MOVERS & SHAKERS - The snakes and ladders of society

26
May
2015
Ian Peter Bugeja (Photograph by Bertie Watson, bow tie by Rory Hutton)

Ian Peter Bugeja: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

‘The Steeple Times’ asks conductor, keyboard player and historical performance specialist Ian Peter Bugeja: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

24
May
2015
Rob Howell: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

Rob Howell: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks mental health issues campaigner Rob Howell: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

22
May
2015
Overheard: 22nd May

Overheard: 22nd May

Classic clangers from the last week

17
May
2015
The Worst Marriage in Georgetown - Story of the 2011 murder of 91-year old socialite Viola Herms Drath by her 47-year old bisexual fraudster husband Albrecht Gero Muth to be made into a film produced by Christoph Waltz

The Worst Marriage in Georgetown

Story of the 2011 murder of 91-year old socialite Viola Herms Drath by her 47-year old bisexual fraudster husband Albrecht Gero Muth to be made into a film produced by Christoph Waltz

14
May
2015
Raphael B. Jago

Remembering Raphael B. Jago

Announcing the memorial service for the late, great Raphael B. Jago

13
May
2015
Sod the Bitches! novel Steven Berkoff La Brasserie 272 Brompton Road London SW3 2AW Matthew Steeples The Steeple Times

Sod the Bitches!

La Brasserie’s launch party for ‘Sod the Bitches!’ by Steven Berkoff was a resounding success

13
May
2015
Maurice Kanbar

Kanbar goes large

Diminutive billionaire Maurice Kanbar gives a staggering $1 million at the behest of the “lame duck” 39th Governor of California Jerry Brown

11
May
2015
Interview: Tommaso De Benedictis - New correspondent Kate Fensterstock interviews rising star model and history of art student Tommaso De Benedictis

Interview: Tommaso De Benedictis

New correspondent Kate Fensterstock interviews rising star model and history of art student Tommaso De Benedictis

09
May
2015
Moving on: May 2015

Moving on: May 2015

A round up of stories of the newsworthy of Kensington and Chelsea features restaurant openings and closings and the latest move of Mr and Mrs James Stunt

08
May
2015
You’re blocked - The Steeple Times celebrates those who’ve chosen to block our account on Twitter

You’re blocked

The Steeple Times celebrates those who’ve chosen to block our account on Twitter

30
Apr
2015
The (Not So) Bloody Keys of John O'Donnell

The (Not So) Bloody Keys

Former multi-millionaire John O’Donnell stages stunt in which he pretends to hand over the keys to his Dublin mansion

27
Apr
2015
Justin Fichelson

Justin Fichelson: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks realtor and star of ‘Million Dollar Listing San Francisco’ Justin Fichelson: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

25
Apr
2015
Dominic Minghella

Dominic Minghella: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks Isle of Wight born producer and scriptwriter Dominic Minghella: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

23
Apr
2015
Thomas McLoughlin

Tommy’s troubles

Thomas McLoughlin sentenced for his latest actions against Matthew Steeples

12
Apr
2015
Trevor Pickett

Trevor Pickett: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks luxury goods guru and retailer Trevor Pickett: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

07
Apr
2015
Cheryl Prudham

Wally of the Week: Cheryl Prudham

Grasping mother of eleven Cheryl Prudham sums up all that is wrong about Britain but where is Nigel Farage when he is actually needed?

05
Apr
2015
Emma Spurgin Hussey

Emma Spurgin Hussey: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks the actress and ‘Poldark’ and ‘Doc Martin’ star Emma Spurgin Hussey: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

02
Apr
2015
SketchShe Lana Kington

Video of the Week: SketchShe

YouTube hit Australian trio SketchShe share a lip sync medley of classic tracks that will brighten your day

28
Mar
2015
Rory Wilton (Photo Credit: Pooch Purtill and David Snowden – Oak Farm Studios 2015)

Rory Wilton: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks the actor and ‘Poldark’ and ‘Doc Martin’ star Rory Wilton: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

28
Mar
2015
Jeremy Clarkson and Zayn Malik now both have chance of more pub time

Picture of the Week: Pub time?

Both Jeremy Clarkson and Zayn Malik trended on Twitter this week; both now have a chance for quiet reflection and pub time

24
Mar
2015
24th March heard Vladimir Putin and Alina Kabaeva

Overheard: 24th March

Classic clangers from the last week

19
Mar
2015
New website MAX exposes party crashers

Website of the Week: MAX

New website exposing London’s party crashers

18
Mar
2015
A party for one - Tamara Ecclestone and her husband Jay Rutland splurge some £70,000 on a birthday party for her one year old daughter Sophia Ecclestone-Rutland

A party for one

Tamara Ecclestone and her husband Jay Rutland spend a supposed £70,000 on a birthday party for her one year old daughter

09
Mar
2015
Jon Levy

Jon Levy: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

‘The Steeple Times’ asks behaviour expert, consultant, writer and speaker Jon Levy: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

09
Mar
2015
Kate Enters

Kate Enters: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks artist and curator Kate Enters: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

07
Mar
2015
Houses of the Holy

Houses of the Holy

Jimmy Page wins planning dispute with neighbour Robbie Williams

03
Mar
2015
hypocrisy

The hypocrisy of England

Playwright Alan Bennett chooses ‘hypocrisy’ as Britain’s best achievement

27
Feb
2015
Charlie Anson

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

The Steeple Times asks cartoonist, actor and ‘Downton Abbey’ star Charlie Anson: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

19
Feb
2015
Pippa Middleton

Pippa’s post

Pippa Middleton offered £100,000 job at a strip club in Croydon

17
Feb
2015
Welcome to Mayfair

Review: Modern Times: Welcome to Mayfair

BBC documentary about Mayfair reveals it to be an area the wealthy and the waged coexist

16
Feb
2015
Drunk woman

Overheard: 16th February

Classic clangers from the last week

09
Feb
2015
David Pun

Picture of the Week: Feeding The Pun

Party loving David Pun pictured feasting at the Embassy of Peru in London

09
Feb
2015
Noelie and Robin Goforth conversations

Overheard: 9th February

Classic clangers from the last week

07
Feb
2015
The Duke of York on promises

Promises

As The Duke of York takes to Facebook to talk about promises, we suggest one that he should definitely make   Somewhat ironically given his current predicament, The Duke of York took to Facebook yesterday to talk about promises.

04
Feb
2015
Gregory Lauder-Frost

Moron of the Month: Gregory Lauder-Frost

Matthew Steeples suggests Gregory Lauder-Frost, the vice president of the Traditional Britain Group, as the second The Steeple Times ‘Moron of the Moment’

01
Feb
2015
Rupert Murdoch and Robert Maxwell 1st February

Overheard: 1st February

Classic clangers from the last week

30
Jan
2015
Feline Spirits FI1

An Evening of Feline Spirits

Jewellery brand Chavín hosts drinks reception to celebrate “An Evening of Feline Spirits” at the Embassy of Peru in, London

26
Jan
2015
Krug chatter

Overheard: 26th January

Classic clangers from the last week

24
Jan
2015
Gael Dantec

Gael Dantec: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks wine merchant and founder of Citreola Cellars Gael Dantec: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

21
Jan
2015
Overheard

Overheard: 20th January

Classic clangers from the last week  

17
Jan
2015
truth

Picture of the Week: Finding truth

Hope, truth and desperation are contrasted in an image from Massachusetts

15
Jan
2015
overheard

Overheard: 15th January

Classic clangers from the last week

14
Jan
2015
vainest man Sam Barton

Moron of the Moment: Sam Barton

‘Britain’s vainest man’ shows his lack of intelligence (again)

10
Jan
2015
nice Katie Hopkins

Picture of the Week: Learning to be nice

Big Brother brings out the real Katie Hopkins (and it is far from nice)

07
Jan
2015
Sam Barton beauty

Wally of the Week: Bankrupting beauty

‘Britain’s vainest’ man Sam Barton set to declare himself bankrupt aged just 22

30
Dec
2014
Julian Fellowes

Julian Fellowes: A man of letters

The Christmas special of ‘Downton Abbey’ reflected Julian Felllowes’ love of letter writing

28
Dec
2014
moron

Meet a Moron

Marinka Smirnova illustrates that stereotypes sometimes can be spot on

27
Dec
2014
theNativeSociety

theNativeSociety seeks out marketing stars

theNativeSociety seeks out 30 rising stars aged 30 and under in advertising and marketing

21
Dec
2014
Jesus

Seeing Jesus

Nigel Farage’s week has been dominated by Jesus

18
Dec
2014
walnut

Overheard: 18th December

Classic clangers from the last week

14
Dec
2014
rotten men

The rotten men of 2014

Scoundrels and criminals top our selection of the most rotten men of 2014

30
Nov
2014
Stoddart

Stoddart’s journey: An exhibition of the works of John Stoddart

The private view of John Stoddart’s latest exhibition brought together both polo players and personalities

30
Nov
2014
Angelina Jolie

A Jolie good lady: Is Angelina Jolie to become a peer?

Will we soon be hearing: “Arise, Lady Jolie?”

15
Nov
2014
richard madeley

Quote of the Week: Mocking Madeley

A set of quotes from Richard Madeley that will both amuse and astound

13
Nov
2014
lego man

Look out for Lego man

Matthew Steeples explores the story behind finding a wandering Lego man

10
Nov
2014
fiona woolf

Overheard: 10th November

Classic clangers from the last week

08
Nov
2014
Ahmed El-Ali

Ahmed El-Ali: What’s on your mantelpiece?

The Steeple Times asks makeup artist Ahmed El-Ali: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

07
Nov
2014
rats' tails

Website of the Week: Rats’ Tails

Amanda Eliasch’s Rats’ Tails blog is both thought provoking and fun

06
Nov
2014
chantelle pidgley

Chantelle Pidgley: What’s on your mantelpiece?

The Steeple Times asks model Chantelle Pidgley: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

05
Nov
2014
jordan axani

Seeking Elizabeth Gallagher

If your name is Elizabeth Gallagher (and you are Canadian) you could be in for the trip of a lifetime

04
Nov
2014
francesco macera

Video of the Week: Burning Man

Watch magician Francesco Macera escape from a burning crate

03
Nov
2014
overheard

Overheard: 3rd November

Classic clangers from the last week

03
Nov
2014
Daniel Patrick Quinn

Daniel Patrick Quinn: What’s on your mantelpiece?

The Steeple Times asks explorer, composer and writer Daniel Patrick Quinn: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

01
Nov
2014
John Goodman

Guilty but not for going away: John Goodman to appeal (again)

Found guilty of DUI manslaughter again on Tuesday, cowardly multi-millionaire Florida polo mogul John Goodman is now set to try to avoid accepting his sentence yet again

27
Oct
2014
Overheard

Overheard: 27th October

Classic clangers from the last week

25
Oct
2014
James Wharton FI

James Wharton: What’s on your mantelpiece?

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?”