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 Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has pledged to get inflation back to its target rate of 2 per cent within two years.
Irish airline Aer Lingus is set to approve a takeover bid by British Airways owner IAG, the BBC understands.
Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, how does it feel to be a Muslim in France? Introduction by Simon Kuper
I have found out that there is not just a daily cap on contactless fares but also a weekly cap, so I shouldn't pay more than a weekly travelcard. Is this true?