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Author: Matthew Steeples

February 21, 2018

There’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

by Matthew Steeples

Further revelations emerge about lunch-loving Councillor Robert Davis’ closeness to property developers   Yesterday, after we revealed details of councillor Robert Davis’ penchant for free lunches in London’s best restaurants, further details of him doing the rounds emerged. Aside from the 514 declared in the last three years, it can now be confirmed that this … Continue reading “There’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch”

February 20, 2018

Out To Lunch

by Matthew Steeples

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   The problem with too many elected officials is that they love the perks more than they love serving the … Continue reading “Out To Lunch”

February 18, 2018

McMoneya

by Matthew Steeples

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 was engrossed (though many were also totally bored) by the BBC’s eight-part drama series McMafia.   Based on a fictional – though plainly inspired by … Continue reading “McMoneya”

February 17, 2018

Craig’s Centenary

by Matthew Steeples

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 Craig is to be sold at auction in New York in April.   Offered to benefit The Opportunity Network, a non-profit which counts not only … Continue reading “Craig’s Centenary”

February 15, 2018

Menendez Reunited

by Matthew Steeples

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 Murders brought renewed interest in the case of Erik and Lyle Menendez, two brothers jailed for life without parole in 1996 for the murder of … Continue reading “Menendez Reunited”

Meddling Max

by Matthew Steeples

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 wants to partake in orgies that’s entirely his right. That he wants to fund the body that regulates the press, however, whilst … Continue reading “Meddling Max”

February 14, 2018

Ketamine Katie Goes Crazy

by Matthew Steeples

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, she’s acerbic and yes she comes out with some pretty batshit crazy remarks but in truth, her motivation is simply money.   Yesterday, however, … Continue reading “Ketamine Katie Goes Crazy”

February 12, 2018

Pricey Abuse

by Matthew Steeples

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 week to highlight her campaign to criminalise online trolling, I joined those saluting her.   Having myself been part of the case that ultimately resulted in … Continue reading “Pricey Abuse”

February 10, 2018

Messing About On The River

by Matthew Steeples

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 a Grade II listed £3.5 million ($4.8 million, €3.9 million or درهم17.8 million) converted boathouse within yards of the finishing line … Continue reading “Messing About On The River”

December 5, 2016

Reducing a Kennedy

by Matthew Steeples

Former home of Jacqueline Kennedy in Georgetown, Washington reduced in price by £600,000; she lived there in 1964 before moving to Manhattan   Reduced from £7.677 million ($9.750 million or €9.109 million or درهم‎‎35.811 million) to £7.075 million ($8.995 million or €8.403 million or درهم‎‎33.038 million) and the first home of Jacqueline Kennedy post the … Continue reading “Reducing a Kennedy”

June 1, 2016

A beachside bargain

by Matthew Steeples

Weatherboarded beachside cottage in Whitstable, Kent offered for sale for a bargain sum

May 26, 2016

Famous!

by Matthew Steeples

Famous! By John Stoddart – A unique exhibition of silkscreen prints produced from Stoddart’s photographic portraits

May 25, 2016

The Thin House

by Matthew Steeples

Studio for sale in weirdest building in South Kensington

May 24, 2016

The Khemka Cesspit

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples on crooked fraudster Sheel Khemka and his spiv of a mother Dame Asha Khemka

May 23, 2016

A plaque to a paedo

by Matthew Steeples

Should a blue plaque in honour of the paedophile politician Lord Boothby in Eaton Square be removed?

May 22, 2016

An XJS Celebration

by Matthew Steeples

Future classic Jaguar XJS Celebration convertible offered for sale

Little and Large

by Matthew Steeples

1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 originally owned by a classier forerunner to James Stunt for sale

May 21, 2016

One family from new

by Matthew Steeples

Grade I listed house in Northern Ireland offered for sale for the first time since it was built in 1620

May 20, 2016

The coming property crash?

by Matthew Steeples

Conclusions from Tuesday’s ‘The Steeple Times’ 12 Hay Hill debate on the London property market

May 19, 2016

A Jubilee Gem

by Matthew Steeples

Classically proportioned, picture perfect Chelsea townhouse offered for £10.5 million

May 18, 2016

Public Elton

by Matthew Steeples

Sir Elton John goes public   Normally one determined to go to any length to defend his right to privacy, father of two Sir Elton John wrote a blog for The Hill on Tuesday about public conveniences.     In the article, titled ‘North Carolina governor’s ignorance of trans identity’, Sir Elton lambasted Governor Pat … Continue reading “Public Elton”

May 17, 2016

The House of Zonk

by Matthew Steeples

Lancashire property that previously was the home of a judge and a zonkey for sale

May 15, 2016

Reducing a stately

by Matthew Steeples

Grade I listed Sir John Soane designed country house Tyringham Hall reduced in price by 30%

May 16, 2016

Justice at the door

by Matthew Steeples

Dame Asha Khemka gets a copy of our article about her fraudster son personally delivered to her door

May 14, 2016

A farmhouse great and cheap

by Matthew Steeples

Grade II listed Yorkshire Dales farmhouse offered for sale for what (initially) seems a bargain sum

May 13, 2016

Sheel Khemka – Fraudster

by Matthew Steeples

Old Harrovian crook Sheel Khemka sentenced to five years in jail and barred from being a company director for seven years

May 14, 2016

Gone fishing

by Matthew Steeples

Week of prime fishing on the River Tay for sale for £145,000

May 12, 2016

Pricking Bonneville

by Matthew Steeples

Hugh Bonneville shares his views on the self-satisfied classes

Parked

by Matthew Steeples

Knightsbridge garage offered for the same price as an 18th century house on Orkney

Fine tech

by Matthew Steeples

£6.4 million San Francisco house complete with an accessory perfect for any ‘tech boomer’

May 10, 2016

Wally of the Week – Just Go

by Matthew Steeples

Camper van driver with no spatial awareness visits St Ives – and leaves havoc in their wake

May 9, 2016

A rich man’s Fiat

by Matthew Steeples

Quirky Autobianchi Bianchina Transformabile to be auctioned

Tickets please

by Matthew Steeples

Converted former station in Yorkshire with holiday units created from train carriages for sale for £795,000

HIM and Hitler

by Matthew Steeples

Likeness of Hitler sells for £11.9 million in New York

May 8, 2016

The progress of NIMBIES

by Matthew Steeples

Double standards on ‘progress’ exposed in Whitstable after planning decision in favour of an entirely appropriate development

May 6, 2016

A catch at Cornbury

by Matthew Steeples

Grade I listed 40,000 square foot Oxfordshire stately home on the market for just £3.6 million – but inevitably there’s a catch

May 7, 2016

Questioning what we deserve

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples questions recent political events in Britain and America and suggests the public have only themselves to blame

May 5, 2016

Furnishing Downton

by Matthew Steeples

“World famous actor” with a superinjunction set to be named in America

May 4, 2016

Constantine’s Wagen

by Matthew Steeples

Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen originally owned by King Constantine II of Greece to be sold

Modern Millicent

by Matthew Steeples

Modern Georgian style country house for sale for £19.5 million – complete with bowling alley and ‘Indian room’ with LED ‘night sky’ ceiling

May 2, 2016

PACTing up

by Matthew Steeples

Lady Meyer packs in charity

May 1, 2016

The ultimate iceberg home

by Matthew Steeples

House in The Boltons goes on the market for £27.5 million more than it was marketed for in 2012 complete with an extra four levels of accommodation

April 30, 2016

No regrets

by Matthew Steeples

Idyllic former home of Édith Piaf for sale for £3.5 million

April 29, 2016

The wicker car

by Matthew Steeples

Eccentric Fiat 850 Spiaggetta car with wicker interior to be auctioned

Take me to the TARDIS

by Matthew Steeples

Land Rover Defender with a difference offered for sale – you won’t believe what is inside

April 25, 2016

A £65 million mansion

by Matthew Steeples

Hampshire estate Hackwood Park goes on the open market for £65 million – making it one of most expensive country houses ever offered for sale in Britain

April 24, 2016

A Grace Estate

by Matthew Steeples

Site of polo club owned by the late Peter Grace OBE for sale for £12 million

A Symbolist Salmon

by Matthew Steeples

Stunning work by Symbolist artist Rockwell Kent for sale for £65,000

April 21, 2016

A Nutty Nissan

by Matthew Steeples

Nutty Nissan Micra art car appears in Knightsbridge

Funding Find Maddie

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests it is time for the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann to stand down

April 20, 2016

Raw Hide

by Matthew Steeples

Private view of ‘Raw Hide’ by Amrita Bilimoria at Coya London

What’s Up?

by Matthew Steeples

Private view of ‘What’s Up?’ in Soho

April 18, 2016

PJS’ Sacrifice

by Matthew Steeples

Super-injunction on reporting of a story of a ‘celebrity’ threesome lifted (but for now the individual still cannot yet be named)

Old and New

by Matthew Steeples

One of the North of England’s most architecturally significant houses is for sale for just £600,000 (but sadly all is not what it initially seems)

April 17, 2016

Anarchy in the UK

by Matthew Steeples

Richard Young Gallery hosts a private view of ‘Anarchy in the UK’

April 16, 2016

Blake’s Bentley

by Matthew Steeples

One-off Bentley by pop artist Sir Peter Blake to be auctioned for charity

A wining singer

by Matthew Steeples

Portuguese vineyard that produces Sir Cliff Richard’s wine goes up for sale as he awaits a decision as to whether he might face charges in Britain

April 15, 2016

A cut-price castle

by Matthew Steeples

Carbisdale Castle offered for a knock-down price of just £21.70 per square foot

April 14, 2016

Donning The Enterprise

by Matthew Steeples

Former home of ‘Don who’s Donna at night’ for sale for £3 million – in spite of the fact it needs renovation

April 13, 2016

A Red Roller

by Matthew Steeples

One of the finest of the last late-production Rolls-Royce Corniches to be auctioned

April 12, 2016

Overheard – 12th April

by Matthew Steeples

Clangers overheard and snippets spotted by readers of ‘The Steeple Times’

April 11, 2016

No Trumps for Trump

by Matthew Steeples

Donald Trump’s children forget to register to vote whilst their father shows a complete lack of awareness of the rules of politics

The Pamborghini

by Matthew Steeples

Pink Lamborghini owned by 32-year old multi-millionaire appears in South Kensington (complete with images of Pamela Anderson)

April 9, 2016

Policing the police

by Matthew Steeples

Rooms offered to rent in redundant Chelsea police station

April 8, 2016

Toronto’s country estates in the city

by Matthew Steeples

After the sale of Conrad Black’s mansion provided indication of interest in Toronto’s real estate market, The Steeple Times features a similarly spectacular property in nearby Etobicoke

April 7, 2016

The Paradise of Piccadilly

by Matthew Steeples

Grand ‘set’ in one of London’s most quirky residential buildings – Albany – offered for sale for £6.95 million

April 4, 2016

The death of The Archers

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples asks: Was Helen Titchener killing her husband in The Archers last night a plot too far?

April 4, 2016

A kind estate

by Matthew Steeples

Untouched North Yorkshire estate with 2,116 acres and 44 houses for sale for £20 million for the first time in 150 years

April 3, 2016

Two guys sitting at a bar

by Matthew Steeples

An amusing artwork based on a conversation at a bar is to be offered at Christie’s in London in April

A merchant’s lodge

by Matthew Steeples

Georgian house in Lancashire will appeal to George Osborne’s new northern wealth

A Monarch’s Mulsanne

by Matthew Steeples

Bentley Mulsanne used by the Queen between 2012 and 2014 offered for sale for £70,000 more than a similar car without royal heritage

April 1, 2016

From ELLE

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples examines the reaction to an article titled ‘ELLE on Earth’ that attacked amongst others Anna Wintour and that has truly sent New York fashionistas into the most surreal of meltdowns

A modern magic carpet

by Matthew Steeples

1954 Bentley R-Type Continental fastback sports saloon owned by the founder of Wally Yachts to be auctioned

March 30, 2016

Instagram karma

by Matthew Steeples

Stefano Gabbana mocks Sir Elton John over sexual harassment allegations

March 29, 2016

A hell of a castle

by Matthew Steeples

Rebuilt North Yorkshire castle made famous by Channel 4’s ‘Grand Designs’ for sale

March 26, 2016

Review – Kensington West Hotel

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples reviews the Kensington West Hotel – an ideal hotel for travellers seeking value in a convenient location in London

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