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.
Europe's biggest recruitment agency offered hope that the painfully high unemployment gripping the region could soon ease as it grew sales for the first time in nearly two years.
Troubled security firm G4S pays the UK government £108.9m for the tagging scandal, and admits that 2013 was "an extremely challenging year".
Towers, categorised as buildings comprising 20 or more storeys, represent arguably the most radical reshaping of the city’s skyline for more than 300 years
Des Jarvis, 46, from Cambridgeshire was on holiday in the Didim Beach Resort in Altinkum, Turkey when he broke his leg in six places at the bottom of a waterslide.