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

    Picture of the Week – High Above The Highlands

    International Space Station astronaut captures a truly amazing cloud free photograph of the Scottish Highlands   Photographs taken from aeroplanes and spacecraft are generally blighted by cloud cover but an image shared this week in the Daily Mail captured by the International Space Station of ...   Continue reading

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    Not So Bright – ‘Titanic of a PR’ Clarence Mitchell moves on from a series of toxic clients and becomes spokesman for Cambridge Analytica. Also linked to the Conservative Party, Costa Concordia disaster and Gerry and Kate McCann.

    Not So Bright

    ‘Titanic of a PR’ Clarence Mitchell moves on from a series of toxic clients and becomes spokesman for Cambridge Analytica   The name ‘Clarence’ is of Latin origin and ...   Continue reading

    Cliff The Airhead – Sir Cliff Richard on owning the air above his home – Crackpot Christian crooner Cliff Richard’s lawyers allude to him owning the airspace above his former Surrey home.

    Cliff The Airhead

    Crackpot Christian crooner Cliff Richard’s lawyers allude to him owning air   The libel case brought by Sir Cliff Richard – a self-declared “genuine international celebr ...   Continue reading

    Potted Trolls – Matthew Steeples salutes J.K. Rowling’s views on trolls – Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is right to speak out against those of the belief that social media trolls should simply be ignored.

    Potted Trolls

    Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is right to speak out against those of the belief that social media trolls should simply be ignored suggests Matthew Steeples   As someone sub ...   Continue reading

    • A Murky Mucky Madam – Mendacious minx Meghan Markle increasingly comes across as nothing but personally ambitious and out of touch with reality suggests Matthew Steeples

      A Murky Mucky Madam

      Mendacious minx Meghan Markle increasingly comes across as nothing but personally ambitious and out of touch with reality suggests Matthew Steeples   The engagement of Prince ...   Continue reading

    • We’re Back! The Steeple Times returns to share wit and wisdom – The Steeple Times returns after a prolonged hiatus. Look forward to controversy, news of the rich and famous of international society and much, much more.

      We’re Back!

      The Steeple Times returns after a prolonged hiatus   After not having published in quite some time, today The Steeple Times returns after a hiatus resulting from issues caused ...   Continue reading

    • An Imagined Engagement – James Stunt speaks to The Steeple Times – EXCLUSIVE in today’s The Steeple Times – James Stunt corrects entirely invented rumours of his supposedly having become engaged.

      An Imagined Engagement

      EXCLUSIVE – James Stunt corrects entirely invented rumours of his supposedly having become engaged   On Saturday, Matthew Steeples, editor of The Steeple Times, dined at C L ...   Continue reading

    • Meddling Max – Max Moseley should leave the press alone – Businessman Max Moseley should keep his beak out of press regulation.

      Meddling Max

      Matthew Steeples suggests businessman Max Mosley should keep his beak out of press regulation   Max Mosley has the right to do whatever he wants. He is a rich man and if he wa ...   Continue reading

    • Pricey Abuse – Matthew Steeples questions Katie Price’s newfound interest in abuse on social media and how it is dealt with

      Pricey Abuse

      Matthew Steeples questions Katie Price’s newfound interest in abuse on social media and how it is dealt with   When Katie Price appeared on the BBC’s Daily Politics last w ...   Continue reading

    • Calamity Corbyn – Jeremy Corbyn has failed and should stand down – Matthew Steeples slates Jeremy Corbyn’s failure to secure a 20 point lead in the polls

      Calamity Corbyn

      Matthew Steeples slates Jeremy Corbyn’s failure to secure a 20 point lead in the polls   This publication is regularly criticised for being “anti-conservative.” It most ...   Continue reading

    • Brazen Women – ITV’s outrageous show Loose Women should be axed – Matthew Steeples slams ITV’s ‘Loose Women’s’ latest outrageous episode.

      Brazen Women

      Matthew Steeples slams ITV’s ‘Loose Women’s’ latest outrageous episode   If there were a programme named Misogynist Men there would be an uproar but that a bunch of ob ...   Continue reading

    • The Kippers Are Dead – UKIP is finished; the party is over – Matthew Steeples suggests UKIP is a dead duck and it is time it closed up shop; the beneficiaries of its likely demise remains to be seen

      The Kippers Are Dead

      Matthew Steeples suggests UKIP is a dead duck and it is time it closed up shop; the beneficiaries of its likely demise remains to be seen   The United Kingdom Independence Par ...   Continue reading

    • My Friend Arthur – Matthew Steeples remembers the late, great Arthur Woodham, the owner of Arthur’s Cafe in Dalston and La Brasserie’s best customer at the bar on a Saturday afternoon

      My Friend Arthur

      Matthew Steeples remembers the late, great Arthur Woodham, the owner of Arthur’s Cafe in Dalston and La Brasserie’s best customer at the bar on a Saturday afternoon   Arth ...   Continue reading

    • Airing Clifford – PR people cannot claim Max Clifford wasn’t one of them – Matthew Steeples suggests that claims by PR people that Max Clifford wasn’t one of their number simply shows their ‘profession’ to be nothing but hot air.

      Airing Clifford

      Matthew Steeples suggests that claims by PR people that Max Clifford wasn’t one of their number simply shows their ‘profession’ to be nothing but hot air   Max Clifford ...   Continue reading

    • Ratty on The River – A dream house for ‘The Wind In The Willows’ character Ratty; Devon boathouse for sale for £2.5 million – The Boathouse, Beacon Road, Kingswear, Devon, TQ6 0BS, United Kingdom – For sale through Savills for £2.5 million ($3.5 million, €2.9 million or درهم12.9 million)

      Ratty on The River

      A dream house for ‘The Wind In The Willows’ character Ratty; Devon boathouse for sale for £2.5 million   A Devon house that could be perfect for anyone sharing Kenneth Gr ...   Continue reading

    • A Place In Andalucia – Spectacular hacienda The Palacio, San Rafael, Seville, Andalucia, Spain – For sale through Aylesford International for £3 million ($4.3 million, €3.5 million or درهم15.9 million)

      A Place In Andalucia

      Spectacular hacienda near Seville for sale for £3 million   Anyone who has watched the somewhat cringeworthy television programme A Place In The Sun expects a Spanish holiday ...   Continue reading

    • A Cut Cost Chalet – The Chalet, Hampton Court Road, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9BP – UK’s weirdest home for sale for a sum 61% lower than its 2016 £13m asking price; it has been repossessed and comes with a huge indoor beach – On the market with Savills for £5 million ($6.9 million, €5.6 million or درهم25.3 million) on behalf of LPA Receivers in March 2018; down from £13 million ($17.9 million, €14.6 million or درهم65.9 million) in August 2016.

      A Cut Cost Chalet

      Britain’s weirdest home for sale for a sum 61% lower than the £13 million sum asked for it in 2016; it has been repossessed and comes with a 69-foot long indoor beach   In ...   Continue reading

    • Bentley or Bail? – 1986 Bentley Continental convertible originally owned by notorious fraudster Asil Nadir to be auctioned – Ex Asil Nadir 1986 Bentley Continental convertible with coachwork by Mulliner Park Ward – For sale for £55,000 to £60,000 ($76,000 to $83,000, €62,000 to €68,000 or درهم278,000 to درهم304,000) at the Bonhams Goodwood Members’ Meeting sale, Chichester on 18th March 2018

      Bentley or Bail?

      1986 Bentley Continental convertible originally owned by notorious fraudster Asil Nadir to be auctioned   A 1986 Bentley Continental convertible with coachwork by Mulliner Par ...   Continue reading

    • A Rolls for an Estate – Unusual 1995 Rolls-Royce Flying Spur estate car for sale for just shy of £99,000 ($138,000, €112,000 or درهم508,000) through Desmond J. Smail of Olney, Buckinghamshire.

      A Rolls for an Estate

      Quirky 1995 Rolls-Royce estate car for sale for just shy of £100,000; it’s perfect for picnics and conveying posh pooches   A 1995 special edition Rolls-Royce Flying Spur c ...   Continue reading

    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle did NOT live here – #4, 2151 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA – For sale through Joel Goodrich for £2.637 million ($3.698 million, €2.979 million or درهم13.581 million) – San Francisco condominium with a plaque that falsely claims Sir Arthur Conan Doyle lived there for sale for £2.6m; it was actually home to a whackjob doctor named Dr Albert Abrams who believed he could cure any disease

      Sir Arthur Conan Doyle did NOT live here

      San Francisco condominium with a plaque that falsely claims Sir Arthur Conan Doyle lived there for sale for £2.6m; it was actually home to a whackjob doctor who believed he could ...   Continue reading

    • Craig’s Centenary – Daniel Craig’s Aston Martin to be sold at auction – 007 numbered Aston Martin owned by Daniel Craig to be sold for charity at auction by Christie’s in New York in April 2018.

      Craig’s Centenary

      007 numbered Aston Martin owned by Daniel Craig to be sold for charity at auction   A 2014 ‘Centenary Vanquish’ Aston Martin numbered 007 and owned by the actor Daniel Cra ...   Continue reading

    • Messing About On The River – Boat house on the River Thames at Henley for sale for £3.5 million ($4.8 million, €3.9 million or درهم17.8 million) through Knight Frank – The Boat House, 4 Wharfe Lane, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 2LL, United Kingdom

      Messing About On The River

      Converted boat house on the River Thames at Henley for sale for £3.5 million   Those with a desire to live like Ratty in The Wind in the Willows could do worse than purchase ...   Continue reading

    • The Perfect Bachelor Pad – 7 Elvaston Mews, Kensington, London, United Kingdom, SW7 5HY – For sale for £6 million ($8.5 million, €6.8 million or درهم31.1 million) through Lurot Brand – Ultimate bachelor pad for sale for £6 million in South Kensington; it has garaging for five cars

      The Perfect Bachelor Pad

      Ultimate bachelor pad for sale for £6 million in South Kensington; it has garaging for five cars   Originally a mews that was home to Rothmans’ Shire horses, a £6 million ...   Continue reading

    • Five of the Best – Bonhams’ Gentleman’s Library Sale – Harry Houdini’s escape prop sack to be sold alongside all manner of other unusual items on Valentine’s Day, 14th February 2017, at their Knightsbridge, London saleroom.

      Five of the Best – Bonhams’ Gentleman’s Library Sale

      Harry Houdini’s escape prop sack to be sold alongside all manner of other unusual items on Valentine’s Day   On 14th February, Bonhams will hold their ‘Gentleman’s Lib ...   Continue reading

    • Cliff The Airhead – Sir Cliff Richard on owning the air above his home – Crackpot Christian crooner Cliff Richard’s lawyers allude to him owning the airspace above his former Surrey home.

      Cliff The Airhead

      Crackpot Christian crooner Cliff Richard’s lawyers allude to him owning air   The libel case brought by Sir Cliff Richard – a self-declared “genuine international celebr ...   Continue reading

    • Potted Trolls – Matthew Steeples salutes J.K. Rowling’s views on trolls – Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is right to speak out against those of the belief that social media trolls should simply be ignored.

      Potted Trolls

      Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is right to speak out against those of the belief that social media trolls should simply be ignored suggests Matthew Steeples   As someone sub ...   Continue reading

    • Analysing Borwick – The Cambridge Analytica connection you’ve never heard of; meet Thomas Borwick, son of ex-Tory MP Lady ‘Call Me Victoria’ Borwick.

      Analysing Borwick

      The Cambridge Analytica connection you’ve most likely never heard of; meet The Hon. Thomas Borwick, son of ex-Tory MP Lady ‘Call Me Victoria’ Borwick   The Hon. Thomas B ...   Continue reading

    • #LazyBrady – Karren Brady is nothing but a Poundland muckspreader – Lady Brady of Knightsbridge shows herself to be nothing but an ignoramus in a pathetic opinion piece for ‘The Sun’ on James Stunt.

      #LazyBrady

      Matthew Steeples suggests ‘Lady’ Karren Brady of Knightsbridge has shown herself to be nothing but a muckspreader in her latest pathetic opinion piece for ‘The Sun’   ...   Continue reading

    • Stunt Speaks Out – EXCLUSIVE – James Stunt responds to inaccurate press coverage of his forthcoming interview with ‘Tatler’ magazine

      Stunt Speaks Out

      EXCLUSIVE – James Stunt responds to inaccurate press coverage of his forthcoming interview with ‘Tatler’ magazine   Today, in response to various press reports, James St ...   Continue reading

    • Clear The Roads – Volkswagen Polo, HW06 CWM – Female driver – Irresponsible Volkswagen Polo driver – registration HW06 CWM – needs to be removed from Britain’s roads. Clear the roads.

      Clear The Roads

      Irresponsible Volkswagen Polo driver – registration HW06 CWM – needs to be removed from Britain’s roads   Jeremy Clarkson regularly shares the registration plates of irr ...   Continue reading

    • Moron of the Moment – Rich dink driver who got off unpaid work because it would make her feel uncomfortable Barbara Woodward is an utter disgrace.

      Moron of the Moment – Barbara Woodward

      Rich drink driver who could have killed someone but got off unpaid community work because “it would make her feel uncomfortable” Barbara Woodward is an utter disgrace   If ...   Continue reading

    • Bestselling Basia – Basia Briggs’ Mother Anguish sells out – Basia Briggs’ memoir has been a best-selling success and is about to go into its second print run

      Bestselling Basia

      Basia Briggs’ memoir ‘Mother Anguish’ has been a bestselling success and is about to go into its second print run; a reader sends in an image of someone reading it on the tu ...   Continue reading

    • 2017 – The Sinners and The Saints – The Steeple Times chooses the 25 best and 25 worst people of 2017; Brenda from Bristol and the Mary Berry are crowned our winners

      2017 – The Sinners and The Saints

      The Steeple Times chooses the 25 best and 25 worst people of the year past; Brenda from Bristol and the “second rate Delia Smith” Mary Berry are crowned our respective winners ...   Continue reading

    • Mother Anguish – Claire Rubinstein reviews ‘Mother Anguish’ by Basia Briggs

      Mother Anguish

      Claire Rubinstein reviews ‘Mother Anguish’ by Basia Briggs   As the second series of The Crown aired in early December and Netflix fans everywhere were glued to their scre ...   Continue reading

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

      Wallies of the Week – Linda and Tony Gilkes

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

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

      Caramel on The Cross

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

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

      Cheers Macron!

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

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

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

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

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

      Going For Booze

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

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

      Out To Lunch

      As a Westminster councillor’s penchant for meals at 5 Hertford Street and the home of the owner of the ‘Daily Mail’ is highlighted, we suggest it is high time elected officia ...  Continue reading

    • Charlatan and crook chef Timothy Woelke – Man of Straw – The Steeple Times highlights chef Timothy Woelke as a charlatan and a crook. Do not employ this dishonest deviant.

      Timothy Woelke – Man of Straw

      The Steeple Times highlights chef Timothy Woelke as a charlatan and a crook   For too long, the grossly obese beached whale of a chef Timothy Woelke has presented himself as a ...  Continue reading

    • A Wine Winner – Half price bottles of wine at The Enterprise, 35 Walton Street, London, SW3 2HU during January 2018; price per bottle starts at £9.98 per bottle.

      A Wine Winner

      Half price bottles of wine at The Enterprise during January; price per bottle starts at £9.98 per bottle   The Enterprise in Walton Street, Chelsea is an institution that loc ...  Continue reading

    • Limitless Lawless – Belgravia based restaurateur Philip Lawless – Philip Lawless’ remarkable career at the top of London’s restaurant industry. He ran Motcombs and continues to own the Bow Wine Vaults.

      Limitless Lawless

      Matthew Steeples reports on Philip Lawless’ remarkable career at the top of London’s restaurant industry   Though the raconteur restaurateur Philip Lawless recently sold h ...  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

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

      Tigger Bounces into a Cowshed

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

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

      Cheap in Chelsea

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

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

      Harnessing a Horse Track

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

    • A Lot for Le Mans – Racing suit and helmet worn by Steve McQueen in ‘Le Mans’ to be sold for the staggering sum of £380,000 ($400,000 to $500,000, €344,000 to €430,000 or درهم1.5 million to درهم1.8 million) by RM Sotheby’s in New York on 6th December 2017.

      A Lot for Le Mans

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

    • Dwarfing Misogyny – Rising star female racing driver Jamie Chadwick puts ‘Bungling Bernie’ Ecclestone in his place and dismisses his misogynist views.

      Dwarfing Misogyny

      Rising star female racing driver Jamie Chadwick puts ‘Bungling Bernie’ Ecclestone in his place and dismisses his ridiculous misogynist views   The first ever female and yo ...   Continue reading

    • A Bargain Boat – Edward Kay reports on the sale of a striking 1-of-1 Aguti 20-metre wooden motor yacht that cost £6.4m to build; it is offered for just £1.4m

      A Bargain Boat

      Edward Kay reports on the sale of a truly striking 1-of-1 Aguti 20-metre wooden motor yacht that cost £6.4 million to build; it is offered for just £1.4 million   As most of ...   Continue reading

    • Bungling Bernie – Bernie Ecclestone accused of bribing F1 drivers by an Australian F1 legend Alan Jones

      Bungling Bernie

      Bernie Ecclestone accused of bribing F1 drivers by an Australian F1 legend   Bernie Ecclestone – whose Christian name is often used in the context of bungs and bribes – is ...   Continue reading

    • Strictly Come Mayfair – Flat 2, 17 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London, W1K 6LB – For sale for £3.75 million ($4.9 million, €4.2 million or درهم18.1 million) through Wetherell complete with access to a private ballroom

      Strictly Come Mayfair

      Grosvenor Square apartment for sale; it comes with access to a private residents’ ballroom and will appeal to any fan of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’   Built circa 1958 on the si ...   Continue reading

    • 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

    • Not So Bright – ‘Titanic of a PR’ Clarence Mitchell moves on from a series of toxic clients and becomes spokesman for Cambridge Analytica. Also linked to the Conservative Party, Costa Concordia disaster and Gerry and Kate McCann.

      Not So Bright

      ‘Titanic of a PR’ Clarence Mitchell moves on from a series of toxic clients and becomes spokesman for Cambridge Analytica   The name ‘Clarence’ is of Latin origin and ...  Continue reading

    • Brexit and the Beeb – Theresa May on the impact of Brexit for the BBC – Theresa May boasts that people living in the EU will still be able to watch the BBC post-Brexit.

      Brexit and the Beeb

      “Cherry picking” Theresa May ridiculously boasts that people living in the EU will still be able to watch the BBC post-Brexit; she’d do better to stick to galumphing through ...  Continue reading

    • Toynbee Turns – Polly Toynbee brands May worse than Thatcher – Left-wing firebrand Polly Toynbee does an about turn and brands government in Britain today worse than under her arch-enemy Thatcher in the 1980s

      Toynbee Turns

      Left-wing firebrand Polly Toynbee does an about turn and brands government in Britain today worse than under her arch-enemy Thatcher in the 1980s   Polly Toynbee was always am ...  Continue reading

    • Picture of the Week – A Frosty Cabinet – Theresa May at Chequers – Image of Theresa May’s ‘Brexit war cabinet’ at Chequers illustrates how divided her government truly is. #MakeFebruaryTheEndOfMay

      Picture of the Week – A Frosty Cabinet

      Image of Theresa May’s ‘Brexit war cabinet’ illustrates how divided her government truly is   Thursday’s ‘Brexit war cabinet’ was supposedly a bit of a bloodbath b ...  Continue reading

    • Hero of the Hour – Artist Stormzy was right to take on Theresa May –Grime and hip hop artist Stormzy should be saluted for using his fame to do good; ; the vile harpy Amanda Platell owes him an apology

      Hero of the Hour – Stormzy

      Grime and hip hop artist Stormzy should be saluted for using his fame to do good; the vile harpy Amanda Platell owes him an apology   Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr. ...  Continue reading

    • There’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch – Councillor Robert Davis – Further revelations emerge about lunch loving Councillor Robert Davis’ closeness to property developers.

      There’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

      Further revelations emerge about lunch-loving Councillor Robert Davis’ closeness to property developers   Yesterday, after we revealed details of councillor Robert Davis’ ...  Continue reading

    • Menendez Reunited – Brothers and victims of parental abuse Erik and Lyle Menendez to be rightly reunited in prison after 22 years apart.

      Menendez Reunited

      Brothers and victims of parental abuse Erik and Lyle Menendez to be rightly reunited in prison after 22 years apart   Last autumn’s Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez ...  Continue reading

    • Ketamine Katie Goes Crazy – Katie Hopkins is wrong to attack the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy and Meghan Markle also.

      Ketamine Katie Goes Crazy

      Katie Hopkins is wrong to attack the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy and Meghan Markle also   Here at The Steeple Times we have mixed opinions about Katie Hopkins. Yes, ...  Continue reading

    • Hero of the Hour – Billionaire anti-Brexiteer George Soros speaks sense on Brexit and puts his money where his mouth is; others with resources should follow his lead.

      Hero of the Hour – George Soros

      Billionaire George Soros speaks sense on Brexit and puts his money where his mouth is; others with resources should follow his lead   Man of substance George Soros broke the B ...  Continue reading

    • Who’s NOT going on The Grand Tour? The answer: Julian Assange – Observations on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s failure to overturn the warrant for his arrest in February 2018.

      Who’s NOT going on The Grand Tour?

      Observations on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s failure to overturn the warrant for his arrest   Stuck with a cat adorned with a tie and visited, presumably for intimate ...  Continue reading

    BRAINSTORM

    The comings and goings of the entrepreneurial classes

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

      McMoneya

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

    • Richard Branson train crash Virgin Trains Daily Mail

      The Daily Branson

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

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

      Branson Falls Off The Roof

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

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

      Taking out the Toxic

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

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

      Bloomberg on Brexit

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

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

      A Second Kennedy in the White House?

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

    • 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

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

      Picture of the Week – High Above The Highlands

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

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

      A Range Rover Goes Topless

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

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

      Profit from Focus

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

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

      A Mammoth Merc

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

    • A Con and A Cabriolet – 1971 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI all-weather cabriolet by Pietro Frua – To be sold at auction by RM Sotheby’s at their Monterey sale on Saturday 19th August 2017 – Estimate of £308,000 to £462,000 ($400,000 to $600,000, €340,000 to €511,000 or درهم1.5 million to درهم2.2 million) – Owned by Robert ‘Bobby’ Buchanan-Michaelson originally

      A Con and A Cabriolet

      One-off 1971 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI cabriolet to be auctioned; originally commissioned by a British playboy turned jailbird with connections to Princess Margaret but only actually ...   Continue reading

    • Diana’s Drive – Up-armoured ex-British Embassy in Washington 1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur I used by late Diana, Princess of Wales to be auctioned by Auctions America at their Labour Day sale in Auburn, Indiana from 31st August to 3rd September 2017 – Estimate of £35,000 to £42,000 ($45,000 to $55,000, €38,000 to €47,000 or درهم165,000 to درهم202,000).

      Diana’s Drive

      Up-armoured Rolls-Royce used by the late Diana, Princess of Wales to be auctioned in Auburn, Indiana   A 1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur I commissioned by the British Foreign Off ...   Continue reading

    • 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

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