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.
Ryanair raised its full-year profits guidance today after more than doubling first- quarter earnings and setting out aggressive plans for expansion in Europe.
The bidding process for licences to extract shale gas - using the controversial process fracking - will begin later on Monday, the government announces.
An arbitration panel in The Hague has ruled against Russia in one of the biggest awards ever made against a sovereign state
On air yesterday, John Humphrys chastised fellow Radio 4 grandee Lord Bragg for speaking about historic events in the present tense, calling it 'pretentious'.