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.
The share of first-time buyers fixing mortgage payments to ward off the impact of potential interest rate rises has reached an all-time high, according to figures compiled for The Independent.
People convicted of commercial crimes overseas could be banned from running UK firms in an attempt to tackle "rogue directors", Business Secretary Vince Cable says.
Ireland’s Patrick and John Collison hope to shake-up Silicon Valley and the fast-growing payments processing market
Jess, the springer spaniel enjoys the Easter sunshine at a Devon farm by proudly carrying fluffy yellow chicks around in a basket making sure they stay safe.