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Ségolène Royal and Wikipedia duped by tale of anti-slavery activist

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 Independent (U.K.) 

Greece crisis: Will Greek troubles spill over to the rest of Europe and the UK?

How worried should we be about Greece? According to the Bank of England there have been no signs son far that the crisis is spreading to other vulnerable nations in Europe, such as Spain and Portugal, let alone to stable countries like the UK.

News | This is Money 

House prices show a surprise dip in June says Nationwide

Mortgage lender Nationwide said house prices dropped by 0.2 per cent on the month in June - well below economists' forecasts of a 0.2 per cent rise.

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