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    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 whose former company, BHS, collapsed with the loss of 11,000 jobs. At that time, in The Steeple Times, the actor and produce ...   Continue reading

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    ‘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 – Wobegone

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

    Let There Be Light – Two apartments and a bothy at Stoer Lighthouse, Raffin, Lairg, Highland, Sutherland, IV27 4JH, Scotland, United Kingdom for sale through Bell Ingram for £371,500 ($478,000, €407,000 or درهم1.8 million) for the whole

    Let There Be Light

    Two and apartments and a bothy within one of Britain’s remotest lighthouses in Sutherland for sale for £371,500   Two apartments and a bothy that form part of a lighthouse ...   Continue reading

    A Babycham Bentley – 1964 Bentley S3 Continental drophead coupé by Mulliner Park Ward – To be sold by RM Sotheby’s at their Battersea, London sale on 6th September 2017 – Estimate of £110,000 to £140,000 ($142,000 to $180,000, €121,000 to €153,000 or درهم520,000 to درهم662,000) – Originally owned by brewing baron and member of the family behind Babycham Sir Keith Showering (1930 – 1982)

    A Babycham Bentley

    Bentley S3 Continental drophead coupé originally owned by brewing baron Sir Keith Showering to be sold at auction; his family created the ‘cult drink’ Babycham   A 1964 B ...   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

    • Donald’s Duck – Weak and wobbly Theresa May becomes dastardly and dominant Donald Trump’s (dead) duck at the G20 in Germany.

      Donald’s Duck

      Weak and wobbly Theresa May becomes dastardly and dominant Donald Trump’s (dead) duck at the G20 in Germany   Up north people often say: “Ay up me duck” when they meet s ...   Continue reading

    • DUPed – Theresa May’s deal with the DUP’s Arlene Foster is dangerous, irresponsible and about nothing other than her personal quest for power.

      DUPed

      Theresa May’s deal with DUP is dangerous, irresponsible and about nothing other than her personal quest for power   Our Lady Macbeth-like Prime Minister has once again prove ...   Continue reading

    • Theresa’s Timing – Theresa May proves she has no idea about timing – As Theresa May proves she has no idea of the concept of “when the time is right”, we join those suggesting now is the time that she must go.

      Theresa’s Timing

      As Theresa May once again proves she has no idea of the concept of “when the time is right”, we join those that suggest the time that she must go is now   Theresa May fail ...   Continue reading

    • Grenfell Matters – Grenfell Tower tragedy Kensington Town Hall protest, Friday 16th June 2017 – Organised by Mustafa al-Mansur

      Grenfell Matters

      Matthew Steeples reports on the strength of feelings shown at the Kensington Town Hall demonstrations and suggests tension will only rise unless figures in authority communicate &n ...   Continue reading

    • Let There Be Light – Two apartments and a bothy at Stoer Lighthouse, Raffin, Lairg, Highland, Sutherland, IV27 4JH, Scotland, United Kingdom for sale through Bell Ingram for £371,500 ($478,000, €407,000 or درهم1.8 million) for the whole

      Let There Be Light

      Two and apartments and a bothy within one of Britain’s remotest lighthouses in Sutherland for sale for £371,500   Two apartments and a bothy that form part of a lighthouse ...   Continue reading

    • A Babycham Bentley – 1964 Bentley S3 Continental drophead coupé by Mulliner Park Ward – To be sold by RM Sotheby’s at their Battersea, London sale on 6th September 2017 – Estimate of £110,000 to £140,000 ($142,000 to $180,000, €121,000 to €153,000 or درهم520,000 to درهم662,000) – Originally owned by brewing baron and member of the family behind Babycham Sir Keith Showering (1930 – 1982)

      A Babycham Bentley

      Bentley S3 Continental drophead coupé originally owned by brewing baron Sir Keith Showering to be sold at auction; his family created the ‘cult drink’ Babycham   A 1964 B ...   Continue reading

    • Tales of The Tube – Pelham Street, London, SW7 – House directly next to District and Circle London Underground line for sale for £3.95 million ($5.13 million, €4.38 million or درهم18.83 million) through Strutt & Parker

      Tales of The Tube

      South Kensington house for sale for £4 million in spite of being literally right next to a noisy London Underground line   Estate agents are not known for honesty but Strutt ...   Continue reading

    • Parked in Pacific Heights – 2190 Vallejo Street, Pacific Heights, San Francisco, California, CA 93123, United States of America – Reduced in price from £7.51 million ($9.75 million, €8.23 million or درهم35.81 million) to £6.5 million ($8.5 million, €7.2 million or درهم31.2 million) through Michael King Estates. Designed by Edgar Mathews.

      Parked in Pacific Heights

      A rare thing – A Pacific Heights, San Francisco house with a 9-car garage that has been dramatically reduced in price by £1 million   Extending to 7,580 square feet in tota ...   Continue reading

    • A Sugar Palace – Lord Sugar puts his gin palace up for sale for £12.7 million ($16.5 million, €14 million or درهم60.6 million) with brokers Edmiston after owning it for just two years; it was originally built for the controversial tycoon Alan Bond.

      A Sugar Palace

      Lord Sugar puts his gin palace up for sale for £12.7 million after owning it for just two years; it was originally built for the controversial tycoon Alan Bond   On Monday, t ...   Continue reading

    • Parking a Farmhouse – Newbiggin Hall Farm, Newbiggin, Temple Sowerby, Eden Valley, Cumbria, CA10 1TB, United Kingdom – Grade II listed farmhouse for sale for £290,000 ($378,000, €321,000 or درهم1.4 million) through Eden Estate Agents

      Parking a Farmhouse

      Listed Cumbrian time warp farmhouse goes on sale for less than the price of an open-air parking space in London, W2   A detached, 17th century farmhouse in Cumbria’s Eden Va ...   Continue reading

    • Palming Off Il Palmetto – Il Palmetto, 1500 South Ocean Boulevard, A1A, Palm Beach, Florida, FL 33480, United States of America – For sale for £105 million ($137 million, €117 million or درهم503 million) through Sotheby’s International Realty – Home to Netscape founder James H. Clark

      Palming Off Il Palmetto

      Billionaire founder of Netscape has failed to sell his Palm Beach mansion in a year; it remains on the market for £105 million (or 754% more than he paid for it in 1999)   Fo ...   Continue reading

    • A Peaceful Reduction – 121 Further Lane, East Hampton, New York, NY 11937, United States of America – For sale through Knight Frank for a reduced price of £36.1 million ($47 million, €40.4 million or درهم172.6 million) – Childhood summer home of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and currently owned by Reed Krakoff and his wife Delphine.

      A Peaceful Reduction

      Designer Reed Krakoff slashes the price of his Hamptons mansion; Jackie Kennedy Onassis spent her childhood summers there   A Hamptons mansion named Lasata – meaning: “Pla ...   Continue reading

    • Chim Chim Cher-ee, Chim Cher-oo! Crown Spindle Mill, Pasture Road, Embsay, Yorkshire, BD23 6PR – For sale through Harrison Boothman for £975,000 ($1.3 million, €1.1 million or درهم4.7 million)

      Chim Chim Cher-ee, Chim Cher-oo!

      North Yorkshire mill conversion with 120-foot chimney and cast iron water wheel for sale for £975,000   A converted mill in the Yorkshire Dales National Park has gone on sale ...   Continue reading

    • An Ugly Brake – 1967 Mercedes-Benz 230S ‘Universal’ shooting brake estate car to be auctioned by Silverstone Classics at their Silverstone Classic Sale on 29th and 30th July 2017 – Estimate of £35,000 to £40,000 ($45,000 to $52,000, €39,000 to €45,000 or درهم167,000 to درهم191,000)

      An Ugly Brake

      Rare “ugly duckling” seven-seat 1967 Mercedes-Benz shooting brake to be offered at auction; it will generate the same reaction as Marmite   An extremely rare yet somewhat ...   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

    • Limited in Knightsbridge – Arab Rolls-Royce Ghost LMIITED

      Limited in Knightsbridge

      As Arabs descend on London with their eccentric convoys of cars, we select a new arrival; such things delight some and infuriate others   The time of year is upon Knightsbridg ...   Continue reading

    • The Lady is a Snob – Lady Meyer proves she’s nothing but a snob on Twitter – Sir Christopher Meyer, Catherine Meyer, Lady Meyer, Mayor Sadiq Khan

      The Lady is a Snob

      Lady Meyer makes snobbish remarks on Twitter; in doing so she again proves she’s herself nothing but ghastly   The infamously “Chanel clad” wife of Sir Christopher Meyer ...   Continue reading

    • Novelist and former model Sandra Howard – What’s on your mantelpiece? Wife of Conservative politician Michael Howard, The Rt. Hon. The Lord Howard of Lympne

      Sandra Howard – What’s on your mantelpiece?

      A 20-question interview with Sandra Howard – novelist, former model and wife of Conservative politician The Rt. Hon. Lord Howard of Lympne   The Steeple Times shares “wit and ...   Continue reading

    • Rinder vs. Stunt – James Stunt, Judge Robert Rinder, Steven Berkoff, Ned Durham and Alex Tulloch – James Stunt finds support from aristocrats, receives a suggestion he takes to the stage from Steven Berkoff and issues more YouTube videos as part of his war with the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, Geordie Greig, Jonathan Harmsworth, Bernie Ecclestone and estranged wife Petra Ecclestone Stunt.

      Rinder vs. Stunt

      James Stunt finds support from the aristocracy, receives a suggestion he takes to the stage from actor Steven Berkoff and issues two more YouTube video posts   Update: 07:45am ...   Continue reading

    • A Stunted Speech – James Stunt filmed in a dressing gown ranting about Bernie Ecclestone and Viscount Rothermere at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower; the footage was released on YouTube

      A Stunted Speech

      James Stunt filmed in a dressing gown ranting about Bernie Ecclestone and Viscount Rothermere at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower; the footage was released on YouTube   Yesterday, J ...   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

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

      Marked by Mice

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

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

      Finding Fruit

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

    • 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

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

      Five of the Best – Royal Ascot’s Finest

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

    • ‘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 – Wobegone

      After ‘Vanity Fair’ use ‘wobegone’ 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

    • Enough is Enough – Funding into Madeleine McCann search must cease – Gerry and Kate McCann – Kerry Needham and Ben Needham – Missing children

      Enough is Enough

      Funding for the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann must cease; £11 million spent with no result is evidence that enough is enough   Over £11 million ha ...  Continue reading

    • The Sound of Theresa – Theresa May to holiday in Italy and Switzerland

      The Sound of Theresa

      In taking three weeks off for a holiday with her ‘Garden Gnome’ hubby, Theresa May has shown where her priorities lie   Whilst orchestrating the most appallingly run elect ...  Continue reading

    • The Failings of Facebook – Facebook appoint Rachel Whetstone

      The Failings of Facebook

      In appointing ex-Uber PR executive Rachel Whetstone as their VP of communications Facebook once again shows itself to be out of touch with what the future requires   To the ma ...  Continue reading

    • Removing Ralph – Ralph Lauren Kids closes on Fulham Road, London

      Removing Ralph

      Ralph Lauren are latest to board-up shop in Fulham Road, London   In April, Ralph Lauren shut their flagship Polo store in Fifth Avenue and now they’ve closed one of their t ...  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

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

      Stunt Slumps

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

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

      Advertorial – City Relay

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

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    • 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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