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.
Mulberry has finally ended its 18-month search for a creative director as it pulled off a coup by appointing French fashion house Céline’s top accessories designer.
More than 70% of fresh chickens being sold in the UK are contaminated with the Campylobacter bug, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) reveals.
Brent crude drops to new four-year low of $75.48
BT has said it will launch consumer mobile phones next year. It had been widely speculated that the group would buy another provider rather than trying to build a customer base from scratch.