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The Steeple Times is an online magazine with a following of upto 880,000 unique views per day on our best day yet.

  • We have 91,000 daily subscribers by email.

  • We typically average around 320,000 unique views per day.

  • We currently have 65 contributing authors who range from students to the actor, writer and producer Steven Berkoff and the champion jockey Frankie Dettori.

Combining a mix of society's last word and both wit and wisdom, The Steeple Times covers food, drink and fine dining as well as luxury, travel, the arts, individuals of influence and current affairs in the United Kingdom, America and elsewhere. We are best described as being akin to "a cross between The Huffington Post and Private Eye".

 

The magazine's following is affluent, engaged and international. With 41% of readers coming from the UK and 38% from America, The Steeple Times also has strong presence within Canadian, Italian, German and Australian territories.

 

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November 18, 2016

Chen Si (陳思)

by General

Made famous in the film Angel of Nanjing, Chen Si has saved over 300 lives at the world’s most popular suicide spot, the Yangtze River Bridge in Nanjing, China, since 2003. This kindly gent has been described as an “unlikely guardian angel” and wears a coat emblazoned with the caption: “Cherish life everyday”.    

October 5, 2015

Dr Lisa Mckenzie (AKA “Red Lisa”)

by General

This flame haired academic and “rebel ethnographer” is obsessed with what she calls the “Precariat” or what – in layman’s terms – might be described as “those at the bottom of the class structure”.

September 14, 2015

Pastor Farris Wilks

by General

A Texan bricklayer turned billionaire, Pastor Farris Wilks grew up in a goat shed but now owns an airport and his own aircraft.

August 6, 2015

Suzanne Congdon LeRoy

by General

Despite being the daughter of a woman suspected to have murdered her wealthy adopted mother and nurse in 1977 in Duluth, Minnesota, author Suzanne Congdon LeRoy has turned her life to good.

June 13, 2015

Emily Clarkson

by General

The feminist daughter of the television icon Jeremy Clarkson is the antithesis of negativity and Katie Hopkins.

May 16, 2015

Robert Worsley

by General

Termed the “most principled man in Britain”, Robert Worsley turned down a £275 million offer for his farm in 2015.

April 6, 2015

Amanda Lindhout

by General

This Canadian humanitarian campaigner and journalist became the news herself after being kidnapped, beaten and raped by fundamentalist teens in Somalia in 2008.

January 23, 2015

Anthony Watson

by General

Listed as one of Fortune’s ‘40 Under 40’ list of young business leaders and the Financial Times’ fourth most influential gay business leaders list, former Barclays CIO Anthony Watson was also named in The Telegraph’s ‘top 50 list of LGBT executives’

January 17, 2015

Lord Wei

by General

This English “social reformer” became the first British-born person of Chinese origin to enter the House of Lords in June 2010.

January 8, 2015

Ghislaine Maxwell

by General

The favourite child of the crooked newspaper tycoon ‘Bouncing Bob’ Maxwell, New York based Ghislaine Maxwell has been described as “smart, funny, beaut[iful], kind and sarcastic”

August 26, 2014

Chris and Colin Weir

by Matthew Steeples

This former Scottish Television cameraman and his ex-nurse wife won £161 million on the EuroMillions lottery in 2011 and “believe that things do happen for a reason, and that with great wealth comes great responsibilities”. Chris and Colin Weir set up a foundation, the Weir Charitable Trust, to support small, local charities and as SNP … Continue reading “Chris and Colin Weir”

August 20, 2014

Camila Batmanghelidjh CBE

by Matthew Steeples

Larger than life Camila Batmanghelidjh was born in Tehran and was once described as “Britain’s most colourful charity leader”.

June 9, 2014

The Rt. Hon. Margaret Bondfield PC (1873 – 1953)

by Matthew Steeples

“The name’s Bondfield, Margaret Bondfield”: This left-winger was the first female Cabinet Minister in the UK and the only woman present at the Accession Council which proclaimed King George VI’s accession to the Throne upon the abdication of King Edward VIII. The daughter of a textile worker, Bondfield was only in Parliament between 1926 and … Continue reading “The Rt. Hon. Margaret Bondfield PC (1873 – 1953)”

April 14, 2014

Ryan Holle

by Matthew Steeples

Convicted of first-degree murder in 2004 simply for lending his car to a friend and housemate named William Allen, Jr. who killed a drug dealer, Holle is serving a life sentence without parole at the Graceville Correctional Facility in Florida.

November 3, 2013

Sir Kenneth Robinson

by Matthew Steeples

20 million people have watched this Liverpool born educationalist’s “How schools kill creativity” lecture on TED and his advocacy for discovering talents and passions have earned him plaudits galore. Now based in Los Angeles, Robinson once wisely stated: “If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original”. He believes “curiosity … Continue reading “Sir Kenneth Robinson”

November 2, 2013

Jeremy Bamber

by Matthew Steeples

Convicted of the 1985 murders of his millionaire adopted parents, his sister and her children at White House Farm at Tolleshunt D’Arcy in Essex, Bamber has always maintained his paranoid schizophrenic sister carried out the slayings before turning the gun on herself. Police incompetence and discrepancies with the evidence should be enough to at least … Continue reading “Jeremy Bamber”

October 26, 2013

Stella Liebeck (1913 – 2004)

by Matthew Steeples

This pensioner spilt coffee on her lap in 1992 in the carpark of a McDonald’s drive-through in Albuquerque, New Mexico and won $2.9 million in damages in 1994. The story became the stuff of legends and punch lines yet it wasn’t till a video was produced by Retro Reports in October 2013 that it was … Continue reading “Stella Liebeck (1913 – 2004)”

October 1, 2013

Henry Wyndham

by Matthew Steeples

A collector of English drawings and watercolours since the age of 14 and second to none as an auctioneer, Eton educated Wyndham hammered down Giacometti’s Walking Man sculpture for £65 million in 2010 and Rubens’ Massacre of the Innocents for £49.5 million in 2002. His glasses saved his sight in a shooting accident in Scotland … Continue reading “Henry Wyndham”

September 29, 2013

Lloyd Scott MBE

by Matthew Steeples

This former professional football goalkeeper and cancer survivor completed the 2002 London Marathon in a deep-sea diving suit and took 12 days to walk the length of Loch Ness in 2003. He’s completed countless other endeavours in the name of charity and raised millions in the process. His efforts are commendable and of his MBE, … Continue reading “Lloyd Scott MBE”

August 9, 2013

Dr. Elisabeth Maxwell (better known as Betty Maxwell, 1921 – 2013)

by Matthew Steeples

Her “fat fraudster” husband called this French Hugenot Protestant “the keeper of my Jewish soul”. Of her life with him, she wrote an autobiography titled A Mind of My Own: My Life With Robert Maxwell and in it described him “as bullying, unfaithful and frequently absent as he amassed his empire”. This mother of nine … Continue reading “Dr. Elisabeth Maxwell (better known as Betty Maxwell, 1921 – 2013)”

August 1, 2013

Baroness Doreen Lawrence OBE

by Matthew Steeples

The Jamaican mother of Stephen Lawrence, who was tragically murdered in a racist incident in 1993, has done huge amounts of community work in her son’s name since. A tireless campaigner for justice, Baroness Lawrence became a Labour peer in July 2013 and was also a guest on the BBC’s Desert Island Discs in June … Continue reading “Baroness Doreen Lawrence OBE”

June 15, 2012

Martha Payne

by Matthew Steeples

A fearless child who set about improving school meals by posting photographs and rating the junk she was fed. Her blog, NeverSeconds, became an internet sensation and even Jamie Oliver backed her. Subsequently, bureaucrats at Argyll and Bute Council banned her from taking photographs but all that did was make her more famous. Good for … Continue reading “Martha Payne”

June 4, 2012

Virginia McKenna OBE

by Matthew Steeples

This British actress is best known for playing Joy Adamson in the true-life film Born Free alongside her real-life husband, Bill Travers (1957 – 1994).  She’s also starred in the Ring of Bright Water, The Camomile Lawn and Swallows and Amazons but it is for her work as a wildlife campaigner that McKenna is best … Continue reading “Virginia McKenna OBE”

June 2, 2012

Gerry & Kate McCann

by Matthew Steeples

Their daughter Madeleine disappeared on the evening 3rd May 2007 from a holiday apartment whilst they sat enjoying tapas with a bunch of friends. Some believe the poor child was kidnapped. Others have alternative theories. A public fund to find “Maddie” raised hundreds of thousands of pounds but Mrs McCann’s book, Madeleine, contains so many … Continue reading “Gerry & Kate McCann”

May 18, 2012

Gina Miller

by Matthew Steeples

This modern day suffragette is a philanthropist and founding partner of SCM Private, a Belgravia based firm of wealth managers. Gina Miller has three degrees, is originally from Guyana, South America and is leading a fight against the conflicts of interest and lack of transparency in the city and charities. With her husband, Alan, she was a … Continue reading “Gina Miller”

May 17, 2012

Bono (Paul David Hewson)

by Matthew Steeples

This Irishman is one of the world’s best-known philanthropic performers. Having invested £56 million in Facebook in 2009, he’s now the richest living musician. His shareholding of 2.3% in the company is now worth some £940 million. This “face of fusion philanthropy” is rarely seen in public without his trademark sunglasses and created his stage … Continue reading “Bono (Paul David Hewson)”

May 13, 2012

Peter Wetherell

by Matthew Steeples

He’s the gent who successfully led the campaign against Westminster Council’s ludicrous attempt to expand parking charges in the West End. He’s also Mayfair’s leading estate agent and the man credited with bringing residential life back to the area. He’s well known for wearing red socks and for his love of cigars.

April 28, 2012

Hakim Berkani

by Matthew Steeples

A former parking warden who was probably the only decent one out there. He refused to behave like his grasping colleagues in Kensington & Chelsea (who referred to themselves as “Ali Baba and his 40 thieves”) and got constructively dismissed as a result. He rightly got £20,000 in compensation at an industrial tribunal but decently … Continue reading “Hakim Berkani”

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