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 supermarket sector is in tatters after the three largest listed grocers’ shares all hit decade lows and analysts warned that the sector was “uninvestable”.
Bond giant Pimco saw its investors withdraw a record $23.5bn (£14.5bn) in funds after manager Bill Gross abruptly left the company last month.
Financial centres face competition from Asia and increased regulation
Yusra Hussien's mother, primary school dinner lady Safiya, wept as she begged her 15-year-old daughter to return to the family home in Bristol, a week after her daughter went missing.