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.
The share of first-time buyers fixing mortgage payments to ward off the impact of potential interest rate rises has reached an all-time high, according to figures compiled for The Independent.
Scottish government agencies Scottish Enterprise and Visit Scotland have quit business lobby organisation CBI after it formally backed the campaign against Scottish independence.
After losing a limb, soldier Dan Richards struggled to find civilian work. Now, he is a chauffeur for a business that employs only ex-servicemen
An aspiring glamour model, from Leeds, who had a 5,000 breast enlargement on the NHS is planning to abort her baby to appear on Big Brother.