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Author: Matthew Steeples

December 18, 2018

A Fire Sale

by Matthew Steeples

Repossessed Grade I listed Dorset mansion once worth circa £15 million for sale for £3 million; the catch? It’s burnt to the ground   An “exceptionally important,” Grade I listed, 38,000 square foot, 16th century country house in Dorset with 131.6 acres for just £3 million is certainly something that sounds like a bargain. Sadly, … Continue reading “A Fire Sale”

December 17, 2018

A Victory for Babar

by Matthew Steeples

IFAW secure a ban on the sale of most items of ivory in the UK with the assistance of Michael Gove MP and ‘Fake or Fortune’s’ Philip Mould   Elephants love Wednesday, and so will you. Elephants remember Wednesday as if it was only Tuesday. Anthony T. Hincks, author.   Last week, the International Fund … Continue reading “A Victory for Babar”

December 16, 2018

Leave Ambulances Alone

by Matthew Steeples

Brexiteers in yellow vests shockingly take pride in blocking an ambulance from Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital on Westminster Bridge   Yesterday, Leave.EU’s official Twitter account proudly shared a video of Brexiteers in yellow vests blocking the road on Westminster Bridge.   Aside from declaring that “this is what happens when the establishment ignores the … Continue reading “Leave Ambulances Alone”

December 15, 2018

Stunt slays bin Salman

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples salutes James Stunt for taking to social media to call out the crown prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman over the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi   James Stunt is a gentleman not afraid to mince his words and now, using the power of social media, he has taken to Instagram and YouTube … Continue reading “Stunt slays bin Salman”

December 12, 2018

Trashbag Theresa

by Matthew Steeples

Theresa May will likely win today, but, argues Matthew Steeples, the country will be ever poorer as a result   Theresa May is rather like a binbag: Something you want to throw out, but something that once you run out of, you wish you’d crammed in a little more. Equally, like the Duracell Bunny, she’s … Continue reading “Trashbag Theresa”

December 11, 2018

Proudly Proudlock

by Matthew Steeples

Restaurateur and Chelsea beacon Michael Proudlock dies   Michael Proudlock left this earth in a fashion befitting of a bon viveur. After a “lavish lunch” at PJ’s on Tuesday 4th December, this renowned restaurateur returned to his home and sadly passed away.     Old Etonian Proudlock – a fixture at first La Brasserie and … Continue reading “Proudly Proudlock”

December 10, 2018

Caught on Caramel

by Matthew Steeples

Fire at Caramel restaurant in South Kensington suspected to be arson   Now, in the wake of the fire at Caramel restaurant on Brompton Road, South Kensington last week, police have released images of two men they wish to question in regard to what they now suspect to be arson.     Damage to both … Continue reading “Caught on Caramel”

December 7, 2018

Wally of the Week – Tom Harwood

by Matthew Steeples

Petulant child Tom Harwood makes a nuisance of himself on ‘Politics Live’ after previously claiming he can singlehandedly defeat ISIS and making comparison of Brexit to using a condom   “Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion.” Spike Milligan, Puckoon (1963)   Former leader of the student wing of Vote Leave Tom Harwood describes … Continue reading “Wally of the Week – Tom Harwood”

December 6, 2018

Caramelized

by Matthew Steeples

Frontage of former La Brasserie premises in South Kensington – now Caramel – burnt to a crisp   Last night, at around 3.30am, the frontage of Caramel on Brompton Road in South Kensington went up in flames.   Situated on Brompton Cross within the former premises of the much loved and now much missed La … Continue reading “Caramelized”

December 5, 2018

When Shall We Three Meet Again?

by Matthew Steeples

As Theresa May hangs on in spite of revolts and defeats, Matthew Steeples asks: ‘How much longer can this kitten heeled harbinger of disaster hang on?’   When shall we three meet again In thunder, lightning, or in rain? Macbeth (I, i, 1-2)   For Theresa May, like buses, defeats come in threes. In spite … Continue reading “When Shall We Three Meet Again?”

December 3, 2018

Save The Swan

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples highlights that not only the appalling case of two swans and five cygnets being shot in Kent but also other problems facing these majestic birds   This summer, on The Serpentine in Hyde Park, I witnessed a Chinese tourist attempting to hug a swan. Though I told him how unacceptable this truly was, … Continue reading “Save The Swan”

A Dictator Rides

by Matthew Steeples

Superb example of the “world’s ultimate limousine” to be auctioned; the Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman was the favourite of dictators across the globe   Produced from 1963 to 1981 with a run of 2,677 units made, the Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman – also known as the ‘Grosser’ or ‘Grand Mercedes’ – is undoubtedly a star amongst cars. … Continue reading “A Dictator Rides”

December 2, 2018

The Modern Macnab

by Matthew Steeples

6,000 acre Scottish estate that offers the perfect opportunity to bag a ‘Macnab’ for sale for less than a price of a poky Knightsbridge flat   John Buchan’s 1925 novel John Macnab is a must read and centres on three successful but bored friends – lawyer Sir Edward Leithen, Conservative politician John Palliser-Yeates MP and … Continue reading “The Modern Macnab”

November 29, 2018

The Berk Bercow

by Matthew Steeples

Speaker Bercow brings shame on himself and Britain through his mendacious ways (yet again) suggests Matthew Steeples   John Bercow could be criticised for marrying a rough bird named Sally (who then had an affair with his very own cousin and flirted outrageously on television with the somewhat strange gypsy Paddy Doherty) but now he’s … Continue reading “The Berk Bercow”

November 28, 2018

A Castle With A Catch

by Matthew Steeples

Romantic island in Ireland complete with its own castle for sale for just £80,000; there is, of course, a catch   A 0.54 acre island at the southeastern end of Lough Key, near Boyle in County Roscommon is to be sold this December. A castle was built there first in the 12th century and though … Continue reading “A Castle With A Catch”

November 27, 2018

Creepy Cliff

by Matthew Steeples

Christian crooner Cliff Richard yet again gets given a platform to spin a yarn (or fifteen) on ‘Loose Women’ – how utterly gross   On Tuesday, Cliff Richard announced “he would rather ten sex offenders escape than one innocent man suffer” on that pillar of revoltingness that is ITV1’s Loose Women.   “Outrage” rightly ensued … Continue reading “Creepy Cliff”

Moscow Nights

by Matthew Steeples

John Simpson marks the publication of his novel ‘Moscow Nights’ at Daunt Books in Marylebone   Described as: “An engaging yarn with a strong, sometimes mischievous autobiographical element” by The Sunday Times, esteemed foreign correspondent John Simpson launched his second novel at Daunt Books in Marylebone last night.     Amongst those present to celebrate … Continue reading “Moscow Nights”

November 24, 2018

CocktailING

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples tears apart ‘ES’ magazine’s new restaurant critic for using a ridiculous non-word – “cocktailing”   In this week’s ‘ES’ magazine a prat (pictured with cartoon drawings of a wine glass and some other bizarre object that looks like a bog brush) named Jimi Famurewa – in a column ridiculously called ‘Jimi Eats World’ … Continue reading “CocktailING”

November 22, 2018

Deal? What Deal?

by Matthew Steeples

Theresa May comes under attack from all sides in Parliament as Speaker Bercow calls “mostly hardline Brexiteers”   On Wednesday in Parliament, the nigh on friendless glaring vicar’s daughter Theresa MaybeNOT attempted to persuade MPs that she has managed to broker an “absolutely clear” Brexit deal.   Near to her sat Andrea ‘Loathsome’ Leadsom bizarrely … Continue reading “Deal? What Deal?”

Marvelous Melvyn

by Matthew Steeples

Veteran political heavyweight Melvyn Bragg lays into Brexit, David Cameron, Jeremy Corbyn and Sir James Dyson   In an interview in The House magazine, Lord Bragg spoke complete sense in condemning the madness of the current British political scene.   Remarks included:   “I’m looking forward to getting hold of [David Cameron’s] book, I can … Continue reading “Marvelous Melvyn”

November 17, 2018

The Modern Day Lady Macbeth

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples presents Theresa May for what she actually is: the modern day Lady Macbeth   Baked beans and Welsh whisky: It about sums the woman up. That woman? Theresa May.   This incompetent yet brighter than one might imagine deviant ate and drank just such in Downing Street on what frankly was her worst … Continue reading “The Modern Day Lady Macbeth”

November 16, 2018

The Murkiness of Maddie

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples questions the reasoning of the continued funding into the investigation into the ‘disappearance’ of Madeleine McCann   Madeleine McCann deserves justice. That’s undeniable but what is utterly wrong is that so do all the other missing and presumed dead children.   That ‘Maddie’s’ supposedly respectable middle class doctor parents – guilty at the … Continue reading “The Murkiness of Maddie”

November 15, 2018

Bring Her Down

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples calls for Theresa May to follow her resigning ministers and JUST GO   Today was a moment in history. First, Theresa May lost a fair few cabinet ministers and then she stupidly claimed: “A good Brexit is possible.”   This deranged and shabbily dressed woman – sadly not even taken on by the … Continue reading “Bring Her Down”

November 14, 2018

Mad Cats

by Matthew Steeples

That a Conservative MP is bringing a bill to force drivers who hit cats to go to the police at this time is quite ludicrous   Rehman Chisthi, the Conservative MP for Gillingham and Rainham, is a man who likes to champion the most odd causes.   A Brexit enthusiast and frequently criticised for “advancing … Continue reading “Mad Cats”

November 13, 2018

A Romantic Takeaway

by Matthew Steeples

Mail Online focuses on the story of the year – that Spencer Matthews and his wife went on “date night” at the British Takeaway Awards; you couldn’t make it up   You can rely on the Mail Online to publish relevant stories. Aside from the fact we’re in the midst of Brexit chaos and California … Continue reading “A Romantic Takeaway”

November 12, 2018

Trounced Theresa

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests Theresa May’s time truly is up   Theresa May stood at The Centopah yesterday and looked like a she was about to be run into the ground.   Next to the scruffy (as could be easily and always predicted) Commie Jeremy Corbyn, this lackadaisical and utterly pointless woman presented an image of … Continue reading “Trounced Theresa”

November 11, 2018

A Cheap Country Cottage

by Matthew Steeples

A Lancashire country cottage with 1.4 acres is for sale for less than the price of a parking space in Knightsbridge; it could be yours for just £80,000   A country cottage with acreage: It sounds idyllic and with a price of just £80,000 ($104,000, €92,000 or درهم381,000), it’s cheaper than the price of a … Continue reading “A Cheap Country Cottage”

November 10, 2018

Sick Sabs

by Matthew Steeples

Hunt saboteurs who trolled the family of a dead huntswoman should be ashamed of themselves   There are three kinds of hunt saboteurs. There are the principled ones, there are the paid ones and then there are the just plain nasty ones.   News that the family of a huntswoman, Jane Goring (also known as … Continue reading “Sick Sabs”

November 8, 2018

Hapless Harriet

by Matthew Steeples

Harriet Harman proves herself to be the dimmest politician on the planet   Harriet Harman is nothing but a dimwit. Everyone already knew that but that this Labour politician now has claimed “the wave of stabbing [in London] were a ‘black-on-black’ problem caused by aggressive rap music” just proves she’s nothing but a pillock.   … Continue reading “Hapless Harriet”

November 6, 2018

Ta Ta Theresa

by Matthew Steeples

Northern businessman offers £1 million to the Conservative Party (if they get rid of Theresa May)   Today, via The Steeple Times, a prominent Northern businessman and racehorse owner offers a gift of £1 million to the Conservative Party.   Speaking exclusively, this nonagenarian landowner commented:   “Brexit is a disgrace and has caused chaos. … Continue reading “Ta Ta Theresa”

November 5, 2018

Bog Room Ben

by Matthew Steeples

That Ben Fogle shared his views on “bathroom style” speaks volumes to where he is positioned in society   Yesterday, in The Sunday Times, television presenter Ben Fogle joined the likes of the poker faced interior decorator Kelly Hoppen and shared details of what the paper called “The Bath to Glory.”   God help us … Continue reading “Bog Room Ben”

November 4, 2018

Calling for a Coup

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests the mess that is currently Britain needs a wake-up call and it needs a coup   It’s all David Cameron’s fault: There was no need for him to call a referendum on leaving the EU and all that has resulted – in the wake of him walking away in the most cowardly … Continue reading “Calling for a Coup”

November 3, 2018

Waitrose Wake-Up

by Matthew Steeples

Waitrose Belgravia respond to ‘The Steeple Times’s’ expose of their not selling Royal British Legion poppies and allow them into their store   After The Steeple Times reported on various high street retailers in Belgravia, Chelsea, Fulham and Knightsbridge not selling Royal British Legion poppies, our story went viral.   Shared on Twitter by countless … Continue reading “Waitrose Wake-Up”

November 2, 2018

The Blatancy of Banks

by Matthew Steeples

The National Crime Agency’s investigation into and that Theresa May stopped a previous inquiry into Arron Banks’ activities is proof that he must now be properly questioned   Arron Banks looks like the kind of a man who’d have been a bully at school. He was actually expelled from two schools – once for stealing … Continue reading “The Blatancy of Banks”

October 29, 2018

The Poppy Pariahs

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples names and shames the retail giants who won’t be selling Royal British Legion poppies this year; they include Boots, Sainsbury’s, Selfridges, Tesco, Waitrose and Wholefoods   Even ‘Murky’ Meghan Markle – down under in New Zealand on tour – is sporting one right now; the humble poppy. A mark of respect to those … Continue reading “The Poppy Pariahs”

October 31, 2018

Snowflake Society

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples supports William Sitwell and suggests his employer Waitrose develop a better moral compass before attacking him   Aristocrats have a habit of saying stupid things. That’s a fact but equally that millennials now take offence at a bit of banter is something quite more ludicrous.   Outrage has ensued this week after a … Continue reading “Snowflake Society”

October 29, 2018

No Offence Taken

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples questions the validity of  getting easily offended as a man “offends” a woman on the Underground by dressing as Samuel L. Jackson   People will always find reasons to be offended it seems. In the days of the overblown #MeToo movement our snowflake society cannot cope with anything that isn’t politically correct.   … Continue reading “No Offence Taken”

October 28, 2018

No Lady

by Matthew Steeples

‘Lady’ Brady deserves to be stripped of her title suggests Matthew Steeples   Surprisingly for a woman with a mouth the size of China, ‘Lady’ Brady has gone remarkably quiet in the wake of the scandal engulfing her boss Sir Philip Green.   Having issued an unwarranted attack on my good friend James Stunt in … Continue reading “No Lady”

October 27, 2018

Brilliant Berkoff

by Matthew Steeples

Steven Berkoff shares his views on the slaying of a family of baboons by an American monster named Blake Fischer   This week, the actor, writer and playwright Steven Berkoff took to Facebook to share his views on a ‘sub-human’ named Blake Fischer shooting a family of baboons.   In a post on the 24th … Continue reading “Brilliant Berkoff”

October 26, 2018

Sex & Sir Shifty

by Matthew Steeples

The naming in Parliament of Sir Philip Green is anything but surprising; he deserves to be stripped of his knighthood   Named and shamed in Parliament by Lord Hain yesterday, Sir Philip Green’s woes are deservedly intensifying.   Though we do not agree with the anti-Semitic nature of the comments on the allegations against the … Continue reading “Sex & Sir Shifty”

October 25, 2018

Pun Parties With Police

by Matthew Steeples

David Pun arrested at a party in London   Last night in Mayfair, David Pun was arrested in full view of invited guests. Cuffed and taken to a police station, this renowned party crasher finally was brought to book.   Having pretended to own Harvey Nichols and Peninsula Hotels on occasions, Pun is the very … Continue reading “Pun Parties With Police”

October 24, 2018

Word of the Week – Gnomic

by Matthew Steeples

Our word of the week just had to be… Gnomic   An ambiguous and enigmatic adjective, our word of the week is “gnomic.” In summary it means: “Expressed in the nature of short, pithy maxims or aphorisms.”   Short and mysterious, not easily understood but “often seeming wise,” the playwright Samuel Beckett once commented: “I … Continue reading “Word of the Week – Gnomic”

October 23, 2018

Repugnant Robinson

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests that continued interest in the case of Tommy Robinson illustrates a very dangerous extremist underbelly still exists in British politics   Whatever the complexities of the case against Tommy Robinson and Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC’s decision to refer the allegation of contempt of court against him to the Attorney General, one thing … Continue reading “Repugnant Robinson”

October 22, 2018

Unfinished Business

by Matthew Steeples

519 acre Gloucestershire estate complete with “challenging” high bird estate goes on sale for £16.5 million in spite of needing a further £1.5 million spent on it   A ringfenced Cotswolds estate has gone on sale for £16.5 million ($21.6 million, €18.8 million or درهم78.9 million) in spite of being centred around an eight bedroom … Continue reading “Unfinished Business”

October 21, 2018

Bog Off Brexit

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples reports on his experiences at the People’s Vote March in London   Yesterday, sporting a Michael Portillo style shirt and a ‘Bollocks to Brexit’ sticker for comedy value, I joined the nigh on 700,000 people at the People’s Vote March in Central London.   Though I expected to ‘march’  alongside my friends Gina … Continue reading “Bog Off Brexit”

October 20, 2018

Welcome To The Shitshow

by Matthew Steeples

Beth Rigby makes herself a national heroine by referencing the word “shitshow” live on Sky News   Kay Burley is famous for making Peter Andre cry on Sky News. Martin Brunt is famous for making Brenda Leyland kill herself as the result of door-stepping her for Sky News. Now, Beth Rigby has ‘bigged-up’ the situation … Continue reading “Welcome To The Shitshow”

October 19, 2018

Hit the Road Marilyn

by Matthew Steeples

Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 Ford Thunderbird to be auctioned   A 1956 Ford Thunderbird gifted as a Christmas present to Marilyn Monroe in 1955 by her business partner, the photographer Milton Greene, is to be auctioned in November.   The raven black roadster bodied automatic – dubbed a “personal luxury car” by Ford – comes with … Continue reading “Hit the Road Marilyn”

October 15, 2018

Blind Brexit

by Matthew Steeples

Boris Johnson pictured wheeling Theresa May around Chelsea in a wheel barrow whilst elsewhere the pair of them make themselves known in a phone box   Spotted in Chelsea on Sunday. No comment required.   Facebook: @TheSteepleTimes Instagram: @TheSteepleTimes Twitter: @SteepleTimes  

October 14, 2018

Fabulous Felicity

by Matthew Steeples

Felicity Kendal is quite right to criticise the stupidity of the #MeToo movement   A regular at the sadly now closed La Brasserie in South Kensington and a campaigner against the dreadful family wishing to evict the Chelsea houseboat residents, Felicity Kendal has also spoken sense in criticising the #MeToo movement.   In comments to … Continue reading “Fabulous Felicity”

October 12, 2018

Bollocks to Brexit – Take Two

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples salutes Charlie Mullins and Pimlico Plumbers for continuing to say Bollocks to Brexit as Lambeth council attempt to force him to take his protest sign down   Recently The Steeple Times saluted Pimlico Plumbers’ founder Charlie Mullins for erecting a giant ‘Bollocks to Brexit – It’s not a done deal’ sign on the … Continue reading “Bollocks to Brexit – Take Two”

October 10, 2018

Outrage!

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples shares his views on the ‘outrage’ against Friday’s royal wedding and ‘death by Pret’   People are very angry at the moment: They’re angry about Brexit and they’re angry about their sex lives, they’re angry about the cost of living in London and the price of milk. People are also very angry about … Continue reading “Outrage!”

October 9, 2018

Grenfell Ineptitude

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests it is time to bring down the Grenfell Tower in the wake of news that £30 million has been spent on temporary accommodation for survivors   Today The Independent revealed nearly £30 million had been spent on hotel rooms for surviors of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Whilst this is utterly shocking – … Continue reading “Grenfell Ineptitude”

October 2, 2018

Lost Opportunities

by Matthew Steeples

Philip Hammond’s lost an “opportunity” with his speech to the Tory Party Conference but Jacob Rees-Mogg simply got snapped with a body snatcher   Yesterday in ‘Brum,’ Philip Hammond attempted to rouse the Conservative Party’s answer to Justin Bieber’s groupies with a speech about “opportunity.”   Whilst half the assembled audience looked like they were … Continue reading “Lost Opportunities”

September 21, 2018

Murky Stirring

by Matthew Steeples

The Duchess of Sussex attempts to morph into a modern day Mary Berry   Mary Berry is annoying enough but now, it seems, there could be a royal attempting to steal this pest’s thunder.   Yesterday at Kensington Palace, accompanied by her “ice-breaker” mother Doria Ragland, the woman formerly known as Meghan Markle launched a … Continue reading “Murky Stirring”

September 20, 2018

Trounced Theresa

by Matthew Steeples

Where will Theresa May be by Christmas? Dancing on Ice?   As Theresa May faces yet more humiliation in Brussels, one actually has to start feeling a little sorry for her.   Plainly stuck between a rock and a hard place, this weak woman cannot please anyone. With Brexiteers such as Sir Mike Penning deeming … Continue reading “Trounced Theresa”

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 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”

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

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

Closed for business

by Matthew Steeples

Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster closes for business

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 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

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

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