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A rolling need

As ‘The Steeple Times’ roll call reaches 370, we need the assistance of our readers   We added the 370th entry to our roll call today in the form of Huguette Clark. Now, as we aim...

Moving on: August 2013

A round up of the moves of the newsworthy   Without Soy Sauce Yet to be officially announced, we’ve discovered that the former library that was Bistro K at 117 – 119 Old Brompton Road, SW7 is...

Henry Pryor: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

20 questions with property market expert Henry Pryor   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? “Cheering the underdog”.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? “There...

Pictures of the Week: A dog’s dinner

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...

Tatiana von Saxe Wilson: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

20 questions with founder of The People’s Book Prize Tatiana von Saxe Wilson   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Pursuit and success.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion,...

Notorious addresses

Can the former homes of notorious criminals ever really be ‘bargains?   In recent days many newspapers have featured the sale of the apartment where Dennis Nilson committed several murders. Most refer to it as a...

Jet set John

Tagged billionaire John Goodman allowed to fly to Texas to visit his mother   The case of John Goodman is what the media would term “a gift that keeps on giving”. The “polo king” billionaire, whose...

Red is Good

Matthew Steeples celebrates red fashion as Debenhams ditch red braces   Debenhams and the Mail Online recently suggested that the “garish” red braces, as sported by Gordon Gekko in Wall Street, have fallen out of fashion.   A...

Alan Mendoza: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

20 questions with executive director of The Henry Jackson Society Dr. Alan Mendoza   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Stretching the boundaries of the possible.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in...

Helen Lederer: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

20 questions with actress, comedian and writer Helen Lederer, best known for her role as Catriona in ‘Absolutely Fabulous’   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? My latest aim for a user-friendly...

The tackiest film of 2013

‘Diana’ looks set to take the title of “Clanger of the Year”   Films based on the lives of the royal family rarely work. The trailer of the latest, Diana, starring Naomi Watts proves this point...

Wally of the Week: Sir Stephen Bubb

Hypocritical charity boss makes an utter fool of himself   The charity boss who stated that charity bosses earnings were “not excessive” this week it transpires had his 60th birthday party at the House of Lords...

Sunning it

Anthea Turner and Grant Bovey move on (yet again)   To most, both “sunrise” and “sundown” are beautiful spectacles. For Anthea Turner, these are words she’d probably rather forget.   53-year old Turner, who split from her 51-year...

Looking for Lucan

ITV’s claims to have a solution to the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Lord Lucan are pure fantasy   There have been countless suggestions as to what happened to Lord Lucan after he disappeared without trace...

Ben Goldsmith: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

20 questions with leading clean technology investor Ben Goldsmith   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? My love of the natural world.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a...

Picture of the Week: Prince George

The arrival of Prince George is met with both joy and mirth   Like countless millions around the world, we must congratulate Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the arrival of His...

The problems of perfume

“Alleged Saudi princess” claims to have spent £1 million on perfume in just two months   Sara Al Amoudi is perhaps an ideal illustration of the words of Coco Chanel who once said: “A woman’s perfume...

Mone on the Hopkins

Michelle Mone blasts Katie Hopkins   Michelle Mone is a multi-millionaire. Katie Hopkins is a motormouth. It is time that the latter realised such and silenced herself.     Hopkins, a self-confessed “husband stealer” who this week described Tulisa...

Peter Wetherell: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

20 questions with Peter Wetherell, Mayfair’s leading estate agent   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? The revival of Mayfair as the best residential village of what is now called “Prime Central...

Did you know?

A new column revealing facts you may or may not already know   Sir Cliff Richard was allegedly praised in the 1970s for staying in Britain whilst Denis Healey “tax the rich until the pips squeak”....

Overheated readers

The heat has certainly gone to some of our readers heads   This week the heat has plainly had an effect on some of the individuals we’ve featured.   We’ve received a missive from one who purports that...

Ask Mrs MILF – The agony aunt who’s naughty but nice

My husband says that I never pay him any attention but as soon as he looks at a girl with a great body I am all over him like a rash. Is there...

Ask Mrs MILF – The agony aunt who's naughty but nice

My husband says that I never pay him any attention but as soon as he looks at a girl with a great body I am all over him like a rash. Is there...

Ask Mrs MILF – The agony aunt who’s naughty but nice

My husband says that I never pay him any attention but as soon as he looks at a girl with a great body I am all over him like a rash. Is there...

Wally of the Week: Tori Campbell

News presenter Tori Campbell falls for fake names hoax   A reporter who incorrectly named the crew of a plane that crashed in San Francisco as Sum Ting Wong, Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk and...

Tom Bem: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

20 questions with singer-songwriter Tom Bem   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Success and positivity.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto. What’s yours? I’ve adopted the...

Zak Tyler: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

20 questions with businessman and luxury brands guru Zak Tyler   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? I’m guided simply by the love of my son.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in...

Propping up a 'princess'?

Sara Al Amoudi: a supposed ‘Saudi princess’ who has a history with the British court faces two property investors who claim she duped them into handing her £14 million worth of properties in Central...

Propping up a ‘princess’?

Sara Al Amoudi: a supposed ‘Saudi princess’ who has a history with the British court faces two property investors who claim she duped them into handing her £14 million worth of properties in Central...

Peter Jukes: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

20 questions with author, screenwriter, playwright and literary critic Peter Jukes   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? ‘Duende’. Sounds pretentious I know, but it basically means follow things, people, events that...

Ask Mrs MILF – The agony aunt who's naughty but nice

  My wife is one of the most beautiful women in the world but when I tell her how beautiful she looks and what an amazing derriere she sports, her response is to quizzically respond...

A small, like, war

Sabine Heller of ASmallWorld starts a war, ‘like’   According to last week’s New York Post, an “epic battle” has broken out between Erik Wachtmeister, who founded the ASmallWorld social network in 2004 and whose Best...

A parliament of Pratts

Spencer Matthews and Stephanie Pratt share their love on Twitter   A group of owls is referred to as a parliament and given that Made in Chelsea ‘star’ Spencer Matthews has united with his namesake and...

Monica gets blown out

Monica Lewinsky’s soiled clothing fails to sell   Last week, we reported on an auction of items owned and relating to Monica Lewinsky, President Kennedy, Wallis Simpson and Adolf Hitler.     Whilst the Wallis Simpson jewellery, gloves and...

Murder, mayhem and extraordinary price tags

A double dose of ‘The Great Gatsby’   Last night, I attended a talk by Dr Sarah Churchwell, author of Careless People. Today, I listened to a talk by Adam Douglas of antiquarian book dealers Peter...

Wally of the Week: Vicky Pryce

Vicky Pryce’s appearance at the House of Lords is just priceless   Vicky Pryce, just like Katie Price, is a woman who can’t keep her mouth shut. Just out of jail, she’s been at the House...

Minor and major

Two Internet titans worth watching   Those who wrote off Halsey Minor, founder of CNET, may have done so prematurely given today’s news that Michael Birch has just bought back Bebo for just $1 million. Minor, who...

Sarah Symonds: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks Sarah Symonds: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? The intense desire to help women globally, by teaching them ‘heartache prevention’ techniques.  I motivate...

Crashing has no bounds

Gatecrashers turn up at a memorial service for Michael Winner   The 2005 film Wedding Crashers starring Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Christopher Walken made that breed of crasher famous but an image from today’s Mail...

New York’s real estate power brokers: Part II

Oliver Estreich’s New York real estate power brokers   In the second in a series, Oliver Estreich profiles New York’s top realtors. He continues with Eva Penson, Leighton Candler and Dana Power.   Eva Penson Eva Penson is widely...

Bhavna Ahluwalia: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks fashion management consultant Bhavna Ahluwalia: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Spirituality.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great...

A mistress on a marriage

Gordon Ramsay’s alleged former mistress Sarah Symonds shares her thoughts on what may have caused trouble and strife in the marriage of Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi   Sarah Symonds, a lady who has variously claimed...

Shackled to the Tooth

Lawyers Baroness Shackleton and Raymond Toothe lunch at Scott’s   Raymond “The Rottweiler” Toothe and Fiona Shackleton spent two hours together on Friday lunching at Scott’s in Mount Street, Mayfair reported today’s The Sunday People.   An unnamed...

Wally of the Week: Charles Saatchi

An art dealer whose boiling point has passed   Everyone’s seen the images and everyone has a view but it is not just because of the pictures of Charles Saatchi supposedly trying to choke his wife...

Marshalling a sentence

Brooke Astor’s 89-year old son should be jailed   Anthony “Tony” Marshall, 89, is due in court in Manhattan today, Thursday 20th June, to hear whether he’ll be sent to prison. If jailed, he will be...

Leonard Johansson: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks artist Leonard Johansson: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Inspiration, creativity and free will.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion,...

Fairycakes

Our ‘Wally of the Week’ Luisa Zissman chucks a cupcake out of her pram   Our first ‘Wally of the Week’, Katie Price (or whatever she’s now called), kept quiet. Our second, a cupcake maker turned...

Wally of the Week: Luisa Zissman

An attention seeker who needs to be removed from our screens   A contestant on The Apprentice who stated that she has “the energy of a Duracell bunny, the sex appeal of Jessica Rabbit and a...