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.
Royal Mail has told MPs that existing and potential rivals must be forced to deliver post six days a week and to every address in the regions they serve in order to protect the universal postal service.
A law forcing communications firms to keep details that could help identify criminals using the internet is being planned by the home secretary.
The Kurds of northern Iraq face terror from Isis and political pressure from Baghdad – jeopardising their long-held dream of independence
James Dyson said that large German companies had too much power over EU regulations, which meant ‘the old guard’ was supported over new technology.