Photos of a dying Princess Diana being extraced from a crashed vehicle in a Paris underpass close by the Pont D'Alma have been offered to controversial UK based news agency, Skoob News International, for a substantial sum.
Following a lengthy meeting in the SNI office, Managing Director Mike Lawson, chairing the meeting, threw the decision to purchase or not to an open vote.
After some tea and biscuits and a couple of reruns of the footage of a Hearts fan trying to take a pop at Celtic manager, Neil Lennon, the votes were cast.
SNI board members voted in favour of declining the offer of the Princess Diana Death Photos, on the grounds that publishing them so soon after the Royal Wedding would be viewed by members of the public as being in extremely poor taste.
"It's one of the toughest calls we've ever had to make," Lawson told a colleague. "But it really would be overstepping the boundaries of all that's decent to have struck a deal and publish these pictures. So I got my henchman, Skoob, to tell the bloke to 'fuck off' and stop darkening our doorstep. It's such a lovely doorstep. Me nan used to do the edges with a donkey stone. But all that seems such a long time ago."
Immediately after the board had voted, staff member Erskin Quint comprehensively beat a pizza delivery chap 21-6 at table tennis.
More as we get it.