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 struggling bus and train operator FirstGroup tapped investors for £615 million to cut debts and axed the dividend as profits slumped.
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Proposed offer for from ENRC‘s founding shareholders has been rejected as ’materially undervaluing’ the London-listed miner
Steven Rolfe (pictured), 52, painted the red and white colours of the English flag upon on his rented home in Preston, Lancashire, in 2003.