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.
We’ve been calling it the iWatch for months now, but a newly-published patent from Apple suggests that the company’s long-rumoured smartwatch might actually be called the iTime.
Bank of England minutes show officials are still wary over raising interest rates while the Institute of Directors believes the Bank is being too cautious.
Minutes record a far more extensive discussion about an early rates rise than in previous months as members point to a ‘more balanced’ decision
The 25-year-old was found by her husband Tom Cohen, slumped on a bed in the spare room of the home they shared in Wrotham, Kent, on April 7.