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.
Janet Yellen, head of the US Federal Reserve, yesterday moderated her dovish stance on the amount of slack in the US economy, signalling the possibility that interest rates could rise sooner than previously thought.
BT warns millions of customers it is increasing prices by up to 6.5% from December this year.
Increases to phone and broadband services are almost double the increase asked for by the UK’s largest fixed-line telecoms group last year
Britons reportedly fighting in Syria, including rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, 23, (pictured), have been suggested a potential identities for the killer in a sickening propaganda video.