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.
Outlook The City is now in the midst of the summer silly season as regards news. So here’s an apparently silly story.
US and European airlines suspend flights into Israel's Ben Gurion airport after Israeli police confirmed that a rocket landed one mile away.
Analysts who once praised the president’s strategic skills and his seeming mastery of western governments now warn that he has boxed himself into a corner
Also known as the ‘Butterfly Bush’, you can see it flourishing in parks and gardens all over the country, writes NIGEL COLBORN.