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.
Will you tell that guy that you won't grab dinner with him because, to be honest, you found him a bit creepy and plus he's kind of ugly?
Profit warnings by UK-listed firms rise to the their highest summer level for six years, according to forecaster EY.
Lucian Freud’s assistant David Dawson worked with the artist for 25 years, photographing Freud in every aspect of his life. Dawson’s images and memories are now collected in a new book
Celebrity businesswomen Karren Brady has joined the growing list of wealthy stars to declare an insistence their children must work to earn their own way through life.