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.
Complaints by small businesses about their banks have tended to focused on credit – or the lack of it – in recent times, but what do these customers think about the rest of the service they receive? Are they happy with the way their business current account is run, and are they getting a fair rate of interest on the often sizeable amounts of cash they hold?
Five of the UK's biggest price comparison sites are accused of "hiding" the best energy deals from consumers by one of their rivals
New streaming services from HBO and CBS show how the networks are fighting back
The former wife of Habitat co-founder Sir Terence Conran has written an eye-wateringly explicit guide to female sexual pleasure to demonstrate that women’s needs continue into old age.