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.
Housebuilder Redrow has almost doubled its annual profits in its fortieth year after sales were boosted by the government's "Help to Buy" scheme and a booming market.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea.
YouGov survey puts pro-union lead at just 6 percentage points, down from 22 less than a month ago
Most high street banks have seen complaints against them rise. Barclays was the only big bank to show an improvement although it still has one of the worst records.