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.
MPs yesterday called for Equitable Life policyholders to be paid the £2.8bn balance owed to them by the Government.
UK state-owned bank RBS reports a £3.5bn loss for 2014, down from £9bn loss the previous year.
Winters appointment garners praise from investors
House price rises and static wage growth locked more young people out of the property market, official figures have shown.