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.
London’s Gherkin skyscraper is set to be auctioned off later this year after lenders appointed receivers to the iconic City building today.
Barclays shareholders vote to approve the bank's remuneration package, which includes higher bonuses despite a 30% fall in profits.
War of words between Moscow and Kiev intensify as Vladimir Putin warns of ‘consequences’ for using army ‘against its own people’
Tom Parker Bowles and his cousin Ben Elliot - the son of Mr Shand's other sister Annabel Elliot - are understood to have arrived in New York to collect their uncle's body.