issue of working mothers’ that ranges from modern day Canary Wharf to Victorian Manchester is shortlisted for history’s top prize.

Books

The Little Man of Archangel by Georges Simenon review

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of a Jewish bookseller’s young wife provides another treat for Georges Simenon fans after the delights of his Maigret series, says Martin Bentham

Mayor

Key questions Sadiq Khan faces on London’s violent crime problem

Today we start the first in a series of reports looking at the Mayor’s record on key issues. In the first of three pieces examining crime, Martin Bentham looks at violence in capital

Crime

Met chief’s deputy refuses to apologise over police tactics at vigil

The Met’s deputy commissioner also said he ‘didn’t to see a vigil in the memory of Sarah to end in the scenes we saw’

Crime

Met cop held on suspicion of murder over Sarah Everard disappearance

The suspect was initially held on suspicion of kidnap and was further arrested on suspicion of murder on Wednesday

World

Meghan accuses Royals of racism

Buckingham Palace was left struggling to contain the  fallout from a series of bombshell allegations from Harry and Meghan in their much-anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey.

News

“Afghan criminal gang” arrested over Channel migrant smuggling.

The National Crime Agency says the suspected criminal gang members were burying boats on Channel beaches before using them to smuggle migrants to Britain for up to 3,000 euros each.

World

Prince Harry tells Oprah he felt ‘trapped’ in the royal family

Harry said “a lack of support and a lack of understanding” had led to his and Meghan’s departure for a new life abroad