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.
There is major economic pandemic spreading around the world. There is contagion in the air. It is called deflation, which means falling prices.
Services on the East Coast rail route between London and Scotland return to private hands after more than five years in the public sector.
Thousands of people marched through the Russian capital on Sunday to mark the death of the opposition veteran
The state-backed lender confirmed it would pay a full-year dividend of 0.75p per share to 2.7million investors, handing out a total of £535million.