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Downgrading Sir Shifty

We join those celebrating ‘Sir Shifty’ Philip Green’s impending downfall; this vulgar man and his beady-eyed wife truly deserve their fate It hasn’t been a good week for Sir Philip Green and it hasn’t been...

Banishing Branson

That Richard Branson has been barred from bidding on rail contracts is correct; that the Americans have welcomed him is most unfortunate News that “tie-loathing adventurer and troublemaker” (more like “arrogant prick”) Sir Richard Branson...

Silly Philly

‘Sir Shifty’ Philip Green reduced to celebrating his birthday on his lonesome; here is proof of how the mighty can truly fall   The Mail on Sunday, for once, provided an accurate assessment this morning.   In reporting...

Branson Sickness

That Virgin have had to quarantine passengers is one thing; that Sir Richard Branson continues to be taken seriously is another   Sir Richard Branson cannot do anything without making, as Princess Anne once remarked, “a...

Losing Lazy Brady

That Lady Brady has resigned from Arcadia is news to be celebrated; that she took so long to go is proof of her hypocrisy   Finally, this morning, Lady Brady has done the decent thing. With...

Philly G. Fails

Bully and braggart Sir Philip Green ditches his libel action against ‘The Telegraph’ and is deservedly met with a bill of £3 million in costs alone   Described as “Shylock meets Al Capone” in this publication...

A Moral Vacuum

Billionaire Brexiteer James Dyson (yet again) shows himself as nothing but a self-serving prick in relocating his HQ to Singapore   Yesterday, in the wake of the crappy hoover manufacturer Sir James Dyson announcing he’d be...

Seeking Success

Matthew Steeples  urges successful readers to help an ambitious young man who had the courage to write to the residents of London’s most prosperous areas asking for advice   A letter came through my door recently...

Davide Giardino – What’s on your mantelpiece?

A 20-question interview with economist turned real estate investor Davide Giardino   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? “The happiness and success of those closest to my heart.”   “Don't get even, get medieval”...

The Affair That Never Was

As the Mail Online makes yet another balls-up, The Steeple Times suggests that Lord Rothermere hire a decent copy checker   As was the case with the amazing yet surprisingly true story of The Man Who...

Oliver Ouboter – What’s on your mantelpiece?

A 20-question interview with Oliver Ouboter; the co-founder of the imminently launching innovative Swiss ‘bubble car’ – the Microlino   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? Passion.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is,...

Hero of the Hour – Yasmita Mulji

The Steeple Times salutes community hero and Chelsea newsagent Yasmita Mulji   Hardworking Yasmita Mulji has served her community since 1978. This Chelsea newsagent and her small store have survived in the face of adversity and...

McMoneya

London has simply become a money park for dodgy money and though ‘McMafia’ reflected elements of that, the truth is far more depressing   Since the 1st January, the nation was engrossed (though many were also...

The Daily Branson

Richard Branson’s decision to re-allow the ‘Daily Mail’ on his trains proves him to be nothing but a lying self-publicist   Sir Richard Branson yet again has proven himself to be nothing but a self-obsessed, self-publicising...

Branson Falls Off The Roof

Sir Richard Branson closes The Roof Gardens in Kensington; customers take to social media to complain about lack of assistance over cancelled bookings   Sir Richard Branson can now add “job killer” and “wedding wrecker” to...

Taking out the Toxic

Matthew Steeples suggests the era of PR’s who’ll represent anyone and promote anything ought to end   In Britain, the PR firm Bell Pottinger collapsed ultimately because of its willingness to “represent almost anyone but Robert...

Bloomberg on Brexit

Billionaire and former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg condemns Brexit as “the single stupidest thing any country has ever done” apart from America electing Donald Trump   As Michael Bloomberg opened a vast new European...

A Second Kennedy in the White House?

Could “Hillary Clinton without the baggage” Caroline Kennedy take on Donald Trump?   It is being suggested that JFK’s daughter Caroline Kennedy could run against Donald Trump to become President of the United States of America...

Madness and Martin

Martin Shkreli takes to Facebook to share an article supporting him and suggests he’d make an ideal communications director for President Trump   Permanently banned from Twitter, awaiting a verdict in a fraud trial and widely...

Meltdown Madoff

Madoff family finally relieved of their ill-gotten gains; victims now get back approximately 66% of their losses whilst Ruth Madoff goes shopping   Last week, what will hopefully be the final chapter of the sorry saga...

Breaking a Jacket

Barings jacket signed by rogue trader Nick Leeson to be auctioned; the original supposedly sold for £21,000 in 2007   An auction of a bright yellow and black trading jacket signed by Nick Leeson – the...

Ross Barr-Hoyland – What’s on your mantelpiece?

A 20-question interview with British men’s knitwear designer Ross Barr-Hoyland   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? To aim to leave the world a better place than you found it.   “Don't get even,...

Letters – Green Business Goes Lib Dem

Influential business leaders from green sector back Lib Dems in Thursday’s General Election in a letter to ‘The Steeple Times’   Sir   The environment has been shut out of this election.   Economic growth has provided the world with...

Best in Britain

EXCLUSIVE – “Nationally important” Grade II* listed Berkshire mansion in 130 acres for sale for £26 million; its interior is yet to be renovated   A Grade II* listed building capable of being reinstated as one...

Staging the Dollars

Prominent banker attempts to sell San Francisco mansion for a sum 205% higher than it achieved in 1993; it comes with an outdoor theatre   Built in 1904 of brick on a wood frame and subject...

Adrien Gaubert – What’s on your mantelpiece?

A 20-question interview with Adrien Gaubert, award-winning co-founder of myGwork – an inclusive LGBTI recruitment hub   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Positivity and fun. I am grateful to be alive...

Advertorial – City Relay

Matthew Steeples takes a look at the services offered by City Relay, a hassle free short-term rental management company   Established three years ago and based in Earl’s Court, City Relay offer the very best guest...

Alfie Best – What’s on your mantelpiece?

A 20-question interview with self-made businessman and star of ‘My Fat Gypsy Fortune’ Alfie Best   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? For a man to know where he is going, he...

Martin Raffa – What’s on your mantelpiece?

A 20-question interview with Paris based fashion designer Martin Raffa   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? The search beauty and harmony. From an early age, I understood the importance of both...

The Downfall of The Donald

Could Donald Trump’s ‘Fall of Rome-style’ downfall be triggered by the actions of his very own family?   Donald Trump came to power promising to ‘Drain the Swamp’ of Washington. Thus far he’s made it bigger...

Chop the Charitycats

As San Francisco socialite and clothes horse Joy Venturini Bianchi is highlighted to be an American version of her fellow former ‘charitycat’ Lady Meyer, it’s time that charities worldwide were better regulated   In Britain, in...

Sex and the Single Zillionaire

Belvedere, CA home of late tech billionaire and author of ‘Sex and the Single Zillionaire’ Thomas Perkins for sale; he entertained amongst others Sophia Loren and Rupert Murdoch there   Thomas Perkins (1932 – 2016) had...

Win a Manor House

Wing of North Lancashire manor house offered in a prize draw   An Internet marketer named Dunstan Low paid £435,000 for the east wing of a Grade II listed Georgian manor house in the Lune Valley...

Roh Habibi – What’s on your mantelpiece?

A 20-question interview with realtor and star of ‘Million Dollar Listing San Francisco’ Roh Habibi   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Expertise and swagger.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our...

Picture of the Week – Donald The Devil

TIME magazine made a mockery of Donald Trump by giving him Devil horns on their latest cover   Much to the outrage of many, TIME have made Donald Trump their ‘Person of the Year’. Though they...

Daphne McKinley – What’s on your mantelpiece?

A 20-question interview with businesswoman and founder of the Sean Edwards Foundation Daphne McKinley   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? My guiding force is my son Sean who drives me forward...

Partnering With Pickett

Kathryn Fensterstock reports on a party to celebrate Pickett’s new partnership with the Mayor’s Fund for London   On 16th November, to mark becoming an official charity partner of the Mayor’s Fund for London, Pickett hosted...

Crook Bankrupt

PR man of fat Australian Clive Palmer who wanted to rebuild RMS Titanic goes broke; appropriately his surname is ‘Crook’   In 2013, a larger-than-life Aussie gave a press conference at The Ritz, London after hanging...

James Pimentel-Pinto – What’s on your mantelpiece?

A 20-question interview with mobile and tech channel pioneer James Pimentel-Pinto   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Erik Estrada – Ponch in the popular television series CHiPs.   “Don't get even, get medieval”...

Trump to Profit from Presidency

Donald Trump claimed he would not profit from being President; it seems that was just another of his lies   Braggart and President-elect Donald Trump was very keen to announce he wouldn’t take the £456,000 ($569,000,...

Going Solo

The Steeple Times’ debate ‘Should London go it alone and become the new Monaco?’ provoked heated discussion   On 22nd November at 12 Hay Hill in Mayfair, The Steeple Times gathered a panel that was expected...

Marissa Hermer – What’s on your mantelpiece?

A 20-question interview with reality television star, hospitality expert and author Marissa Hermer   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? “Winging it”.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a...

Having a Stab at Running a Hotel

New York hotel where Sid Vicious’ girlfriend was stabbed to death sold for £200 million   If walls could tell stories, those at the Hotel Chelsea on 222 West 23rd Street in Chelsea, New York could...

Esam Sultan – What’s on your mantelpiece?

A 20-question interview with international property consultant Esam Sultan   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Frank Sinatra.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? “Knowing...

Emir Bahadir – What’s on your mantelpiece?

A 20-question interview with 25-year old New York based BHDR real estate brokerage and development firm founder Emir Bahadir   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? My driving force is being...

Trolling Brexit

Gina Miller targeted by trolls and subjected to death threats simply for attempting to prove a point of law on Brexit   Like or loathe Brexit, one should respect the right of others to opinions contrary...

Berkoff on Sir Shifty

Actor, producer and writer Steven Berkoff shares his views about Sir Philip Green   I recently watched a group of investigators sitting around a semi-circular table politely asking questions of Sir Philip Green. They elicited either...

Nicola Radano – What’s on your mantelpiece?

A 20-question interview with Nicola Radano, an Italian fashion blogger and founder of tie producers Spacca Neapolis   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Determination and loyalty.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is,...