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.
Energy companies have been accused of having “101 excuses” for keeping prices artificially high. One excuse, according to Labour’s Shadow Energy Secretary Caroline Flint, is that if Labour comes to power next year, they might introduce a price freeze.
Uncertainty over an independent Scotland's currency could lead to "capital flight" from the country, the chairman of HSBC claims.
Countries, regions and neighbourhoods are sealed off in an effort to stem the virus as hysteria grows over its spread
Shocking pictures showed the star holding a bottle of gin and cans of lager outside his home in Sandbanks, Dorset before being led away by police and ambulance crews