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.
High street sales are “bounding ahead,” giving retailers the best outlook for 27 years due to falling prices and a boost to consumer spending power, according to new figures from the Confederation of Business Industry.
Shares in Aer Lingus rise 3% in the wake of the Irish government's agreement to sell its 25% stake to IAG, the owner of British Airways.
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The budget airline - famed for its off-hand treatment of passengers and sneaky fees - dramatically changed its tune after a series of profit warnings last year.