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Contrasting the cases of a morbidly overweight woman and a lady with leukaemia
Conservative candidate’s offices sabotaged by neighbour’s Labour posters
Boris Johnson surmised the views of the nation in a Facebook post on Thursday
Twitter account that turns Ed Miliband into a symbol of cool provides light relief for British voters
Readers who spot and photograph Charles Mitford Cust’s van will be sent a free signed copy of his novel ‘Union Jack’
George Lucas’ decision to build affordable housing on his estate is commendable – the Candy brothers in London should take note
Thrillist’s analysis of the best and the worst features of each London neighbourhood yielded fascinating results – most especially in the case of Kensington and Chelsea
As Lord Janner gets off scot-free, another example of The Establishment protecting its own is once again illustrated Lord Janner’s lost his mind so now alleged victims must see justice for his alleged crimes against them swept under the carpet.
Is a pig named after David Cameron sweeping to victory a sign of things to come?
An aerial shot of homes in Rancho Mirage, California provides evidence about the effects of untrammelled growth and excessive water consumption
London Underground worker shares an amusing view on the dissolution of Parliament
Conservative MP Aidan Burley used his final speech in the House of Commons to attack his constituents and to moan about parliamentary pay
Writer and filmmaker Amanda Eliasch provides the best summing up of the Twitter storm that has enveloped Dolce and Gabanna
As Bob Diamond’s wife prepares to host a fundraiser for a Democratic candidate, we ponder whether his daughter will be tweeting about it
A rare thing has occured: Matthew Steeples admits to finding himself in agreement with Piers Morgan in regard to the latest rant by Heather Mills
A gift of £300,000 to the Green Party confirms Dame Vivienne Westwood as utterly crackers
Former multi-millionaire Brian O’Donnell fails in his latest attempt to recuse himself from proceedings relating to the repossession of his £6 million South Dublin home
Former MP and one-time shirt shop owner Harvey Proctor’s house raided by officers from Operation Midland
London is Changing website voices the struggles of Londoners
Labour’s David Lammy defends shoplifters who steal luxury goods
UKIP’s Victoria Ayling makes a fool of herself (again)
As the gofundme fundraising page for the alleged “Heathrow homeless duo” Alan Lane and Katrina Smith is removed, many ask: “Where has the money raised for them gone?”
Estée Lauder heir Ronald S. Lauder deals a body blow to Romanian film industry
As UKIP select ‘pop preacher’ George Hargreaves as a candidate, we reveal details of his curious past
An update on the allegedly homeless Heathrow duo Alan Lane and Katrina Smith
‘Middle-class homeless Heathrow couple’s’ views on housing others exposed
Despot Robert Mugabe takes a tumble
Conflict photographer Maximilian Clarke recounts encounters with doctors and drunks in Donetsk and finds that all the people there want is for the world to know what is happening to them
Huffpost UK Topicalol’s UKIP soundbite generator
Bernie Madoff sends a bizarre email to NBC News and is then shot down by the liquidators of his now defunct business
Oxfam’s analysis of the distribution of wealth proves to be nothing but hyperbole given that the majority of us actually are part of the very ‘elite’ they so earnestly attack
James Blunt rightly describes Chris Bryant MP as a “classist gimp” after he complains that the arts are dominated by people from privileged backgrounds
Photographer Maximilian Clarke recounts his experiences at the hands of soldiers in Donetsk
Michael Fabricant MP is wrong to seek a lifting of the ban on shock jock Michael Savage entering Britain
Prince Andrew admits to having been “foolish” over friendship with Jeffrey Epstein
Timpson offers free dry cleaning for the unemployed
Former Prime Minister Edward Heath and former Home Secretary Leon Brittan described as “alleged paedophiles” by Breitbart
Exaro is a website that isn’t afraid to cover stories that have been inadequately covered by the mainstream media
A rebranded Hollywood sign sums up the sad place to where we are headed
The reactions to both ‘The Interview’ and ‘The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher’ should be compared
Nigel Farage’s decision to go boozing with ‘The Posh Couple of Gogglebox’ backfired spectacularly
Halsey Minor takes viewers on a tour of the history of money
As Rolf Harris abandons his appeal, it is now time to move forward with investigations into other cases of historical abuse
Matthew Steeples suggests that ‘Kajaki’ is a film that all politicians should be made to see
Julian Assange’s latest attempt to manipulate the media backfires
Matthew Steeples suggests Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ provides a reminder of the power of the human spirit
If only Oscar Pistorius had been able to participate in such a scheme as Scotland Yard’s gun amnesty suggests Matthew Steeples
Both The Arts and the expansion of Heathrow deserve to be backed by us all
Sir Christopher Meyer complains about how little he earns
Classic clangers from the last week
The world’s tallest and shortest men meet Yesterday, the tallest and shortest men in the world were introduced to one another in London to mark Guinness World Records Day.
Hypocrite Russell Brand is a man who should decide which side of the fence he sits on
Canadian Richard Harris shares his thoughts on recent events in his country As a fitness instructor, I see three emotions when untrained clients entire the gym: fear, fight and flight. In the recent events in Canada, my great country has been showing only one of these emotions.
As Rolf Harris loses first conviction appeal, we call for him to be stripped of his CBE On Friday, sex offender Rolf Harris lost his first appeal against his conviction for 12 indecent assaults on four girls, including one aged just seven or eight.
Halsey Minor introduces Bitreserve Internet entrepreneur Halsey Minor is best known for his roles in creating the technology blog CNET. It was sold to Google for £1 billion in 2008. He is now revolutionising money with his latest venture, Bitreserve.
Jim Hood uses parliamentary privilege to name Lord Brittan as someone accused of “improper conduct with children” Yesterday, a Labour MP named Jim Hood used parliamentary privilege to state that Lord Brittan had been accused “of improper conduct with children”. He has widely been attacked but we will leap to his defence.
Jeremy Paxman on George Clooney’s new wife’s attempts to repatriate the Elgin Marbles
Rebekah Brooks looks set to return to the fold Few expected Rebekah Brooks and her husband to be acquitted in June but now it looks set to be the couple who have the last laugh. News that Mrs Brooks has spent the week at the headquarters of News Corp in New York this week is telling
Mike Read’s UKIP Calypso song has rightly been withdrawn Though the former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read has requested that his UKIP Calypso song be withdrawn from sale, the mere fact that it was ever released speaks volumes as to what he and UKIP really stand for.
The Queen and Prince Philip visit Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red Our Picture of the Week was taken at the Tower of London last week. It shows the Queen and Prince Philip walking around the amazing Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation that marks 100 years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War.
What became of Julian Assange’s pledge to “leave soon”? On the 18th August, Julian Assange announced he’d be leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy in London “soon”. Two months have passed and given he’s still there, he’s yet again proven himself to be a liar and an utter pest.
EXCLUSIVE: Godfrey Bloom suggests that UKIP has become a refuge of ex-BNP voters in response to an article in ‘The Steeple Times’
As UKIP founding member Godfrey Bloom MEP resigns in tandem with the BBC’s ‘The Farage Factor’ Panorama expose, we ask: “Has Brutus met his match?”
The “text-and-tell” replaces the “kiss-and-tell”
SCM Private short film featuring the actress Helen Lederer reminds investors of the questions they should be asking
As the inquest into the death of Brenda Leyland opens and is adjourned, Matthew Steeples suggests that those who vilified her have as many questions to answer as they themselves asked
Child beater speaks at Liberal Democrat conference At the Liberal Democrat conference on Monday, Vince Cable complained that the Conservatives are “like UKIP without the beer” whilst Guido Fawkes shared pictures of delegates sleeping. Worse still – and also highlighted by Mr Fawkes – was news that the conference was addressed by a convicted child beater.
George Monbiot film showing the consequences of reintroducing wolves into the Yellowstone National Park is a ‘must watch’ Shared on Facebook by both filmmaker Ellen Perry and financier turned vintner Michael Polenske, a video named “How wolves change rivers” is a 4:33 minute “must watch”.
That Fiona Woolf has neglected her duties to the inquiry she is meant to head is an insult to victims of sexual abuse On 5th September, the Home Secretary Theresa May appointed Fiona Woolf as the replacement for her previous discredited choice of candidate to head an investigation into how the UK’s institutions have handled their duties to protect children from sexual abuse. Since then, Mrs Woolf has failed to take her duties seriously and has not even bothered to set a date to appear before MPs.
UKIP’s “big announcement” was nothing but a big disappointment UKIP made a song and a dance about a sorry cabal of defectors in the run up to David Cameron’s speech to the Conservative Party conference on Wednesday and they promised a “big announcement” prior to the evening’s news headlines. All they produced, in reality, was what Media Guido termed a “damp squib”
Home Secretary Theresa May creates A Bitter Future The image we shared of the Flying Scotsman train with an unfortunately captioned poster of Alex Salmond was very popular. Now, this year’s Conservative Party conference has produced one that is nearly as good.
The BBC should not show footage of convicted sex offender Jonathan King in a forthcoming documentary about the rock band Genesis
‘Daily Mail’ publishes a non-story about a couple who are wrongly claiming to being “held prisoner” by their neighbours
Sympathy for Dave Lee Travis should evaporate after his having been found guilty of indecent assault and as he faces civil action over a further allegation
Scotland has taken the right decision Yesterday the Scottish came out in force and voted ‘no’ to independence. Though the ‘Better Together’ campaign’s win is by a relatively small margin and though their campaign was poorly orchestrated, it is a victory nonetheless and we should all celebrate the common sense of this decision.
As Max Clifford launches an appeal against his eight-year prison sentence, all it shows is how truly unappealing he still is Despite being convicted on eight counts of indecent assault between 1977 and 1984, sexual offender Max Clifford has decided to launch an appeal against his eight-year prison sentence. In doing so, all Clifford achieves is to inflict yet more misery on his victims.
England hating designer Dame Vivienne Westwood has the right to leave Vivienne Westwood was born in Derbyshire and made her supposed £114 million ($185 million) fortune in Great Britain. Yesterday, in using her London Fashion Week showcase to denounce the Union, she yet again showed herself to be nothing but bonkers.
The Queen breaks her silence on Scotland’s future Can the Queen succeed where the hapless ‘Better Together’ campaign has failed? Today, as she left church in Scotland the monarch reportedly told a member of the public: “I hope people will think very carefully about the future” according to Sky News.
What will become of Scotland’s ability to defend itself if it becomes independent of the rest of the UK? Shared by Ahmed Khalil on Facebook, our Picture of the Week mocks up what might happen to Scotland’s ability to defend itself if the ‘yes’ camp secure a win on Thursday 18th September.
It is right that Oscar Pistorius has been convicted of culpable homicide This morning Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide – the South African equivalent of the UK’s manslaughter charge – and one charge relating to a restaurant shooting. That he showed no emotion as he was convicted is telling.
Orkney and the Shetland islands could remain part of the UK even if Scotland votes ‘yes’ to independence
As Broadway refuses to dim its lights for Joan Rivers, a list of those she banned from her funeral is revealed
Appeal launched to find a parrot that whistles the EastEnders theme tune that has gone missing in Kent
As the minister for civil society warns charities to ‘stay out of politics’, we urge him to reform this messy sector
Michael Bloomberg back at the helm at Bloomberg Billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg is to unexpectedly resume control of his eponymous financial data and media company at the end of the year just eight months after ending his final term as New York’s mayor.
Cliff Richard takes to Facebook to proclaim his innocence Yesterday, Sir Cliff Richard took to Facebook to suggest that he is innocent of the recent abuse allegations made against him.
Will Julian Assange ever leave the Ecuardorian embassy in London? On 18th August Julian Assange told a news conference that he’d leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London “soon”. It’s now the 4th September and still he remains there.
Three Arabic men decide to enjoy a spot of shisha on the A4 as Cara Delevingne looks on The ‘Ramadan Rush’ is nearly over but in spotting the image that we make our Picture of the Week, Monika Agata Maron truly captured how ridiculous Knightsbridge has become during this period.
Byzantine Ambassador is a website where you’ll find everyone from Mary Beard to Toby Young Established by Henry Hopwood-Phillips and described by Colin Turton of MarketWatch as “prophetic, angry and droll”, our Website of the Week is Byzantine Ambassador.
Steven Berkoff compares George Galloway urging a boycott of Tesco to what happened to Jewish shops in Nazi Germany A politician who lacks any respect for decency, George Galloway MP, has shown himself to be truly obnoxious yet again in calling for a boycott of the supermarket Tesco and its products.
Could the most deprived area in Britain be the place to invest? The city of Detroit has long been a no-go area and its decline from an automotive giant to a capital of deprivation has been well documented. Britain’s equivalent is a small seaside village named Jaywick, near Clacton-on-Sea in Essex.
The cashless society where cameras watch our every move gets ever closer First it was London’s buses that refused cash, then a restaurant decided to take only credit cards and soon you won’t even be able to buy a tax disc for your car.
Michelle Mone vows to quit Scotland if the country votes ‘Yes’ to independence Self-styled “Bra Queen” Michelle Mone OBE took to Twitter following Monday night’s debate between Alistair Darling and Alex Salmond about Scottish independence. She vowed to take her business to London in the event of a ‘Yes’ vote in next month’s referendum and in warning of the dangers of such a decision, she is right.
How much of every pound or dollar donated should charities be able to allocate to administration?
The last letter from journalist James Foley Executed hostage James Foley devised a way of communicating with his family during his captivity. He dictated a letter to a fellow hostage about to be released. On Sunday, his family released the text of it on the Facebook page “Find James Foley”.
David Cameron should not have gone surfing; he should have recalled Parliament David Cameron did the right thing in returning to London in the wake of the execution of the journalist James Foley by a British jihadi. Just as President Obama did in heading off to play golf, Cameron took exactly the wrong course of action yesterday, however, in being seen on a public beach with a surfboard and tweeting images of where he is holidaying.
UAE issues map telling their citizens of which areas of London to avoid Supercar hating busybody Panda Morgan-Thomas will be delighted. The UAE have issued a “map of the dangerous areas of London” and it includes Knightsbridge.
Rolf Harris adjusts to life in the clink It’s easy but perhaps inappropriate to make light of Rolf Harris’ hits – such as Jake the Peg (and his extra third leg) and Two Little Boys – in light of this veteran entertainer’s conviction on twelve counts of sexual offences but it’s not at all pleasant to learn that he has become something of a prison personality.
Two journalists call for “no more ice bucket challenges” You’ve surely seen it on your Facebook timeline or received a YouTube video of some celebrity dousing themselves in ice water. The ALS Association’s challenge to pour ice water over yourself or donate $100 has certainly gone viral but Will Oremus of Slate and Arielle Pardes of Vice both have a point in suggesting this whole campaign is a lot of hot air (or cold water).