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.
Margaret Elliott's creation of a kinder, more compassionate care service started in the 1970s from a small shop on a Sunderland high street. She and six other women started a co-operative selling food portions to older people and opened a day nursery with support for young mothers. Every job was rotated, from bookkeeping to floor-washing.
A law forcing communications firms to keep details that could help identify criminals using the internet is being planned by the home secretary.
The Kurds of northern Iraq face terror from Isis and political pressure from Baghdad – jeopardising their long-held dream of independence
James Dyson said that large German companies had too much power over EU regulations, which meant ‘the old guard’ was supported over new technology.