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 UK's return to growth was underlined today as revised figures confirmed the dominant services sector helped the economy expand by 0.3% in the first three months of the year.
Global stock markets fall after weak Chinese economic data and concerns that the US Federal Reserve may scale back monetary stimulus efforts.
Concerns the Fed will reduce its asset purchasing programme and fresh fears about strength of China’s economy lead to broad-based sell-off
The Prime Minister chaired a meeting of the emergency Cobra committee, telling senior ministers, police and intelligence services that Britain will not 'buckle' to terror.