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.
Conservative efforts to fight the election on a platform of economic recovery were dealt a blow yesterday as official figures threw fresh light on the UK’s “unprecedented” productivity malaise.
The Greek government made "completely unrealistic promises" to voters that it cannot now fulfil, the former European Commission president tells the BBC.
26-page list is most comprehensive effort to unlock bailout cash but includes new spending
Homeowners will be able to profit from a Help-to-Divide scheme to split their large detached homes into terraced houses, under a new plan to bridge the generation gap.