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    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 property in Chelsea, SW10 has gone sale for just £55,000 ($73,000, €62,000 or درهم269,000).   Naturally accompanie ...   Continue reading

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    More gin, vicar? As Public Health Wales claims drinking spirits is bad for you, The Steeple Times rebuts their frankly stupid study and asks: “More gin, vicar?” – “If you can’t have one at eleven, have eleven at one.”

    More gin, vicar?

    As Public Health Wales claims drinking spirits is bad for you, we rebut their frankly stupid study   On Tuesday, The Telegraph reported that a completely unscientific study by ...   Continue reading

    Live for Free in Liverpool – Competition with prize of £100,000 flat – Win a fully furnished, brand new £100k studio in The Residence at Colonial Chambers, Temple Street, Commercial District, Liverpool for free; surprisingly there are no catches to the competition.

    Live for Free in Liverpool

    Win a fully furnished, brand new £100,000 studio flat in Liverpool for free; surprisingly there are no catches to the competition   A property developer has launched a compet ...   Continue reading

    Illuminating the Illuminati – Does the Illuminati have any influence today? As ‘The Guardian’ explores the power of the Illuminati, Matthew Steeples argues that those claiming links to such are mad, old cranks.

    Illuminating the Illuminati

    As ‘The Guardian’ explores the power of the Illuminati, Matthew Steeples argues that the few claiming links to such are nothing but mad, old cranks   This morning, The Gua ...   Continue reading

    • Illuminating the Illuminati – Does the Illuminati have any influence today? As ‘The Guardian’ explores the power of the Illuminati, Matthew Steeples argues that those claiming links to such are mad, old cranks.

      Illuminating the Illuminati

      As ‘The Guardian’ explores the power of the Illuminati, Matthew Steeples argues that the few claiming links to such are nothing but mad, old cranks   This morning, The Gua ...   Continue reading

    • Foot in Mouth in K&C – Emma Dent Coad and KC&F Conservatives – Both Labour and the Tories get it very wrong in Kensington and disgrace themselves with their truly offensive conduct.

      Foot in Mouth in K&C

      Both Labour and the Tories get it very wrong in Kensington and disgrace themselves with their truly offensive conduct   On Monday, the political blog Guido Fawkes exposed the ...   Continue reading

    • The Distraction Techique – As JFK’s grandson Jack Schlossberg rightly suggests the “era of distraction” is sadly alive and well in America, Matthew Steeples highlights further examples in Britain

      The Distraction Technique

      As JFK’s grandson suggests the “era of distraction” is sadly alive and well in America, Matthew Steeples highlights further examples in Britain   The ‘distraction tech ...   Continue reading

    • The Accolades of Abuse – Theresa May, Elm Guest House and Harvey Weinstein – Top-drawer politicians again sweep serious incidents of historic abuse under the carpet; focusing on film star abusers instead is not the solution.

      The Accolades of Abuse

      Top-drawer politicians again sweep serious incidents of historic abuse under the carpet; focusing on film star abusers instead is not the solution   Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Sp ...   Continue reading

    • Finding the Fakes – Matthew Steeples reports on the individuals impersonating him and those hacking The Steeple Times website.

      Finding the Fakes

      Matthew Steeples reports on the individuals impersonating him and those hacking The Steeple Times website   For the last few months I have been targeted by an individual and h ...   Continue reading

    • #FreeRaif – Raif Badawi should be released and pardoned

      #FreeRaif

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

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

      Stopping Brexit

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

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

      Notting Hell Carnival

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

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

      Axing Anti-Social Media

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

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

      Grim Grenfell

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

    • Live for Free in Liverpool – Competition with prize of £100,000 flat – Win a fully furnished, brand new £100k studio in The Residence at Colonial Chambers, Temple Street, Commercial District, Liverpool for free; surprisingly there are no catches to the competition.

      Live for Free in Liverpool

      Win a fully furnished, brand new £100,000 studio flat in Liverpool for free; surprisingly there are no catches to the competition   A property developer has launched a compet ...   Continue reading

    • Farrell Rolls – 1966 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III drophead coupé – To be sold by Bonhams at their Collector’s Motor Cars and Automobilia sale on 6th December 2017 with an estimate of £300,000 to £350,000 ($397,000 to $463,000, €338,000 to €395,000 or درهم1.5 million to درهم1.7 million) – Used by Colin Farrell in 2010 film ‘London Boulevard’ also starring Keira Knightley and Ray Winstone.

      Farrell Rolls

      1966 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III drophead coupé used by Colin Farrell in 2010 crime noir film ‘London Boulevard’ to be auctioned   A 1966 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III dr ...   Continue reading

    • A Bargain in Belgravia – Bradbrook House, Studio Place, Belgravia, London, SW1X 8EL studio for £995,000 ($1.3 million, €1.1 million or درهم4.8 million) – Fully renovated Belgravia studio with double height reception room for sale for just £455 per square foot. It comes with a catch.

      A Bargain in Belgravia

      Fully renovated Belgravia studio with double height reception room for sale for just £455 per square foot   A 2,186 square foot ground and first floor studio property in Stud ...   Continue reading

    • Lord of the Thatch – Ebble Thatch, Mead End, Bowerchalke, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 5BW, United Kingdom – For sale for £795,000 ($1.1 million, €891,000 or درهم3.9 million) through Strutt & Parker – Former home of author and Nobel Prize in Literature and Booker Prize winner Sir William Golding, CBE (1911 – 1993)

      Lord of the Thatch

      Former Wiltshire home of ‘Lord of the Flies’ author Sir William Golding for sale for 562% more than he sold it for in 1985   The one-time home of the author and Nobel Priz ...   Continue reading

    • Double Cher – The Owlwood Estate, 141 South Carolwood Drive, Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, California, CA 90077, United States of America – For sale for £136 million ($180 million, €153 million or درهم661 million) through Adam Rosenfeld of Mercer Vine – Former home of Sonny and Cher and Tony Curtis

      Double Cher

      Holmby Hills estate owned variously by Sonny and Cher and Tony Curtis for sale for double what it sold for in 2016   A 12,201 square foot mansion on 10.1 acres in Holmby Hills ...   Continue reading

    • Aspen Lodge and The Seashell, Acharacle Peninsula, Ardnamurchan, Scotland, PH36 4JP, United Kingdom – For sale through Galbraith Group for £450,000 ($596,000, €506,000 or درهم2.2 million) and £250,000 ($331,000, €281,000 or درهم1.2 million)

      The Seashell

      Circular shaped Scottish holiday cottage with just one room for sale for staggering sum of £250,000   A five-star holiday cottage on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula on Scotland’ ...   Continue reading

    • An Idea Car – 1952 Chrysler D’Elegance by Ghia – To be sold by RM Sotheby’s at their ‘Icons’ sale in New York on 6th December 2017 with an estimate of £682,000 to £834,000 ($900,000 to $1.1 million, €771,000 to €943,000 or درهم3.3 million to درهم4 million)

      An Idea Car

      Futuristic 1952 Chrysler styling prototype to be auctioned in New York; its “wild technology” includes a hydraulically operated spare wheel   Concept cars don’t generall ...   Continue reading

    • The World’s Most Flirtatious Car – 1958 Austin-Healey 100-Six ‘Goldie’ to be sold at auction by RM Sotheby’s in New York with no reserve and an estimate of £265,000 to £417,000 ($350,000 to $550,000, €300,000 to €471,000 or درهم1.3 million to درهم2 million on 6th December 2017

      The World’s Most Flirtatious Car

      Off-the-wall 24-carat gold 1958 Austin Healey that would appeal to Liberace to be sold at auction in New York with an estimate of £420,000   A truly bonkers one-off 1958 Aust ...   Continue reading

    • A Modern Beauty – Henbury Hall Estate, Henbury, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9PJ, United Kingdom – For sale through Savills – Built by and former home of Sebastian de Ferranti

      A Modern Beauty

      “One of Britain’s finest 20th-century country houses” has been placed for sale for £20 million; it comes with 530 acres and was built by the late businessman Sebastian de Fe ...   Continue reading

    • A Wheel Window – Wood Lane Hall, Wood Lane, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX6 1NE, United Kingdom – For sale for £750,000 ($980,000, €842,000 or درهم3.6 million) through Edkins & Holmes - Grade I listed Tudor open hall house for sale; it comes complete with a replica cabin from a 1920s ocean liner and an ‘apple and pear wheel window’

      A Wheel Window

      Grade I listed Tudor open hall house in West Yorkshire for sale; it comes complete with a replica cabin from a 1920s ocean liner and an ‘apple and pear wheel window’   Sit ...   Continue reading

    • Modern Day Foxes and Hedgehogs – Archilochus and Isaiah Berlin – The Steeple Times examines Archilochus’ concept of ‘foxes’ and ‘hedgehogs and applies such to modern day personalities – Michael Bloomberg, Madonna, Martin Sorrell, Justin Timberlake, Rupert Murdoch, Taylor Swift, Stephen Fry, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bill Gates, Vladimir Putin, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton, HM The Queen, Victoria Beckham, JK Rowling, Jeremy Corbyn, Bono, Richard Branson, George Clooney, Bernie Ecclestone, Theresa May, Jeremy Clarkson, Vince Cable, Arnold Schwarzenegger, David Cameron, Alexa Chung, Barrack Obama, Prince Charles, Duchess of York, Anthea Turner, Donald Trump, David Blaine, Charles Saatchi, Mark Zuckerberg, Robert Mugabe, Russell Brand, Piers Morgan, Paul Dacre, Warren Buffett, Boris Johnson, Katie Hopkins, Hillary Clinton, Nigel Farage, David Beckham, Katie Price

      Modern Day Foxes and Hedgehogs

      The Steeple Times examines Archilochus’ concept of ‘foxes’ and ‘hedgehogs and applies such to modern day personalities   According to the Greek poet Archilochus: “Th ...   Continue reading

    • The Trouble with Tamara Ecclestone – ITVBe series Tamara’s World Matthew Steeples (attempts) to review ITVBe’s new series about the life of wealthy heiress Tamara Ecclestone (but doesn’t get very far)

      The Trouble with Tamara

      Matthew Steeples (attempts) to review ITVBe’s new series about the life of wealthy heiress Tamara Ecclestone (but doesn’t get very far)   I was going to write a scathing r ...   Continue reading

    • Opening up Menéndez – Erik and Lyle Menéndez go public – Previously quiet Menéndez brothers speak publicly about killing their parents in wake of success of NBC’s drama series about them.

      Opening up Menéndez

      Previously publicity shy Menéndez brothers both speak publicly about killing their parents in the wake of the success of NBC’s ‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murder ...   Continue reading

    • Bigoted Bash – Racist bigot Marie Claire, Baroness von Alvensleben launches into a racist tirade and launches a website where she brands herself ‘Incredible Marie-Claire’

      A Bigoted Bash

      Marie-Claire, Baroness von Alvensleben starts (yet another) racist tirade at a party in London and launches a website where she brands herself ‘Incredible Marie-Claire’   ...   Continue reading

    • Moron of the Moment – Stephanie Mack (formerly Madoff) – Daughter-in-law of Ponzi schemer and now jailed fraudster Bernard Madoff illustrates how utterly out of touch she truly is with normality and the life of ordinary, decent people.

      Moron of the Moment – Stephanie Mack

      Daughter-in-law of fraudster Bernard Madoff illustrates how utterly out of touch she truly is with normality and the lives of ordinary, decent people   “The biggest mistake ...   Continue reading

    • Wally of the Week – Sanctimonious champagne grabber Richard Madeley shares an inappropriate joke about alleged abuser Harvey Weinstein. It reflects only on his sorry character

      Wally of the Week – Richard Madeley

      Sanctimonious champagne grabber Richard Madeley makes inappropriate joke about alleged abuser Harvey Weinstein   Richard Madeley rather loves the sound of his own voice. Decad ...   Continue reading

    • More on Menéndez – As Lyle Menéndez creates a Facebook page about the case against him and his brother Erik, a juror contacts ‘The Steeple Times’ to comment on their conviction for killing their wealthy parents

      More on Menéndez

      As Lyle Menéndez creates a Facebook page about the case against him and his brother Erik, a juror contacts ‘The Steeple Times’ and brands their conviction for killing their we ...   Continue reading

    • American actor Zach Tinker – What’s on your mantelpiece? A 20-question interview with the star of NBC’s ‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’.

      Zach Tinker – What’s on your mantelpiece?

      A 20-question interview with American actor and star of NBC’s ‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’ Zach Tinker   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. ...   Continue reading

    • Avoidable Ignominy – Hillary Clinton clutching chest of Harvey Weinstein represents a judgment choice as bad as Prince Andrew hanging out with Jeffrey Epstein.

      Avoidable Ignominy

      Hillary Clinton clutching the chest of Harvey Weinstein represents a judgment choice as bad as that of Prince Andrew hanging out with Jeffrey Epstein   In 2012, Hillary Clinto ...   Continue reading

    • An Excess of Alexa – Mail on Sunday get a little beyond carried away with their latest toady description of fashionista Alexa Chung.

      An Excess of Alexa

      ‘Mail on Sunday’ get a little beyond carried away with their latest toady description of Alexa Chung   ‘Fashionista’ Alexa Chung, as we’ve suggested previously, is p ...   Continue reading

    • More gin, vicar? As Public Health Wales claims drinking spirits is bad for you, The Steeple Times rebuts their frankly stupid study and asks: “More gin, vicar?” – “If you can’t have one at eleven, have eleven at one.”

      More gin, vicar?

      As Public Health Wales claims drinking spirits is bad for you, we rebut their frankly stupid study   On Tuesday, The Telegraph reported that a completely unscientific study by ...  Continue reading

    • A $20k Gobble – HGU New York hotel offers a Thanksgiving dinner complete with gold-flaked turkeys and bottomless champagne for £15,100.

      A $20k Gobble

      New York hotel offers a Thanksgiving dinner complete with gold-flaked turkeys and bottomless champagne for £15,100   Late last week Guest of a Guest reported that a New York ...  Continue reading

    • The Air Went Pop – Canadian Daniel Macduff sues Sunwing Airlines because he was given sparkling wine instead of champagne.

      The Air Went Pop

      Canadian sues Sunwing Airlines because he was given sparkling wine instead of champagne   A cheapskate airline allegedly promoted a “champagne service” and then bamboozled ...  Continue reading

    • If you can’t take the heat… Jailbird billionaire Martha Stewart bizarrely suggests nobody except murderers should be in jail on the Katie Couric Podcast.

      If you can’t take the heat…

      Jailbird billionaire Martha Stewart bizarrely suggests nobody except murderers should be in jail   Last week, Martha Stewart spent just over an hour talking to the Katie Couri ...  Continue reading

    • Proper Pubs – Matthew Steeples selects three of South West London’s best pubs: The Duchess in Battersea, SW8, The Grenadier in Belgravia, SW1X and The Cross Keys in Chelsea, SW3.

      Proper Pubs

      Matthew Steeples selects three of South West London’s best pubs   The Duchess, 101 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, SW8 4DS With works by the sniper-turned-snapper John Stodd ...  Continue reading

    • The Death of The Boozer – Greed has killed traditional British pubs – Matthew Steeples visits the Belgravia pub The Plumbers Arms in Lower Belgrave Street, London, SW1 and laments the death of the traditional British boozer. Lady Lucan fled there after her husband allegedly bludgeoned the couple’s nanny to death in 1974.

      The Death of The Boozer

      Matthew Steeples visits the Belgravia pub The Plumbers Arms and decries the death of the traditional British boozer   Last Wednesday, I happened to have to meet someone in Low ...  Continue reading

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

      Little Nigella

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

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

      Tossed in Tonbridge

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

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

      Moron of the Moment – Sir Philip Green

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

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

      Marmalade in Mayfair

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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Rotten Rolf Still Rotten – Paedo Rolf Harris & apologist Lizzie Cornish – As majority of convictions of Rolf Harris are upheld, one of his supporters, Lizzie Cornish, launches into yet another of her tirades.

      Rotten Rolf Still Rotten

      As the majority of the convictions of Rolf Harris are upheld, one of his unhinged supporters, Lizzie Cornish, launches into yet another of her tirades   Yesterday at the Royal ...  Continue reading

    • Whacking Out The Wheat – Upto 20 sensible Conservative MPs are set to rebel against Theresa May over her plans to enshrine the date of Brexit in law.

      Whacking Out The Wheat

      Upto 20 sensible Conservative MPs are set to rebel against ‘Wheat Field Wanderer’ Theresa May over her plans to enshrine the date of Brexit in law   This morning The Teleg ...  Continue reading

    • Exposing Traditional Britain – After far-right Traditional Britain Group is exposed in an ITV documentary, oddball founder and ex-jailbird Gregory Lauder-Frost responds

      Exposing Traditional Britain

      After far-right Traditional Britain Group is exposed in an ITV documentary, oddball founder and ex-jailbird Gregory Lauder-Frost responds   Last night ITV screened an hour lon ...  Continue reading

    • Advancing K&C – Former Liberal Democrat candidate Annabel Mullin launches a bold new political movement in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

      Advancing K&C

      Annabel Mullin launches a bold new political movement in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea in the wake of the council’s incompetence being exposed in the wake of the ...  Continue reading

    • Pleading for Police – Support campaign to save London’s police stations including Notting Hill Police Station – London set to see number of police stations reduced from 149 in 2010 to just 32; we urge readers to sign a petition to stop this.

      Pleading for Police

      London set to see number of police stations reduced from 149 in 2010 to just 32 by 2020; we urge readers to support a petition to stop this   In 2010, London had 149 police st ...  Continue reading

    • Shoeing Out Theresa – Theresa May’s footwear is hardly news – Why did the BBC waste fifteen minutes discussing Theresa May’s footwear? She should resign and go and work for Ivanka Trump’s

      Shoeing Out Theresa

      Why did the BBC waste fifteen minutes discussing Theresa May’s footwear? The nation would be a better place if she was simply shoed out   This morning on BBC One’s breakfa ...  Continue reading

    • Hero of the Hour – Sir Winston Churchill’s grandson Sir Nicholas Soames takes to Twitter and brands Donald Trump “graceless, boorish and mainly wrong”

      Hero of the Hour – Sir Nicholas Soames

      Sir Winston Churchill’s grandson Sir Nicholas Soames takes to Twitter and brands Donald Trump “graceless, boorish and mainly wrong”   Sir Nicholas Soames MP is a gentlem ...  Continue reading

    • Wally of the Week – Councillor Nickie Aiken – Westminster Council’s plans to ask owners of houses worth £10m+ to “voluntarily” pay more council tax shows them to be a bunch of jokers.

      Wally of the Week – Councillor Nickie Aiken

      Westminster Council leader Nickie Aiken’s plans to ask owners of houses worth more than £10 million to “voluntarily” pay more council tax shows her to be an utter joker &nbs ...  Continue reading

    • Madness in Madagascar – Visit this special country before it declines – Author and travel writer Sarah Tucker visits Madagascar and laments its future.

      Madness in Madagascar

      Author and travel writer Sarah Tucker visits Madagascar and laments its future   Every year I’m sent press releases that tell me I should visit a place before it loses what ...  Continue reading

    • Commie Ferraris – Ragbag of Communist protestors descend on H. R. Owen Ferrari dealership in South Kensington screaming: “Kill the Rich!”

      Commie Ferraris

      Protestors descend on H.R. Owen Ferrari dealership in South Kensington screaming: “Kill the Rich!”   On Saturday afternoon a bunch of protestors held a protest outside the ...  Continue reading

    BRAINSTORM

    The comings and goings of the entrepreneurial classes

    • 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

    • 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

    THE WIRE

    Science, technology and gadgets

    • 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

    • 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

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