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.
Almost half of British people don’t have any kind of pension, alarming research published by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals has revealed.
National Grid is seeking additional electricity supplies for winter after unexpected plant shutdowns have raised fears of potential shortages.
UK prime minister to announce on eve of Nato summit in Wales that British army will benefit from an order for 600 new cutting-edge infantry vehicles
Brett and Naghmeh King are languishing in a Spanish jail after they took Ashya from Southampton General Hospital without consent last Thursday.