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    Theresa Calls By – Theresa May spotted in wheel barrow – Boris Johnson pictured wheeling Theresa May around Chelsea in a wheel barrow whilst elsewhere the pair of them make themselves known in a phone box

    Blind Brexit

    Boris Johnson pictured wheeling Theresa May around Chelsea in a wheel barrow whilst elsewhere the pair of them make themselves known in a phone box   Spotted in Chelsea on Sunday. No comment required.   Facebook: @TheSteepleTimes Instagram: @TheSteepleTimes Twitter: @SteepleTimes   ...   Continue reading

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    Fabulous Felicity – Felicity Kendal is quite right to criticize the stupidity of the #MeToo movement

    Fabulous Felicity

    Felicity Kendal is quite right to criticise the stupidity of the #MeToo movement   A regular at the sadly now closed La Brasserie in South Kensington and a campaigner against ...   Continue reading

    Bollocks to Brexit – Take Two – Matthew Steeples salutes Charlie Mullins and Pimlico Plumbers for continuing to say Bollocks to Brexit as Lambeth council attempt to force him to take his protest sign down

    Bollocks to Brexit – Take Two

    Matthew Steeples salutes Charlie Mullins and Pimlico Plumbers for continuing to say Bollocks to Brexit as Lambeth council attempt to force him to take his protest sign down   ...   Continue reading

    Outrage! Anger over Princess Eugenie’s wedding and Pret deaths – Matthew Steeples shares his views on the ‘outrage’ against Friday’s royal wedding and ‘death by Pret’

    Outrage!

    Matthew Steeples shares his views on the ‘outrage’ against Friday’s royal wedding and ‘death by Pret’   People are very angry at the moment: They’re angry about Br ...   Continue reading

    • Bollocks to Brexit – Take Two – Matthew Steeples salutes Charlie Mullins and Pimlico Plumbers for continuing to say Bollocks to Brexit as Lambeth council attempt to force him to take his protest sign down

      Bollocks to Brexit – Take Two

      Matthew Steeples salutes Charlie Mullins and Pimlico Plumbers for continuing to say Bollocks to Brexit as Lambeth council attempt to force him to take his protest sign down   ...   Continue reading

    • Outrage! Anger over Princess Eugenie’s wedding and Pret deaths – Matthew Steeples shares his views on the ‘outrage’ against Friday’s royal wedding and ‘death by Pret’

      Outrage!

      Matthew Steeples shares his views on the ‘outrage’ against Friday’s royal wedding and ‘death by Pret’   People are very angry at the moment: They’re angry about Br ...   Continue reading

    • Grenfell Ineptitude – Bring down the Grenfell Tower – Matthew Steeples suggests it is time to bring down the Grenfell Tower in the wake of news that £30 million has been spent on temporary accommodation for survivors

      Grenfell Ineptitude

      Matthew Steeples suggests it is time to bring down the Grenfell Tower in the wake of news that £30 million has been spent on temporary accommodation for survivors   Today The ...   Continue reading

    • Bollocks to Brexit – As Pimlico Plumbers’ founder sticks up a ‘Bollocks to Brexit’ sign on his headquarters, The Steeple Times predicts Brexit will NOT happen.

      Bollocks to Brexit

      As Pimlico Plumbers’ founder sticks up a ‘Bollocks to Brexit’ sign on his headquarters and Gina Miller launches ‘End The Chaos!’, The Steeple Times predicts Brexit will N ...   Continue reading

    • The Gamble of Greig – Will Geordie Greig transform the ‘Daily Mail’? Will Geordie Greig take the ‘Daily Mail’ into the realm of rational? Matthew Steeples suggests that’s as likely as Jacob Rees-Mogg donning a Kappa tracksuit

      The Gamble of Greig

      Will  ‘more toff than tough’ Geordie Greig take the ‘Daily Mail’ into the realm of rational? Matthew Steeples suggests that’s as likely as Jacob Rees-Mogg donning a Kapp ...   Continue reading

    • Revolving Friends – Embrace the unknown when examining friendship – Friendship is a ‘revolving door’ suggests Matthew Steeples; embrace the unknown.

      Revolving Friends

      Friendship is a ‘revolving door’ suggests Matthew Steeples; embrace the unknown   One’s life, in terms of those we become acquainted with, is much like a revolving door. ...   Continue reading

    • Lose the Loose – Loose Women should be scrapped – Matthew Steeples suggests enough is enough after ‘Loose Women’s’ latest scandal; ITV should scrap this repugnantly gross TV show in the wake of the Coleen Nolan – Kim Woodburn debacle.

      Lose the Loose

      Matthew Steeples suggests enough is enough after ‘Loose Women’s’ latest scandal; ITV should scrap this repugnantly gross TV show   I’ve always thought Loose Women to b ...   Continue reading

    • F*** Off Nigel Farage – His return to frontline politics is bad news – Nigel Farage’s return to “frontline politics” is going to bring nothing but division and diversion suggests Matthew Steeples.

      F*** Off Farage

      Nigel Farage’s return to “frontline politics” is going to bring nothing but division and diversion suggests Matthew Steeples   Nigel Farage just can’t help himself: A ...   Continue reading

    • Falling Off The Cliff – Cliff Richard and freedom of the press – Matthew Steeples suggests the BBC’s decision not to appeal the Cliff Richard privacy ruling is very worrying for press freedom.

      Falling Off The Cliff

      Matthew Steeples suggests the BBC’s decision not to appeal the Cliff Richard privacy ruling is very worrying for press freedom   News that the BBC have decided not to challe ...   Continue reading

    • Bozos, Burkas and Farage – Debate on burkas in UK should continue – Matthew Steeples suggests Nigel Farage is wrong about Boris Johnson’s latest gaffe about burkas in Britain.

      Bozos, Burkas and Farage

      Matthew Steeples suggests Nigel Farage is wrong about Boris Johnson’s latest gaffe about burkas in Britain   On Wednesday morning, on Sky News, Nigel Farage was interviewed ...   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

    • Fame & The Beeb – Famous! by Stoddart exhibition at Chelsea Arts Club – John Stoddart exhibition of silkscreen prints of his iconic works at Chelsea Arts Club attracts the attention of some BBC heavyweights.

      Fame & The Beeb

      John Stoddart exhibition of silkscreen prints of his iconic works at Chelsea Arts Club attracts the attention of some BBC heavyweights   On Tuesday, at the Chelsea Arts Club i ...   Continue reading

    • Rule, Britannia! £6.45 million for 215 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5EH, United Kingdom – For sale with Knight Frank and once home to ‘Rule, Britannia!’ and ‘A-Hunting We Will Go’ composer Thomas Arne and later Shakespearean actress Dame Ellen Terry.

      Rule, Britannia!

      “Famously haunted” Chelsea townhouse once home to ‘Rule, Britannia!’ and ‘A-Hunting We Will Go’ composer Thomas Arne and later Shakespearean actress Dame Ellen Terry fo ...   Continue reading

    • Styled by Stoddart – Home of John Stoddart, Liverpudlian sniper turned snapper and ‘Photographer to the Stars’ – Flat 2, 34 – 36 Oxford Street, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1DG, United Kingdom – For sale for £235,000 ($306,000, €262,000 or درهم1.1million) through Miles and Barr.

      Styled by Stoddart

      ‘Photographer to the Stars’ John Stoddart puts his Whitstable bachelor pad up for sale; it truly represents his bon vivant lifestyle   Suave Liverpool born ‘sniper-turne ...   Continue reading

    • Where could J. K. Rowling take Harry Potter next? New contributor Jaimee Jenkins examines what might be next for J. K. Rowling.

      Where could J. K. Rowling take Harry Potter next?

      New contributor Jaimee Jenkins examines what might be next for J. K. Rowling   It’s quite rare that an author transcends her literature quite the way J.K. Rowling has over t ...   Continue reading

    • Win a Knightsbridge Flat (With A Shady Past) – Flat 1, 132 Walton Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 1RE – Competition to win a Knightsbridge flat for £10 per ticket neglects to mention its former occupier, a convicted royal blackmailer named Ian Strachan (also known as Paul Aðalsteinsson, Paul Adalsteinsson, Paul Stein and Charles Goldstein)

      Win a Knightsbridge Flat (with a Shady Past)

      Competition to win a Knightsbridge flat for £10 per ticket neglects to mention its former occupier, a convicted ‘gay sex plot’ royal blackmailer who died in 2016   Increa ...   Continue reading

    • A Chummy Tourer – Dinky 1925 Austin Seven ‘Chummy’ Tourer to be sold at Bonhams’ Beaulieu sale for less than it cost to buy and restore on 1st September 2018 – Estimate of £19,000 to £25,000 ($24,400 to $32,100, €21,000 to €27,600 or درهم89,600 to درهم117,900).

      A Chummy Tourer

      Dinky 1925 Austin Seven ‘Chummy’ Tourer to be sold at Bonhams’ Beaulieu sale for less than it cost to buy and restore   A delightful little 1925 Austin Seven – known r ...   Continue reading

    • A Funicular Feat – Crystal Pointe, 300 State Route 28, Crystal Bay, Washoe, Nevada, NV 89402, United States of America – For sale for £59.1 million ($75 million, €66.1 million or درهم275.4 million) through Chase International – Owned and built by Stuart and Geri Yount

      A Funicular Feat

      Highest asking price ever for a property on Lake Tahoe is sought for a compound complete with two glass funiculars; it could be yours for £60 million   Situated on 5.14 acres ...   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

    • Thanks Alexa – “Human” Alexa Chung becomes a “fashion designer” and shares her views on Googling and airports.

      Thanks Alexa

      Alexa Chung transitions from “fashion genius” to “fashion designer” and shares her views on Googling and airports; Matthew Steeples asks: “Who’d want to miss such impor ...   Continue reading

    • Picture of the Week – A Bottled Marie-Claire Baroness von Alvensleben – Racist Marie-Claire, ‘Baroness’ von Alvensleben spotted dashing for sparkling wine at LAPADA antiques fair in London’s Berkeley Square, W1.

      Picture of the Week – A Bottled Baroness

      Racist Marie-Claire, ‘Baroness’ von Alvensleben spotted dashing for sparkling wine as she ‘works the room’ at chi-chi antiques fair   Last night at LAPADA, waiting to ...   Continue reading

    • An Almighty Allstropp – Is the fuss over Kirstie Allsopp smashing up her children’s iPads justified? Or was it actually a very clever publicity stunt on her part?

      An Almighty Allsopp

      Is the fuss over Kirstie Allsopp smashing up her children’s iPads justified? Or was it actually a very clever publicity stunt on her part?   On Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine sho ...   Continue reading

    • Bagging Beckham – Victoria Beckham sticks her head in a carrier bag – As Victoria Beckham takes the concept of being a ‘bag lady’ to another level, one could argue she’d do better to keep her head inside for good.

      Bagging Beckham

      As Victoria Beckham embraces being a ‘bag lady,’  one could argue she’d simply do best to keep her head inside for good   On the surface, Victoria Beckham has it all: F ...   Continue reading

    • The Hypocrite Cliff – Christian crooner Cliff Richard rightly accused of “hypocrisy” after launching his pretentiously titled new album ‘Rise Up’ on the BBC.

      The Hypocrite Cliff

      Christian crooner Cliff Richard rightly accused of “hypocrisy” after launching his pretentiously titled new album ‘Rise Up’ on the BBC   Cliff Richard likes to have hi ...   Continue reading

    • Insta Shaming Sheel – Fraudster Sheel Khemka joins Instagram – Harrovian fraudster Sheel Khemka joins Instagram instead of honouring promise to apologise to the countless individuals whose identities he “hijacked” on leaving prison reports Matthew Steeples

      Insta Shaming Sheel

      Harrovian fraudster Sheel Khemka joins Instagram instead of honouring promise to apologise to the countless individuals whose identities he “hijacked” on leaving prison reports ...   Continue reading

    • Lebanese-American actor Haaz Sleiman – What’s on your mantelpiece? He has starred in ‘24’, ‘ER’, ‘Killing Jesus’, ‘NCIS’ and ‘Nurse Jackie’

      Haaz Sleiman – What’s on your mantelpiece?

      A 20-question interview with Lebanese-American actor Haaz Sleiman; he has starred in ‘24’, ‘ER’, ‘Killing Jesus’, ‘NCIS’, ‘Nurse Jackie’ and ‘Person of Intere ...   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

    • Wallies of the Week – Angry pie loving duo Linda and Tony Gilkes – Middlesborough couple Linda and Tony Gilkes go to the press after Morrisons refuse to sell them meat pies before 9am.

      Wallies of the Week – Linda and Tony Gilkes

      Middlesborough couple go to the press after Morrisons refuse to sell them meat pies before 9am   There are conspiracy theorists and then there’s a pie loving duo named Linda ...  Continue reading

    • Caramel on The Cross – Caramel London, 272 Brompton Road, SW3 2AW – New restaurant critic David G. Lennox reviews Brompton Cross’s latest opening, Caramel London.

      Caramel on The Cross

      New restaurant critic David G. Lennox reviews Brompton Cross’s latest opening, Caramel London   In a knockout punch, the last of the grand old chatelaines of Kensington and ...  Continue reading

    • Cheers Macron! President Emmanuel Macron should ignore his critics and continue to enjoy drinking wine.

      Cheers Macron!

      President Emmanuel Macron should ignore his critics and continue to enjoy drinking wine   President Emmanuel Macron has ridiculously been accused of “putting French lives in ...  Continue reading

    • Wally of the Week – Brazen bread “grabber” Charlotte Day – Healthcare assistant Charlotte Day disgracefully moans about panic buying of bread just as homeless people freeze to death.

      Wally of the Week – Brazen bread “grabber” Charlotte Day

      Healthcare assistant Charlotte Day disgracefully moans about panic buying of bread just as homeless people freeze to death   Last week, a homeless man froze to death in Chelms ...  Continue reading

    • Going For Booze – Study reveals old aged folk who get fat and enjoy a tipple or two tend to live longer.

      Going For Booze

      Study reveals old aged folk who get fat and enjoy a tipple or two tend to live longer   On Wednesday in society magazine Town & Country, Sam Dangremond revealed that “dr ...  Continue reading

    • Out To Lunch – Westminster Councillor Robert Davis MBE, DL – As a Westminster councillor’s penchant for meals at 5 Hertford Street and the home of the owner of the ‘Daily Mail’ is highlighted, we suggest it is high time elected officials’ extravagance be reigned in

      Out To Lunch

      As a Westminster councillor’s penchant for meals at 5 Hertford Street and the home of the owner of the ‘Daily Mail’ is highlighted, we suggest it is high time elected officia ...  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 Lot for Le Mans – Racing suit and helmet worn by Steve McQueen in ‘Le Mans’ to be sold for the staggering sum of £380,000 ($400,000 to $500,000, €344,000 to €430,000 or درهم1.5 million to درهم1.8 million) by RM Sotheby’s in New York on 6th December 2017.

      A Lot for Le Mans

      Racing suit and helmet worn by Steve McQueen in ‘Le Mans’ to be sold for the staggering sum of £300,000 to £380,000   A racing suit and helmet worn by Steve McQueen in L ...   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

    • Theresa Calls By – Theresa May spotted in wheel barrow – Boris Johnson pictured wheeling Theresa May around Chelsea in a wheel barrow whilst elsewhere the pair of them make themselves known in a phone box

      Blind Brexit

      Boris Johnson pictured wheeling Theresa May around Chelsea in a wheel barrow whilst elsewhere the pair of them make themselves known in a phone box   Spotted in Chelsea on Sun ...  Continue reading

    • Fabulous Felicity – Felicity Kendal is quite right to criticize the stupidity of the #MeToo movement

      Fabulous Felicity

      Felicity Kendal is quite right to criticise the stupidity of the #MeToo movement   A regular at the sadly now closed La Brasserie in South Kensington and a campaigner against ...  Continue reading

    • Lost Opportunities – Philip Hammond’s lost an “opportunity” with his speech to the Tory Party Conference but Jacob Rees-Mogg simply got snapped with a body snatcher

      Lost Opportunities

      Philip Hammond’s lost an “opportunity” with his speech to the Tory Party Conference but Jacob Rees-Mogg simply got snapped with a body snatcher   Yesterday in ‘Brum, ...  Continue reading

    • Can You Not See How Disgraceful It Is Yet? Shame on Rolf Harris’ daughter Bindi Nicholls – Bonkers Bindi Nicholls defends her paedophile father Rolf Harris and bizarrely declares “he’s no kiddy fiddler.”

      Can You Not See How Disgraceful It Is Yet?

      Bonkers Bindi Nicholls defends her paedophile father Rolf Harris and bizarrely declares “he’s no kiddy fiddler”   Rotten to his core paedophile Rolf Harris’ daughter B ...  Continue reading

    • Trounced Theresa – Theresa May’s final days as Prime Minister – Where will Theresa May be by Christmas? Dancing on Ice?

      Trounced Theresa

      Where will Theresa May be by Christmas? Dancing on Ice?   As Theresa May faces yet more humiliation in Brussels, one actually has to start feeling a little sorry for her.   P ...  Continue reading

    • Picture of the Week – Brexit Blues – Iain Duncan Smith, Peter Bone, Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg captured looking exasperated; an exact reflection on their beloved Brexit.

      Brexit Blues

      Iain Duncan Smith, Peter Bone, Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg captured looking exasperated; an exact reflection on their beloved Brexit   Summing up the mood of the nation ...  Continue reading

    • Beastly Boris – Boris Johnson’s timing of divorce announcement from Marina Wheeler simply confirms that all he cares about is power; he is however the Michael Heseltine of our generation.

      Beastly Boris

      Boris Johnson’s timing of divorce announcement simply confirms that all he cares about is power; he is however the Michael Heseltine of our generation   In 2014, Boris Johns ...  Continue reading

    • Petition – Change.org petition demands Axe Loose Women – Matthew Steeples launches a Change.org petition calling on ITV1 to ‘Axe Loose Women’ in the wake of the tawdry show’s latest scandal.

      Petition – Axe Loose Women

      Matthew Steeples launches a Change.org petition calling on ITV1 to ‘Axe Loose Women’ in the wake of the tawdry show’s latest scandal   Further to his article yesterday s ...  Continue reading

    • Borwick is Back – Former MP Victoria Borwick returns to the fray –Former Kensington MP Victoria Borwick returns to the fray and is branded a #FearlessPillarOfTheCommunity in spite of her bizarre comments linking the Grenfell Tower tragedy and gangs

      Borwick is Back

      Former Kensington MP Lady Borwick returns to the fray and is branded a #FearlessPillarOfTheCommunity in spite of her bizarre comments linking the Grenfell Tower tragedy and gangs & ...  Continue reading

    • #GetMohamedAJob – Refugee Mohamed Elbarkey could not get a job; he did not give up and took enterprising action to try to get work.

      #GetMohamedAJob

      Refugee Mohamed Elbarkey could not get a job; he did not give up and took enterprising action to try to get work   Mohamed Elbarkey came to Britain as a refugee from Libya. He ...  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

    • 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

    • 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

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