Léon-Robert de L’Astran, an 18th-century shipowner, was praised for his noble refusal to participate in the slave trade. Sadly, however, it seems that he existed only as an internet hoax — duping Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, for three years, along with Ségolène Royal and others.
The retail arm of Barclays has roared back, giving the bank a much-needed shot in the arm as it admitted that it could face £500m in fines and payments for its role in the alleged rigging of the £3 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market.
Royal Bank of Scotland has set aside £400m to cover costs into possible manipulation of the foreign exchange market.
Apple chief executive makes announcement on his sexuality to ‘help others’
The secret of how criminals are using easy-to-buy electronic scanners to steal some of Britain’s most popular executive cars is to be revealed.