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.
The next interest-rate rise looked a more-distant prospect today as the latest snapshot of manufacturing showed activity falling to a 17-month low in September.
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.
A male patient, who recently traveled from Liberia in West Africa to Dallas, Texas, is said to be critically ill and has been kept in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital since Sunday.