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.
Leisure giant TUI Travel, owner of the Thomson and First Choice holiday brands, posted record profits last year as more Brits opted for its all-inclusive package holidays.
The Bank of England's Mark Carney warns on the housing market as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors says it expects house prices to continue to "surge ahead".
Obama among world leaders attending Mandela ‘celebration’ as thousands gather in Soweto to commemorate South Africa’s first black president
The humorous image is the work of their sons, Antonio, Miguel and Alberto and is a marked departure from the carefully stage-managed portraits chosen by the other political leaders.