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 AA’s chief executive and finance director both quit yesterday, just two months after Britain’s largest roadside-assistance group joined the London Stock Exchange.
The struggling supermarket Tesco cuts its profit forecast and the new chief executive's start date has been brought forward to Monday.
Supermarket cuts profit outlook as it continues to struggle with the price wars, while the new CEO will start his job a month early
About 20 per cent of 11-year-olds failed to achieve the expected level for their age in reading, writing and maths, despite improved results overall in national curriculum tests this year.