Lastminute.com founder Lady Martha Lane Fox adds "mother" to her extensive CV

 
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Martha Lane Fox adds "mother of twins" to her CV

Lastminute.com's co-founder Martha Lane Fox is adding yet another job to her CV - mother of two.

The busy Baroness Lane Fox of Soho, who is also on the board at Marks and Spencer, Twitter and Channel 4, is used to juggling more than one responsibility in her career, so rearing twins should be a piece of cake.

The internet pioneer has revealed that she is now the proud mother of twin boys, born to a surrogate mother in the US.

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Lane Fox and her partner digital entrepreneur Chris Gorell Barnes were said to be "over the moon" at the arrival of identical boys Milo and Felix. The news follows years of recovery after a severe car accident in Morocco in 2004 left Lane-Fox requiring a stick to walk and unable to give birth.

The crossbench peer spent more than six months in hospital, but has turned a corner with the arrival of the twins. She told Mail on Sunday: "We’re over the moon. Thank you so much to everyone for all the love and support."

Lady Lane-Fox co-founded online travel retailer Lastminute.com in 1998 with Founders Factory chief exec Brent Hoberman. The pair sold the company for £577m seven years later. In 2013, she became the youngest woman to sit in the House of Lords. She joined the board of Twitter last April.

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Gorell Barnes flew out to the US to meet Lane-Fox and the twins on Friday, and the couple are expected to return to London next week.

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