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.
One man’s loss is another’s gain – a hammer blow to Phones 4U sent rival Dixons Carphone soaring on the mid-cap index.
The number of people struggling with payday loans has risen by 42% in the past year, according to the debt charity StepChange.
The rejection of mayor’s £100bn plan puts the spotlight back on the expansion of Heathrow, Britain’s largest airport, and could revive a government policy split
Catherine Howarth, 32, from Milton Keynes, is of Nigerian heritage, and so was, at first, a little taken aback when she saw her son Jonah for the first time.