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 humble mushroom is big business. British shoppers' concerns about the provenance of food in the wake of recent food fraud scandals has prompted a surge in demand for home-grown mushrooms and a huge investment in the industry.
Labour urges the government to ensure people taking advantage of new pension freedoms next April are not ripped off by financial firms.
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.