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Life on the wire

Nik Wallenda crosses the Niagara Falls   Yesterday, watched by over a billion people worldwide, Nik Wallenda became the first person to successfully walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oodNwQwW42c Watch Nick Walenda finish his Niagara Falls...

Prospering Paris

Profile: The genius of self-promotion that is Paris Hilton   At a dinner party last week, my guests gasped in horror when I said that I view Paris Hilton to be a genius. Their faces turned...

The worthy Mr Waites

Profile: Sculptor Edward Waites   Continuing my series of profiles of up and coming talent, it was a pleasure to recently meet the extremely talented Suffolk based sculptor Edward Waites.   A specialist in animal sculpture, 24-year old...

Keep your oar out Oldfield

Profile: Trenton Oldfield: the man who temporarily halted the 2012 Boat Race   “Why are the right such angry people?” asked @NotAGateway, the shared Twitter account of Deepa Naik and her boyfriend Trenton Oldfield yesterday afternoon.   In...

Bringing out the Branston

Profile: The very well connected Jacqueline Branston   Jacqueline, Jackie to her friends, Branston is a lady described by the Who’s Really Who author Richard Compton-Miller as being one that: “hears, sees and says nothing.” Discretion...

Bricking it

The case of Samantha Brick   This probably will be one of the shortest pieces I ever write, as, frankly, I don’t want to give Samantha Brick any more publicity than she’s already brought upon herself.     Brick,...

Keep flying

The suicide of Andrew Embiricos   I was saddened this morning to read the news that my friend Andrew Embiricos (1985 – 2011) had committed suicide.   Andrew, the grandson of Rita Heyworth, was witty and positive and...