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.
Business will not be voting Labour. That’s the impression left by an open letter to The Daily Telegraph signed by 103 business leaders. The signatories said a “change in course” from the economic path laid out by “this Conservative-led Government” would “threaten jobs and deter investment”.
The Conservatives welcome an "unprecedented" endorsement by 100 business leaders - as Labour pledges to tackle the "epidemic" of zero-hours contracts.
26-page list is most comprehensive effort to unlock bailout cash but includes new spending
Homeowners will be able to profit from a Help-to-Divide scheme to split their large detached homes into terraced houses, under a new plan to bridge the generation gap.