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 extra bank holiday for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee could have cost the economy up to £6bn in lost output, the Office for National Statistics said yesterday.
Some people are "put off" making important calls because of confusion over the amount they will be charged, according to the telecoms regulator.
Cameron’s decision to press ahead with gay marriage and inability to deliver immediate EU referendum has created air of mistrust and acrimony in party
You may not have heard of Defence Secretary Philip Hammond. However, behind this man's bank-manager-style exterior lies a man of considerable accomplishment, writes SIMON HEFFER.