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He has made millions from rock music and last year began renting out cottages on his Tuscan estate for £6,000 a week. Now the pop star Sting is inviting visitors to "roll up your sleeves" and help pick his olives and grapes - so long as they are prepared to pay for the privilege.

For a fee of €262 (£208) a day, the former lead singer of the Police - whose last world tour earned the group $358 million - is offering connoisseurs of good food and wine the chance of working alongside local labourers at his 900 acre property, Il Palagio, near Florence.

Well-heeled would-be pickers are promised the opportunity to experience "succulent grapes and luscious wines, tart olives, green rolling hills, warm autumn sunshine, Cypress trees like tall sentries and the adventure and excitement of being part of the annual vendemmia, the traditional October grape and November olive harvests respected by generations of Tuscan farmers."

The offer from the 62–year–old Newcastle–born musician reflects his continued drive to turn Il Palagio, a 16th century estate near Florence that was in a state of abandonment when he bought it in 1999, into a going economic concern. It is now established as an active farm that produces honey, olive oil and so-called "biodynamic" wine.

Production at the estate is so prolific that Sting and his wife, Trudie Styler, have opened a farm shop selling oil, wine, vegetables, fruit and salami, and are moving into direct mailing of its produce. On Wednesday TODAY, Sting is expected to join customers at the shop to help them sample this autumn's produce.

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Well...ya....goes for anyone with a single name. BUT, I hate whiny envious people.

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I don't know if I'm envious of his absolutely huge woody instrument or not actually!

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Nice dungeon. I'd rather have the rack than be tortured by sting plunking away on that lute.

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ANGELINA Jolie and Brad Pitt have confirmed their entry into the sexless world of marriage.

 

The couple confirmed that their six children, punishing work schedules and increasing resemblance to their own parents mean that boning is off and marriage is on.

 

Pitt said: “We’re both super hot so all the shagging has been great.

 

“Frankly though I’m drained to the core and it was time to do the time-honoured ritual that restricts intercourse to holidays and the odd Friday night if we’re both still awake after Graham Norton.

 

“Our relationship is now as unexciting as those of our fans. Admittedly it’s unexciting in a labyrinthine private villa in the Cape de Antibes, but the principle is the same.”

 

In a further gesture of solidarity with the masses, the actors have adopted the vaguely aspirational surname Pitt-Jolie, even though it sounds stupid.

 

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:lol:

 

Mash ranges from very funny to rubbish. Like it when it's funny though.

 

 

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A monkey in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh has rained down banknotes on people, reports say.

 

Surprised holidaymakers in the scenic pine forest of Shimla, the state capital, ran around, collecting the falling notes for nearly an hour on Sunday, eyewitnesses said.

 

Reports said the simian stole 10,000 rupees ($165; £100) from a nearby home.

 

The monkey had entered the house to look for food, but when it did not find anything to eat, it took the money.

 

There are some 300,000 monkeys in the state and Shimla has long been a haven for the animals.

 

Macaque monkeys are considered sacred by Hindus, who often feed them.

 

But in recent years, the animals have been coming increasingly in conflict with humans, destroying crops, attacking people for food and biting children. And authorities in Himachal Pradesh have declared monkeys a menace.

 

The cash-dispensing simian was first spotted sitting on a tin roof with a bundle of currency notes before it playfully started throwing them down one-by-one.

 

As people began collecting notes of various denominations, the monkey moved on to a tree.

 

But as it continued to distribute money, many people rushed there to pick up the falling notes.

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It's quite clever really.

While he was surely disappoined at not finding any food, by taking money, he can then go out to the local store and buy some.

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I'm jolly well hoping that my naked photos are safe in the 'iCloud' after some other celebs have had theirs leaked.

 

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