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.
Facebook said late on Wednesday that continued growth in its mobile advertising business helped its first quarter revenue grow 72 per cent to $2.5 billion, beating analysts’ estimates.
The UK government borrowed £107.7bn in the financial year to April 2014, lower than the amount it borrowed the previous year.
A city councillor’s death adds to a growing file of vigilante ‘arrests’ and disappearances blamed on armed separatists as law and order erode
Ukip events manager Lizzy Vaid appears in in the party’s manifesto, with her quoted as saying: ‘I’ll be voting Ukip because they’re the only party listening to what people want.’