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 removal this week of Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke more than anything signals just how seriously the retail giant’s shareholders are treating the difficulties from which new boss Dave Lewis must now try to extricate the troubled group.
US and European airlines suspend flights into Israel's Ben Gurion airport after Israeli police confirmed that a rocket landed one mile away.
Reformist Jakarta governor beats self-styled strongman Prabowo Subianto, who said he would reject the results claiming the poll was unfair
When Olivia, 4, starts school in September her mother Melissa Stowe, 22, will need to take buses to get from their home in Methley, Leeds, to Allerton Bywater.