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.
Will you tell that guy that you won't grab dinner with him because, to be honest, you found him a bit creepy and plus he's kind of ugly?
Better protection is needed for consumers buying used cars, says a commission studying the high level of complaints against the sector.
ONS and Treasury knew; PM found out in car on way to summit
Mr Nurrish was given the ‘jardiniere’ by his parents, who picked it up as part of a £100 ‘job lot’ of antiques in 1946. He had it valued on the TV show in 1991, before deciding to sell it at Christie's in London.