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Ségolène Royal and Wikipedia duped by tale of anti-slavery activist

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 Independent (U.K.) 

Small Talk: Small-company fat cats paying themselves almost as generously as big counterparts

Britain’s listed smaller companies are catching up with their larger counterparts in one worrying regard: they’re just as likely these days to be handing out whacking pay increases to fat-cat directors, irrespective of whether they’ve added sufficient shareholder value to merit such awards.

News | This is Money 

Pirouetting palace guardsman faces three weeks in grim military prison: Soldier's superiors left 'livid' by dance stunt

A Grenadier Guardsman who broke strict rules by dancing on parade outside Buckingham Palace is potentially facing a 21-day prison sentence and £1,000 fine.

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