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April 28, 2016

The Guineas 2016

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The Tout’s tips for the 1000 and 2000 Guineas

April 6, 2016

The Masters 2016

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The Tout’s tips for The Masters 2016

March 16, 2016

Touting Cheltenham

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The Tout’s tips for the Cheltenham Festival 2016

March 4, 2016

Christian Bale ‘Looking Forward’ to Seeing Ben Affleck as Batman

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Christian Bale cannot wait to watch Ben Affleck take over the iconic role of Batman, reported etonline.The 42-year-old actor played the caped crusader in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, with Mr Affleck stepping in for the next Batman movies. Fans will first see the American star play Bruce Wayne/Batman in the upcoming Batman v Superman: … Continue reading “Christian Bale ‘Looking Forward’ to Seeing Ben Affleck as Batman”

March 1, 2016

Eli wallach (1915 – 2014)

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One of the finest ever “method actors”, Eli Wallach was a star of the stage and screen between 1945 and 2010 and once had to ask the director John Hutson for advice on how to play a drunk because he was a strict teetotaler. Brooklyn born and the son of One of the finest ever … Continue reading “Eli wallach (1915 – 2014)”

Princess yasmin aga khan

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The twice married daughter of the actress Rita Heyworth and Prince Aly Khan was married to the Greek economist and shipping heir Basil Embiricos between 1985 and 1987. Princess Yasmin Aga Khan was born in Lausanne, Switzerland and educated in Massachusetts and Geneva. She has become renowned for raising awareness The twice married daughter of … Continue reading “Princess yasmin aga khan”

her grace deborah cavendish, the dowager duchess of devonshire DCVO (1920 – 2014; nee the hon. deborah freeman-mitford)

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The last surviving Mitford sister, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire was nicknamed “the housewife duchess” Take a look at the series of images, all of which are paired and show off the filmed image prior to any CGI, and then as the final shot from the movie. Some of these also feature some pre-vis stuff that … Continue reading “her grace deborah cavendish, the dowager duchess of devonshire DCVO (1920 – 2014; nee the hon. deborah freeman-mitford)”

Fishing in Green Park

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New columnist Laura Bott takes a group fishing in Green Park, London with Orvis

January 14, 2016

Losing language

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New contributor Francis Megahy shares his views on English people speaking American

December 3, 2015

Gareth’s gold

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Gold ceramic rugby boots made to mark Sir Gareth Edwards’ 60th birthday for sale

November 25, 2015

Terror and kindness

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George Appleton shares his thoughts on how the world should react to the terror attacks in Paris

November 13, 2015

Rogues on the Road

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Cricket legends Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter take to the stage in Covent Garden for one night only

October 29, 2015

The Tout on The Breeders’ Cup 2015

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This year’s Breeders’ Cup looks set to excite suggests The Tout whilst he concludes that Tuesday’s memorial service for Sir Peter O’Sullvevan was a truly perfect sendoff

October 13, 2015

Birkett on Assange

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Our new legal expert Birkett shares his thoughts on the decision to cease policing Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy

October 1, 2015

Touting The Arc

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The Tout’s tips for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

June 4, 2015

Touting The Derby

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The Tout’s tips for The Investec Derby on Epsom Downs

June 3, 2015

A trainer on Treve

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Trainer Victoria Haigh reports on recent events in French racing and on the prospects for Treve

May 28, 2015

Laffitte and Longchamp

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New contributor trainer Victoria Haigh reports from Longchamp

April 30, 2015

Going for the Guineas

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The Tout’s tips for the 1000 and 2000 Guineas and the Betfred Dante Stakes

April 11, 2015

Tagging the Grand National

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The Tout shares his tips for the 2015 Crabbie’s Grand National and a photo montage of the most ‘classy’ racegoers seen already at Aintree this week

February 14, 2015

Laudered

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Estée Lauder heir Ronald S. Lauder deals a body blow to Romanian film industry

February 2, 2015

Passage to another world; we are not terrorists

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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

February 1, 2015

RIP Rangers

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Football expert Pontus Maltborg reports on the beckoning of a new Glaswegian derby

January 16, 2015

Welcome to Donetsk

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Photographer Maximilian Clarke recounts his experiences at the hands of soldiers in Donetsk

December 24, 2014

Making a King

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The Tout’s take on the King George VI at Kempton Park

November 1, 2014

The paradox of Canada

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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.

August 26, 2014

You Decide: Pounding charity

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How much of every pound or dollar donated should charities be able to allocate to administration?

August 20, 2014

Ascot hits Yorkshire

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The Tout’s tips for the York Ebor meeting   During the reconstruction of Ascot, The Royal Meeting was held at York and what a great success it was. This meeting is one of the summer highlights and The Knavesmire, as the course is known, never disappoints unless there is heavy rainfall and the River Ouse bursts … Continue reading “Ascot hits Yorkshire”

July 30, 2014

All’s Good at Goodwood

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The Tout on Goodwood   The summer of sport continues to throw up high class fare and today is no exception as at 3.05pm there is a mouthwatering clash on the Sussex Downs at Goodwood

July 15, 2014

Picture of the Week: The rise of the boats

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As the Costa Concordia is raised, the Titanic takes her revenge   The operation to raise and refloat the Costa Concordia has begun to take shape this week and our Picture of the Week is an ironic take on the fate of another stricken vessel.

Opening up The Open

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The Tout’s tips for The Open 2014   It’s that time of year again when the world’s best professional and amateur golfers turn up for the toughest tournament in golf. The crucial word is links play which is so different from every other top course that they play on.

July 9, 2014

Jack Carlson: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

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The Steeple Times asks author of “Rowing Blazers” Jack Carlson: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Creativity and persistence.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? Aut viam inveniam aut faciam: “Either I shall find a … Continue reading “Jack Carlson: “What’s on your mantelpiece?””

June 26, 2014

New balls please

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Alexandra Naylor reports on this year’s strawberries and Pimm’s fuelled Wimbledon Championships   It’s Wimbledon again – the oldest and most prestigious tennis championship in the world.

June 16, 2014

Royal Ascot 2014: A regal week on the turf

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The Tout’s predictions for Royal Ascot 2014   I’m savouring a full week in my morning suit this week and with the weather set fair, the going is looking good. All we have to do now is to find some winners, so here are my predictions for Royal Ascot 2014

June 5, 2014

All the fun of the fair

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The Tout’s predictions for the Oaks, the Derby and the Belmont Stakes   We have two great days of proper grown up horseracing to come at Epsom and as ever the twists, turns and undulations will take their toll and test every horse to their maximum.

May 13, 2014

Relaunching the Space Race

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R. K. Patrick on the potential of an upcoming space race   MOSCOW — Russia’s recent annexation of the Crimea has bred a fresh batch of overnight experts. Most are now ruminating over whether Russia has further territorial ambitions in Eastern Ukraine but they are overlooking the obvious. It is now clear that Russia’s territorial ambitions … Continue reading “Relaunching the Space Race”

April 22, 2014

Mr Gus Instinct on Oscar Pistorius

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Mr Gus Instinct says: “Oscar Pistorius is a horror story for any parent”   Have you heard that there is a new disease? It’s called “Oscarpistosis” and can only be caught by girls but the symptoms are a fear of going into your boyfriend’s bathroom.

April 8, 2014

Mastering The Masters

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The Tout’s tips for The Masters 2014   The Tout believes that picking the winner of The Masters is even harder than finding the winner The Grand National or managing to get a bed in a cell in a Liverpool police station on a Saturday night.

April 7, 2014

Money park London

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Mr Gus Instinct says: “London’s become a rubbish dump for high net worths”   The expression ‘ransom strip’ has always been a dream hold in the world of property but nowadays that is exactly what has happened to the prime areas of Central London.

February 25, 2014

Mr Gus Instinct on the Swiss

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Mr Gus Instinct says: “Let’s salute the Swiss”   Yet again, Switzerland has fearlessly shown the way on another issue involving its own borders. Following their tradition to remain firmly neutral unless they need to act in defense of their own territory, the Swiss last week voted by a narrow margin to halt all further … Continue reading “Mr Gus Instinct on the Swiss”

February 18, 2014

The myths of LFW

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Noelle Reno shares the truth about London Fashion Week   All myths in fashion boil down to one fact: no one has money. Retailers have money, the media has money. However a majority of designers, models, journalists, presenters, producers, publicists and all in between seem to be meant to survive on hot air and passion.

December 21, 2013

To your health

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Anthony Mamo shares his views on the release of Mikhail Khodorkovsky   Yesterday, by virtue of executive order #922 signed by the President of Russia himself, Mikhail Khodorkovsky was freed from prison and is now in Germany visiting his seriously ill mother.

November 13, 2013

The sycophantic nature of social media

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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.

November 9, 2013

Charting your course

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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.  

September 1, 2013

Avoiding the icebergs

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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” … Continue reading “Avoiding the icebergs”

August 10, 2013

Revelations in Bongo Bongo Land

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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.

August 9, 2013

I (don’t) Love My Country

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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.

August 6, 2013

Finding a vessel that is seaworthy

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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.

August 1, 2013

The growth myth

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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.

July 15, 2013

A view from The Bridge

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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 … Continue reading “A view from The Bridge”

June 26, 2013

Student wine

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A review of the Co-operative’s  own brand Valpolicella 2011 wine by history student Fred Sculthorp   To purchase a wine is to engage in the very drama of winemaking. It is to queue in anticipation, to buy a ticket to the show.  

June 15, 2013

The grateful D(e)ad

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Claire Rubinstein laments this year’s Father’s Day offerings   As far as celebrations go, Father’s Day seems to be a decidedly tepid affair if the dismal offerings from the High Street are anything to go by.  

March 10, 2013

The truth about Mother’s Day

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Travel writer Sarah Tucker shares her views on Mother’s Day   Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful women who have given birth to little gems. I feel a bit like a travel writer stating: “The people here are all very friendly” when I write that, because although it’s mostly true, it’s not always true. … Continue reading “The truth about Mother’s Day”

December 27, 2012

Richard Mason: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

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The Steeple Times asks author Richard Mason: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? The quest for healthy pleasure.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? “The ungula has no tail” – an ancient Xhosa proverb meaning, … Continue reading “Richard Mason: “What’s on your mantelpiece?””

December 19, 2012

Michele Caggianese: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

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The Steeple Times asks restaurateur Michele Caggianese: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? My family and my background.    “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? We don’t know what we don’t know in life.   Kerry … Continue reading “Michele Caggianese: “What’s on your mantelpiece?””

December 17, 2012

Legged off

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Fashion writer Jacinta de Vere looks into the perils of wearing leggings, jeggings and meggings   What is up with women who assume leggings paired with a short top or crop jacket is a good idea for a night out or a trip to the supermarket? Leggings are not trousers, ladies. Leggings are actually the … Continue reading “Legged off”

December 15, 2012

Middling

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Matthew Steeples reviews “The Middle Class ABC” by Zebedee Helm and Fi Cotter Craig   Described as “indispensable and entirely charming” by Stephen Fry, The Middle Class ABC captions itself “a toilet loo book” and is an ideal Christmas present for anyone you know who winters in Norfolk and summers in Cornwall.   “Middlings” is … Continue reading “Middling”

December 8, 2012

Wintering with the elite

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Thomas James explores the winter holiday destinations of the jetset   The season is upon us and I like to think the thing that is most cherished of all this time of year is creating memories with those we love. Moreover, “my tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best,” once stated Winston … Continue reading “Wintering with the elite”

December 6, 2012

Hallowed Be Thy Name

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Andreas Kirchberger captures guests and performers at a private view of Zoobs: Hallowed Be Thy Name   On 31st October, Mews42 gallery and Northacre Plc hosted a private view titled Zoobs: Hallowed Be Thy Name in Battersea’s iconic Albion Riverside development. As well as showcasing a variety of artworks, Ilona Pacia of Mews42 also displayed … Continue reading “Hallowed Be Thy Name”

December 4, 2012

An evening of champions

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Andreas Kirchberger captures guests and performers at the Champions in the Community fundraising dinner   On Thursday 10th November 2012, Gina and Alan Miller and The Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith MP hosted a dinner at London’s Hurlingham Club to raise funds for the charities supported by Miller Philanthropy and The Centre for Social Justice. … Continue reading “An evening of champions”

December 3, 2012

Seeing RED

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Our new columnist Jacinta de Vere analyses fashion’s most dangerous colour   I really enjoy seeing people take various pieces that you would think would look hideous on their own and combine them to make a fantastic look. Alternatively, there are people who take one piece and manage to look like a hot mess.   … Continue reading “Seeing RED”

December 2, 2012

Nicholas Gruber: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

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The Steeple Times asks model and personality Nicholas Gruber: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? I try to learn something from everyone I meet.   “Don’t get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? Life is short so enjoy a … Continue reading “Nicholas Gruber: “What’s on your mantelpiece?””

December 1, 2012

The Media: Friend or foe?

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Sarah Tucker shares her experiences on a panel discussing the outcomes of Leveson   Journalist and author Sarah Tucker was one of the panelists at a talk at the Richmond Literary Festival on Thursday evening. By chance, since it coincided with the publication of the Leveson Report, the panel’s discussion naturally focused on that. Here … Continue reading “The Media: Friend or foe?”

October 30, 2012

Blind dining

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Christian Huhnt takes his first foray into the world of supper clubs   I don’t usually find myself in the east of London. It’s not because I don’t like it but simply because it’s just an awful journey to get there from where I live. Eventually, though, a “secret” was able to convince me to … Continue reading “Blind dining”

October 29, 2012

Cows don’t wear Rolexes

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Charles Mitford Cust asks: “Do the clocks really need to go back?”   Yesterday, once again, the clocks went back and now we are officially in winter. As is always the case on this sad annual occasion, I am left asking myself why we have do something so apparently illogical and what are the origins … Continue reading “Cows don’t wear Rolexes”

October 26, 2012

The “i” wise monkeys

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Gina Miller asks if today’s “i” generation can still embody the proverbial maxim “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”   The hysteria and media attention around the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini has made me take note and observe “i” gadget usage over the last few weeks. The idea of people … Continue reading “The “i” wise monkeys”

October 12, 2012

Phone pests

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The Tout lays into Britain’s biggest pests: mobile phone operators   The Tout would normally only comment on matters of a sporting nature and interest but apart from Abu Hamza’s wife and family continuing to live at our expense in this country there is one other issue that we could all rise up over collectively … Continue reading “Phone pests”

October 8, 2012

The perils of fusion

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Christian Huhnt reports on recent changes at Cassis restaurant   As I work in the arts and also collect wines, I find Cassis Bistro in South Kensington most comfortable as here I find myself surrounded by great works by Julian Opie, Gary Hume and Henri Matisse alongside as a humongous and well-stocked wine rack at … Continue reading “The perils of fusion”

September 26, 2012

Playground victims

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Sarah Tucker shares the latest of her “playground politics” experiences   My son started at a new school a few weeks back. Five foot eleven, half of him at 13 he is now taller than me.   He was a bit nervous, I cried in the car after I dropped him off and he refused … Continue reading “Playground victims”

August 30, 2012

The yachting equivalent of Marmite

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Edward Kay examines the latest offering from Arcadia Yachts   Hidden among a huge choice of white multi-tiered yachts that look like wedding cakes are the new award winning range of Arcadia ecological yachts. The “Marmite” design is certainly eye catching but it certainly won’t be to the taste of everybody.   The ‘half gliding’ … Continue reading “The yachting equivalent of Marmite”

August 20, 2012

Winging it

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Sarah Tucker gives an update on goings on at the resort where Madeleine McCann vanished   Four hundred and thirty euros, one bedroom apartment, one week at the height of season at a luxury family resort in Portugal. And oh yes, it’s the Ocean Club at Praia da Luz. There’s availability with two and three … Continue reading “Winging it”

July 17, 2012

An open letter from Gina Miller

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Gina Miller calls for senior members of the City regulators to leave   Sir,   Time Gentleman Please – time for senior members of the City regulators to leave:   How many scandals will it take before the government replaces senior management within the endemically ineffective Financial Services Authority (FSA) and the Bank of England … Continue reading “An open letter from Gina Miller”

The King of Macaron

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A review of Bougie Macaron & Tea by Claire Rubinstein   Bastille Day has just passed, and here at The Steeple Times we are still marveling at the excitement and euphoria caused by one man at our recent Blakes launch party. Jean-Hervé Nedelec created a ‘Lynx Effect’ as he worked the room with his tray of … Continue reading “The King of Macaron”

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