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.
Drilling in the hallway; road works outside the window; chatterboxes at the opposite desk – there are few things more annoying than noise distraction in the workplace.
Payday lender Wonga says it is writing off £220m of debts for 330,000 customers after putting in place new affordability checks.
Draghi expected to reveal details of loan-buying scheme
Dressed in helmets and balaclavas, 20 officers from West Mercia Police burst into the flat in Warndon, Worcestershire yesterday afternoon, after fending off two Staffordshire Bull Terriers.