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Tag: August 2013

April 21, 2016

A Nutty Nissan

by Matthew Steeples

Nutty Nissan Micra art car appears in Knightsbridge

September 2, 2013

The Walkie-Scorchie

by Matthew Steeples

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.

August 28, 2013

Cowardly Katie

by Matthew Steeples

Katie Hopkins proves that she is indeed scared of The Steeple Times   She gives it out like a trooper but she plainly can’t take it when it comes back at her. After a correspondence on Twitter, we offered media mouthpiece Katie Hopkins the chance to do our 20 question “What’s on your mantelpiece?” interview. We … Continue reading “Cowardly Katie”

August 23, 2013

Pictures of the Week: A dog’s dinner

by Matthew Steeples

A woman whose interpretation of doggie glamour leaves little to the imagination   Our Picture of the Week undoubtedly had to be an image captured just off London’s Piccadilly Circus outside a ridiculously named venue called DSTRKT. Try pronouncing that whilst drunk.

August 22, 2013

Wentworth Miller III

by Matthew Steeples

British born, American raised, Miller rose to fame in the Fox Network series Prison Break. A Princeton graduate, the actor turned screenwriter used the pseudonym Ted Foulke to write Stoker and Uncle Charlie and came out as gay in August 2013 in a letter posted on GLAAD’s website where he declined to attend a film … Continue reading “Wentworth Miller III”

August 21, 2013

Matthew Winthrop Barzun

by Matthew Steeples

The United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom was appointed in August 2013 and is a descendant of John Winthrop, an early 17th century governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Married to the heiress to the Jack Daniels whiskey empire, Barzun was a fundraiser for Obama’s 2008 campaign and head of strategic planning for Halsey … Continue reading “Matthew Winthrop Barzun”

August 20, 2013

Plodding communications

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples argues that the detainment of David Miranda again illustrates why a clearer communications strategy is required on the part of the police   David Miranda’s detainment may have been legitimate and he may indeed have been carrying information that could be considered dangerous to Britain. Equally, though, these charges could simply be, as … Continue reading “Plodding communications”

The Trump House

by Matthew Steeples

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 … Continue reading “The Trump House”

August 19, 2013

Roman racing

by The Tout

The Tout’s tips for the York Ebor Festival   The summer moves on apace and we reach the great northern three day Ebor summer festival on the Knavesmire at York (Roman name ‘Eboracum’).

Murdoch takes a slice of Vice

by Matthew Steeples

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 … Continue reading “Murdoch takes a slice of Vice”

August 18, 2013

Storking a Hispano

by Matthew Steeples

Hispano-Suiza comfortably exceeds reserve at Monterey   The 1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 cabriolet that we featured last week was amongst the star lots at this year’s RM Auctions Monterey sale. Against a $1.5 million to $2 million reserve, it achieved $2,255,000.

Jaguar face

by Matthew Steeples

Former Jeremy Clarkson Jaguar XKR goes to auction   Jeremy Clarkson once famously pulled what he called a “Jaguar face” in an episode of Top Gear. Looking like a cross between Joyce Grenfell and a beaver, the millionaire presenter suggested this was the look of the grille of the Surrey set’s favourite motor car.

August 15, 2013

Korrel Kennedy

by Matthew Steeples

This sometime catwalk model from Brighton was branded “one of Britain’s worst louts” in 2008 but by 2010 had “turned his life around” according to the Daily Mail. After briefly appearing in the BBC’s Gareth Malone Goes to Glyndebourne and being signed with Elite Models, by 2013 he was in trouble again and locked up … Continue reading “Korrel Kennedy”

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (born Yasmin Damji)

by Matthew Steeples

This Ugandan-born journalist is a self-confessed racist who loathes “white, middle class men”, yet describes herself as being a “leftie liberal, anti-racist, feminist, Muslim, part-Pakistani, and … a very responsible person”. She believes Osama bin Laden didn’t get a “respectful burial” and asked: “Why does anyone black, Asian or Arab ever vote Tory?” on Twitter … Continue reading “Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (born Yasmin Damji)”

August 13, 2013

A load of cock and balls

by Matthew Steeples

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.

August 12, 2013

Manning a Hispano-Suiza

by Matthew Steeples

A restored 1935 Hispano-Suiza K6 cabriolet to be sold at RM Auctions Monterey sale   Hispano-Suiza, literally meaning ‘Spanish-Swiss’, was a Barcelona based automotive firm that was founded in 1904 and which operated until 1968. In their 16th and 17th August sale, RM Auctions will sell a fine example of their creations, a restored 1935 … Continue reading “Manning a Hispano-Suiza”

August 7, 2013

Chaneling charity

by Matthew Steeples

Charities need to rethink how they pay their executives   It’s hardly news that many charity bosses (AKA ‘charitycats’) are earning in excess of £100,000 a year but once again the toothless Charity Commission is bleating instead of acting.

August 4, 2013

Suddenly Last Summer

by Matthew Steeples

Jack Vetrianno puts painting on the market (and throws in a flat)   Whoever buys Scottish artist Jack Vettriano OBE’s £2 million flat in Pont Street, Knightsbridge gets not only a one bedroomed flat, but also a painting titled Suddenly Last Summer.

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