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.
United Utilities, the country’s biggest listed water company, showed today just why there is so much takeover interest in the sector with an 8.7 per cent jump in pre-tax profit to £304.7 million.
Global stock markets fall after weak Chinese economic data and concerns that the US Federal Reserve may scale back monetary stimulus efforts.
Concerns the Fed will reduce its asset purchasing programme and fresh fears about strength of China’s economy lead to broad-based sell-off
Sources today named one of the suspects as Michael Adebolajo (pictured) who, along with his fellow alleged killer, is a British citizen who converted to a radical form of Islam.