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.
A Google executive who led the internet giant’s attempt to rival Facebook is to leave the company, according to a report.
Barclays shareholders vote to approve the bank's remuneration package, which includes higher bonuses despite a 30% fall in profits.
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Emma Duffy, 24, from Chesterfield, is so gripped by anorexia she relies on liquid nutrition to survive and has tried to kill herself nine times.