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.
Serial entrepreneur Luke Johnson, the owner of Patisserie Valerie, is returning to the stock market with the planned £170 million flotation of the cafe chain on London's AIM junior exchange.
The UK government borrowed £107.7bn in the financial year to April 2014, lower than the amount it borrowed the previous year.
Power generator takes legal action against government following decision not to back the conversion of one of its coal units under new subsidy scheme
Tania Clarence, 42, has been held over the deaths at the family's 1.5million property in New Malden, south London last night.