Sunday 24 September 2017

Saatchi talks marriage

maurice Saatchi said it was "impossible" for anyone outside a marriage to know what is going on between a couple when he was asked about the breakdown of his brother's relationship with Nigella Lawson.

Asked about Charles Saatchi's divorce from the TV chef, the Tory peer declined to talk about the pair in person, speaking instead about the complexities of marriage. "There are many aspects of human life, let's consider them – persecution mania, love, sex, marriage, work. These are all areas which produce difficulties in people, and family and marriage is certainly one of the most complex areas," he said.

TOILET-LID ATTACK

A US judge was choked and hit on the head with a toilet lid as he locked up his court after a hearing.

Police in the New York state village of Waterloo say Roger Barto was attacked from behind with the lid that had been placed in a nearby skip during building renovations. He had been presiding over a case for serious traffic violations, but police are not connecting it to the beating.

JAMAICAN WEED BREAK

Farmers in Jamaica are offering marijuana tours to tourists.

The technically illegal journeys to some of the island's hidden cannabis plantations let them sample such strains as "purple kush" and "pineapple skunk". The tours pass through places like Nine Mile, the tiny hometown of reggae legend and famous pot-lover Bob Marley.

TOT SURVIVES 100FT FALL

A toddler is in hospital with internal injuries after plunging 100ft from a fifth-floor flat.

The 16-month-old girl was said to be in a "stable condition" after falling from the window of a flat in Savage Road, Barne Barton in Plymouth, police said. The toddler was taken to the city's Derriford Hospital where she remains. "There have been no arrests and we are not treating the incident as suspicious," a police spokesman said.

KATE'S KEEPING MUM

Actress Kate Winslet has said she enjoyed the lack of dialogue in her latest role. The Oscar winner, who is pregnant with her third child, stars as an agoraphobic single mother in 'Labour Day'.

Promoting the drama at Toronto International Film Festival, the actress was asked what she liked about the film. "I think I like its simplicity," she said. "There isn't as much dialogue as I've been used to in the past but somehow there's absolutely sufficient story."

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