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.
How worried should we be about Greece? According to the Bank of England there have been no signs son far that the crisis is spreading to other vulnerable nations in Europe, such as Spain and Portugal, let alone to stable countries like the UK.
Eurozone chiefs rule out any further bailout talks with Greece until after the country's referendum on Sunday, despite a new approach from Athens.
Eurozone parliamentary votes would be needed to approve any deal
Mortgage lender Nationwide said house prices dropped by 0.2 per cent on the month in June - well below economists' forecasts of a 0.2 per cent rise.