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    A Big House – Cross Hill House, Cross Hill Road, Adderbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 3EG, United Kingdom – For sale for £4.25 million ($5.74 million, €4.79 million or درهم21.10 million) through Knight Frank LLP.

    A Big House

    Vast Georgian village house in Oxfordshire for sale for £4.25 million   A Grade II* listed, mid-18th century village house in Adderbury, Oxfordshire has just gone on sale for £4.25 million ($5.74 million, €4.79 million or درهم21.10 million) after fifty years in the same family.   Provi ...   Continue reading

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    Hammering Harris – Two works by paedophile Rolf Harris withdrawn from an auction in Tyne & Wear whilst one of a baby remains for sale online.

    Hammering Harris

    Two works by paedophile Rolf Harris withdrawn from auction whilst one of a baby remains for sale online   In the wake of his conviction in 2014 for abusing women and girls as ...   Continue reading

    Pauline Amos – What’s on your mantelpiece? The Steeple Times’ 20-question interview with Liverpool born artist Pauline Amos; one of her works is for sale for £1.3 million.

    Pauline Amos – What’s on your mantelpiece?

    A 20-question interview with Liverpool born artist Pauline Amos; one of her works is for sale for £1.3 million   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guid ...   Continue reading

    Moron of the Moment – Killer Cyclist Charlie Alliston

    Moron of the Moment – Killer Cyclist Charlie Alliston

    Irresponsible cyclist whose out-of-control fixed gear bike killed a mother of two in London deserved to be jailed; the law must now change   Perhaps also an ‘Aggressor of ou ...   Continue reading

    • #FreeRaif – Raif Badawi should be released and pardoned

      #FreeRaif

      The Steeple Times joins those calling for mercy and forgiveness for Raif Badawi   Raif Badawi was put in prison and sentenced to 1,000 lashes simply for setting up a website n ...   Continue reading

    • Stopping Brexit – Labour makes progress towards sense on Brexit – Matthew Steeples suggests Labour’s partial U-turn on Brexit is a positive start; they must now go further and oppose it entirely.

      Stopping Brexit

      Matthew Steeples suggests Labour’s partial U-turn on Brexit is a positive start; they must now go further and oppose it entirely   Whilst Keir Starmer’s decision to announ ...   Continue reading

    • Notting Hell Carnival – Notting Hill Carnival is a drain on resources

      Notting Hell Carnival

      Matthew Steeples suggests the Notting Hill Carnival is an unnecessary drain on already overstretched resources   Many will suggest I am wrong to say it, but I truly believe th ...   Continue reading

    • Axing Anti-Social Media: Stronger sentencing for online abuse required – Matthew Steeples suggests the director of public prosecutions is right to seek “uplifted” sentences for online abusers but argues she does not go far enough.

      Axing Anti-Social Media

      Matthew Steeples suggests the director of public prosecutions is right to seek “uplifted” sentences for online abusers but argues she does not go far enough   I have been ...   Continue reading

    • Grim Grenfell – Matthew Steeples suggests the giant coffin and stain on government that is the Grenfell Tower should be demolished immediately.

      Grim Grenfell

      Matthew Steeples suggests the giant coffin and stain on government that is the Grenfell Tower should be demolished immediately   The giant, grim carbuncle that is Grenfell Tow ...   Continue reading

    • Public vs. Private – George Clooney and Karen Danczuk – Matthew Steeples suggests actor George Clooney and desperado Karen Danczuk provide contrasting examples about ethics of media manipulation

      Public vs. Private

      Matthew Steeples suggests respected actor George Clooney and publicity desperado Karen Danczuk provide contrasting examples about the ethics of paparazzi intrusion and media manipu ...   Continue reading

    • Britain’s Most Incompetent Council – Conservative leader Cllr Elizabeth Campbell – Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council

      Britain’s Most Incompetent Council

      After a disastrous meeting last night, each and every Kensington and Chelsea councilor ought to resign; these incompetent halfwits are not fit for office   Last night in Kensi ...   Continue reading

    • Anti-Social Media – The law needs to be updated with regard to what is acceptable on social media; businesses such as Facebook and Twitter need to equally be held to account

      Anti-Social Media

      The law needs to be updated with regard to what is acceptable on social media; businesses such as Facebook and Twitter need to equally be held to account   Social media, as we ...   Continue reading

    • The Troubles of Tony – Tony Blair on centrist politics

      The Troubles of Tony

      Tony Blair speaks for many in his latest essay but he remains the wrong man to take Britain back to the centre; where is the individual to rid of us the ‘Wheat Field Wanderer’ ...   Continue reading

    • Viscount Porridge – Mr Rhodri Philipps, 4th Viscount St Davids, Lord St Davids, Baron Hungerford, Baron de Moleyns, Baron Strange of Knockin – Racist – Gina Miller and Matthew Steeples – Tariq Siddiqi and Councillor Andrew Rinker

      Viscount Porridge

      Thrice bankrupt bigot Viscount St Davids banged to rights and set to be jailed Thursday; he blames Gina Miller as “untruthful” and Matthew Steeples as “an eavesdropper” and ...   Continue reading

    • Pauline Amos – What’s on your mantelpiece? The Steeple Times’ 20-question interview with Liverpool born artist Pauline Amos; one of her works is for sale for £1.3 million.

      Pauline Amos – What’s on your mantelpiece?

      A 20-question interview with Liverpool born artist Pauline Amos; one of her works is for sale for £1.3 million   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guid ...   Continue reading

    • A Big House – Cross Hill House, Cross Hill Road, Adderbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 3EG, United Kingdom – For sale for £4.25 million ($5.74 million, €4.79 million or درهم21.10 million) through Knight Frank LLP.

      A Big House

      Vast Georgian village house in Oxfordshire for sale for £4.25 million   A Grade II* listed, mid-18th century village house in Adderbury, Oxfordshire has just gone on sale for ...   Continue reading

    • A Caged Crib – 898 Francisco Street, Russian Hill, San Francisco, California, CA 94109, United States of America – Former home of actor Nicolas Cage – For sale for £8.8 million ($12 million, €10 million or درهم44.1 million) for the main house plus £2.6 million ($3.5million, €2.9 million or درهم12.9 million) for the adjoining plot – Total price: £11.4 million – Listed by Debi Dicello of Sotheby’s International Realty.

      A Caged Crib

      Former San Francisco home of actor Nicolas Cage for sale for £11.4 million or 660% more than it sold for in 1996   Thrice married and an Academy Award winning actor Nicolas C ...   Continue reading

    • A Cheap Cottage – Grade II listed Willow Lodge, 2 Willow Grove, Plaistow, London, E13 0JH – Guide price of £180,000+ ($237,000+, €198,000+ or درهم871,000+) through Savills on Monday 25th September 2017 at The Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, W1.

      A Cheap Cottage

      Detached Grade II listed Georgian cottage in London, E13 for sale for just £180,000   What could be one of London’s cheapest detached Georgian houses is headed to auction. ...   Continue reading

    • A Cheap Mansion – Georgian stately home Frybrook House, Bridge Street, Boyle, Macmoye, County Roscommon, F52 AP6, Ireland – For sale through REA Seamus Carthy for £136,000 ($179,000, €150,000 or درهم658,000).

      A Cheap Mansion

      Part refurbished Irish Georgian stately home for sale for just £136,000; it was originally built by the Fry family   What could be one of the cheapest Georgian stately homes ...   Continue reading

    • The Icing on the Cake – Armour-Stiner Carmer Octagon House, 45 West Clinton Avenue, Irvington, Westchester County, New York, NY 10533, United States of America – To rent for £30,300 per month ($40,000, €33,200 or درهم147,000 per month) through William Pitt Sotheby′s International Realty

      The Icing on the Cake

      Octagonal Victorian Gothic landmark in Westchester County, New York available for rent; Bono was filmed there and it includes the only domestic Egyptian Revival room in existence & ...   Continue reading

    • Gone with the Joseffs – Vivien Leigh’s necklace and Clark Gable’s cigarette case from ‘Gone with the Wind’ to be sold at auction in Los Angeles by Julien’s Auctions on 17th and 18th November.

      Gone with the Joseffs

      Vivien Leigh’s necklace and Clark Gable’s cigarette case from ‘Gone with the Wind’ to be sold at auction in Los Angeles   Gone with the Wind is undoubtedly one of the ...   Continue reading

    • Pritken’s Folly – Chenery House, 47 Chenery Street, San Francisco, California, CA 94131, United States of America – For sale for £9.5 million ($12.5 million, €10.4 million or درهم45.9 million) through Joel Goodrich – Currently home and private museum of Robert C. Pritken

      Pritikin’s Folly

      Kitsch San Francisco mansion turned private museum that houses everything from Hitler memorabilia to a portrait turned down by Prince Philip for sale for £9.5 million   The c ...   Continue reading

    • A Magnificent Manor – Elizabethan manor house with 450 acres –Higher Melcombe Manor, Melcombe Bingham, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7PB, United Kingdom – For sale for £7.95 million ($10.49 million, €8.72 million or درهم38.55 million) through Strutt & Parker

      A Magnificent Manor

      Delightful West Country estate with Elizabethan manor house and 450 acres of land for sale for £7.95 million   Launched to the market in May for £8.75 million ($11.55 millio ...   Continue reading

    • Coins Not Cars – Coutts Index 2017 reveals 1.2% increase for passion assets – It is coins and not classic cars that are the better performing ‘passion assets’

      Coins Not Cars

      Coutts’ Index 2017 reveals it is coins and not classic cars that are the better performing ‘passion assets’   This week bankers to the super-elite Coutts revealed the fi ...   Continue reading

    • Hammering Harris – Two works by paedophile Rolf Harris withdrawn from an auction in Tyne & Wear whilst one of a baby remains for sale online.

      Hammering Harris

      Two works by paedophile Rolf Harris withdrawn from auction whilst one of a baby remains for sale online   In the wake of his conviction in 2014 for abusing women and girls as ...   Continue reading

    • Hero of the Hour – 24-year old engineering graduate Farhad Neda rescued his disabled mother from the 23rd floor of the Grenfell Tower.

      Hero of the Hour – Farhad Neda

      Farhad Neda rescued his disabled mother from the 23rd floor of the Grenfell Tower; they are the only survivors from the penultimate level of the building   Whilst others heade ...   Continue reading

    • Gaining a Lambo (or five) – Convoy of five yellow Lamborghinis spotted cruising around Kensington and Chelsea. Ostentatious or what?

      Gaining a Lambo (or five)

      Convoy of five yellow Lamborghinis spotted cruising around Kensington and Chelsea   Someone once said: “Work until you feel a Lamborghini is cheap” and plainly the owner o ...   Continue reading

    • Hero of the Hour – Novelist David Cornwell (AKA John le Carré)

      Hero of the Hour – David Cornwell

      Novelist David Cornwell (AKA John le Carré) speaks sense on the elite, Brexit and Donald Trump   David Cornwell – better known as the novelist John le Carré – gave a rar ...   Continue reading

    • Picture of the Week – The Lack of Appeal of ‘The Half Biscuit’ – Facebook group mocks racist online abuser Viscount St Davids as he returns to the clink.

      Picture of the Week – The Lack of Appeal of ‘The Half Biscuit’

      Facebook group mocks racist online abuser Viscount St Davids as he returns to the clink   On Friday, the dimwitted ‘half biscuit’ 4th Viscount St Davids – also known as ...   Continue reading

    • Congratulations Bill – ‘Songwriter to the Stars’ Bill Martin MBE to perform for first time at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2017; he will enlighten his audience about his successful career.

      Congratulations Bill

      ‘Songwriter to the Stars’ Bill Martin to perform for first time at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; he will enlighten his audience about his successful career   Glasgow born ...   Continue reading

    • Calmed Down Cameron – David Cameron snapped ‘Hugging a Corbyn’ after he’s revealed to have a ‘Calm Down – It’s Only a Recession’ in his kitchen and a £25,000 shepherd’s hut in his garden

      Calmed Down Cameron

      David Cameron snapped ‘Hugging a Corbyn’ after he’s revealed to have a ‘Calm Down – It’s Only a Recession’ in his kitchen and a £25,000 shepherd’s hut in his garde ...   Continue reading

    • United in Plastic – Jocelyn Wildenstein to wed Lloyd Klein

      United in Plastic

      ‘Bride of Wildenstein’ Jocelyn Wildenstein reunites with her lover Lloyd Klein; the plastic faced couple will marry at some point in the future   Yesterday, the world’s ...   Continue reading

    • Down With Diana – The media should let the late royal rest in peace – Enough is finally enough with press coverage about the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

      Done With Diana

      Enough is finally enough with press coverage about the late Diana, Princess of Wales   Diana, Princess of Wales has been dead twenty years. It is thus ludicrous that her famil ...   Continue reading

    • Dr No More – Dr Nastri retires from gatecrashing London parties – Gatecrasher ‘Dr Nastro’ admits defeat and announces he’ll be retiring from the ligging circuit; perhaps Denis Doble, Eva Harold, David Pun and Sandra Shevey ought to follow his lead

      Dr No More

      Gatecrasher ‘Dr Nastro’ admits defeat and announces he’ll be retiring from the ligging circuit; perhaps Denis Doble, Eva Harold, David Pun and Sandra Shevey ought to follow h ...   Continue reading

    • Little Nigella – Club Apartments at Little House Mayfair, 2 Queen Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5PA, United Kingdom – Clubbable sorts will love the opportunity to live like Nigella Lawson. £28,600 per month through Savills.

      Little Nigella

      Clubbable sorts will love the opportunity to live like Nigella Lawson above Little House Mayfair   When the flatform trainer loving cook Nigella Lawson first split up with Cha ...  Continue reading

    • Tossed in Tonbridge – Southern Salads goes bust blaming Brexit – Kentish salad company Southern Salads tosses 260 jobs to the wolves after going into administration because of Brexit.

      Tossed in Tonbridge

      Kentish salad company Southern Salads tosses 260 jobs to the wolves after going into administration because of Brexit   Illustrations of the likely negative impact of Britain ...  Continue reading

    • Moron of the Moment – Champagne sprayer Sir Philip Green filmed in debauched incident in Mykonos; he would do better to sip rather than spray his beverages.

      Moron of the Moment – Sir Philip Green

      ‘Sir Shifty’ filmed in debauched incident in Mykonos; he would do better to sip rather than spray his beverages   Sir Philip Green will forever be remembered as a man whos ...  Continue reading

    • Marmalade in Mayfair – Matthew Steeples visits Boisdale of Mayfair, 12 North Row, London, W1K 7DF with restaurateur Nicky Kerman – and samples a marmalade infused gin cocktail (or three).

      Marmalade in Mayfair

      Matthew Steeples visits Boisdale of Mayfair with restaurateur Nicky Kerman – and samples a marmalade infused gin cocktail (or three)   Though most will recognise Boisdale fo ...  Continue reading

    • Brainy Boozing – Drinking alcohol can improve your memory

      Brainy Boozing

      Study reveals drinking alcohol can improve memory   A study has revealed that those that drink alcohol after studying recall what they learnt better than those that don’t. & ...  Continue reading

    • Canvassing a Con – Chef Michael Riemenschneider revealed to be a conman by the Mail on Sunday’s YOU magazine.

      Canvassing a Con

      After a Chelsea chef who came out of nowhere named Michael Riemenschneider is revealed to be a “conman” in the ‘Mail on Sunday’, readers tell of his past form   As can ...  Continue reading

    • A Shoreditch Statement – A statement from the owners of Trapeze Bar regarding the conduct of their now former general manager Jordan Wells and the incident with Haqiqi Events

      A Shoreditch Statement

      A statement from the owners of Trapeze Bar regarding the conduct of their now former general manager Jordan Wells   Yesterday, we reported on a story regarding a bar in the Ea ...  Continue reading

    • Tea at Blakes – Matthew Steeples takes afternoon tea in the delightful courtyard garden at Blakes Hotel in Roland Gardens, South Kensington, London, SW7 3PF.

      Tea at Blakes

      Matthew Steeples takes tea in the delightful courtyard garden at Blakes Hotel in South Kensington, London   Blakes Hotel is synonymous with the now much overused description ...  Continue reading

    • Politics With The Pun – David Pun spotted on #GE2017 night – Party crasher David Pun gobbled his way through General Election 2017 and was captured on camera by Mail on Sunday reporter Ned Donovan.

      Politics With The Pun

      David Pun gobbled his way through General Election 2017 and was captured on camera by a Mail on Sunday reporter   Mail on Sunday reporter Ned Donovan secured the photo of the ...  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

    • Dwarfing Misogyny – Rising star female racing driver Jamie Chadwick puts ‘Bungling Bernie’ Ecclestone in his place and dismisses his misogynist views.

      Dwarfing Misogyny

      Rising star female racing driver Jamie Chadwick puts ‘Bungling Bernie’ Ecclestone in his place and dismisses his ridiculous misogynist views   The first ever female and yo ...   Continue reading

    • A Bargain Boat – Edward Kay reports on the sale of a striking 1-of-1 Aguti 20-metre wooden motor yacht that cost £6.4m to build; it is offered for just £1.4m

      A Bargain Boat

      Edward Kay reports on the sale of a truly striking 1-of-1 Aguti 20-metre wooden motor yacht that cost £6.4 million to build; it is offered for just £1.4 million   As most of ...   Continue reading

    • Bungling Bernie – Bernie Ecclestone accused of bribing F1 drivers by an Australian F1 legend Alan Jones

      Bungling Bernie

      Bernie Ecclestone accused of bribing F1 drivers by an Australian F1 legend   Bernie Ecclestone – whose Christian name is often used in the context of bungs and bribes – is ...   Continue reading

    • Strictly Come Mayfair – Flat 2, 17 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London, W1K 6LB – For sale for £3.75 million ($4.9 million, €4.2 million or درهم18.1 million) through Wetherell complete with access to a private ballroom

      Strictly Come Mayfair

      Grosvenor Square apartment for sale; it comes with access to a private residents’ ballroom and will appeal to any fan of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’   Built circa 1958 on the si ...   Continue reading

    • Dogging Assange – Elite Protection Dogs London – Gold wrapped van advertising “elite” dogs parks opposite the Ecuadorian Embassy ‘home’ of bail skipper Julian Assange.

      Dogging Assange

      Gold wrapped van advertising “elite” dogs parks opposite the Ecuadorian Embassy ‘home’ of bail skipper Julian Assange   The silly season has come early in Knightsbridg ...   Continue reading

    • Waving in the Wheat – Theresa May makes a berk of herself (again) – As Theresa May makes a berk of herself at a football game, gin hater William Hanson and Tory fop Jacob Rees-Mogg MP share their views on wheatfield running

      Waving in the Wheat

      As Theresa May makes a berk of herself at a football game, gin hater William Hanson and Tory fop Jacob Rees-Mogg MP share their views on wheatfield running   Theresa May just ...   Continue reading

    • Betting on the Blues – Betting on Britain’s 2017 General Election – Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn

      Betting on the Blues

      Jon Vine on betting on Britain’s 2017 General Election   The General Election is just days away and bookmakers are experiencing a surprisingly stronger than usual uplift in ...   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

    • Moron of the Moment – Killer Cyclist Charlie Alliston

      Moron of the Moment – Killer Cyclist Charlie Alliston

      Irresponsible cyclist whose out-of-control fixed gear bike killed a mother of two in London deserved to be jailed; the law must now change   Perhaps also an ‘Aggressor of ou ...  Continue reading

    • Bugger All Bernard – Naturist politician Bernard Jenkin MP shows himself to be the ‘Buggerallmoney of the Brexit generation.

      Bugger All Bernard

      Naturist politician Bernard Jenkin MP shows himself to be the ‘Buggerallmoney’ of the Brexit generation   “When Brexit happens there will be lots more money for everyone ...  Continue reading

    • Martin Gets Madder – Somewhat bonkers convicted former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli offers a bounty for Hillary Clinton’s hair and threatens to smash up a £1.5m work by the Wu-Tang Clan.

      Martin Gets Madder

      Convicted former pharmaceuticals executive Martin Shkreli offers a bounty for Hillary Clinton’s hair and threatens to smash up a £1.5 million work by the Wu-Tang Clan   Mar ...  Continue reading

    • Theresa Bucket – Theresa May has morphed into Hyacinth Bucket

      Theresa Bucket

      Prime Minister May has morphed into Hyacinth Bucket   Hyacinth Bucket wanted to be renowned for her ‘candlelit suppers’ but now that Theresa May – whose fashion style is ...  Continue reading

    • ‘The Steeple Times’ Word of the Week – ‘Wobegone’ – After ‘Vanity Fair’ use ‘wobegone’ in the context of ‘Donald Trump’, Matthew Steeples examines that word’s origins.

      Word of the Week – Woebegone

      After ‘Vanity Fair’ use ‘woebegone’ in the context of ‘Donald Trump’, Matthew Steeples examines that word’s origins   On Wednesday morning, in their daily ‘The ...  Continue reading

    • Hero of the Hour – Anna Soubry MP

      Hero of the Hour – Anna Soubry MP

      Anna Soubry speaks for Britain and speaks complete sense; Theresa May should take note   Anna Soubry MP is a rare thing: A politician of conviction and one whose sensible natu ...  Continue reading

    • Trendifying Theresa – Mrs May should not attend Tory Glastonbury – George Freeman MP denies he wants to create a Tory version of Glastonbury; imagining Theresa May boozing with Liam Gallagher definitely would be hard.

      Trendifying Theresa

      George Freeman MP denies he wants to create a Tory version of Glastonbury; imagining Theresa May boozing with Liam Gallagher definitely would be hard   Theresa May, Dizzee Ras ...  Continue reading

    • Banishing Buy to Leave – Time to end the era of emptiness – It’s no longer ‘buy to live’, it’s no longer ‘buy to let’, all bemoan the disgraceful era of ‘buy to leave’ – especially those living in RBK&C.

      Banishing Buy to Leave

      It’s no longer ‘buy to live’, it’s no longer ‘buy to let’, all bemoan the disgraceful era of ‘buy to leave’ – especially those living in RBK&C   This mor ...  Continue reading

    • Greed and Grenfell – Grenfell Tower residents let down by RBK&C whilst properties rented for them stand empty in Chelsea also.

      Greed and Grenfell

      Grenfell Tower residents let down by RBK&C whilst properties rented for them stand empty in Chelsea also   This morning The Mirror’s James O’Brien reported on how form ...  Continue reading

    • Moron of the Moment – Milo Yiannopoulos – ‘Trumpsexual’ paedophile apologist Milo Yiannopoulos stands on a radiator as Simon & Schuster reject his £7.6 million lawsuit over his book Dangerous.

      Moron of the Moment – Milo Yiannopoulos

      ‘Trumpsexual’ paedophile apologist Milo Yiannopoulos stands on a radiator as Simon & Schuster reject his £7.6 million lawsuit   On Saturday, Milo Yiannopoulos shared ...  Continue reading

    BRAINSTORM

    The comings and goings of the entrepreneurial classes

    • Madness and Martin – Is Martin Shkreli getting a “raw deal”? Martin Shkreli takes to Facebook to share an article supporting him and suggests he’d make an ideal communications director for The Donald

      Madness and Martin

      Martin Shkreli takes to Facebook to share an article supporting him and suggests he’d make an ideal communications director for President Trump   Permanently banned from Twi ...  Continue reading

    • Meltdown Madoff – Bernard Madoff family finally relieved of their ill-gotten gains; victims now get back approximately 66% of losses whilst Ruth Madoff goes shopping – Pictured: Ruth Madoff shopping (left and top right); Mark, Andrew and Bernard Madoff pictured together in 2001 (bottom right).

      Meltdown Madoff

      Madoff family finally relieved of their ill-gotten gains; victims now get back approximately 66% of their losses whilst Ruth Madoff goes shopping   Last week, what will hopefu ...  Continue reading

    • Breaking a Jacket – Baring jacket signed by Nick Leeson to be sold – Barings jacket signed by rogue trader Nick Leeson to be auctioned; the original sold for £21,000 in 2007 by John Pye Luxury Assets in July 2017. Estimate: £200 to £300 ($257 to $385, €226 to €340 or درهم943 to درهم1,400).

      Breaking a Jacket

      Barings jacket signed by rogue trader Nick Leeson to be auctioned; the original supposedly sold for £21,000 in 2007   An auction of a bright yellow and black trading jacket s ...  Continue reading

    • Letters – Greens go Lib Dem – Influential leaders from green sector back Lib Dems in Thursday’s General Election in a letter to The Steeple Times

      Letters – Green Business Goes Lib Dem

      Influential business leaders from green sector back Lib Dems in Thursday’s General Election in a letter to ‘The Steeple Times’   Sir   The environment has been shut out ...  Continue reading

    • The Steeple Times’ What’s on your mantelpiece? interview – A 20-question interview with British men’s knitwear designer Ross Barr-Hoyland, founder of the Ross Barr brand.

      Ross Barr-Hoyland – What’s on your mantelpiece?

      A 20-question interview with British men’s knitwear designer Ross Barr-Hoyland   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? To aim to leave the ...  Continue reading

    • 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

      EXCLUSIVE – “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 bu ...  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

    • 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

    THE WIRE

    Science, technology and gadgets

    • A Con and A Cabriolet – 1971 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI all-weather cabriolet by Pietro Frua – To be sold at auction by RM Sotheby’s at their Monterey sale on Saturday 19th August 2017 – Estimate of £308,000 to £462,000 ($400,000 to $600,000, €340,000 to €511,000 or درهم1.5 million to درهم2.2 million) – Owned by Robert ‘Bobby’ Buchanan-Michaelson originally

      A Con and A Cabriolet

      One-off 1971 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI cabriolet to be auctioned; originally commissioned by a British playboy turned jailbird with connections to Princess Margaret but only actually ...   Continue reading

    • Diana’s Drive – Up-armoured ex-British Embassy in Washington 1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur I used by late Diana, Princess of Wales to be auctioned by Auctions America at their Labour Day sale in Auburn, Indiana from 31st August to 3rd September 2017 – Estimate of £35,000 to £42,000 ($45,000 to $55,000, €38,000 to €47,000 or درهم165,000 to درهم202,000).

      Diana’s Drive

      Up-armoured Rolls-Royce used by the late Diana, Princess of Wales to be auctioned in Auburn, Indiana   A 1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur I commissioned by the British Foreign Off ...   Continue reading

    • A Spectre of a Landy – Villain’s 2014 Land Rover Defender SVX used in 2015 James Bond film ‘Spectre’ to be auctioned in London on 6th September 2017 without reserve by RM Sotheby’s.

      A Spectre of a Landy

      Villain’s Land Rover used in James Bond film ‘Spectre’ to be auctioned in London   A 2014 Land Rover Defender SVX used in the 2015 James Bond film Spectre is to be sold ...   Continue reading

    • Watching Putin – Patek Philippe 5208P ‘Grand Complication’ watch allegedly owned by President Vladimir Vladimirovic Putin to be sold on 19th July 2017 – Said to be worth £793,000 ($1 million, €903,000 million or درهم3.7 million)

      Watching Putin

      Patek Philippe watch allegedly originally owned by President Putin to be auctioned; it is said to be worth around £800,000   It’s given owner is potentially #FakeNews, but ...   Continue reading

    • A Pint-Sized Peel – “World’s smallest two seater” to be auctioned – 1965 Peel Trident – To be sold by RM Sotheby’s at their Monterey, California sale with no reserve but expected to achieve upwards of £80,000 ($103,000, €92,000 or درهم379,000) – 18th to 19th August 2017

      A Pint-Sized Peel

      Tiny 1965 Peel Trident to be auctioned; it is the smallest two seater car ever made, is offered without reserve but is expected to achieve upwards of £80,000   One of just si ...   Continue reading

    • 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

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