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Micah Richards, the Manchester City defender, has closed his Twitter account after receiving further racial abuse, his agent has confirmed. Lincolnshire Police opened an investigation after the 23-year-old was sent an abusive tweet last November. Richards chose not to close his account then, but has now done so after more incidences of the problem. His spokesman said: "Micah is upset about closing his account because he enjoyed the banter and engaging with fans."

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Despite the storm clouds of apartheid, an intellectual and cultural cross-traffic between Britain and South Africa flourished in adversity. One of the castaways was Jacques Berthoud, who arrived here in 1967. His coming, to teach first at the University of Southampton and then in 1979, as Professor of English and Related Literature, at York, had an electrifying effect on both universities. But it spread far beyond them, as the many students whom he inspired took what they had learned from him, never to be forgotten, and passed it on.

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Dave Jones: 'I'd rather have been accused of murder'

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