MOVERS & SHAKERS - The snakes and ladders of society

25
Oct
2014
James Wharton FI

James Wharton

The Steeple Times asks former soldier, author and LGBT campaigner James Wharton: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

23
Oct
2014
Anything but Good FI

Anything but Good

Manufacturing heir John Goodman returns to the stand and yet again illustrates his true character   Multi-millionaire John Goodman took the stand in the retrial of his DUI manslaughter conviction yesterday and claimed he wasn’t intoxicated when the Bentley he was driving ploughed into a Hyundai driven by a student named Scott Wilson in 2010 in Wellington, Florida.

21
Oct
2014
Margo Manhattan FI1

Margo Manhattan

The Steeple Times asks American jeweller and creator of the pink ribbon lapel pin for breast cancer and the red ribbon for AIDS awareness Margo Manhattan: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

20
Oct
2014
The Monica Factor FI

The Monica Factor: Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter

Monica Lewinsky takes to Twitter (but don’t expect any mention of Bill Clinton)   On Monday, Monica Lewinsky joined Twitter and within a couple of hours despite her having tweeted just twice, she had gained over 34,000 followers.

13
Oct
2014
Judy Finnigan FI

Wally of the Week: Judy Finnigan

Broadcaster turned author Judy Finnigan tries to excuse the conduct of a convicted rapist

10
Oct
2014
Mirrorpix

Home Jeeves

A Knightsbridge house for rent for nearly £1 million per year comes with the option of its very own Jeeves

06
Oct
2014
Joe Puntignano FI 2

Joe Putignano: What’s on your mantelpiece?

The Steeple Times asks American gymnast, performing artist, contortionist and former addict Joe Putignano: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

03
Oct
2014
3rd October Fi

Overheard: 3rd October

Classic clangers from the last week

02
Oct
2014
Secret Agent London FI

Website of the Week: Secret London Agent

Website devoted to “unmasking the shameless” will be useful to anyone planning an event in London   The Steeple Times has been at the forefront of naming and shaming London’s party crashers since its inception and now we share with you Secret London Agent, a website specifically dedicated to highlighting the names and activities of these shameless individuals.

01
Oct
2014
Fatal distraction FI

Fatal distraction?

UKIP’s roll call of defectors is hardly newsworthy   The trickle of defections from the Conservative Party to UKIP in recent days has been steady but though the media have made much of this, there’s one thing the turncoats have in common and that is that the general public have never heard of them.

30
Sep
2014
Duping Donald FI

Duping Donald

The case of Donald Trump being tricked into retweeting an image of serial killers Fred and Rosemary West is a lesson in the perils of social media

25
Sep
2014
NOEX

A cover for Coral

Artist Peregrine Heathcote’s cover for Jane Huxley’s new novel ‘A Woman Named Coral’ revealed at the Royal Thames Yacht Club

24
Sep
2014
Labour FI

The best for Britain?

Pictures from ‘The Mirror’s’ Labour Party conference provide illustration just how awful a government led by Ed Miliband would be for Britain

22
Sep
2014
Amanda Eliasch FI

Amanda Eliasch: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks writer, poet and photographer Amanda Eliasch: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

19
Sep
2014
BIGGEST EURO LOTTERY WINNERS EVER, COLIN AND CHRIS WEIR FROM LARGS, AYRSHIRE, WHO DONATED ONE MILLION POUNDS TO THE SNP'S INDEPENDENCE CAMPAIGN, ARE GREETED BY FIRST MINISTER ALEX SALMOND,  ATTENDING THE INDEPENCE MAGAZINE, NATIONAL ST ANDREWS DAY DINNER,

Won and lost

Gamblers are the winners and losers of Scotland’s independence referendum   Whilst Great Britain was undoubtedly the winner when the result of Scotland’s independence referendum came in at 6am on Friday, there were other clear winners and losers. United as gamblers, the first comes in the form of a punter who bet £900,000 on a ‘no’ vote whilst the second are the EuroMillions winners Colin and Christine Weir –who foolishly handed some £4,000,000 to Alex Salmond’s disastrous campaign.

17
Sep
2014
Posting independence FI

Picture of the Week: Posting independence

A screenshot of a letter to ‘The Telegraph’ offers an amusing view on Thursday’s Scottish independence referendum

15
Sep
2014
15th September FI2

Overheard: 15th September

Classic clangers from the last week

13
Sep
2014
Terry Ronald FI

Terry Ronald: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks author, songwriter and music producer Terry Ronald: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

08
Sep
2014
Overheard 8th September FI

Overheard: 8th September

Classic clangers from the last week

08
Sep
2014
Adam Rickitt FI

Adam Rickitt: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks former actor, singer, PR and former ‘Coronation Street’ star Adam Rickitt: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

08
Sep
2014
A royal second FI

A royal second

Duchess of Cambridge pregnant with second child

05
Sep
2014
Joan Rivers FI

Quote of the Week: Joan Rivers

The late Joan Rivers on success   Yesterday’s news that the comedienne Joan Rivers passed away is sad but she’ll long be remembered for her wit and acerbic comments.

02
Sep
2014
Christina Knudsen FI

Christina Knudsen: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks co-founder of Ochun, a members’ club for single people, Christina Knudsen: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

01
Sep
2014
5.0.2

Overheard: 1st September

Classic clangers from the last week

31
Aug
2014
Think before you tweet FI

Think before you tweet

Mandy Rice-Davies provides a lesson in how to behave on Twitter   A misguided tweet cost Sally Bercow, the wife of the Speaker of the House of Commons, an estimated £100,000. Yesterday, when Mandy Rice-Davies, famous for her role in the Profumo scandal, took to Twitter to attack me in the wake of an article I published about George Galloway, Ms Bercow again came to mind.

29
Aug
2014
Parking bounce FI

Parking bounce

An amusing letter to ‘The Times’ provides light relief during the ‘Silly Season’

28
Aug
2014
Bugatti FI

Wally of the Week: Andy Lee House

Car dealer Andy Lee House faces jail after wrecking a Bugatti Veyron   In November 2009, Andy Lee House, an American car dealer, thought he’d come up with the perfect scam when he decided to crash a 2006 Bugatti Veyron worth £603,332 ($1 million) into a swamp in East Texas. His scheme – which he based upon suggesting a pelican caused him to swerve and crash– backfired and now he’s looking at up to 20 years in jail.

27
Aug
2014
Caravan man FI

Picture of the Week: Caravan man

An image of Nigel Farage outside his home shows his true character   God help us: They say we get the leaders we deserve and our Picture of the Week clearly shows what we’d be getting if we ever elect Nigel Farage as our Prime Minister.

25
Aug
2014
Charlie Parsons FI

Charlie Parsons: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks the renowned British television producer Charlie Parsons: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

25
Aug
2014
Boyle FI

Boyling over

Frankie Boyle owes Jeremy Clarkson an apology   Frankie Boyle is a provocative yet humourless Scottish comedian who’d do well to stay north of the border. In demanding one of Britain’s favourite television presenters is sacked by the BBC, he’s truly gone too far and frankly he ought to make an apology to Jeremy Clarkson.

22
Aug
2014
Drilling a bank robbery FI

Drilling a bank robbery

A drill used in the Knightsbridge Security Deposit robbery on display at Christie’s is a reminder of the world’s biggest bank heist   Former banker David Gainsborough Roberts has amassed an extraordinary collection of items owned by famous and infamous individuals. A selection of them are currently on display at Christie’s in South Kensington and amongst them are a parliamentary robe worn by Lord Lucan, Lawrence of Arabia’s white silk headdress and a drill used in the Knightsbridge Security Deposit robbery in 1987.

19
Aug
2014
19th August FI

Overheard: 19th August

Classic clangers from the last week

14
Aug
2014
Elder Zhao FI

Overheard: 14th August

Classic clangers from the last week

11
Aug
2014
Ben Gunn FI

Ben Gunn: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks former prisoner turned writer and campaigner Ben Gunn: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

08
Aug
2014
Donna Ida FI

Donna Ida: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks ‘Queen of Jeans’ Donna Ida: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

08
Aug
2014
Alex Salmond Retains His Post As First Minister And Creates Scotland's First Majority Government

Overheard: 8th August

Classic clangers from the last week

06
Aug
2014
Meghan McCain FI

Wise words

Meghan McCain on marriage   Last week, Senator John McCain’s daughter, Meghan, took to Twitter to share her views on marriage. In announcing her views on marriage, she showed herself to be a wise and grounded young lady.

04
Aug
2014
Petra Ecclestone

Stunted by Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone’s daughter – Petra Stunt – backs her husband and his excessive ways   Chelsea residents now yawn when they see a convoy of cars transporting James Stunt and his wife Petra (formerly Ecclestone). Mrs Stunt – as she rightly now likes to be called – though, took umbrage when she came across a feature we published in April yesterday.

03
Aug
2014
Jonathan Sothcott FI

Jonathan Sothcott: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks asks independent film producer Jonathan Sothcott: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”  

01
Aug
2014
Dean and J Bradley Tramer FI

Dean and J. Bradley Tramer: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks Dean and J. Bradley Tramer of lifestyle website Proper Kid Problems: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”  

29
Jul
2014
29th July FI

Overheard: 29th July

Classic clangers from the last week

27
Jul
2014
Tony Blair FI

Quote of the Week: Tony Blair claims: “I’ve not changed”

Tony Blair disputes estimates of his wealth and claims that he just wants to make a difference   Last week, our former Prime Minister Tony Blair declared: “I’ve not changed. It’s not about making money. It’s about making a difference”. Curiously, for a man with so little interest in cash, he then went on to spend £50,000 on a lavish surprise party for his wife’s 60th birthday on Friday night.

25
Jul
2014
Suzanne Noble FI

Suzanne Noble: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks the founder of the Frugl app Suzanne Noble: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Laughter, love and the search for a great Reuben sandwich.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? “Shit or get off the pot”. Is that too rude?  

22
Jul
2014
As worthless as a whisky case FI

As worthless as a whisky case

The perils of life as a husband seeker   Sunday night in Knightsbridge – At a party in full swing at a trendy restaurant, a Pucci clad woman said to her friend: “I’m just so sexy. I’ve got the all-round package but I’m just not getting the right man”. By that, she did not mean the love of her life. This ambitious sort had another agenda and a simple one at that: She wanted a man with money.

20
Jul
2014
The camouflaged Ferrari FI

Overheard: 20th July

Classic clangers from the last week

11
Jul
2014
Itay Hod FI

Itay Hod: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks journalist and news personality Itay Hod: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Never take anything too seriously and, whenever available on the menu, order banana cream pie.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? Live and let live. And avoid Fox News at all costs.  

10
Jul
2014
Chris Kohrs FI

The Hot Cop of Castro

‘Hot Cop’ takes on ‘Hot Convict’   Yesterday, we featured the so-called ‘Hot Convict’ Jeremy Meeks and suggested it ridiculous that so many were celebrating a criminal just because of his model looks. Thankfully, we’ve now come across a more positive role model and rival in the form of a San Francisco cop named Chris Kohrs.

10
Jul
2014
SIMON OGILVIE-HARRIS , portrait, feature, London, UK, HOT 100 Jewellers, Professional Jeweller

Simon Ogilvie-Harris: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks the founder and managing director of Chavín Jewellery Simon Ogilvie-Harris: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? I don’t really have a guiding force. I take every day as it comes.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? A very wise man once told me: “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary”.  

09
Jul
2014
Roger Moore FI

Wally of the Week: Sir Roger Moore

Sir Roger Moore’s joke about being poor is nothing but offensive   Quoted in the Daily Mail’s ‘Ephraim Hardcastle’ column on Wednesday, Sir Roger Moore stated that he couldn’t afford to retire because “I have to keep working to afford petrol for my Smart car”.

08
Jul
2014
Men and women FI

Quotes of the Week: Men and women

Men on women and women on men   Some might suggest these two quotes about men and women to be misandrist and misogynist respectively but we found them amusing and hence share them as our Quotes of the Week.

08
Jul
2014
Can you tell what it is yet Rolf FI

Picture of the Week: Can you tell what it is yet?

An image of Rolf Harris painting a door with bars illustrates this monster’s arrogance

03
Jul
2014
3rd July FI

Overheard: 3rd July

Classic clangers from the last week

28
Jun
2014
Handbagged FI

Overheard: 28th June

Classic clangers from the last week

20
Jun
2014
20th June FI

Overheard: 20th June

Classic clangers from the last week

04
Jun
2014
4th June FI

Overheard: 4th June

Classic clangers from the last week  

03
Jun
2014
The Chavin Jewellery charity party at Mahiki

Charity and Chavin

Jewellery brand Chavin hosts charity event at Mahiki   On 29th May, Simon Ogilvie-Harris of the jewellery brand Chavin hosted a cocktail party and charity event at Mahiki with the help of the socialite Henry Conway.

29
May
2014
29th May FI

Overheard: 29th May

Classic clangers from the last week

27
May
2014
Team Nigella FI

Picture of the Week: Team Nigella meets Team Saatchi

‘Team Nigella’ T-shirt spotted in the Saatchi Gallery   On Bank Holiday Monday, visitors to London’s Saatchi Gallery were surprised to see a young man walking around in a T-shirt that bore the caption ‘Team Nigella’.

14
May
2014
The Bag and Bottle FI

Overheard: 14th May

Classic clangers from the last week

14
May
2014
The Hamptons FI

Picture of the Week: Defining The Hamptons

An analysis of the playground of America’s super-rich   It’s the time of the year when the elite think about heading off to the South of France, Tuscany or in the case of Americans, The Hamptons. Our Picture of the Week is of a map of the latter that comes complete with descriptions of the types of people who flock there each summer.

09
May
2014
Overheard FI

Overheard: 9th May

Classic clangers from the last week

06
May
2014
Nigel Farage FI

Picture of the Week: An unfortunate shot of Nigel Farage

UKIP leader Nigel Farage isn’t having much luck with his imagery at the moment   In recent days, a picture of Nigel Farage as a punk rocker has been circulated on the Internet. It turned out to be a fake but it amused many. Now, a reader has submitted another rather unfortunate shot, this time taken from a television interview conducted with the UKIP leader.

01
May
2014
Katie Hopkins

Katie Hopkins: The reality

The public should be exposed to the real Katie Hopkins   Last night I met Katie Hopkins. This chance encounter at a party –where I was also briefly and rather randomly introduced to the ex-jailbird Chris Huhne (as cringeworthy as one would expect) and ‘Darth Labour’ Lord Mandelson (as dark as one would imagine) – surprised me. Katie Hopkins, I found, is – shock horror – not a complete harridan but actually great company and rather a pleasant individual.

29
Apr
2014
Overheard FI

Overheard: 29th April

Classic clangers from the last week

27
Apr
2014
Formula One World Championship

Bang on Bernie

Bernie Ecclestone explains what is wrong about the husband of his billionaire brat Petra   James Stunt, the son-in-law of Bernie Ecclestone, is a man variously described as “flash” and looking like “an extra from The Wolf of Wall Street”. In a series of comments to the Daily Mail’s Paul Scott, his father-in-law largely agreed with this analysis

21
Apr
2014
Overheard 21st April FI

Overheard: 21st April

Classic clangers from the last week

14
Apr
2014
Overheard 14th April FI

Overheard: 14th April

Classic clangers from the last week

11
Apr
2014
The contrasting couple FI

The contrasting couple

Season for rich Arabs to parade in London has begun   The time has arrived; the annual invasion has begun. The streets of Belgravia, Knightsbridge and Mayfair have been taken over by Arabs and each year they come earlier and earlier.

07
Apr
2014
Overheard FI

Overheard: 7th April

Classic clangers from the last week  

06
Apr
2014
Phoebe Haines FI

Phoebe Haines: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

20 questions with mezzo soprano Phoebe Haines   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? My family and friends.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? “If you ask me what I came into this world to do, I will tell you I came to live out loud” (Emile Zola) or “The bigger the hair the closer to God” (Dolly Parton).  

05
Apr
2014
Maria Miller

Wally of the Week: Maria Miller

Greedy politician Maria Miller should resign   Nobody likes greedy, out of touch politicians and in Maria Miller MP this week a fine example has been exposed.

04
Apr
2014
Bunte Personality Depp

Quote of the Week: Famous for nothing

Johnny Depp accurately sums up the cult of celebrity   This week whilst promoting his latest film, Transcendence, the actor Johnny Depp stated: “People get famous now for I-don’t-know-what”.

31
Mar
2014
Merryn Corcoran FI

Merryn Corcoran: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

20 questions with author Merryn Corcoran   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? To complete whatever I begin. At the moment, I’m focusing on launching my current novel The Silent Village in the UK and completing my next novel. Writing seems to engulf me so finding a balance between my working life and my personal life is vital.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? “If you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all” However, I sometimes slip up.  

29
Mar
2014
Gwyneth Paltrow FI

In defence of Gwyneth Paltrow

James Murphy leaps to the defence of Gwyneth Paltrow   You’ve heard the news: Gwyneth Paltrow is ‘consciously uncoupling’ from Chris Martin. It’s only human to be interested. We are conditioned towards prurience. In the case of Gwyneth Paltrow, however, it’s personal, pernicious and pervasive. The poor woman has been hounded by a sinister reflection of our modern media machine.

27
Mar
2014
Neil Kinnock FI

Turn off the Kinnock

Neil Kinnock is a loathesome oaf   When Neil Kinnock held a celebration prior to the 1992 General Election, he made an utter prat of himself and guaranteed Labour’s subsequent thrashing at the polls. That The Sun ran the headline “Will the last person to leave Britain please turn out the lights” spoke volumes but now a letter by him has again shown this failed politician for the fool that he truly is.

24
Mar
2014
Overheard FI

Overheard: 24th March

Classic clangers from the last week

22
Mar
2014
Spencer Matthews FI

Wally of the Week: Spencer Matthews (again)

‘Made in Chelsea’s’ Spencer Matthews spotted sporting a most pretentious baseball cap   In a Chelsea restaurant yesterday, Made in Chelsea’s Spencer Matthews was spotted sporting a baseball cap. Hardly newsworthy but what was ridiculous about it was that it bore the caption “Fresh Ego Kid”.

19
Mar
2014
Gina and Alan Miller FI

Baron and bloom

Two very different society gatherings   Tuesday night in London was a busy one. Gina and Alan Miller’s foundation, Miller Philanthropy, hosted a hugely successful charity concert at the Cadogan Hall, whilst former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg held a party at The Serpentine Gallery.

18
Mar
2014
Alice Freyman FI

Alice Freyman: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

20 questions with Apter-Fredericks gallery manager Alice Freyman   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? At this stage in my life, it is ‘balance’: work, play, family, self.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? The only difference between a dream and a goal is a plan.  

17
Mar
2014
13788-70-1

Overheard: 17th March

Classic clangers from the last week

16
Mar
2014
Monica Porter FI

Wally of the Week: Monica Porter

Cougar Monica Porter is a woman who needs to act her age   We’ve nothing against older women dating younger men and Joanna Lumley recently portrayed a fine example in her kiss with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street. In recent weeks, however, the Mail Online have featured a tawdry cougar named Monica Porter and we simply had to make her our Wally of the Week.

11
Mar
2014
Overheard FI

Overheard: 11th March

Classic clangers from the last week

09
Mar
2014
Lucy and Anna DeCinque FI

Wallies of the Week: Lucy and Anna DeCinque

Twin sisters who forked out £130,000 to look more similar   Twins are sometimes nigh on identical and sometimes aren’t. An Australian pair named Lucy and Anna DeCinque, however, are so obsessed about looking the same that they’ve spent £130,000 on lip fillers, breast implants and tattooed eyebrows.

08
Mar
2014
Barbara Baekeland FI

Manacled to Mummy

The strange story of the murder of Barbara Baekeland by her own son   Murders can happen anywhere but Cadogan Square in Chelsea is not somewhere you’d first think of one so strange occurring. In 1972, however, just such a thing happened when the great grandson of the inventor of Bakelite killed his socialite mother in their penthouse home.

07
Mar
2014
VVV FI

Vamp in the Veil Ventures

‘Sara Al-Amoudi’ spotted at cocktail party   The woman best known as ‘The Vamp in the Veil’ appeared at a cocktail party last night.

03
Mar
2014
Overheard FI

Overheard: 3rd March

Classic clangers from the last week

02
Mar
2014
Paul Bayly FI

Colonel Paul Bayly: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

20 questions with banker, explorer and author Colonel Paul Bayly   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Life’s too short to miss a good adventure.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? Carpe diem and also “the guy with the biggest battle tank always wins”.  

01
Mar
2014
Crashing the list FI

Crashing the list

Galleries and auction houses circulate list of crashers   It’s official: The gatecrashers of London have their cards marked. The Steeple Times has been given the official list of “suspected gatecrashers” that is being circulated by the galleries and auction houses of London.

28
Feb
2014
Shopping without shame

Picture of the Week: Shopping without shame

Shamed baroness spotted shopping in Waitrose Belgravia   Our editor expected it unlikely to cross paths with the shamed criminal Baroness Marie-Claire von Alvensleben after her conviction on Wednesday. He was, therefore, more than surprised to encounter her in Waitrose Belgravia on Thursday evening

25
Feb
2014
Ferrari luggage FI

Overheard: 25th February

Classic clangers from the last week

20
Feb
2014
Housing a hashtag FI

Wally of the Week: Housing a hashtag

House PR’s “condition attached” invites score a true own goal   We’ve upset a few PRs this week but the award for the man that brought another of them down has to go to Tim Walker, The Telegraph’s ‘Mandrake’ columnist.

17
Feb
2014
Ovehreard FI

Overheard: 17th February

Classic clangers from the last week

14
Feb
2014
Jolyon Evatt Bexon FI

Jolyon Evatt Bexon: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

20 questions with Gieves & Hawkes’ flagship store manager Jolyon Evatt Bexon   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? I always feel that if my head hits the pillow and I’m out cold in under a minute then I’ve done a good day’s work. An honest day’s hard work is the answer.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? I once heard someone say: “He made a silk purse out of a sow’s ear”. I think it was a cricket commentator. I don’t like cricket but the saying stuck.   Kerry Katona was considered unacceptable in 2007. Who or what is unacceptable in 2014? Kerry Katona….

13
Feb
2014
Katie Hopkins FI

Wally of the Week: Katie Hopkins (again)

Katie Hopkins makes yet another fool of herself   Barely a day goes by without Katie Hopkins offending someone. As we pointed out last week, however, the nation has failed to understand why she does it and resultantly we’re probably amongst the few who aren’t that fussed about her latest silly remarks.

10
Feb
2014
Overheard FI

Overheard: 10th February

Classic clangers from the last week  

08
Feb
2014
A tattooed twerp FI

Wally of the Week: A tattooed twerp

Man who covered 90% of his body in tattoos refused passport because of his ridiculous name   We’ve got nothing against tattoos and surprisingly many of the most unlikely of our readers and contributors even have one or two. A man who changed his name to the King of Ink Land King Body Art The Extreme Ink-Ite, however, has taken it too far but it’s not for having covered 90% of his body in tattoos that he’s hit the headlines but for his equally ludicrous name.

06
Feb
2014
The Hopkins Factor FI

The Hopkins Factor

Public misunderstand the true motivation of Katie Hopkins   Katie Hopkins is opinionated and acerbic. She upsets virtually all who cross her path and thinks nothing of starting a controversy. Strangely, however, we actually think she’s misunderstood.

03
Feb
2014
Chelsea Chicks Chatter FI

Chelsea chicks chatter

High maintenance horrors who never fail to shock   It’s not uncommon to hear them in the bars and restaurants of Belgravia, Chelsea, Kensington, Knightsbridge and Mayfair. They bark orders such as: “I’m having a blow dry in three hours so I want a superfood salad but I want a little cheese burger with no bun as well. Got it? I’m in a bit of a fucking hurry. Got it? Fucking got it?” Manners maketh man and man, the “Chelsea Chicks who Chatter” just don’t have any.

02
Feb
2014
Martin Higginson FI

Martin Higginson: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

20 questions with entrepreneur Martin Higginson   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? It has to be: “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again”.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? Failure is the grandfather of success.  

01
Feb
2014
Conrad Black

Blacked out

Conrad Black stripped of his Canadian honours   He remains The Right Honourable The Lord Black of Crossharbour KSG, but the disgraced newspaper publisher Conrad Black had his appointments as an officer of the Order of Canada and as a Canadian privy councilor terminated on Friday.