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 Co-op board's reaction to Euan Sutherland's resignation should have been simple: "OK. Bye then."
Payday lenders will be investigated over the way they treat borrowers struggling to repay their loans, the Financial Conduct Authority says.
Labour would pass a ‘referendum lock’ law, requiring an in-out EU plebiscite if a new treaty passed powers from Westminster to Brussels
Ever since he grew up listening to pre-War music, Aaron Whiteside has been obsessed with the era, and has now spent 10,000 renovating his house in Blackpool.