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.
Former Tesco chief executive Phil Clarke has suffered a fresh blow as he has been dropped as one of David Cameron’s business advisers, _The Independent_ can reveal.
The housing market is "sitting on a plateau", a lenders' group has said, despite renewed competition between providers on mortgage rates.
Affected system underpins Chaps payments, which processes large transfers
Chief of staff Joe Cahill was photographed by a covert unit in his car but never prosecuted - instead he was convinced to share secrets about the IRA's leadership, it was claimed today.