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 supermarket in London is trialling a biometric payment system that uses the unique vein pattern in fingertips to pay for goods. Costcutter said it would consider rolling Fingopay out more widely if the test, at Brunel University, was successful.