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 Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis said on Australian radio this week that Greece couldn’t reinstate the drachma – the currency it used before it adopted the euro in 2001 – even if it wanted to. Why?
Commuters could be set for a summer of delays as rail workers on several train routes vote for strike action.
Many of us will need to earn until we’re 70 — yet older people often struggle to get hired
Ofcom has fined EE £1million after it found that the mobile phone firm failed to tell its customers about their right to take complaints to an alternative dispute resolution body.