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EDITORIAL

Editorial comment from Matthew SteeplesOur editor tells it like it is and he rarely minces his words

Happy New Year 2016

The Steeple Times wishes readers a prosperous 2016 and reviews some of our favourite stories from 2015

 

Many of you will have woken with sore heads after a night of celebration, but today The Steeple Times wishes all readers a very Happy New Year.

 

Here, with a selection of one story per month, we compile images from a selection of our favourite stories from 2015:

 

Happy New Year 2016
January – Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff sent a bizarre email to NBC defending his actions. It won’t make any difference to his life and he will die in jail.
Happy New Year 2016
February – The Steeple Times exposed the nonsensical story of Alan and Katrina Lane, a couple from Sandbanks, Dorset, after they falsely told the Daily Mail they were sleeping rough at Heathrow Airport.
Happy New Year 2016
March – A Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman belonging to the cannibalistic dictator Jean-Bédel Bokassa, head of state of the Central African Republic and subsequently the Central African Empire from 1966 until 1979, went on sale for £225,000.
Happy New Year 2016
April – Davide Boncimino of Mr Fogg’s won La Brasserie’s third inter-bar cocktail competition with an amazing drink made with VII Hills Gin. The event was judged by amongst others actor Lyndon Ogbourne, media personality Nancy Dell’Olio, musician Lettice Rowbotham and Matthew Steeples of The Steeple Times.
Happy New Year 2016
May – Serial party crasher David Pun was spotted at a party in St James’s. He featured on our pages several times subsequently along with fellow champagne swillers such as Denis “The Dribble” Doble.
Happy New Year 2016
June – The Steeple Times reported that a repossessed house in Cumbria had gone on the market for £3 million despite having no roof. It has still not been sold.
Happy New Year 2016
July – Charlene “Miss Piggy” Marshall cashed in and got £9.3 million from the estate of her late husband’s billionaire mother, Brooke Astor. Previously Mrs Astor had referred to her as “that b***h.
Happy New Year 2016
August – Michelle “I’m not a victim” Young gave an interview to the Evening Standard in which she demanded that her estranged husband’s suicide be reinvestigated. She was subsequently bankrupted and now claims to know where he hid his non-existent billions.
Happy New Year 2016
September – “Turbo ligger” Sandra Shevey was photographed by The Steeple Times’ editor Matthew Steeples at the opening of LAPADA. She continues to rant on Twitter about this still now.
Happy New Year 2016
October – Gina Miller of the True & Fair Foundation launched a stinging attack on the “anti-consumer colours” of big brand UK fund companies.
Happy New Year 2016
November – A 613 square foot apartment in Queen’s Gate, South Kensington went on sale for the staggering sum of £1.195 million.
Happy New Year 2016
December – A Porsche once owned by Janis Joplin sold for £1.1 million against a guide of just £264,000 to £396,000.

 

We look forward to sharing many more tales of the unexpected with you during the coming year.

 

 

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Comments

2 comments on “Happy New Year 2016”

  1. Well ‘Rod the Plod’ I wait with bated breath in anticipation of your scintalliting, witty comment, preceding the New Year’s flood of your meaningless exlamation marks. Jeez you’re a gallah.

    (And when are you going to answer Wayde’s questions?)

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