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 first I heard of Durham University's sensational decision to splash out millions on a Picasso painting among other new art was when I received this text from my son, who is a student there: "Durham Uni spent £1.4m on art for one of the centres. ... Now we know where my £9,000 is going."
The outgoing Bank of England governor warns a government plan to boost the housing market with part-mortgage guarantees has no long-term place.
Cameron’s decision to press ahead with gay marriage and inability to deliver immediate EU referendum have created air of mistrust and acrimony in party
Andy Trotter, Chief Constable of the British Transport Police, (pictured) wants to limit bail to six months to stop suspects being ‘left dangling’.