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.
Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke has come under renewed pressure after Britain's largest retailer posted its second fall in annual profits.
After nearly six years of falling living standards, weekly earnings have finally edged above inflation, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Fears grow fatalities will rise as rescue efforts continue to look for survivors among those who had been travelling on ferry to southern island of Jeju
The north London girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had a daughter last weekend after conceiving when she was still at primary school.