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.
American singer Chubby Checker has settled a controversial trademark lawsuit with Hewlett-Packard over an app which allowed users to measure the size of their penis.
The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.
Labour leader makes bold attempt to tackle his perceived ‘leadership problem’, admitting he fails when it comes to soundbites and photo-opportunities
A media guide handed to journalists at last night's spectacular opening ceremony told journalists the Red Arrows would only use blue and white smoke - recreating the Scottish saltire.