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    Best in Britain – Benham Park (formerly Benham Valence), Marsh Benham, Speen, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG20 8EP, United Kingdom – For sale for £26 million ($33.4 million, €29.9 million or درهم123 million) with Savills.

    Best in Britain

    “Nationally important” Grade II* listed Berkshire mansion in 130 acres for sale for £26 million; its interior is yet to be renovated   A Grade II* listed building capable of being reinstated as one of Britain’s finest country houses has just been placed on the market for £26 million.   ...   Continue reading

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    A Land of Contrasts – Kensington and Chelsea – The land of the ‘have-a-lots’ and the ‘have-nothing-at-alls’; an example of a contrast too far.

    A Land of Contrasts

    Kensington and Chelsea – The land of the ‘have-a-lots’ and the ‘have-nothing-at-alls’; an example of a contrast too far   The mere mention of the area of Kensington ...   Continue reading

    Liar Liar Theresa May – Captain SKA re-release tune for GE2017 – Captain SKA re-release 2010 anti-austerity hit ‘Liar Liar’ and this time use it to target “you can’t trust her”, Theresa May.

    Liar Liar Theresa May

    Captain SKA re-release 2010 anti-austerity hit ‘Liar Liar’ and this time use it to target “you can’t trust her”, Theresa May   In 2010, a musicial protest group call ...   Continue reading

    Anything But A Steel – 1994 Jackson Street, Pacific Heights, San Francisco, California, CA 94109, United States of America – For sale for £8.40 million ($10.75 million, €9.62 million or درهم39.50 million) through Malin Giddings of SF Properties and designed by Ken Fulk – Next door to Danielle Steel’s Spreckels Mansion at 2080 Washington Street

    Anything But A Steel

    Renovated Pacific Heights, San Francisco residence with Danielle Steel as a neighbour for sale for sum 652% higher than it sold for in 1994   A buyer wishing to live just to t ...   Continue reading

    • A Milder May – Theresa May needs to pay attention to moderates – As Theresa May’s lead in the poll halves and Jamie Oliver criticizes her policy on universal free school lunches for infants, we call on voters to act with their feet and remind the Tory leader that moderates still deserve to be heard – Annabel Mullin Liberal Democrat vs. Lady Borwick, Victoria Borwick, Vote Leave Hard Brexit Conservative Party

      A Milder May

      As Theresa May’s lead in the poll halves and Jamie Oliver criticizes her policy on universal free school lunches for infants, we call on voters to act with their feet and remind ...   Continue reading

    • The Cat That Didn’t Get The Cream – Tedious pillock Julian Assange – Though Julian Assange’s cat may have looked on smugly yesterday, all its owner achieved was to make himself appear arrogant and ridiculous – Friday 19th May 2017, photograph by Matthew Steeples

      The Cat That Didn’t Get The Cream

      Though Julian Assange’s cat may have looked on smugly yesterday, all its bail jumping owner achieved was to make himself appear arrogant and ridiculous   WikiLeaks founder J ...   Continue reading

    • The Tossers vs. The 48% – Getting voices of the 48% heard at GE2017

      The Tossers vs. The 48%

      The 48% must make themselves heard at the 2017 General Election; they must vote tactically and do all they can to prevent the landslide ‘Queen Bee’ Theresa May is headed for &n ...   Continue reading

    • The Busy Borwicks – Son of Kensington MP Lady Borwick’s curious connections to the people who ensured both Brexit and the election of Donald Trump revealed by The Observer – The Hon. Thomas Borwick

      The Busy Borwicks

      Son of Kensington MP Lady Borwick’s curious connections to the people who ensured both Brexit and the election of Donald Trump revealed   On Sunday, Carole Cadwalladr of  ...   Continue reading

    • Viscount St Davids – Social media, Gina Miller and Matthew Steeples

      Viscount St Davids

      A statement from Matthew Steeples about the man who, in a London courtroom, called him a “wanker”   Yesterday, in London, in a stained tweed gilet more appropriate to Wilt ...   Continue reading

    • Blocked by Nuttall – Paul Nuttall blocks Matthew Steeples on Twitter

      Blocked by Nuttall

      Matthew Steeples celebrates getting blocked by Paul Nuttall on Twitter   When someone blocks you on Twitter, you know you’ve won. In the past, I’ve been cut off by an arra ...   Continue reading

    • Another Corbyn Calamity – Jeremy Corbyn scares child in Harlow, Essex – Thursday 27th April 2017 – Chloe Pullara @educatedmole

      Another Corbyn Calamity

      Matthew Steeples reports that Jeremy Corbyn’s attempt to enthuse a child in Harlow didn’t go down well; children and politicians should never mix   Yesterday, Jeremy Corby ...   Continue reading

    • Beating Borwick – The Steeple Times urges voters to vote tactically and back Liberal Democrat Annabel Mullin against sitting Conservative Member of Parliament Victoria Borwick MP in the General Election on 8th June 2017.

      Beating Borwick

      ‘The Steeple Times’ urges readers in Kensington to vote tactically to unseat Victoria Borwick   Victoria Borwick, in spite of representing a constituency that was home to ...   Continue reading

    • Mugged by May – Is Theresa May right to go to the country?

      Mugged by May

      Theresa May’s gamble to go to the country will likely pay off, but is it good for Britain?   Theresa May supposedly decided to go call a snap election after a trip to church and ...   Continue reading

    • Failing to Come Together – Theresa May’s clucky Easter message

      Failing to Come Together

      Whilst Theresa May’s Easter message is nothing but a damp squib, Jeremy Corbyn’s response is as much use as a chocolate teapot   “Let us come together… Let us build a ...   Continue reading

    • Anything But A Steel – 1994 Jackson Street, Pacific Heights, San Francisco, California, CA 94109, United States of America – For sale for £8.40 million ($10.75 million, €9.62 million or درهم39.50 million) through Malin Giddings of SF Properties and designed by Ken Fulk – Next door to Danielle Steel’s Spreckels Mansion at 2080 Washington Street

      Anything But A Steel

      Renovated Pacific Heights, San Francisco residence with Danielle Steel as a neighbour for sale for sum 652% higher than it sold for in 1994   A buyer wishing to live just to t ...   Continue reading

    • A Costly Capri – ‘Refinished’ 1987 Ford Capri 280 Brooklands for sale for a sum that will wow; it is to be offered by Silverstone Auctions at their Silverstone sale on 29th to 30th July 2017 – Estimate of £35,000 to £45,000 ($44,800 to $57,600, €40,100 to €51,500 or درهم164,700 to درهم211,700)

      A Costly Capri

      ‘Refinished’ 1987 Ford Capri 280 Brooklands for sale for a sum that will wow; it’s affectionately known as ‘Oscar’   The car of choice of boy racers, the Ford Capri ...   Continue reading

    • Wealthy in Wiltshire – Seend Park or Seend Green House, High Street, Seend, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6NZ, United Kingdom – For sale for £4.5 million ($5.8 million, €5.2 million or درهم21.2 million) through Strutt & Parker

      Wealthy in Wiltshire

      Classically proportioned Wiltshire village house for sale; it’ll supposedly appeal to “your typical wealthy Briton” (whatever that might mean)   Primarily built between ...   Continue reading

    • A Refuge for the Reds – High Houses, Snaizeholme, Hawes and High Abbotside, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL8 3NB, United Kingdom – For sale for £325,000 ($421,000, €375,000 or درهم1.5 million) through J. R. Hooper & Co.

      A Refuge for the Reds

      ‘Withnail and I-esque’ former farmstead, in an area of North Yorkshire where red squirrels remarkably thrive, for sale for the same price as a studio in Chelsea, SW3   A G ...   Continue reading

    • Belgravia in Bloom – Flat 1, 57 Eaton Place, Belgravia, London, SW1X 8BN, United Kingdom – For sale for £8.95 million ($11.63 million, €10.39 million or درهم42.71 million) through Louise Hewlett – Chelsea Flower Show

      Belgravia in Bloom

      Grand Belgravia apartment – complete with a garden that wouldn’t look out of place at the Chelsea Flower Show – for sale   As thousands of garden lovers visit the Chelse ...   Continue reading

    • A Cool Limo – Ex-Steve McQueen 1965 Lincoln Continental limousine by Lehmann-Peterson to be sold at auction on 24th June 2017 by RM Sothebys – Guide of £77,000 to £116,000 ($100,000 to $150,000 €89,000 to €133,000 or درهم367,000 to درهم551,000).

      A Cool Limo

      Lincoln Continental limousine once owned by Steve McQueen to be auctioned in California in June   “King of Cool” Steve McQueen (1930 – 1980) is best remembered for havin ...   Continue reading

    • Making a Manor – £2.55m Osbrooks, Capel, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 5JN – Refurbished Grade II listed Surrey manor house with connections to Detmar Blow and Gertrude Jekyll for sale for £2.55 million ($3.32 million, €2.96 million or درهم12.20 million) through Sotheby’s International Realty.

      Making a Manor

      Refurbished Surrey manor house with connections to Detmar Blow and Gertrude Jekyll for sale for £2.55 million   Reduced in price by £200,000 since when it was previously on ...   Continue reading

    • Faded Grandeur – Flat 2, 16 – 17 Ennismore Gardens, London, SW7 1AA, United Kingdom – First Floor Flat and Fifth Floor Staff/Guest Apartment – For sale for £3.75 million ($4.89 million, €4.36 million or درهم17.96 million) through Hobart Slater

      Faded Grandeur

      Knightsbridge flat for sale for £3.75 million in spite of needing complete renovation and having a lease with just 9 years remaining   A lateral flat – with an interior tha ...   Continue reading

    • A Highly Priced Hall – The Hall, Church Lane, High Hoyland, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 4BJ, United Kingdom – For sale for £1.2 million ($1.6 million, €1.4 million or درهم5.7 million) through England Residential Estate Agency

      A Highly Priced Hall

      Queen Anne house in South Yorkshire for sale for punchy sum of £1.2 million   An architecturally striking four-storey Queen Anne house in South Yorkshire is for sale for £1. ...   Continue reading

    • Problems at The Plaza – #1801, The Plaza Hotel, 1 Central Park South, Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, Midtown, Manhattan, New York, NY 10019, United States of America for sale for $16 million (£12.4 million, €14.4 million or درهم58.8 million) through Lafayette Realty – Owned by Bolat Nazarbayev and formerly home to his now ex-wife Maira Nazarbayeva and her son Daniyar Nazarbayev

      Problems at The Plaza

      New York apartment for sale for a sum 21% lower than the current owner paid for it in 2008; it has a controversial past, links to a dictator and was once ‘sold’ for just $1 &nb ...   Continue reading

    • At The Queen’s Pleasure – Old Harrovian VAT fraudster Sheel Khemka and his mother Dame Asha Khemka, Deputy Lieutenant of Staffordshire

      At The Queen’s Pleasure

      Convicted Old Harrovian fraudster Sheel Khemka’s mother, Dame Asha Khemka, made Deputy Lieutenant of Staffordshire in spite of her son’s conviction for stealing from Her Majest ...   Continue reading

    • Shifty & Shiftier – ‘Sir Shifty’ Philip Green & Sarah, Duchess of York – In posing for pictures with ‘Sir Shifty’ Philip Green in Cannes, Sarah, Duchess of York showed herself to be nothing but shameless.

      Shifty & Shiftier

      In posing for pictures with ‘Sir Shifty’ Philip Green in Cannes, Sarah, Duchess of York showed herself to be nothing but shameless   Sarah, Duchess of York is one of those ...   Continue reading

    • Wally of the Week – Anthea Turner on getting her tits out and shagging – ‘Shagger Turner’ sinks to a new low; ‘Princess Tippytoes’ Anthea Turner once again illustrates her desperation for attention.

      Wally of the Week – Anthea Turner

      ‘Shagger Turner’ sinks to a new low; ‘Princess Tippytoes’ Anthea Turner again illustrates her desperation for attention   Whilst she was married to Grant Bovey, a rest ...   Continue reading

    • Lib Dem candidate Louise Rowntree – What’s on your mantelpiece? –The Steeple Times’ 20-question interview with public affairs and communications consultant and Liberal Democrat candidate for Chelsea & Fulham Louise Rowntree.

      Louise Rowntree – What’s on your mantelpiece?

      A 20-question interview with public affairs and communications consultant and Liberal Democrat candidate for Chelsea & Fulham Louise Rowntree   The Steeple Times shares “wit ...   Continue reading

    • Bored of Black Tie, Crushed by ‘The Club’ – Death of Black Tie Balls – As black tie bonanzas deservedly take a bashing, we ask: “What’s next for Britain and America’s party paraders?” – Sir Elton John and David Furnish, Elizabeth Hurley, Tamara Ecclestone, Jay Rutland, Dawn Ward, Ashley Ward, Elliott Spencer, Stephen Fry, Alexa Chung, Esther Rantzen, Anthea Turner, Grant Bovey

      Bored of Black Tie, Crushed by ‘The Club’

      As black tie bonanzas deservedly take a bashing, we ask: “What’s next for Britain and America’s party paraders?”   Last May, the acerbic Spectator columnist Taki wrote ...   Continue reading

    • The Commerce of Selfies – Selfie to Self-Expression, Saatchi Gallery – A review of the showcase of vanity that is the Saatchi Gallery’s ‘Selfie to Self-Expression’ exhibition. Open until 30th May 2017.

      The Commerce of Selfies

      A review of the showcase of vanity that is the Saatchi Gallery’s ‘Selfie to Self-Expression’ exhibition   The first ever ‘selfie’ was supposedly taken on the roof of the ...   Continue reading

    • Actor and musician Jack Turner – What’s on your mantelpiece?

      Jack Turner – What’s on your mantelpiece?

      A 20-question interview with English born, Los Angeles based actor and musician Jack Turner   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Treat peo ...   Continue reading

    • Stoddart Stateside – Photographer to the Stars John Stoddart exhibition at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills – Opening reception 3rd May 2017

      Stoddart Stateside

      A preview of John Stoddart’s exhibition at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills   Tonight, in California, an exhibition of the works of photographer to the stars John Stodda ...   Continue reading

    • (Not) Wedded by Ward – Dawn Ward fails to get planning consent

      (Not) Wedded by Ward

      Loudmouth champagne swiller Dawn Ward once again fails to get permission to turn her vulgar home into a wedding venue   Marketing material for Dawn Ward’s tastelessly decora ...   Continue reading

    • Tiresome Tariq – Highlighting braggart businessman Tariq Siddiqi –Braggart businessman Tarriq Siddiqi is nothing but tiresome and tedious. He claims to be friends with Rhodri Philipps, Viscount St Davids.

      Tiresome Tariq

      Braggart businessman Tarriq Siddiqi is nothing but tiresome and tedious   Tariq Siddiqi is anything but modest. On his Twitter handle, he is pictured on a motorbike next to a ...   Continue reading

    • Jobbing Wine – Get paid to drink and drink your way across America – A dream job for wine lovers; get paid to drink and drive your way across America by the Union Wine Company.

      Jobbing Wine

      A dream job for wine lovers; get paid to drink and drive your way across America   An Oregon winery is seeking a ‘Canbassador’ to join them on a roadtrip across America to ...  Continue reading

    • Marked by Mice – Scott’s restaurant at 20 Mount Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 2HE to reopen after mice infestation – Montpeliano at 13 Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1HQ still open after receiving a Food Standards Agency rating of 0/5.

      Marked by Mice

      Scott’s in Mayfair to reopen after closing due to a mice infestation; Montpeliano remains open in spite of receiving a Food Standards Agency rating of zero out of five   Tod ...  Continue reading

    • Finding Fruit – Hermitage Court, Canon Pyon, Herefordshire, HR4 8NN – Organic fruit farm for sale with Fisher German for £2.25 million ($2.88 million, €2.69 million or درهم10.58 million)

      Finding Fruit

      Herefordshire fruit farm for sale for £2.25 million   A 47.6 acre organic Herefordshire fruit farm is for sale for £2.25 million ($2.88 million, €2.69 million or درهم1 ...  Continue reading

    • Shopping with Pun – Party crasher David Pun features on wall of shame in supermarket

      Shopping with Pun

      Party-loving David Pun finds fame in Queensway’s Food Basics Oriental Superstore for all the wrong reasons; for him, it’s a far cry from Harvey Nicks   David Pun is well k ...  Continue reading

    • Boozy Birds – Northumbrian women most likely to be drunk

      Boozy Birds

      Northumbria revealed to be the county with the highest number of fines for women being drunk and disorderly for second year in a row   On Sunday, the Daily Star revealed “No ...  Continue reading

    • Basically Brilliant – Edin Basic, co-founder of Firezza opens “proper pizza restaurant” in Soho on 12th April 2017 – Firezza Dean Street, 22 – 25 Dean Street, London, W1D 3RY

      Basically Brilliant

      Firezza’s first “proper restaurant” in Dean Street, Soho offers gourmet pizza by-the-metre at remarkably reasonable prices; it is a must visit   Edin Basic can be credit ...  Continue reading

    • Dining without Toto – Dinings Japanese restaurant to open in SW3 –Former Toto’s site, Walton House, Lennox Gardens Mews, off Walton Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 2JH set to become Dinings Japanese tapas and sushi restaurant in May 2017

      Dining without Toto

      Former Toto’s site in Lennox Gardens Mews, Knightsbridge to become a “contemporary Japanese” restaurant named Dinings   In April 2014, just off Walton Street in Knightsb ...  Continue reading

    • Boozing Bashed By Brexit – Price of spirits soar due to Brexit

      Booze Bashed By Brexit

      Spirits brands hike prices by upto 16% and blame Brexit for increasing their supply-side costs   Drink loving Brexiteers may have cause to reconsider their enthusiasm for Brit ...  Continue reading

    • The Loss of La Bras – La Brasserie, Brompton Road, SW3 closes after 45 years – The closure of La Brasserie, 272 Brompton Road, Chelsea, SW3 2AW should send a signal to greedy landlords; their avarice is killing London.

      The Loss of La Bras

      The closure of La Brasserie in Chelsea should send a signal to greedy landlords; their avarice is killing London   There are restaurants that come and go and there are ones th ...  Continue reading

    • Dine With Donald – Win dinner with Donald Trump – Matthew Steeples suggests readers reject Donald Trump’s desperate plugs for an opportunity to win dinner with his own very sorry self

      Dine With Donald

      Matthew Steeples suggests readers reject Donald Trump’s desperate plugs for an opportunity to win dinner with his own very sorry self   In the past twenty-four hours I’ve ...  Continue reading

    • An Epic Estate – Ashiestiel, Clovenfords, Lauderdale, Selkirkshire, Scotland, TD1 3LJ, United Kingdom – For sale through Savills for £5.5 million ($7.1 million, €6.4 million or درهم26.2 million)

      An Epic Estate

      Scottish sporting estate, once home to Sir Walter Scott, for sale; it comes with nearly two miles of fishing on the River Tweed, 863 acres of land and seven houses   The Scott ...   Continue reading

    • Basement It Like Beckham – Former Embassy of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, 54 Holland Park, London, W11 3RS – For sale for £30 million ($39.1 million, €34.9 million or درهم143.7 million) through Anthony Sharp

      Basement It Like Beckham

      Former Algerian Embassy in Holland Park for sale for £30 million; the detached stucco house needs complete renovation and counts David and Victoria Beckham as neighbours   Th ...   Continue reading

    • Clocking a Porsche – 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR with 6.2 miles on the clock to be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s at their Villa Erba sale on Saturday 27th May 2017 – £1.7 million to £1.9 million ($2.2 million to $2.4 million, €2 million to €2.2 million or درهم8 million to درهم8.8 million)

      Clocking a Porsche

      1993 Porsche 911 with 6.2 miles on the clock to be auctioned; the price will astound   A racetrack ready 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR that has just 6.2 miles (10 kilometres) o ...   Continue reading

    • Five of the Best – Royal Ascot’s Finest Ever Horses – Racing enthusiast Jon Vine takes a look at the five most famous horses to ever run at Royal Ascot.

      Five of the Best – Royal Ascot’s Finest

      Racing enthusiast Jon Vine takes a look at the five most famous horses to ever run at Royal Ascot   Royal Ascot is approaching and as excitement begins to build, we take a loo ...   Continue reading

    • A Star Subaru – £175,000 to £200,000 estimate on 1996 Subaru Impreza PR0WRC97001 – To be auctioned by H&H Auctioneers at the Royal Automobile Club at Woodcote Park in Surrey on 6th June 2017.

      A Star Subaru

      1996 Subaru Impreza – chassis 001 – to be auctioned with an estimate of £175,000 to £200,000; it was driven by amongst others the late Colin McRae   “One of the most i ...   Continue reading

    • A Balls-Up – Belgravia woman sells story about her child being hit by a football – Cesc Fàbregas

      A Balls-Up

      Shame on ‘The Sun’ for publishing a non-story about a child being hit by a football in Belgrave Square; the ball was kicked by a girl who was with the footballer Cesc Fàbregas ...   Continue reading

    • Bigots & Baseball Caps – William Evans baseball cap – Intolerance comes in many forms but the very worst kind is middle class hypocrisy; wear a William Evans baseball cap at your peril.

      Bigots & Baseball Caps

      Intolerance comes in many forms but the very worst kind is middle class hypocrisy   In a week when Damien Hirst was told: “Go home!” by animal rights activists in Venice ( ...   Continue reading

    • The Superstars Set To Clash – Cheltenham Festival 2017 tips

      The Superstars Set To Clash

      Jon Vine offers tips for this week’s Cheltenham Festival   The horse racing world was plunged into a wave of disappointment when Colin Tizzard confirmed Thistlecrack had suf ...   Continue reading

    • The Excitement Builds – New contributor Jon Vine previews the Cheltenham Festival 2017 for The Steeple Times

      The Excitement Builds

      New contributor Jon Vine previews next week’s Cheltenham Festival   There is no sound in sport that evokes more tension and excitement than the hooves of twenty equine athle ...   Continue reading

    • Cheltenham Festival 2017

      Cheltenham Festival 2017

      Excitement over the 2017 Cheltenham Festival has already begun and punters are already eagerly placing their bets   In 2016, our man ‘The Tout’s’ tip for the coveted Que ...   Continue reading

    • A Land of Contrasts – Kensington and Chelsea – The land of the ‘have-a-lots’ and the ‘have-nothing-at-alls’; an example of a contrast too far.

      A Land of Contrasts

      Kensington and Chelsea – The land of the ‘have-a-lots’ and the ‘have-nothing-at-alls’; an example of a contrast too far   The mere mention of the area of Kensington ...  Continue reading

    • Liar Liar Theresa May – Captain SKA re-release tune for GE2017 – Captain SKA re-release 2010 anti-austerity hit ‘Liar Liar’ and this time use it to target “you can’t trust her”, Theresa May.

      Liar Liar Theresa May

      Captain SKA re-release 2010 anti-austerity hit ‘Liar Liar’ and this time use it to target “you can’t trust her”, Theresa May   In 2010, a musicial protest group call ...  Continue reading

    • The Burka Brainbox – Burka hating UKIPper Suzanne Evans again shows herself to be anything but a “brainbox” in a ‘Twitter spat’ with Matthew Steeples

      The Burka Brainbox

      Burka hating UKIPper Suzanne Evans again shows herself to be anything but a “brainbox” in a ‘Twitter spat’ with Matthew Steeples   Yesterday, I found myself having wha ...  Continue reading

    • Hero of the Hour – Courageous Mancunian homeless man Stephen Jones, whose actions after the Manchester Arena terror attack were rightly lauded heroic, to get new home.

      Hero of the Hour – Stephen Jones

      Courageous Mancunian homeless man, whose actions after the Manchester Arena terror attack were rightly lauded heroic, to get new home   Many tales of compassion have come out ...  Continue reading

    • A Brylcream Bigot – Nigel Farage communications man Dan Jukes on #Manchester – “Political poet” Dan Jukes sinks to a new low in the wake of the attack on innocence in Manchester. Right-minded people should simply ignore him.

      A Brylcream Bigot

      Nigel Farage’s communications man, “political poet” Dan Jukes, sinks to a new low in the wake of the attack on innocence in Manchester; this beer swilling bigot should hencef ...  Continue reading

    • Manchester terror attack, Monday 22nd May 2017

      Manchester

      In the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack, surprisingly, it was Donald Trump who spoke for the majority   A suicide bomber may believe he won in attacking Manchester last ...  Continue reading

    • Canvassing Rolf – PM Theresa May and constituent Rolf Harris – Will Theresa May be calling on her paedophile constituent Rolf Harris during the 2017 General Election?

      Canvassing Rolf

      Will Theresa May be calling on her paedophile constituent Rolf Harris during the 2017 General Election?   Paedophile Rolf Harris was released from Stafford Prison this morning ...  Continue reading

    • Poore Borwick – Mark Newton on the record of Lady Borwick, Conservative parliamentary candidate for Kensington – #LazyBorwick

      Poore Borwick

      New contributor Mark Newton shares his views on the “dubious record” of Lady Borwick, Conservative parliamentary candidate for Kensington   Kensington, Kensington, its nam ...  Continue reading

    • Double Bollocks – Politicians Lady Nugee (Emily Thornberry) and Sir Michael Fallon BOTH make total and utter fools of themselves over links to murderous dictator Bashar al-Assad

      Double Bollocks

      Politicians Lady Nugee and Sir Michael Fallon BOTH make total and utter fools of themselves over links to murderous dictator Bashar al-Assad   Yesterday Labour’s Lady Nugee ...  Continue reading

    • Hero of the Hour – Labour MP Chuka Umunna on the Single Market –Labour’s Chuka Umunna MP speaks sense on Britain’s membership of the Single Market.

      Hero of the Hour – Chuka Umunna

      Chuka Umunna MP speaks sense on Britain’s membership of the Single Market   This morning, Chuka Umunna spoke for many when he was interviewed on Radio 4’s Today programme. ...  Continue reading

    BRAINSTORM

    The comings and goings of the entrepreneurial classes

    • Best in Britain – Benham Park (formerly Benham Valence), Marsh Benham, Speen, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG20 8EP, United Kingdom – For sale for £26 million ($33.4 million, €29.9 million or درهم123 million) with Savills.

      Best in Britain

      “Nationally important” Grade II* listed Berkshire mansion in 130 acres for sale for £26 million; its interior is yet to be renovated   A Grade II* listed building capable ...  Continue reading

    • Staging the Dollars – 3444 Washington Street, Presidio Heights, San Francisco, California, CA 94118, United States of America – For sale for £14 million ($18 million, €16.5 million or درهم66.1 million) through Linda Mayne of Mayne & Company and owned by banker David A. Coulter and his social entrepreneur wife Susan Weeks Coulter.

      Staging the Dollars

      Prominent banker attempts to sell San Francisco mansion for a sum 205% higher than it achieved in 1993; it comes with an outdoor theatre   Built in 1904 of brick on a wood fra ...  Continue reading

    • myGwork co-founder Adrien Gaubert – What’s on your mantelpiece?

      Adrien Gaubert – What’s on your mantelpiece?

      A 20-question interview with Adrien Gaubert, award-winning co-founder of myGwork – an inclusive LGBTI recruitment hub   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s y ...  Continue reading

    • Stunt Slumps – James Stunt’s Stunt Acquisitions posts losses of £900k

      Stunt Slumps

      As a company run by “flash bastard” socialite James Stunt posts losses of £900,000, we remember previous travails involving him and his wordsmith wife   This morning, the ...  Continue reading

    • Advertorial – City Relay – Matthew Steeples takes a look at the services offered by City Relay, a hassle free short-term rental management company in London.

      Advertorial – City Relay

      Matthew Steeples takes a look at the services offered by City Relay, a hassle free short-term rental management company   Established three years ago and based in Earl’s Cou ...  Continue reading

    • Businessman and TV star Alfie Best – What’s on your mantelpiece?

      Alfie Best – What’s on your mantelpiece?

      A 20-question interview with self-made businessman and star of ‘My Fat Gypsy Fortune’ Alfie Best   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? ...  Continue reading

    • Fashion designer Martin Raffa – What’s on your mantelpiece?

      Martin Raffa – What’s on your mantelpiece?

      A 20-question interview with Paris based fashion designer Martin Raffa   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? The search beauty and harmony. ...  Continue reading

    • The Downfall of The Donald – Could Donald Trump’s ‘Fall of Rome-style’ downfall be triggered by the actions of his very own family?

      The Downfall of The Donald

      Could Donald Trump’s ‘Fall of Rome-style’ downfall be triggered by the actions of his very own family?   Donald Trump came to power promising to ‘Drain the Swamp’ of ...  Continue reading

    • Chop the Charitycats – Joy Venturi Bianchi and Lady Meyer

      Chop the Charitycats

      As San Francisco socialite and clothes horse Joy Venturini Bianchi is highlighted to be an American version of her fellow former ‘charitycat’ Lady Meyer, it’s time that chari ...  Continue reading

    • Sex and the Single Zillionaire – 345 Golden Gate Avenue, Belvedere Island, Marin County, California, CA 94920 – £13.2 million ($16.5 million, €15.3 million or درهم60.6 million) – Sotheby’s International Realty – Former home of billionaire businessman Thomas Perkins (1932 – 2016)

      Sex and the Single Zillionaire

      Belvedere, CA home of late tech billionaire and author of ‘Sex and the Single Zillionaire’ Thomas Perkins for sale; he entertained amongst others Sophia Loren and Rupert Murdoc ...  Continue reading

    THE WIRE

    Science, technology and gadgets

    • A Smoking Aston – 1996 Aston Martin V8 Sportsman coupé shooting brake conversion – To be auctioned by Bonhams on 13th May 2017 at Aston Martin’s Newport Pagnell Works Service – Estimate of £300,000 to £350,000 ($384,000 to $449,000, €358,000 to €418,000 or درهم1.4 million to درهم1.6 million)

      A Smoking Aston

      1996 Aston Martin shooting brake complete with humidor to be sold at auction   One of just three 1996 Aston Martin V8 coupé shooting brake conversions is to be offered for sa ...   Continue reading

    • Viewing Velapp – Edit-as-you-shoot app for video footage – Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak pictured with Velapp founder David de Min

      Viewing Velapp

      New contributor John Carlson-Nobel takes a look at Velapp, an edit-as-you-shoot app for video footage   Velapp will change the way you use your mobile. It is an app that can f ...   Continue reading

    • Fishing with Bentley – Bentley Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner priced at £280,000 ($340,000, €322,000 or درهم 1.25 million) to be exhibited by Jack Barclay at The London Fly Fishing Fair, The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH on 10th and 11th March 2017

      Fishing with Bentley

      Bentley 4×4 equipped with fly fishing kit by Mulliner to be exhibited at The London Fly Fishing Fair   Designed with the gentleman angler in mind, what some might call a ...   Continue reading

    • The Sky’s the Limit – 1959 Cadillac BROADMOOR Skyview with coachwork by Superior Coach Corp. – £140,000 to £200,000 ($175,000 to $250,000 or €165,000 to €235,000 or درهم640,000 to درهم915,000) – Bonhams Amelia Island Auction on 9th March 2017 at the Fernandina Beach Club – The BROADMOOR Hotel in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado

      The Sky’s the Limit

      Bonhams to offer what they call “the world’s most sought after Cadillac” at auction in Florida; it was originally made for the famed BROADMOOR Hotel resort in El Paso County, ...   Continue reading

    • Down Balling – Daria Radionova – Publicity seeking 24-year old Russian brat with a passion for crystal covered cars tones down

      Down Balling

      Publicity seeking 24-year old Russian brat with a passion for crystal covered cars tones down   In the summer of 2014, a Russian student named Daria Radionova hit the headline ...   Continue reading

    • A Working Rolls – 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I estate car by H. J. Mulliner and Radford – Orin Smith collection – RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island sale 10th and 11th March 2017

      A Working Rolls

      1959 Rolls-Royce estate car owned by late industrial tycoon Orin Smith to be auctioned; it was bizarrely designed to include beds and a loud air horn to “blast” cattle off the ...   Continue reading

    • The Missile

      “Rakish” 8.0-litre Bentley – known as ‘The Missile’ – for sale; it’s “not one for the faint of heart” but would suit Toad of Toad Hall   New to the market th ...   Continue reading

    • Thatcher’s Jaguar – Ex-Baroness Thatcher 2006 Jaguar XJ8 armoured saloon – Margaret Thatcher – Christie’s South Kensington Out of the Ordinary sale – 14th September 2016 – Also used by David Cameron

      Thatcher’s Jag

      Armoured Jaguar that served as Margaret Thatcher’s last car – and which was also used by David Cameron – sells at auction   Offered with an estimate of £15,000 to £20, ...   Continue reading

    • Bonded by Broccoli – 2008 Aston Martin DBS owned originally by James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli OBE – Graeme Hunt seek £175,000 ($232,000 or €206,000)

      Bonded by Broccoli

      Aston Martin built to personal specification of James Bond film series producer Barbara Broccoli for sale   The Aston Martin brand will forever be associated with James Bond a ...   Continue reading

    • The #1 Batmobile

      First Batmobile for sale for £3.2 million ...   Continue reading

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