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 debate over the UK’s first interest rate rise since the recession intensified today as minutes of the Bank of England’s latest meeting suggested risks to the recovery from an early hike were “receding”.
Bank of England minutes show officials are still wary over raising interest rates while the Institute of Directors believes the Bank is being too cautious.
Interest rates will need to start to rise in the months ahead, says BoE governor, reiterating the bank’s view that increases will be ‘gradual and limited’
PC Lee Haworth visited Katrina Ianson-Hughes’s house in Oswaldtwistle for sex while on duty on April 5 last year, Liverpool Crown Court heard.