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.
Westminster Outlook The Public & Commercial Services Union was forged in trauma and will end in capitulation.
A BP employee who oversaw the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 agrees to settle a charge of insider trading.
Almost a century after its discovery, the burial chamber of Tutankhamun is being recreated down to the minutest detail in the Egyptian desert
Miles Jelfs, 27, from Bristol, says he can't afford the operation - which could involve a minor tuck or complete amputation - and is hoping well-wishers will donate to help him.