City high-flier in first Fifty Shades of Grey divorce

From the Sunday papers: from that ‘bloody book’ to the threat of a Casablanca sequel

LAST UPDATED AT 11:38 ON Sun 11 Nov 2012

THE FIRST Fifty Shades of Grey divorce has been spotted by the Mail on Sunday, which claims “a high-powered City businesswoman is divorcing her husband after he refused to play along with the erotic themes in the raunchy blockbuster”. The wife is arguing that her husband's “boring attitude” to sex is evidence of 'unreasonable behaviour'. The woman’s solicitor said her client had been reading the book for tips on spicing up her sex life. But the husband took no interest and told her: “It's all because you have been reading that bloody book.”...

TORY MP Nadine Dorries is under fire from her constituents after it emerged she will miss a Remembrance Sunday service today because she is in the Australian jungle taking part in reality show I’m a Celebrity. The Sunday Mirror says she had been due to lay a wreath at the service today, but did not bother to tell the Royal British Legion ceremony organisers of her absence. Paul Makin, Mayor of Shefford, said: “We all feel very let down by her… The event will be crammed with war heroes, serving forces men and women and spectators, and it’s hugely disrespectful to be missing it so she can frolic in a bikini in Australia.”...

A SIZEABLE chunk of Britain’s £250m annual aid money to Bangladesh has been spent on a TV programme, according to The Sunday Telegraph. Among the Department for International Development’s handouts to the poverty-stricken nation were £5 million for a Question Time-style show, and £21.2 million on road maintenance, only 10% of which was actually spent on the intended project. Anne Main, Conservative MP for St Albans, said: “There needs to be a fundamental overhaul of how DfID chooses which projects it funds and how it reports what this spending has achieved.”

JIMMY SAVILE tricked Frank Bruno into shaking hands with the Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe, according to The Sun. Bruno was visiting Broadmoor secure psychiatric hospital in 1991 to open a gym. Savile said to him during a walkabout, “I want you to meet this gentleman.” Bruno talked to Sutcliffe and was photographed shaking his hand. It was only later that Savile told the boxer that he had chatted with a serial killer. “That picture has hounded me,” says Bruno...

PAUL MCCARTNEY and his wife Nancy Shevell were just two feet away from disaster when the pilot of their Air Harrods helicopter became “disorientated” as he tried to land on the couple's East Sussex estate at night in bad weather, the Mail on Sunday reports. The pilot was forced to abort the landing and alight at a nearby airfield. The near-miss is being investigated by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch, which categorised it as a ‘serious incident’...

NINE ‘super-ash trees’ found on the estate of Prince Charles, along with about 400 trees from other estates, could hold the key to fighting ash dieback, which threatens to devastate Britain’s woodlands, The Sunday Times reports. The trees were originally selected to improve woodlands, but the collection now offers the best chance to develop a variety of ash resistant to the fungus. The Prince of Wales has long warned of threats to Britain’s trees, saying last year: “There are more tree diseases than you’d ever believe possible now affecting many of our iconic species.”...

A PLANNED sequel to Casablanca has met with fierce opposition, The Independent on Sunday reports. One of the original screenwriters, Howard Koch, handed a ‘treatment’ for the sequel to Hollywood producer Cass Warner before he died. Warner says the film would be called either Return to Casablanca or As Time Goes By and would follow Richard Blaine, the illegitimate son of Humphrey Bogart's Rick Blaine and Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa Lund, who were separated at the end of the original movie. Fans have criticised the move, saying the film’s loose ends are part of its charm...

HUNDREDS of chimpanzees who have endured lives as laboratory test subjects are to be given a large tract of forest in the United States in which to retire, The Sunday Times reports. The move is a victory for primatologist Jane Goodall, who has campaigned for the US to end the use of chimps as lab animals. One-hundred-and-ten chimps owned by the National Institutes of Health and living at the University of Louisiana will join 120 former research chimps at Chimp Haven, Louisiana, where they will live in forested enclosures, form social groups, build sleeping nests and have access to a dedicated ‘chimp hospital’.... · 

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