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 hit rock bottom last night as its shares tumbled to an 11-year low following the refusal of the new chief executive Dave Lewis to reveal his plans for tackling the supermarket’s spectacular decline.
The UK has been told it must pay an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) towards the European Union's budget because the economy has performed better than expected in recent years.
US Treasury accuses allies of buying smuggled oil and helping fund Islamist group
The Duchess of Cambridge attended a gala at L'Anima Restaurant in east London in a £595 Temperley London dress after making her first public appearance in weeks.