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    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 Kensington the ragbag of rodents that are the councilors of the Royal Borough gathered in the Town Hall in Hornton Street. Th ...   Continue reading

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    Gothic Grandeur – The Priory, Church Way, Iffley Village, Oxford, OX4 4EB – For sale for £2.15 million ($2.80 million, €2.43 million or درهم10.29 million) through Butler Sherborn

    Gothic Grandeur

    Oxford’s only Strawberry Hill Gothic house for £2.15 million in spite of needing complete renovation   A house built in the Strawberry Hill Gothic style in Oxford has gone ...   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

    Lavish Lawford – Ex-actor Peter Lawford 1961 Gia L 6.4 to be sold by RM Sotheby’s at their Monterey sale on 18th to 19th August 2017 – Estimate of £230,000 to £288,000 ($300,000 to $375,000, €260,000 to €326,000 or درهم1.1 million to درهم1.4 million)

    Lavish Lawford

    1961 Ghia fastback coupé originally owned by actor Peter Lawford to be auctioned   Actor, producer and socialite Peter Lawford (1923 – 1984), the illegitimate son of Lieutenant ...   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

    • Britain Needs You! Matthew Steeples suggests it is time for change

      Britain Needs You!

      Matthew Steeples suggests a new political movement is required in Britain and it is required urgently   Britain is ready for a new political movement that emanates what has oc ...   Continue reading

    • Bumbling Bucketheads – Theresa May appointments Andrea Leadsom – Theresa May’s decision to appoint CV faker Andrea Leadsom is indicative of where her bumbling bag of bilge government is headed.

      Bumbling Bucketheads

      Theresa May’s decision to appoint Andrea Leadsom is indicative of where her bumbling bag of bilge government is headed   Last Thursday, at the count in her constituency, the ...   Continue reading

    • Gothic Grandeur – The Priory, Church Way, Iffley Village, Oxford, OX4 4EB – For sale for £2.15 million ($2.80 million, €2.43 million or درهم10.29 million) through Butler Sherborn

      Gothic Grandeur

      Oxford’s only Strawberry Hill Gothic house for £2.15 million in spite of needing complete renovation   A house built in the Strawberry Hill Gothic style in Oxford has gone ...   Continue reading

    • Lavish Lawford – Ex-actor Peter Lawford 1961 Gia L 6.4 to be sold by RM Sotheby’s at their Monterey sale on 18th to 19th August 2017 – Estimate of £230,000 to £288,000 ($300,000 to $375,000, €260,000 to €326,000 or درهم1.1 million to درهم1.4 million)

      Lavish Lawford

      1961 Ghia fastback coupé originally owned by actor Peter Lawford to be auctioned   Actor, producer and socialite Peter Lawford (1923 – 1984), the illegitimate son of Lieutenant ...   Continue reading

    • Great Minus Garden – Roos House, 3500 Jackson Street at Locust, Presidio Heights, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States of America – For sale for £12.2 million ($16 million million, €14 million or درهم58.8 million) through Nina Hatvany. Built for Leon and Elizabeth Roos by Bernard Maybeck. Owned by Dr. Jane Schaefer Roos, the widow of Leslie Roos.

      Great Minus Garden

      San Francisco landmark mock Tudor house with stunning ‘Great Room’ for sale for £12.2 million – in spite of no longer having its garden   Built in 1909 as a wedding gif ...   Continue reading

    • Five of the Best – ‘Star Cars’ at Silverstone – A selection of five cars owned and previously owned by ‘personalities’ the Sultan of Brunei, the actor Rowan Atkinson, the singer Lulu, the television chef Gary Rhodes and the musician Elton John to be auctioned at the Silverstone Classic Sale on 29th and 30th July 2017. Includes Aston Martin, Ferrari, Land Rover and Mercedes-Benz.

      Five of the Best – ‘Star Cars’ at Silverstone

      A selection of five cars owned and previously owned by ‘personalities’ to be auctioned at the Silverstone Classic Sale in July   On the 29th and 30th July, Silverstone Auc ...   Continue reading

    • A Cottage in the Clouds – Penthouse at Minthorne House, 72 East 1st Street, East Village, New York, NY 10003, United States of America – For sale for £2.7 million ($3.5 million, €3.1 million or درهم12.9 million) through Compass

      A Cottage in the Clouds

      New York penthouse complete with a ‘Nantucket style cottage’ on the roof goes on sale   A New York penthouse with a difference has gone on sale for £2.7 million ($3.5 mil ...   Continue reading

    • Mr Men & Mr Mills – Sussex House Farm, Hartfield Road, Cowden, Kent, TN8 7DX, United Kingdom – For sale for £5.5 million today with 203.77 acres ($7.1 million, €6.2 million or درهم26.1 million) through Knight Frank – Former home of Academy Award winning actor Sir John Mills CBE (1908 – 2005) in the 1950s and 1960s and children’s author and illustrator Roger Hargreaves (1935 – 1988) from 1982 to 1988

      Mr Men & Mr Mills

      Kent estate that has been home to both actor Sir John Mills and ‘Mr Men’ and ‘Little Miss’ creator Roger Hargreaves for sale for £5.5 million   Offered in March 2012 ...   Continue reading

    • Breaking For Gold – Savills seek £3.25 million ($4.19 million, €3.67 million or درهم15.39 million) for The Breakers, 29 Tamarisk Way, Willowhayne Estate, Angmering-on-Sea, East Preston, Littlehampton, Arun District, Sussex Riviera, West Sussex, BN16 2TE

      Breaking For Gold

      Thatched seaside cottage in West Sussex for sale; it has a plot laid out in the style of the Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winning garden of 1936   A thatched seaside cottage ...   Continue reading

    • Expensive Shit – Painting by Sarah Morris to be auctioned – ‘SHIT’ to be sold at Christie’s in South Kensington, London on 19th July 2017; it comes at quite a price and is by artist Sarah Morris. Estimate of £2,000 to £4,000 ($2,590 to $5,180, €2,260 to €4,520 or درهم9,470 to درهم18,940)

      Expensive Shit

      ‘SHIT’ to be sold at Christie’s in South Kensington; it comes at quite a price   A painting which simply depicts the word ‘SHIT’ is to be sold at Christie’s in Sou ...   Continue reading

    • A Slumping Square – Flat K, 1 Eaton Square, London, SW1W 9DA, United Kingdom – For sale through Savills for £1.925 million ($2.483 million, €2.178 million or درهم9.121 million) with 16 years left on lease. Paedophile politician Lord Boothby lived in the building until his death.

      A Slumping Square

      Eaton Square penthouse offered for £825,000 or 30% lower sum than it was marketed for two years ago; it comes with several catches   A penthouse in Eaton Square, Belgravia ha ...   Continue reading

    • One Owner From 1840 – Nether Hall, Hathersage, Hope Valley, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, S32 1BG, United Kingdom – For sale for £2.5 million ($3.2 million, €2.8 million or درهم11.9 million) with Savills – Home of Michael and Lizzie Shuttleworth

      One Owner From 1840

      Small country house in Derbyshire that has been in the same family since it was built for sale for £2.5 million   Owned by the same family since it was built in 1840 and occu ...   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

    • Wally of the Week – Moronic oddjob Councillor Catherine Faulks

      Wally of the Week – Catherine Faulks

      Moronic oddjob Councillor Catherine Faulks claims that the Kensington Town Hall protest was brought about by non-locals   Kensington and Chelsea Council attracts idiots and as ...   Continue reading

    • C**t in Court – Petra Ecclestone to divorce husband James Stunt

      C**t in Court

      As Petra Ecclestone announces she’s divorcing James Stunt, we remind readers of ‘See You Next Tuesday’s’ true ghastliness   The announcement of the impending divorce o ...   Continue reading

    • iCrash Home – Marie-Claire von Alvensleben, Eva Harold & David Pun

      iCrash Home

      On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, Baroness Marie-Claire von Alvensleben, Eva Harold and David Pun were spotted at play with Apple devices in London   Party cra ...   Continue reading

    • Making An Impact – 19th June 2017 – A party to close Enzina Fuschini’s ‘Impact’ exhibition at 508 Kings Road Gallery in Chelsea, SW10. Hosted by Matthew Steeples.

      Making an Impact

      A party to close Enzina Fuschini’s ‘Impact’ exhibition in Chelsea   On the 19th June, undoubtedly the hottest day of summer thus far, at the 508 Kings Road Gallery in Ch ...   Continue reading

    • Actor and musician Pasha Bocarie – What’s on your mantelpiece? – A 20-question interview with actor, ‘Emmerdale’ star and musician Pasha Bocarie. He is a “proud Londoner” and finds Donald Trump unacceptable.

      Pasha Bocarie – What’s on your mantelpiece?

      A 20-question interview with actor, ‘Emmerdale’ star and musician Pasha Bocarie   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? The power of posi ...   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

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

      Shopping with Pun

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

    • Boozy Birds – Northumbrian women most likely to be drunk

      Boozy Birds

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

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

      Basically Brilliant

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

    • 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

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

      A Star Subaru

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

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

      A Balls-Up

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

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

      Bigots & Baseball Caps

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

    • The Superstars Set To Clash – Cheltenham Festival 2017 tips

      The Superstars Set To Clash

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

    • The 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

    • From Gilet to Jail – Bankrupt bigot baron Rhodri Philipps, Viscount St Davids jailed for 12 weeks and slapped with a restraining order for 5 years.

      From Gilet to Jail

      Bankrupt bigot baron Viscount St Davids jailed for 12 weeks and slapped with a restraining order for 5 years; it is time that the anti-social side element of social media is proper ...  Continue reading

    • Wally of the Week – Racist bigot Conservative turned independent Member of Parliament Anne Marie Morris pictured with her partner and election agent Roger Kendrick

      Wally of the Week – Anne Marie Morris MP

      As Anne Marie Morris offends in describing a “no Brexit” would be “the real nigger in the woodpile”, we remind readers that her partner is a bigot also   A plainly big ...  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

    • Pitying Petra – Petra Ecclestone Stunt’s comments to The Steeple Times – A reminder of what Petra Ecclestone Stunt had to say about her husband back in 2014 to The Steeple Times.

      Pitying Petra

      A reminder of what Petra (Ecclestone) Stunt had to say about her husband back in 2014   In August 2014, Petra Stunt – a woman who’d probably now prefer once again to be ca ...  Continue reading

    • Hero of the Hour – Anna Soubry MP

      Hero of the Hour – Anna Soubry MP

      Conservative politician Anna Soubry MP tells it like it is on Brexit; she is currently a lone voice of reason and others should follow her lead   Yesterday, Conservative polit ...  Continue reading

    • A Shoreditch Shocker – Trapeze Bar branded “racist” after telling charity event organisers their fundraiser for Grenfell Tower survivors will attract a “poor quality demographic”

      A Shoreditch Shocker

      East End nightclub tells charity event organisers their fundraiser for Grenfell Tower survivors will attract a “poor quality demographic”   The manager of a Shoreditch nig ...  Continue reading

    • Disappointing Emma Dent Coad – New Kensington MP Emma Dent Coad fails to join Labour heavyweights showing support for the single market.

      Disappointing Dent Coad

      New Kensington MP Emma Dent Coad fails to join Labour heavyweights showing support for the single market   Prior to her victory, the now newly elected Member of Parliament for ...  Continue reading

    • Letters – Berkoff & Brenda – Actor and producer Steven Berkoff suggests Her Majesty The Queen should open up Buckingham Palace to survivors of last week’s Grenfell Tower tragedy.

      Letters – Berkoff & Brenda

      Actor and producer Steven Berkoff suggests Her Majesty The Queen should open up Buckingham Palace to survivors of last week’s Grenfell Tower tragedy   Sir   In these gr ...  Continue reading

    BRAINSTORM

    The comings and goings of the entrepreneurial classes

    • 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

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

      Alfie Best – What’s on your mantelpiece?

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

    THE WIRE

    Science, technology and gadgets

    • 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

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

      A Working Rolls

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

    • The Missile

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

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

      Thatcher’s Jag

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

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