News you need to know

By Kirstin Buick
28 November 2013

The news you need to know from the week that was.

Nigella, ‘Highella’ 

The mudslinging between celebrity chef Nigella and ex-husband Charles Saatchi has turned nasty in court as two of Nigella’s former assistants claim she was using drugs behind his back for a decade and bought their silence by allowing them to use his company credit card.  Art dealer Charles says he discovered Nigella’s secret shortly before they ended their marriage earlier this year and branded her ‘Higella’. He said she was so “off her head” on drugs she couldn’t remember giving the Italian sisters permission to use the credit card. Read more:  PLUS Four other big stories from the week that was PREGNANT PIXIE: YOU recently revealed singer and former Idols contestant Pixie Bennett is pregnant with her first baby. She’s already decided on a name for the tot – and it’s just as quirky as hers. Read more:  TAX: If you didn’t submit your tax return to Sars Friday 22 November – or if you have but owe Sars money – don’t panic. There’s still time to avoid a fine. Read more: CLEVER DOG: The adorable nine-year-old pit bull recently became an internet star after pictures of him balancing a wide array of bizarre and interesting items on his head was posted online. See our gallery here:

DOP SYSTEM: In what has to be one of the dumbest remuneration systems ever alcoholics in Amsterdam are being paid in beer and cigarettes to clean the streets. The homeless workers are given two cans in the morning, two at lunchtime and one at the end of the day in exchange for sweeping the streets in the Dutch city. Read more:

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