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Stephen Bowman: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks bass-baritone singer Stephen Bowman: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Gravity mainly, followed by a healthy fear of dying young. Avoiding skydiving tends...

Jess Black: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks artist and animal rights activist Jess Black: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? I think humour. Life is so blah when taking too...

Diego Bivero-Volpe: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks nightlife entrepreneur Diego Bivero-Volpe: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a tough battle.   “Don't get even, get...

Hugh Warrender: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks financier Hugh Warrender: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? I was tempted to put something rude that would be true enough, but there’s...

Bill Martin: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks thrice Ivor Novello Award winning songwriter Bill Martin: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Sir Winston Churchill and all he stood for and...

The truth's stranger than fiction

The “Devil’s Advocate” is jailed for 14 years   Bogus lawyer Giovanni di Stefano was jailed for 14 years yesterday after being found guilty of nine counts of obtaining a money transfer by deception, eight counts...

Jackie Branston: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks concierge Jackie Branston: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Inner strength.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a great motto....

“Where are they now?” – Monica Lewinsky

What has become of the world’s most famous intern Monica Lewinsky?   Monica Lewinsky, it seems, is making a return to public life. The world's most famous intern was spotted at the birthday party of Heather...

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

The Steeple Times asks fund manager Alan Miller: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? It’s a four letter word. It’s Gina, not the four letter word you...

Pass the Chablis

ASmallWorld gets even more small minded   When it started in the same month in 2004 as Facebook, the social network ASmallWorld was ahead of the game. Founded by Erik Wachtmeister with the help of such...

Reader offer: Free tickets to Comedy Punch

Ten free pairs of tickets to Comedy Punch   Terina Denny, the MC and organiser of the popular Fulham comedy night, Comedy Punch, is offering ten pairs of tickets (worth £14 a pair) to readers of...

Alex Preston: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks author Alex Preston: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Books, cooks and good looks.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion,...

David Reuben Jr: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks emerging market investor David Reuben Jr: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? I try to follow the “Golden Rule”. Treat others the way...

Jessica Fellowes: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks journalist and author Jessica Fellowes: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? To learn from history - in all senses of the word – but...

“Where are they now?” – James Hewitt

What has become of the “love rat” James Hewitt?   In the first of a new series, we seek to find out what has become of well-known individuals who have faded into obscurity or moved on...

Neil Hamilton: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks writer, broadcaster and entertainer Neil Hamilton: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Christine.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a...

Crashing Assange

The uninvited nuisances who are the nightmare of any party host   First published in October 2011 on a blog written by Matthew Steeples, we revisit the story of the leading gatecrashers who boldly go where...

Eugene Carokis: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks shipbroker Eugene Carokis: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Gordon Gekko.   “Don't get even, get medieval" is, in our humble opinion, a great motto....

Laura Cathcart: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks milliner Laura Cathcart: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force?  “No woman is a success to herself”. I’ve paraphrased this from Graham Greene...

Jim Ruig: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks architectural antiques expert Jim Ruig: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Design, travel and friends.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our humble...

Anna-Louise Felstead: "What's on your mantelpiece?"

The Steeple Times asks artist Anna-Louise Felstead: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? My old headmaster Peter Pyemont once said in a Friday assembly: “The more you...

Noelle Reno: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks fashion entrepreneur Noelle Reno: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? The weather… Or Tolstoy.   “Don't get even, get medieval" is, in our humble opinion,...

Jack P. Shepherd: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks actor Jack Shepherd (“Coronation Street’s” David Platt): “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Patience and optimism.   “Don't get even, get medieval" is, in our...

Jane Felstead: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks “Made in Chelsea’s” Jane Felstead: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? My conscience.   “Don't get even, get medieval" is, in our humble opinion, a...

Russell Norman: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks restaurateur Russell Norman: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? I am guided by the usual human forces, but my permanent motivation is work.   “Don't...

Natalie Coyle: "What's on your mantelpiece?"

The Steeple Times asks classical singer Natalie Coyle: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Passion. I’m driven and motivated by many things – the desire to succeed;...

Deborah Walker: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks matchmaker Deborah Walker: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? ‘The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible”.   “Don't get...

Oliver Gerrish: "What's on your mantelpiece?"

The Steeple Times asks musician and architectural historian Oliver Gerrish: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? My guiding force is optimism.   “Don't get even, get medieval" is, in...

Kiss Me

Victoria Aitken launches a single for Valentine’s Day   This Valentine’s Day, the electro-house chart topping singer-songwriter Victoria Aitken, daughter of the former Conservative minister Jonathan Aitken, has released her latest single, Kiss Me.     Of what inspired...

Ten types of playground mother

Sarah Tucker explains the types of mother she thinks exist in the school playground   In a short video for Netmums, best selling author Sarah Tucker educates viewers about the ten types of mums she believes...

Neil “Razor” Ruddock: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks former footballer and television personality Neil “Razor” Ruddock: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? My dad.   “Don't get even, get medieval" is, in our...

Topes Calland: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks “super-tutor” Topes Calland: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? The mantra I use with my students is: “clarity, confidence, creativity”.   “Don't get even, get...

Roubi L’Roubi: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks the Bond Street couturier and Huntsman co-owner Roubi L’Roubi: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? “Achieve the ideal”, striving for perfection in my craft. Indeed,...

Leah Newman: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks the model Leah Newman: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? Global warming.   “Don't get even, get medieval" is, in our humble opinion, a great...

The highbrow with the eyebrow

A tribute to philanthropist and sports entrepreneur George Gund III by Matthew Steeples   In my years visiting San Francisco, it was always a pleasure to meet one of the city’s great men, George Gund III.       An...

Alexander Nikitich: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks Carfax Education founder Alexander Nikitich: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? Common sense.   “Don't get even, get medieval" is, in our humble opinion, a...

Francisco Alves Gomes: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks nightlife guru Francisco Alves Gomes: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? Passion and desire.   “Don't get even, get medieval" is, in our humble opinion,...

Jared Brown: What’s on your mantelpiece?

The Steeple Times asks drinks historian and master distiller Jared Brown: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? “Gin, vermouth, and a twist" is my personal guiding force....

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

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,...

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

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,...

Middling

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...

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

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"...

Teacher tops charts with posthumous single

Zach Topley reports on a Wellington College teacher who lost his battle with cancer who is now topping the iTunes chart   Jimmy Higham, who sadly lost his battle with cancer last year, has soared through...

Picture of the Week: White fleece

Amy Childs: A brash young lady with questionable taste   Our last picture of the week featuring a Range Rover Sport was of one that had been driven by a couple described in the comments section...

Daniel Rosenfeldt: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks the magician and musician Daniel Rosenfeldt: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? Stephen Fry.   “Don't get even, get medieval" is, in our humble opinion,...

Jax Martin: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks the financier turned fashion designer Jax Martin: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? Love.   “Don't get even, get medieval" is, in our humble opinion,...

J.Harry Edmiston: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks photographer J.Harry Edmiston: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? The idea that the photographs I take may still be admired long after I’m...

Victoria Spicer: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks the journalist and equestrian expert Victoria Spicer: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your guiding force? Sat nav, usually.   “Don't get even, get medieval" is, in our...