Zach Topley urges readers to give a Thunderclap for Jimmy Higham Jimmy Higham, a teacher at Wellington College in Berkshire tragically died from cancer back in 2011, aged just 26. Jimmy was a hard-working, wise, funny and kind individual; an instant hit at the school. His unexpected death shocked the Wellington community.
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Assange takes on Harrods Revelations that the biopic based upon his life, The Fifth Estate, has flopped at the box office and took just $6 million against a $28 million budget no doubt cheered Julian Assange’s spirits, but it seems matters closer to “home” have been troubling his sleeping pattern.
Range Rover totals a Porsche in Moore Street, Chelsea The power of social media was illustrated this morning when two readers of The Steeple Times, Quirina Louwman and Edward Thomson, shared images of a Range Rover Sport parked in Moore Street, Chelsea.
President Kennedy’s granddaughter pays her respects at a British memorial to him On Friday, Tatiana Schlossberg, accompanied by the American ambassador to Britain, Matthew Barzun, paid tribute to President Kennedy on the fiftieth anniversary of his assassination.
New e-book on Kennedy’s assassination On Tuesday night, I attended an event at the longest established antiquarian booksellers in the world, Sotheran’s of Sackville Street, to mark the launch of two books by Craig Cabell. Linking two semicentennial events, the first episode of Doctor Who and the assassination of President Kennedy, the author regaled an audience with a fascinating and thought provoking speech.
Activities to enjoy in London this winter Whilst many of our readers will be participating in country sports such as hunting and shooting this winter, there are plenty of options for those who remain in London. Here we select five of the best
Paul Sykes pledges “whatever it takes” to help UKIP win In a move reminiscent of Sir Jimmy Goldsmith founding the Referendum Party, one of Britain’s richest men, Paul Sykes, has pledged to do “whatever it takes” to ensure that UKIP top May’s Euro elections.
Irene Ramsay explores the world of social media I’ve always been a Facebook fan, but have never really got to grips with the rest of the social media options out there.
James Meeston of Saltydog Investor charts the markets Fifty years ago, our chairman, Douglas Chadwick, was the navigator on a Jamaican banana boat plying between the UK and Kingston, Jamaica. In the hurricane season, the most important thing to have was regular accurate information on any storm’s speed and direction.
Zac Goldsmith MP launches petition An e-petition by Zac Goldsmith MP calling on the Government to introduce a “genuine Recall Bill” is something we at The Steeple Times most definitely support given the continual disgrace that many greedy Members of Parliament bring upon British politics.
Stuart Hall arrives at Preston Magistrates Court in handcuffs Stuart Hall’s disgrace rightly continues to make headlines as yet more allegations emerge against him. For that reason, an image of the 83-year old former presenter arriving at Preston Magistrates Court in handcuffs today had to be our Picture of the Week.
A vicar who claims wearing a poppy “advocates war” A Methodist minister named the Reverend Patricia Jackson from Telford, Shropshire is refusing to wear a poppy to a Remembrance Day service because she believes they “advocate war”. For that reason, she simply had to be our Wally of the Week.
One Direction have more influence on UK Twitter users than David Cameron, Stephen Fry and Piers Morgan Piers Morgan’s public spat with Jeremy Clarkson has made headlines in recent days, but according to research by PeerIndex, the chat show host is ahead of the automotive expert in terms of his influence on British users of Twitter.
James Blunt names a song after ‘The Sun on Sunday’ Coinciding with Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson going on trial, singer James Blunt has recently released a song named Sun on Sunday.
The BBC should never have employed Dave Smith It now transpires that Dave Smith, former chauffeur to Jimmy Savile, had 22 convictions for child abuse dating back to 1966. Why, therefore, did the BBC employee him as a chauffeur in the 1980s? ‘Auntie’ has yet again shown herself to be a truly incompetent organisation.
As Rebekah Brooks heads into court, her ex-husband stars in Radio 4’s ‘The Corrupted’ Just as the trial of former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks started today, her ex-husband Ross Kemp ironically starred in Radio 4’s excellent and unmissable adaptation of GF Newman’s The Corrupted.
Police urge public not to dial 999 during forthcoming St Jude Storm With hurricane forces winds of upto 80mph predicted today and on Monday, police have requested that the public don’t call 999 about high winds unless it is a “genuine emergency”.
Tori Spelling proclaims “I have money problems” She was born with a silver spoon yet Tori Spelling is claiming to be suffering “hard times”.
Stuart Hall stripped of his OBE As he faces further charges, convicted rapist and child abuser Stuart Hall has been stripped by the Queen of his OBE. Having had his sentence already doubled by the court of appeal, some might argue that this move was harsh but we wholeheartedly commend it.
Bernie Madoff’s sons and London based directors cleared in civil claim Over £1 billion of funds passed through Bernie Madoff’s London office each year yet on Friday a £33 million civil claim against his brother, son and six former directors of the firm was dismissed.
Twitter’s initial backers set to make returns worth more than double their entire funds Three firms, Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital and Benchmark will be amongst the major beneficiaries of the Twitter £9.5 billion flotation. Two of them will more than double their entire fund on this investment alone.
The ousting of Charles Morgan from the board of Morgan is a mistake These are turbulent times for the British motor industry. Aston Martin’s disastrous Cygnet caused losses of £34.1 million, Land Rover have axed the Defender and now Morgan have removed Charles Morgan from their board.
Matthew Steeples argues against the overuse of the term ‘VIP’ The ‘VIP’ is dead. This acronym is bandied around so much that it has utterly lost its meaning.
Live reactions to the BBC’s ‘Crimewatch’ special on Madeleine McCann were far from in support of Gerry and Kate McCann on Twitter A random sample of tweets during the BBC’s Crimewatch special on Madeleine McCann showed little support for the couple and little belief in the so-called “progress” Operation Grange has made in investigating the child’s disappearance in 2007.
Lady Gaga in £1.25 million bidding war for macabre Michael Jackson images An eight-page medical report on Michael Jackson’s hair-fire accident in the 1980s is not something most normal people would want. It’s for sale, however, according to The Mirror and Lady Gaga is supposedly after it. The price? £1.25 million.
Further doubts raised about the conviction of Jeremy Bamber Jeremy Bamber’s conviction for the 1985 murders of his adopted parents, his sister and her children at White House Farm, Tolleshunt D’Arcy, Essex is again in question. New evidence has surfaced in a book by Andrew Hunter, a former Conservative MP, that, if proven, would indeed quash the case against Bamber for once and for all.
Losses of £34.1 million follow in the wake of Aston Martin’s Cygnet’s failure Aston Martin makes wonderful sports cars. Given reports that the company lost £34.1 million in 2012, they should perhaps stick to that.
Sunday night’s viewing was a mixed bag Last night Homeland went head to head with Downton Abbey. The winner, in our view, was clearly Homeland but though both had their moments, both had clear weaknesses.
Amusing spoof cover mocking the ‘Daily Mail’ and their stance on Ralph Miliband The Daily Mail has rightly come under fire this week for their unnecessarily branding the late Ralph Miliband as “hating Britain”.
Max Clifford’s suggestion that Jimmy Savile is to blame for the case against him is without justification After appearing at Southwark Crown Court today, Max Clifford announced: “But for Jimmy Savile I wouldn’t be here”. He is wrong.
Lawsuit brought by Michael Jackson’s family against his final concert promoter fails Michael Jackson’s death in 2009 was as riddled with tragedy as his life but that his family brought a claim of £1.1 billion against the promoter of his final tour was just off the wall.
Inappropriately placed poster for the film ‘Diana’ should be removed The film Diana starring Naomi Watts was deservedly criticised as “inappropriate” but now that those promoting it have placed an advertising poster for it next to the scene of her 1997 death at the Pont de l’Alma in Paris, they’ve truly sunk to a new low.
A website that explains the legal restrictions on the rights to take photographs Knowing your rights when it comes to taking photographs – especially in an age when most have iPhones and other smart devices with camera facilities – has never been more important.
Third incident involving a DUKW vehicle in 2013 Last weekend, we reported on one of Boris Johnson’s new Route Master buses causing a six-vehicle pile up in Chelsea. Today, it was the turn of a London Duck Tour DUKW vehicle named Cleopatra to endanger the lives of those who’d paid upto £65 to take a trip along the Thames.
Forthcoming V&A exhibition questions London’s property bubble A 25-metre hoarding outside the V&A announces that this “unique property at [a] prime cultural heritage location” is for sale. However, before “Angry of Tunbridge Wells” erupts, it must be added that the advert is just a stunt. The poster is for a major new installation named Tomorrow – Elmgreen & Dragset at the V&A.
Ladies Who Impress to hold their next event on 4th October Jana Bakunina, a contributor to The Steeple Times and the founder of the Ladies Who Impress forum, is hosting her next event on 4th October at the Skyloft bar of the Millbank Tower.
Jana Bakunina Meets The Russians Last week, I was adamant to boycott the new show on Fox, Meet The Russians, which promised nothing but a reality TV spin on the stereotypical Russian expats in London: filthy rich, Knightsbridge-dwelling, vodka-drinking, fur-clad billionaires. And then I thought that I may have created a stereotype of my own: this show needn’t be bad and surely the promotional videos featuring wannabe popstar Kamalyia are overstating the ‘cringe factor’.
Has UKIP reached the end of the line? In recent weeks the United Kingdom Independence Party has suffered a series of setbacks. Today, with Godfrey Bloom MEP having quit, one has to ask whether this organisation was just a flash in the pan or whether it still is a force to be reckoned with.
Will of Boris Berezovksy confirms he was far from broke and again raises questions about his death by hanging When he died, many wrongly jumped to the conclusion that Boris Berezovsky was broke. With the publication of a story about his will by The Sunday Times today, it most certainly seems that this was untrue.
As Lehman Brothers sign sells for just £9,375 at Christie’s, one bidder disputes the sale price and former executives party The Lehman Brothers sign we featured earlier this month achieved just £9,375 in this week’s Christie’s South Kensington sale.
Parents should steer well clear of child beauty pageants This morning on Radio 4’s Today programme, a strange woman named Pam Boon was interviewed about beauty pageants featuring children and “pop up pageants” in general.
Jeremy Clarkson deserves to be wholeheartedly backed if he does indeed stand for Parliament The day after the St Leger, the final Classic of the season, was held in Doncaster, BBC Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson announced that he’s considering standing for Parliament there. Many call him a “buffoon” and view him to be unelectable but we believe him to be a man who talks common sense and one most worthy of our backing.
Is there a news title that won’t fall under Pippa Middleton’s spell? First she sent sales soaring with her column for Waitrose Kitchen, then came a role as a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and now, today, Pippa Middleton’s landed a new position at The Telegraph with a new column named ‘Sport and Social’.
With Tina Brown’s departure, will ‘The Daily Beast’ survive? The Daily Beast was Tina Brown and Tina Brown was The Daily Beast. That’s without question but with the announcement of her departure yesterday, one must ask if this online news outfit will survive or flop?
‘Coronation Street’ actor may have been cleared but was celebrating with a pint the best idea? Actor Michael Le Vell was cleared of 12 sex offence allegations yesterday. He is an innocent man but though he was shown to be an alcoholic adulterer in court, he is now set for a “bumper £250,000 pay deal” as part of his return to the cobbles.
Professor Alan Sked forms new party In 1991, Alan Sked, a professor of International History at the London School of Economics, formed the Anti-Federalist League. In 1993, the organisation became what is now known as the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) but after leaving what he came to see as a factionalised organisation in 1997, Sked has just formed a new party named New Deal.
Rolf Harris’ portrait of the Queen disappears After the BBC commissioned Rolf Harris to paint a portrait of the Queen in 2005, the Corporation showed a special episode of Rolf On Art featuring the Australian artist and entertainer working on it.
20 Fenchurch Street: a building that melts cars At 525 foot tall, the 37-storey “Walkie-Talkie” skyscraper at 20 Fenchurch Street in London’s EC3 was meant to turn heads. Instead it’s already doing a lot more: it’s melting cars.
Actors William Roache and Michael Le Vell in court on the same day Soaps are meant to be more dramatic than reality. In the case of the nation’s longest running series, however, it’s the personal lives of the actors that have actually become more tawdry.
Sarah Tucker recounts an interview with Sir David Frost I was once lucky enough to interview Sir David Frost. He was one of my interviewees for a show I devised for Sky called Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed? Others in the series included Lord Menuhin and Anita Roddick.
Saltydog’s James Meeston suggests that staying active is good for your wealth So you have made the decision to become a DIY investor and manage part or all of your ISAs, SIPP and other financial investments. Well, one of the first choices you must make is whether you are going to be a “passive” or “active” manager of your portfolios.
A website that helps you complain more effectively Some people whinge when things go wrong. Others do something about it. Some might consider the name a trifle aggressive but The Complaining Cow does exactly what she says on the tin and she “wins”. For that reason, after coming across the founder Helen on Twitter, we’ve chosen her website as our Website of the Week.
Holocaust denier made a fool of (yet again) We thought that horrific Holocaust denier David Irving had disappeared but sadly that’s not the case. He’s back and he’s still spouting nonsense, drivel and poison. Thankfully though, he’s been royally stitched up again and for that reason he is the most worthy winner of our Wally of the Week.
Handbag auction raises only £63,000 Fraudster Kankamol Albon’s handbags were expected to raise “upto £200,000” at an auction of assets seized by the Joint Suffolk and Norfolk Economic Crime Unit. They fetched just £63,000.
A “Food-and-politics-gob” who lacks the capability for a reasoned debate We responded to an article by a journalist named Jack Monroe this morning. The feature, written for The Independent, involved a stinging attack on Jamie Oliver’s views on food poverty. We expected a reaction, but not the 45,000 unique views we had within 3 hours.
Assets of £9.2 million Ponzi schemer sold Yesterday, Clowes Nash Auctions sold approximately £200,000 of luxury goods that had belonged to a fraudster named Kankamol Albon on behalf of the Joint Suffolk and Norfolk Economic Crime Unit. Unusually for a provincial auction, the sale included many items from Chanel, Christian Dior, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry and Prada.
The flotation of Foxtons is something best avoided A much used and much loved quote is: “If it floats, flies or fucks, rent it by the hour”. One of our favourite mantelpiece interview respondents, Sir Benjamin Slade Bt., chose it as his response to one of our questions and now with the floatation of Foxtons, never has this mantra been more relevant.
Norman Tebbit on Chris Huhn In a blog for The Telegraph last week, Lord Tebbit lambasted the firm that hired the disgraced former minister and ex-jailbird Chris Huhne on a salary of £100,000 per annum for two days a week. The Conservative peer was completely right.
French to sell San Francisco residence of their consul général In London, Peter Wetherell of Wetherell produced a fascinating report last week into how embassies are selling trophy properties and relocating. The same, it seems, is true internationally and in San Francisco, the French are selling (or may indeed already have sold) the residence of their consul général at 2570 Jackson Street, Pacific Heights.
John Goodman takes a break from house arrest on a £21,000 weekend getaway Those under house arrest don’t normally get to jet away by private plane for a weekend away but then again, John Goodman’s far from a normal example of someone awaiting a retrial.
Anthony Marshall to be released from jail We featured the convicted and finally jailed swindler Anthony Marshall already once today. Sadly, now, we feature him again as it has been ruled that he will be paroled after serving just 60 days.
Anthony Marshall attempts to get out of jail Anthony Marshall is a man who plainly refuses to give up. Finally jailed in June this year following his 2009 conviction for stealing tens of millions from his famous heiress mother, Marshall has put in a cynically planned bid to get out of jail on the basis of being too sick to serve his sentence.
Will Donald Trump make a 2016 bid for the White House? We’re used to seeing him in the boardroom of The Apprentice and to hearing of his spats with ex-wives and Scottish politicians but could it be possible that a 70-year old Donald Trump might become the 45th President of the United States of America in 2016?
First pictures of Prince George leaked The first official pictures of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child, Prince George, were meant to be released on Tuesday 20th August on Twitter. They leaked out a day earlier.
Rupert Murdoch invests $70 million into Vice Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. has just taken a slice of Vice. No, the billionaire’s not put his money into prostitution but instead – for those who haven’t heard of it – he’s invested in a local magazine business that has grown into an alternative media empire now valued at $1.4 billion.
Australia is the most expensive country in terms of studying costs A recent study by HSBC’s Wealth Development department came up with a surprising revelation: Australia is the most costly country in the world in which to study.
21st century gauche replaces 20th century elegance A hidden enclave opposite the V&A museum in South Kensington was home to two of the twentieth century’s most fascinating individuals. London club owner and arbiter of good taste Mark Birley lived at Thurloe Lodge for nearly thirty years until his death in 2007 and for a time, the British ballerina Dame Margot Fonteyn resided next door at Amberwood House.
Chris Huhne appointed chairman of Zilkha Biomass We’re used to hearing about people lying on their CVs but it seems Chris Huhne, the ex Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, has decided to neglect to mention his stint at Her Majesty’s Pleasure in the biographical details he gives for his latest appointment as chairman of Zilkha Biomas.
Bebo “wipes the slate clean” In July, we reported that Michael Birch had bought back Bebo – a social networking website that he sold for $850 million in 2008 – for just $1 million. Last week, he announced plans to completely revitalise the site.
What was UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom referring to? This morning we published an article about Godfrey Bloom MEP’s now notorious “Bongo Bongo Land” comments. We’ve received both positive and negative responses directly and on Twitter and thus thought we better delve into the possible meanings of the phrase.
Vladimir Lavrentiev shares his views on Godfrey Bloom’s comments In an ironic twist of fate, the UK media has highlighted an important issue by attempting to make sensational controversy from something very petty. UKIP have once again placed its policies to be debated nationally without having a single Member of Parliament.
Fred Sculthorp delves into the mysterious world of Saturday night television There’s something dark taking place on the BBC’s Saturday night entertainment slot, or so the Internet would have you believe.
Steven Berkoff speaks for millions in comments about the dumbing down of the BBC Actor and director Steven Berkoff has never been known for mincing his words. That’s why we like him. In his latest comments describing much of what the BBC broadcast as “garbage” and ITV1’s Downton Abbey as featuring “a lot of silly old tarts in costume” he is once again right.
Richard Webb of Saltydog Investor sorts the wheat from the chaff and explains more about the world of DIY investing When I first decided to take control of my finances the world was a very different place.
The ‘Silly Season’ is once again upon us August is the time when newsrooms run out of things to say. With half the country on holiday and Parliament in recess, it’s the time of year when journalists write stories that range from the bizarre to the ridiculous.
‘The Atlantic Wire’ compares the British Conservative Party with both the American Republican Party and Democratic Party Traditionally the British Conservative Party is seen to align itself to the American Republican Party whilst the British Labour Party finds itself having more in common with the American Democratic Party. An article this week in The Atlantic Wire, however, suggests, for the Conservatives at least, this situation has somewhat changed.
Trolls complain about Doreen Lawrence’s elevation to the peerage Yesterday, we added the newly ennobled Baroness Lawrence OBE to our roll call of campaigners. Today, we’ve been inundated by tweets from those who disapprove of this move.
Vladimir Lavrentiev reports on the flaws in the reporting of ‘economic growth’ The British press used to unanimously spout the story of a ‘double dip recession’ and now they are attempting to put the agenda of economic growth into the headlines.
Papers and paywalls This morning a paywall went up on The Sun’s online portal, Sun+. This move follows those of the The Times and the Telegraph and some might suggest they are commercially justifiable. We disagree
Anmer Hall in Norfolk all but confirmed as future home of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge For months now there has been speculation as to whether Anmer Hall, a Georgian property on The Queen’s Sandringham estate, will become a future country home for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their son, Prince George. Today, such a move has all but been confirmed.
Chelsea’s Conservative Club closed and up for rent Someone once said if they put up a pig with a blue rosette as the candidate in Kensington and Chelsea, it would win. This might now be in question given that the bastion of Conservatism that was the Chelsea Conservative Club is closed, up for rent and looking decidedly forlorn.
Stuart Hall’s sentence doubled Today, paedophile and former broadcaster Stuart Hall’s sentence was doubled to 30 months by judges at the Court of Appeal. We salute those who questioned his original sentence
Words worth using Nick Clegg is a quockerwodger as he behaves like a puppet and is controlled by David Cameron’s strings.
French fashion brand mocks Jimmy Savile’s victims A French fashion brand bizarrely named Brooklyn We Go Hard has used the former Scottish holiday home of the deceased paedophile Jimmy Savile as the location for one of its photoshoots.
DLA Piper UK LLP issue a statement on behalf of Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi
Supposed ‘princess’ Sara[h] Al Amoudi claims that property investor Ian Paton is a ‘crack addict’ who had an ‘affair’ with her We’ve reported on the case brought against alleged “princess” Sara[h] Al Amoudi before and received correspondence from all manners of connected parties. Now, though her true identity is still to be proven, she’s the one making the allegations.
J.K. Rowling has no need to whinge about her pseudonym being revealed J.K. Rowling made a fortune writing her Harry Potter series. Now that she’s been revealed as the author of a crime mystery, The Cuckoo’s Calling, using the nom de plume of Robert Galbraith, she’s whingeing.
Richard Webb of Saltydog Investor shares his views on the new investment world and DIY investing Leaving your investments to the so-called professionals is like embarking on a round the world voyage using the stars to navigate and allowing the winds to dictate your course. Managing your own investments without proper information is a similar such voyage.
As Haroon Kasir is arrested on suspicion of the possession of indecent images of children, we must ask why additional resources are not allocated to Operation Fernbridge The Sunday People has revealed that Haroon ‘Harry’ Kasir, the former manager of the Elm Guest House in Barnes has been arrested on suspicion of the possession of indecent images of children and bailed until September.
The real reason Katie Hopkins has been making “outrageous” comments In the last week there has been much debate as to why Katie Hopkins has been appearing on our screens making such outrageous remarks. We can now reveal the reason: Hopkins has written a book named Rate My Name.
Katie Hopkins causes yet more offence Katie Hopkins is plainly on a publicity drive. Last week she caused offence by stating that she wouldn’t allow her children near any named Chardonnay, Charmaine or Tyler and today, she sparked further controversy by suggesting that the alcoholic ex-footballer Paul Gascoigne should “crack on” with drinking as “he’s enjoying himself”.
Parliament’s decision to recall Rupert Murdoch is just ludicrous Parliament’s culture select committee has decided to recall Rupert Murdoch after revelations that he regretted co-operating in the inquiry into phone hacking. Frankly, this is just ludicrous and yet another fine example of pandering to the populist.
Rupert Murdoch’s comments on the police investigation into phone hacking have a degree of logic to them In stating that the covertly recorded remarks made by Rupert Murdoch and broadcast on Channel 4 yesterday do actually have a degree of logic to them, some will suggest that we’re supporting an arrogant Citizen Kane like man.
A new investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann A new investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann is all very well but given the colossal costs involved and the fact that many other children are missing, is it right that so many resources continue to be devoted to this case?
Gina and Alan Miller launch the True & Fair Investment Calculator Already well known for their groundbreaking True & Fair Campaign, Gina and Alan Miller have recently launched a free online calculator that enables investors and savers to easily discover the impact of costs and fees on their investments.
Rachel Elnaugh shares some rather strange views on Stuart Hall’s sentence on Twitter As it is reported that jailed paedophile Stuart Hall is facing another seventeen allegations of sexual abuse, The Steeple Times was surprised to receive a series of tweets from the former Dragons’ Den panelist Rachel Elnaugh stating her surprise at the sentence he’d received.
Jeffrey Skilling gets 10 years sliced off his sentence The disgraced Enron chief executive officer Jeffrey Skilling has been in jail since 2006. This week 10 years has been cut off his 24 year jail sentence and now, after agreeing to pay £27 million to victims of his company’s collapse, he could be out by the end of the decade.
Anthony Marshall’s disgrace is complete Anthony Marshall, heir to the fortune of Brooke Astor, finally faced justice yesterday in Manhattan. He did so wearing sweat pants, a cardigan and a pair of Toms slippers. Delivered to the court by his third wife in a wheelchair, the octogenarian declined to speak during the proceedings. Shamefully, he did not even offer an apology as he was wheeled away to jail.
Anthony Marshall gets another day of freedom Anthony Marshall, the 89-year old son of the late philanthropist Brooke Astor, got a one day stay of execution from Judge A. Kirke Bartley this afternoon.
Bill Oddie defends Rolf Harris “Personalities” from the 1980s seem to like making odd statements about paedophilia and sexual abuse. First it was William Roache and then came Jim Davidson and Max Clifford. All three have since been arrested and more recently Jeremy Irons and now Bill Oddie have stuck their oars in too.