Liliane Bettencourt, the cosmetics giant's principal shareholder, was the 14th richest person in the world, according to Forbes magazine, which estimated her net worth in March at $39.5 billion (33 billion euros).
Britain's public sector spending deficit dropped to its lowest August total since 2007 after an increase in VAT revenues and a squeeze on local authority borrowing.
A Greenpeace activist tries to unfurl a banner from a lighting tower after activists entered the vehicle park in a protest against Volkswagen diesel vehicles at the port of Sheerness, Britain, September 21, 2017.
LIVERPOOL Street station has descended into rush hour chaos tonight with thousands of commuters left stranded. People desperate to get home were warned the disruption could last for another four hours after an incident at Ingatestone.
A bus manufacturer has won a �21m contract for more than 100 vehicles to be built in North Yorkshire. Optare, based in Sherburn-in-Elmet, has a deal to supply 114 single-decker buses that will go into operation in New Zealand.