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.
Mark Carney has pledged a “root and branch” review of the Bank of England’s intelligence-gathering capabilities - including the creation of a new deputy governor position - after the central bank was sucked into the foreign exchange fixing scandal.
The Co-operative Group has accepted the resignation of chief executive Euan Sutherland, and named his replacement as chief financial officer Richard Pennycook.
Bank promises ‘root and branch’ review even as official says Bank had no warning on claims on activity in currency markets before last October
A military source has said the plane was tracked by radar far from where it last made contact with civilian air traffic control off the country's east coast.