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    A Victory for Babar – IFAW secure a ban on the sale of most items of ivory in the UK with the assistance of Michael Gove MP and ‘Fake or Fortune’s’ Philip Mould.

    A Victory for Babar

    IFAW secure a ban on the sale of most items of ivory in the UK with the assistance of Michael Gove MP and ‘Fake or Fortune’s’ Philip Mould   Elephants love Wednesday, and so will you. Elephants remember Wedesday as if it was only Tuesday. Anthony T. Hincks, author.   Last week, the I ...   Continue reading

  • Headline News

    Leave Ambulances Alone – Brexiteers blockade an ambulance – Brexiteers in yellow vests shockingly take pride in blocking an ambulance from Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital on Westminster Bridge.

    Leave Ambulances Alone

    Brexiteers in yellow vests shockingly take pride in blocking an ambulance from Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital on Westminster Bridge   Yesterday, Leave.EU’s official Twitt ...   Continue reading

    Stunt slays bin Salman – Matthew Steeples salutes James Stunt for taking to social media to call out the crown prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman over the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi.

    Stunt slays bin Salman

    Matthew Steeples salutes James Stunt for taking to social media to call out the crown prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman over the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi   Ja ...   Continue reading

    Trashbag Theresa – Theresa May will likely win today, but, argues Matthew Steeples, the country will be ever poorer as a result.

    Trashbag Theresa

    Theresa May will likely win today, but, argues Matthew Steeples, the country will be ever poorer as a result   Theresa May is rather like a binbag: Something you want to throw ...   Continue reading

    • Trashbag Theresa – Theresa May will likely win today, but, argues Matthew Steeples, the country will be ever poorer as a result.

      Trashbag Theresa

      Theresa May will likely win today, but, argues Matthew Steeples, the country will be ever poorer as a result   Theresa May is rather like a binbag: Something you want to throw ...   Continue reading

    • When Shall We Three Meet Again? Theresa May must go now – As Theresa May hangs on in spite of yesterday’s defeats, we ask: ‘How much longer can this kitten heeled harbinger of disaster hang on?’

      When Shall We Three Meet Again?

      As Theresa May hangs on in spite of revolts and defeats, Matthew Steeples asks: ‘How much longer can this kitten heeled harbinger of disaster hang on?’   When shall we thr ...   Continue reading

    • Save The Swan – Matthew Steeples highlights that not only the appalling case of swans being shot but also other problems facing these majestic birds.

      Save The Swan

      Matthew Steeples highlights that not only the appalling case of two swans and five cygnets being shot in Kent but also other problems facing these majestic birds   This summer ...   Continue reading

    • The Berk Bercow – John Bercow disgraces himself yet again – Speaker Bercow brings shame on himself and Britain through his mendacious ways (yet again) suggests Matthew Steeples

      The Berk Bercow

      Speaker Bercow brings shame on himself and Britain through his mendacious ways (yet again) suggests Matthew Steeples   John Bercow could be criticised for marrying a rough bir ...   Continue reading

    • The Murkiness of Maddie – Matthew Steeples questions the reasoning of the continued funding into the investigation into the ‘disappearance’ of Madeleine McCann.

      The Murkiness of Maddie

      Matthew Steeples questions the reasoning of the continued funding into the investigation into the ‘disappearance’ of Madeleine McCann   Madeleine McCann deserves justice. ...   Continue reading

    • Bring Her Down – Theresa May must JUST GO – Matthew Steeples calls for Theresa May to follow her resigning ministers and JUST GO

      Bring Her Down

      Matthew Steeples calls for Theresa May to follow her resigning ministers and JUST GO   Today was a moment in history. First, Theresa May lost a fair few cabinet ministers and ...   Continue reading

    • Trounced Theresa – Theresa May should go and go right now – Matthew Steeples suggests Theresa May’s time truly is up

      Trounced Theresa

      Matthew Steeples suggests Theresa May’s time truly is up   Theresa May stood at The Centopah yesterday and looked like a she was about to be run into the ground.   Next ...   Continue reading

    • Calling for a Coup – Britain needs a revolution – Matthew Steeples suggests the mess that is currently Britain needs a wake-up call and it needs a coup.

      Calling for a Coup

      Matthew Steeples suggests the mess that is currently Britain needs a wake-up call and it needs a coup   It’s all David Cameron’s fault: There was no need for him to call a ...   Continue reading

    • The Poppy Pariahs – Matthew Steeples names and shames the retail giants who won’t be selling Royal British Legion poppies this year; they include Boots, Selfridges, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose.

      The Poppy Pariahs

      Matthew Steeples names and shames the retail giants who won’t be selling Royal British Legion poppies this year; they include Boots, Sainsbury’s, Selfridges, Tesco, Waitrose an ...   Continue reading

    • No Offence Taken – Is it right to get easily offended? Matthew Steeples questions the validity of getting offended as a man “offends” a woman on Underground by dressing as Samuel L. Jackson

      No Offence Taken

      Matthew Steeples questions the validity of  getting easily offended as a man “offends” a woman on the Underground by dressing as Samuel L. Jackson   People will always fi ...   Continue reading

    • A Dictator Rides – 1969 Mercedes-Benz 600 Four-Door Pullman – To be auctioned with an estimate of of £157,000 to £196,000 ($200,000 to $250,000, €176,000 to €220,000 or درهم735,000 to درهم918,000) and will be sold at RM Sotheby’s Peterson Automotive Museum auction on 8th December.

      A Dictator Rides

      Superb example of the “world’s ultimate limousine” to be auctioned; the Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman was the favourite of dictators across the globe   Produced from 1963 to ...   Continue reading

    • A Castle With A Catch – McDermott’s Island, Lough Key, Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland – Romantic island in Ireland complete with its own castle for sale for just £80,000; there is, of course, a catch – Offered with a guide of £79,000 ($102,000, €90,000 or درهم373,000), bidding opens on 7th December and closes on the 13th December though BidX1.

      A Castle With A Catch

      Romantic island in Ireland complete with its own castle for sale for just £80,000; there is, of course, a catch   A 0.54 acre island at the southeastern end of Lough Key, nea ...   Continue reading

    • Moscow Nights – John Simpson marks the publication of his novel ‘Moscow Nights’ at Daunt Books in Marylebone

      Moscow Nights

      John Simpson marks the publication of his novel ‘Moscow Nights’ at Daunt Books in Marylebone   Described as: “An engaging yarn with a strong, sometimes mischievous autob ...   Continue reading

    • The Final Festivals of 2018 – Where to go for food, games and music? Fabio Contissa suggests three festivals worth visiting in the UK before 2018 is out

      The Final Festivals of 2018

      Where to go for food, games and music? Fabio Contissa suggests three festivals worth visiting in the UK before 2018 is out   Padstow Christmas Festival, Padstow, Cornwall   I ...   Continue reading

    • A Cheap Cottage – £80,000 for Falicon Cottage, Fleet Street Lane, Hothershall, Longridge, Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom, PR3 3YR through Richard Turner & Son – A Lancashire country cottage with 1.4 acres for less than the price of a parking space in Knightsbridge; yours for just £80,000 ($104,000, €92,000 or درهم381,000).

      A Cheap Country Cottage

      A Lancashire country cottage with 1.4 acres is for sale for less than the price of a parking space in Knightsbridge; it could be yours for just £80,000   A country cottage wi ...   Continue reading

    • Word of the Week – Our word of the week just had to be… Gnomic

      Word of the Week – Gnomic

      Our word of the week just had to be… Gnomic   An ambiguous and enigmatic adjective, our word of the week is “gnomic.” In summary it means: “Expressed in the nature of ...   Continue reading

    • Hit the Road Marilyn – Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 Ford Thunderbird to be auctioned by Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles, California on 17th November 2018.

      Hit the Road Marilyn

      Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 Ford Thunderbird to be auctioned   A 1956 Ford Thunderbird gifted as a Christmas present to Marilyn Monroe in 1955 by her business partner, the photogr ...   Continue reading

    • A Rental Ruin – Chelsea estate agent optimistically markets an £850 per week house with unpainted walls and an exposed gas meter by announcing: “It does have a new boiler” – 62 Christchurch Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 4AR, United Kingdom – To rent through John D. Wood & Co. for £850 per week ($1,108, €955 or درهم4,070 per week).

      A Rental Ruin

      Chelsea estate agent optimistically markets an £850 per week house with unpainted walls and an exposed gas meter by announcing: “It does have a new boiler”   Other than t ...   Continue reading

    • A Pricey Doer-Upper – Derelict Uncle Monty-esque farmhouse in the countryside of the Lake District National Park World Heritage Site for sale for a staggering sum – Hard Crag, High Brow Edge, Backbarrow, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8QY, United Kingdom – For sale for £795,000 ($1 million, €889,000 or درهم3.8 million) through Michael C. L. Hodgson

      A Pricey Doer-Upper

      Derelict Uncle Monty-esque farmhouse in the countryside of the Lake District National Park World Heritage Site for sale for a staggering sum   Described as “one of the most ...   Continue reading

    • Finding Your Station – 1937 Bentley 4.5-litre ‘Woodie’ shooting brake with coachwork by Vincent’s of Reading – Registration DLO 934, chassis B142JD – 1937 Bentley shooting brake formerly owned by Mulberry founder Roger Saul to be auctioned at Goodwood Revival sale, 8th September 2018 by Bonhams with an estimate of £100,000 to £125,000 ($129,000 to $162,000, €112,000 to €140,000 or درهم475,000 to د)

      Finding Your Station

      1937 Bentley shooting brake formerly owned by Mulberry founder Roger Saul to be auctioned today at Goodwood Revival sale   Today at their annual Goodwood Revival sale in Susse ...   Continue reading

    • Wally of the Week – Condom campaigner and Brexiteer Tom Harwood – Petulant child Tom Harwood makes a nuisance of himself on ‘Politics Live’ after previously claiming he can singlehandedly defeat ISIS and making comparison of Brexit to using a condom

      Wally of the Week – Tom Harwood

      Petulant child Tom Harwood makes a nuisance of himself on ‘Politics Live’ after previously claiming he can singlehandedly defeat ISIS and making comparison of Brexit to using a ...   Continue reading

    • Wally of the Week – Fashion freak Charlie Casely-Hayford – Charlie Casely-Hayford (who you may ask?) has to be the prat of the year

      Wally of the Week – Charlie Casely-Hayford

      Charlie Casely-Hayford (“who?” may you ask) has to be the prat of the century   Old Harrovian and “most influential black in the UK” (according to Wikipedia) Charlie C ...   Continue reading

    • Tweet of the Week – Lewis Goodall – Sky News’ Lewis Goodall provides not one but two of the best tweets of the week.

      Tweet of the Week – Lewis Goodall

      Sky News’ Lewis Goodall provides not one but two of the best tweets of the week   Sky News political correspondent Lewis Goodall – famous for going round during Theresa Ma ...   Continue reading

    • Bog Room Ben – Ben Fogle reveals himself as a true prat – That Ben Fogle shared his views on “bathroom style” speaks volumes to where he is positioned in society.

      Bog Room Ben

      That Ben Fogle shared his views on “bathroom style” speaks volumes to where he is positioned in society   Yesterday, in The Sunday Times, television presenter Ben Fogle jo ...   Continue reading

    • Wally of the Week – Richard Madeley – Foot in mouth disease sufferer – Richard Madeley once again proves himself a complete prat in remarks about autism on ‘Good Morning Britain’

      Wally of the Week – Richard Madeley

      Richard Madeley once again proves himself a complete prat in remarks about autism on ‘Good Morning Britain’   Richard Madeley isn’t a man, he’s simply a menace. Marrie ...   Continue reading

    • Pun Parties With Police – David Pun arrested at a party in London –Party crasher David Pun arrested at party in Central London.

      Pun Parties With Police

      David Pun arrested at a party in London   Last night in Mayfair, David Pun was arrested in full view of invited guests. Cuffed and taken to a police station, this renowned par ...   Continue reading

    • Overheard – 22nd October 2018 – Clangers overheard and snippets spotted by readers of ‘The Steeple Times’

      Overheard – 22nd October 2018

      Clangers overheard and snippets spotted by readers of ‘The Steeple Times’   Mobile Arabs An Arab sat outside a shisha café on Brompton Road told her friend: “I lost my ...   Continue reading

    • Murky Stirring – The Duchess of Sussex attempts to morph into a modern day Mary Berry.

      Murky Stirring

      The Duchess of Sussex attempts to morph into a modern day Mary Berry   Mary Berry is annoying enough but now, it seems, there could be a royal attempting to steal this pest’ ...   Continue reading

    • Stunt About Town – James Stunt and Princess Maria Anunciata von Liechtenstein – James Stunt admits to failing to snare a lady he describes as “a true thoroughbred”

      Stunt About Town

      James Stunt admits to failing to snare a lady he describes as “a true thoroughbred”   A man capable of getting just about whatever he wants, billionaire and art connoisseu ...   Continue reading

    • The Talented Tinker – Actor Dudley Sutton (1933 – 2018) – Actor Dudley Sutton – AKA ‘Lovejoy’s’ Tinker – passes away aged 85 shortly after giving an interview lauding the NHS.

      The Talented Tinker

      Actor Dudley Sutton – AKA ‘Lovejoy’s’ Tinker – passes away aged 85 shortly after giving an interview lauding the NHS   The talented actor and regular at the Chelsea ...   Continue reading

    • Proudly Proudlock – Restaurateur and Chelsea beacon Michael Proudlock dies – Co-owner of Foxtrot Oscar on Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, SW3

      Proudly Proudlock

      Restaurateur and Chelsea beacon Michael Proudlock dies   Michael Proudlock left this earth in a fashion befitting of a bon viveur. After a “lavish lunch” at PJ’s on Tues ...  Continue reading

    • Caught on Caramel – South Kensington restaurant fire was arson

      Caught on Caramel

      Fire at Caramel restaurant in South Kensington suspected to be arson   Now, in the wake of the fire at Caramel restaurant on Brompton Road, South Kensington last week, police ...  Continue reading

    • Caramelized – Former La Brasserie (now Caramel) suffers fire – Frontage of former La Brasserie premises in South Kensington – now Caramel – burnt to a crisp on morning of 6th December 2018.

      Caramelized

      Frontage of former La Brasserie premises in South Kensington – now Caramel – burnt to a crisp   Last night, at around 3.30am, the frontage of Caramel on Brompton Road in S ...  Continue reading

    • CocktailING – Evening Standard disgraces itself (yet again) – Matthew Steeples tears apart ‘ES’ magazine’s new restaurant critic for using a ridiculous non-word – “cocktailing”

      CocktailING

      Matthew Steeples tears apart ‘ES’ magazine’s new restaurant critic for using a ridiculous non-word – “cocktailing”   In this week’s ‘ES’ magazine a prat (pic ...  Continue reading

    • A Romantic Takeaway – Daily Mail report on the British Takeaway Awards – Daily Mail focuses on the story of the year – that Spencer Matthews attended the British Takeaway Awards; you couldn’t make it up

      A Romantic Takeaway

      Mail Online focuses on the story of the year – that Spencer Matthews and his wife went on “date night” at the British Takeaway Awards; you couldn’t make it up   You ca ...  Continue reading

    • Snowflake Society – Waitrose should sell poppies not attack William Sitwell – Matthew Steeples supports William Sitwell and suggests his employer Waitrose develop a better moral compass before attacking him

      Snowflake Society

      Matthew Steeples supports William Sitwell and suggests his employer Waitrose develop a better moral compass before attacking him   Aristocrats have a habit of saying stupid th ...  Continue reading

    • Instagrammable London – Fabio Contissa suggests the most Instagrammable restaurants and cafes to visit in London

      Instagrammable London

      Fabio Contissa suggests the most Instagrammable restaurants and cafes to visit in London   Social networking sites have become a part of everyday life for many people especial ...  Continue reading

    • Mott 32 to open in Las Vegas – Hong Kong restaurant opens U.S. outpost – Iconic Hong Kong Restaurant Mott 32 set to open in Las Vegas this winter at The Venetian Resort on the Las Vegas Boulevard Strip. Photo by Mariamichelle, Public Domain

      Mott 32 to open in Las Vegas

      Iconic Hong Kong Restaurant Mott 32 set to open in Las Vegas reports new contributor Fabio Contissa   An iconic Hong Kong restaurant chain is set to unveil its first eatery in ...  Continue reading

    • Watery Child Labour – Quooker Boiling-Water Tap and Child Labour – Advert for a Quooker boiling-water tap featuring a child in pyjamas using it was plainly the choice of a deranged marketing executive.

      Watery Child Labour

      Advert for a Quooker boiling-water tap featuring a child in pyjamas using it was plainly the choice of a deranged marketing executive   Priced at between £1,150 and £1,600 d ...  Continue reading

    • Brexiteer Tim Martin’s Dog’s Dinner – Wetherspoons owner Tim Martin has followed up on banning foreign booze including Moët & Chandon and now banned dogs from his pubs.

      Brexiteer Tim Martin’s Dog’s Dinner

      Whackjob Wetherspoons owner Tim Martin has followed up on banning foreign booze including Moët & Chandon and now banned dogs from his entire chain of pubs   Pro-Brexit pu ...  Continue reading

    • The Modern Macnab – Achnabourin Estate, Bettyhill, Sutherland, Scotland – For sale for £995,000 ($1.3 million, €1.1 million or درهم4.7 million) through Goldsmith & Co. Estate Agents – 5,885 acre Scottish estate that offers the perfect opportunity to bag a ‘Macnab’ for sale for less than a price of a poky Knightsbridge flat.

      The Modern Macnab

      6,000 acre Scottish estate that offers the perfect opportunity to bag a ‘Macnab’ for sale for less than a price of a poky Knightsbridge flat   John Buchan’s 1925 novel J ...   Continue reading

    • Sick Sabs – Hunt saboteurs who trolled dead woman are a disgrace – Hunt saboteurs who trolled the family of a dead huntswoman should be ashamed of themselves.

      Sick Sabs

      Hunt saboteurs who trolled the family of a dead huntswoman should be ashamed of themselves   There are three kinds of hunt saboteurs. There are the principled ones, there are ...   Continue reading

    • Brilliant Berkoff – Steven Berkoff shares his views on the slaying of a family of baboons by an American monster named Blake Fischer.

      Brilliant Berkoff

      Steven Berkoff shares his views on the slaying of a family of baboons by an American monster named Blake Fischer   This week, the actor, writer and playwright Steven Berkoff t ...   Continue reading

    • Unfinished Business – £16.5 million ($21.6 million, €18.8 million or درهم78.9 million) for Sudeley Lodge, Sudeley Road, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, GL54 5JB, United Kingdom through estate agent Knight Frank – 519 acre Gloucestershire estate goes on sale for £16.5 million in spite of needing a further £1.5 million spent on it.

      Unfinished Business

      519 acre Gloucestershire estate complete with “challenging” high bird estate goes on sale for £16.5 million in spite of needing a further £1.5 million spent on it   A ri ...   Continue reading

    • Casino London – Fabio Contissa offers advice on how to make the most of a visit to one of London’s casinos.

      Casino London

      Fabio Contissa offers advice on how to make the most of a visit to one of London’s casinos   The city of London is known for the many things on offer in regards to entertain ...   Continue reading

    • A Half Million Hut – £500,000 ($654,000, €562,000 or درهم2.4 million) for Wall Holm Boathouse, Glenridding, Ullswater, Lake District, Cumbria, CA11 0PF through estate agents Fine & Country – Lakeland boat house goes on sale for somewhat ambitious sum of £500,000 in spite of not having any residential accommodation.

      A Half Million Hut

      Lakeland boat house goes on sale for somewhat ambitious sum of £500,000 in spite of not having any residential accommodation   A boat house on the lake where Donald Campbell ...   Continue reading

    • Put A Helmet On – Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas is right to demand all cyclists be forced to wear helmets.

      Put A Helmet On

      Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas is right to demand all cyclists be forced to wear helmets   Yesterday, in an interview in the Sunday Times Magazine, this year’s winner ...   Continue reading

    • Tigger Bounces into a Cowshed – Armed standoff over cuddly toy – Scottish farmer Bruce Grubb caused an armed standoff after calling police to “tackle a tiger on the loose”; it turned out to be a giant cuddly toy

      Tigger Bounces into a Cowshed

      Scottish farmer Bruce Grubb caused an armed standoff after calling police to “tackle a tiger on the loose”; it turned out to be a giant cuddly toy   An Aberdeenshire farme ...   Continue reading

    • Cheap in Chelsea – 283 square foot boat in Chelsea Harbour for £55k – An affordable way to live in a two bedroom property in Chelsea, London for just £194 per square foot – £55,000 ($73,000, €62,000 or درهم269,000) for boat named Majjasti through River Homes.

      Cheap in Chelsea

      An affordable way to live in a two bedroom property in Chelsea, London for just £194 per square foot   What could possibly be the cheapest way to live in a two bedroom proper ...   Continue reading

    • Harnessing a Horse Track – York Harness Raceway, Pool Lane, Nun Monkton, near Green Hammerton, York, Yorkshire, YO26 8EU, United Kingdom – For sale for offers over £1.5 million ($2 million, €1.7 million or درهم7.3 million) through Jackson-Stops – Owned by former boxer Michael Welling

      Harnessing a Horse Track

      Well-equipped 0.5-mile harness racing track in Yorkshire for sale for £1.5 million; it was the scene of an “ear biting incident” by a traveler in 2009   A dream property ...   Continue reading

    • A Victory for Babar – IFAW secure a ban on the sale of most items of ivory in the UK with the assistance of Michael Gove MP and ‘Fake or Fortune’s’ Philip Mould.

      A Victory for Babar

      IFAW secure a ban on the sale of most items of ivory in the UK with the assistance of Michael Gove MP and ‘Fake or Fortune’s’ Philip Mould   Elephants love Wednesday, an ...  Continue reading

    • Leave Ambulances Alone – Brexiteers blockade an ambulance – Brexiteers in yellow vests shockingly take pride in blocking an ambulance from Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital on Westminster Bridge.

      Leave Ambulances Alone

      Brexiteers in yellow vests shockingly take pride in blocking an ambulance from Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital on Westminster Bridge   Yesterday, Leave.EU’s official Twitt ...  Continue reading

    • Stunt slays bin Salman – Matthew Steeples salutes James Stunt for taking to social media to call out the crown prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman over the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi.

      Stunt slays bin Salman

      Matthew Steeples salutes James Stunt for taking to social media to call out the crown prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman over the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi   Ja ...  Continue reading

    • Creepy Cliff – Cliff Richard given another Loose Women platform; yuck – Christian crooner Cliff Richard yet again gets given a platform to spin a yarn (or fifteen) on ‘Loose Women’ – how utterly gross.

      Creepy Cliff

      Christian crooner Cliff Richard yet again gets given a platform to spin a yarn (or fifteen) on ‘Loose Women’ – how utterly gross   On Tuesday, Cliff Richard announced ...  Continue reading

    • Deal? What Deal – Theresa May’s meaningless Brexit non-deal – Theresa May comes under attack from all sides in Parliament as Speaker Bercow calls “mostly hardline Brexiteers”

      Deal? What Deal?

      Theresa May comes under attack from all sides in Parliament as Speaker Bercow calls “mostly hardline Brexiteers”   On Wednesday in Parliament, the nigh on friendless glari ...  Continue reading

    • Marvelous Melvyn – Veteran political heavyweight Melvyn Bragg lays into Brexit, David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn

      Marvelous Melvyn

      Veteran political heavyweight Melvyn Bragg lays into Brexit, David Cameron, Jeremy Corbyn and Sir James Dyson   In an interview in The House magazine, Lord Bragg spoke complet ...  Continue reading

    • Curious Carole – Podcast with journalist Carole Cadwalladr – Cambridge Analytic and Arron Banks investigator Carole Cadwalladr interview turned into a must listen podcast.

      Curious Carole

      Cambridge Analytic and Arron Banks investigator Carole Cadwalladr interview turned into a must listen podcast   The fascinating and shocking investigation by journalist Carole ...  Continue reading

    • The Modern Day Lady Macbeth – Theresa May – Matthew Steeples presents Theresa May for what she actually is: the modern day Lady Macbeth.

      The Modern Day Lady Macbeth

      Matthew Steeples presents Theresa May for what she actually is: the modern day Lady Macbeth   Baked beans and Welsh whisky: It about sums the woman up. That woman? Theresa May ...  Continue reading

    • Mad Cats – Cats Bill 2017 – 2019 by Rehman Chishti MP – That a Conservative MP is bringing a bill to force drivers who hit cats to go to the police at this time is quite ludicrous.

      Mad Cats

      That a Conservative MP is bringing a bill to force drivers who hit cats to go to the police at this time is quite ludicrous   Rehman Chisthi, the Conservative MP for Gillingha ...  Continue reading

    • We Will Remember Them – Armistice Day 100 – The 100th anniversary of Armistice Day should be marked by remembering those that gave their lives and how lucky our generation truly is

      We Will Remember Them

      The 100th anniversary of Armistice Day should be marked by remembering those that gave their lives and how lucky our generation truly is   It can be put very simply: Today, we ...  Continue reading

    BRAINSTORM

    The comings and goings of the entrepreneurial classes

    • Real estate investor Davide Giardino – What’s on your mantelpiece? A 20-question interview with Beverly Hills and Great LA based economist turned real estate investor Davide Giardino.

      Davide Giardino – What’s on your mantelpiece?

      A 20-question interview with economist turned real estate investor Davide Giardino   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? “The happiness a ...  Continue reading

    • Microlino co-founder Oliver Ouboter – What’s on your mantelpiece? A 20-question interview with Oliver Ouboter; the co-founder of the imminently launching innovative Swiss ‘bubble car’ – the Microlino.

      Oliver Ouboter – What’s on your mantelpiece?

      A 20-question interview with Oliver Ouboter; the co-founder of the imminently launching innovative Swiss ‘bubble car’ – the Microlino   The Steeple Times shares “wit and w ...  Continue reading

    • The Affair That Never Was – Ben Fogle, Ben Foden and the Daily Mail – As the Mail Online makes yet another balls-up, The Steeple Times suggests that Lord Rothermere hire a decent copy checker – Rugby player Ben Foden supposedly embarked on a relationship with PR woman Becky Milne whilst still married to ‘The Saturday’s’ singer Una Healy; television presenter Ben Fogle was mistakenly brought into the mix by a rather ineffectual ‘Mail Online’ copychecker – The story of The Man Who Never Was was inspired by an incident involving Dame Paddy Ridsdale, Ian Fleming’s secretary and later the inspiration for the Bond character Miss Moneypeny, during the Second World War

      The Affair That Never Was

      As the Mail Online makes yet another balls-up, The Steeple Times suggests that Lord Rothermere hire a decent copy checker   As was the case with the amazing yet surprisingly t ...  Continue reading

    • Hero of the Hour – Yasmita Mulji – The Steeple Times salutes community hero and Chelsea newsagent Yasmita Mulji of P. Josiah Newsagents, 101 Fulham Road, London, SW3 6RH. Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7584 2379.

      Hero of the Hour – Yasmita Mulji

      The Steeple Times salutes community hero and Chelsea newsagent Yasmita Mulji   Hardworking Yasmita Mulji has served her community since 1978. This Chelsea newsagent and her sm ...  Continue reading

    • McMoneya – London’s wealthiest areas are being drained of character – London has simply become a money park for dodgy money and though ‘McMafia’ reflected elements of that, the truth is far more depressing.

      McMoneya

      London has simply become a money park for dodgy money and though ‘McMafia’ reflected elements of that, the truth is far more depressing   Since the 1st January, the nation ...  Continue reading

    • Richard Branson train crash Virgin Trains Daily Mail

      The Daily Branson

      Richard Branson’s decision to re-allow the ‘Daily Mail’ on his trains proves him to be nothing but a lying self-publicist   Sir Richard Branson yet again has proven hims ...  Continue reading

    • Branson Falls Off The Roof – Sir Richard Branson closes The Roof Gardens in Kensington; customers take to social media to complain about lack of assistance over cancelled bookings

      Branson Falls Off The Roof

      Sir Richard Branson closes The Roof Gardens in Kensington; customers take to social media to complain about lack of assistance over cancelled bookings   Sir Richard Branson ca ...  Continue reading

    • Taking out the Toxic – Matthew Steeples suggests the era of PR’s who’ll represent anyone and promote anything ought to end – Kaitlin Menza of The Cut on Harvey Weinstein – Sallie Hofmeister and Michael Sitrick of Sitrick and Company and James Henderson of Bell Pottinger

      Taking out the Toxic

      Matthew Steeples suggests the era of PR’s who’ll represent anyone and promote anything ought to end   In Britain, the PR firm Bell Pottinger collapsed ultimately because o ...  Continue reading

    • Bloomberg on Brexit – Michael Bloomberg condemns Brexit as “the single stupidest thing any country has ever done” apart from USA electing Donald Trump.

      Bloomberg on Brexit

      Billionaire and former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg condemns Brexit as “the single stupidest thing any country has ever done” apart from America electing Donald Trump &n ...  Continue reading

    • A Second Kennedy in the White House? Former Ambassador to Japan under President Obama Caroline Kennedy for President of the United States of America

      A Second Kennedy in the White House?

      Could “Hillary Clinton without the baggage” Caroline Kennedy take on Donald Trump?   It is being suggested that JFK’s daughter Caroline Kennedy could run against Donald ...  Continue reading

    THE WIRE

    Science, technology and gadgets

    • The Point of POS – Developments in point of sale systems – Lucy Smith takes a look at developments in point of sale systems.

      The Point of POS

      Lucy Smith takes a look at developments in point of sale systems   It is human nature to take for granted that which we interact with on an daily basis. After all, when was th ...   Continue reading

    • A Beginner’s Guide to E-Commerce – New contributor Lucy Smith shares her thoughts on how to make the most of the world of electronic commerce.

      A Beginner’s Guide to E-Commerce

      New contributor Lucy Smith shares her thoughts on how to make the most of the world of electronic commerce   Have you been ever considered opening up an online store? Do you h ...   Continue reading

    • A Bit Of An Enigma – Bonhams in Knightsbridge, London to auction two Enigma machines at their science and technology sale for six figure sums. The respective reserves for the machines are £150,000 to £200,000 ($197,000 to $263,000, €169,000 to €225,000 or درهم724,000 to درهم965,000) and £100,000 to £150,000 ($131,000 to $197,000,

      A Bit Of An Enigma

      Bonhams to auction two Enigma machines at their science and technology sale for six figure sums   Tomorrow in Knightsbridge, Bonhams will auction two Heinsoeth Und Rinke enigm ...   Continue reading

    • The King of Caravans – One-of-a-kind “big caravan-house” with patio on the roof for sale for £30,000 ($38,500, €33,200 or درهم141,500); the current owner bought it for just £1 and spent £70,000 restoring it – For sale through RM English estate agents in York.

      The King of Caravans

      One-of-a-kind “big caravan-house” with patio on the roof for sale for £30,000; the current owner bought it for just £1 and spent £70,000 restoring it   Believed to be t ...   Continue reading

    • The Bubble is Back – £10,800 for minute Microlino electric car – New electric Swiss ‘bubble car’ expected to launch in December; 7,200 orders have already been placed for the £10,800 Microlino.

      The Bubble is Back

      New electric Swiss ‘bubble car’ expected to launch in December; 7,200 orders have already been placed for the £10,800 Microlino   The Swiss are known for their chocolate ...   Continue reading

    • A Low-Cost Limo – Replica Clinton Cadillac One to be auctioned – Perfect car for Hillary Clinton to be auctioned for just £7,800 in Indiana; replica Cadillac One truly is worthy of the name ‘The Beast’ – 1999 Cadillac Deville Presidential-style state limousine by Superior Coach to be sold for £7,800 to £11,700 ($10,000 to $15,000, €8,800 to €13,100 or درهم36,700 to درهم55,100) at their 30th August to the 2nd September auction by RM Sotheby’s at their Auburn Fall sale.

      A Low-Cost Limo

      Perfect car for Hillary Clinton to be auctioned for just £7,800 in Indiana; replica Cadillac One truly is worthy of the name ‘The Beast’   Hillary Clinton could finally f ...   Continue reading

    • Picture of the Week – High Above The Highlands – Astronaut from the International Space Station captures a truly amazing cloud free photograph of the Scottish Highlands.

      Picture of the Week – High Above The Highlands

      International Space Station astronaut captures a truly amazing cloud free photograph of the Scottish Highlands   Photographs taken from aeroplanes and spacecraft are generally ...   Continue reading

    • A Range Rover Goes Topless – Wacky 1972 Range Rover Classic Suffix ‘A’ convertible for sale for £97,500 ($137,000, €111,000 or درهم504,000) through Kensington dealer Graeme Hunt

      A Range Rover Goes Topless

      Wacky 1970s Range Rover convertible for sale for just under £100,000   A truly quirky 1972 Range Rover Classic Suffix ‘A’ that was transformed for ‘topless’ use in Mo ...   Continue reading

    • Profit from Focus – Six year old Ford Focus RS to be sold for nearly double its price in 2011; it has just 18 miles on the clock – Offered by Silverstone Auctions at their NEC Classic Motor Show Sale on 11th and 12th November 2017.

      Profit from Focus

      Six year old Ford to be sold for nearly double its price in 2011; it has just 18 miles on the clock   A zippy 2011 Ford Focus RS with just 18 miles on the clock is to be sold ...   Continue reading

    • A Mammoth Merc – 2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 V12 landaulet – Limousine, convertible and off-roader combined created by Mercedes-Maybach to be sold for charity by Bonhams on 16th October 2017 at their Zoute Sale in Knokke-Heist, Belgium.

      A Mammoth Merc

      Limousine, convertible and off-roader combined created by Mercedes-Maybach to be sold for charity   One of just ninety-nine examples made, a brand new Mercedes-Maybach G650 V1 ...   Continue reading

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