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.
Short sellers are predicting bad news from Wm Morrison's preliminary results tomorrow.
Payday lenders will be investigated over the way they treat borrowers struggling to repay their loans, the Financial Conduct Authority says.
Labour would pass a ‘referendum lock’ law, requiring an in-out EU plebiscite if a new treaty passed powers from Westminster to Brussels
The Rail, Maritime and Transport union leader, from Woodford Green, east London, died in Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone, east London, early this morning.