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Seeing Jesus

Nigel Farage’s week has been dominated by Jesus   Christmas is nearly upon us and though sadly most forget the true meaning of this celebration, Nigel Farage has been reminded of just that twice in recent...

Overheard: 18th December

Classic clangers from the last week   Firing the lock A student in Olympia was overheard making a late night call to the fire service. He bellowed: “My girlfriend’s snapped her key in the lock. The oven’s...

The rotten men of 2014

Scoundrels and criminals top our selection of the most rotten men of 2014   As 2014 draws to a close, we will profile the best and the worst of the year. We begin with the most rotten men...

A Jolie good lady: Is Angelina Jolie to become a peer?

Will we soon be hearing: “Arise, Lady Jolie?”   Yesterday, in The Telegraph, Christopher Hope and Paul Clements waxed lyrical in their ‘People’ column about the prospect of Angelina Jolie becoming a member of the House...

Stoddart’s journey: An exhibition of the works of John Stoddart

The private view of John Stoddart’s latest exhibition brought together both polo players and personalities   On 15th November, architectural antiques and French oak flooring Salvage Europe unveiled their new showroom at The Mews at The...

Quote of the Week: Mocking Madeley

A set of quotes from Richard Madeley that will both amuse and astound   This week we were emailed an article that contained a set of forty quotes from the broadcaster Richard Madeley. Known for having...

Look out for Lego man

Matthew Steeples explores the story behind finding a wandering Lego man   Yesterday at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London’s South Kensington, I found a miniature Lego soldier complete with a tag that bore the following...

Overheard: 10th November

Classic clangers from the last week   Court time In a London courtroom, barrister Catherine Bexson overheard counsel ask a witness: “How long have you been married?” The witness answered: “45 years” and was then asked: “How...

Ahmed El-Ali: What’s on your mantelpiece?

The Steeple Times asks makeup artist Ahmed El-Ali: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Ambition and success.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a...

Website of the Week: Rats’ Tails

Amanda Eliasch’s Rats’ Tails blog is both thought provoking and fun   Amanda Eliasch evoked a Twitter storm when she recently made what was actually a very truthful comment about the London property market in stating you get...

Chantelle Pidgley: What’s on your mantelpiece?

The Steeple Times asks model Chantelle Pidgley: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? I grew up in the north of England as a child. The wit and...

Seeking Elizabeth Gallagher

If your name is Elizabeth Gallagher (and you are Canadian) you could be in for the trip of a lifetime   Last March, a Canadian named Jordan Axani and his then girlfriend booked a round the world...

Video of the Week: Burning Man

Watch magician Francesco Macera escape from a burning crate   Those of you that used to dine at Peter Burrell and Frankie Dettori’s Sette in Sydney Sette in Sydney Street, Chelsea will likely remember a friendly...

Overheard: 3rd November

Classic clangers from the last week   Marrying the Tube Reader Katerina Mina was on the London Underground when the driver announced: “Ladies and gentlemen, I do apologise for the delay to this service. I know you’re...

Daniel Patrick Quinn: What’s on your mantelpiece?

The Steeple Times asks explorer, composer and writer Daniel Patrick Quinn: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? As a composer, I aim to make the next album...

Guilty but not for going away: John Goodman to appeal (again)

Found guilty of DUI manslaughter again on Tuesday, cowardly multi-millionaire Florida polo mogul John Goodman is now set to try to avoid accepting his sentence yet again   Palm Beach County based polo mogul John Goodman...

Overheard: 27th October

Classic clangers from the last week   Binning Berry At Patisserie Valerie in Knightsbridge an elderly local was overheard to remark: “They’ve overdone the meringue. It ain’t Mary Berry”. The lady serving her looked bemused and responded:...

Anything but Good

Manufacturing heir John Goodman returns to the stand and yet again illustrates his true character   Multi-millionaire John Goodman took the stand in the retrial of his DUI manslaughter conviction yesterday and claimed he wasn’t intoxicated...

Margo Manhattan

The Steeple Times asks American jeweller and creator of the pink ribbon lapel pin for breast cancer and the red ribbon for AIDS awareness Margo Manhattan: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit...

Margo Manhattan

The Steeple Times asks American jeweller and creator of the pink ribbon lapel pin for breast cancer and the red ribbon for AIDS awareness Margo Manhattan: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit...

The Monica Factor: Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter

Monica Lewinsky takes to Twitter (but don’t expect any mention of Bill Clinton)   On Monday, Monica Lewinsky joined Twitter and within a couple of hours despite her having tweeted just twice, she had gained over 34,000...

Wally of the Week: Judy Finnigan

Broadcaster turned author Judy Finnigan tries to excuse the conduct of a convicted rapist   Did Judy Finnigan have a bottle or three before joining ITV’s Loose Women television show panel on Monday? Asked about what she...

Home Jeeves

A Knightsbridge house for rent for nearly £1 million per year comes with the option of its very own Jeeves   Despite P. G. Woodehouse’s Jeeves being “a valet, not a butler”, Bertie Wooster noted: “If...

Joe Putignano: What’s on your mantelpiece?

The Steeple Times asks American gymnast, performing artist, contortionist and former addict Joe Putignano: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? “The darkest of men carry the brightest...

Overheard: 3rd October

Classic clangers from the last week   Bending the phone In The Thomas Cubbitt in Belgravia an American was overheard to remark that she was “so excited about the new iPhone”. Her British friend responded: “It’s made...

Website of the Week: Secret London Agent

Website devoted to “unmasking the shameless” will be useful to anyone planning an event in London   The Steeple Times has been at the forefront of naming and shaming London’s party crashers since its inception and...

Fatal distraction?

UKIP’s roll call of defectors is hardly newsworthy   The trickle of defections from the Conservative Party to UKIP in recent days has been steady but though the media have made much of this, there’s one...

Duping Donald

The case of Donald Trump being tricked into retweeting an image of serial killers Fred and Rosemary West is a lesson in the perils of social media   ‘The Donald’ is not one to mince his words...

A cover for Coral

Artist Peregrine Heathcote’s cover for Jane Huxley’s new novel ‘A Woman Named Coral’ revealed at the Royal Thames Yacht Club   On 17th September, Delancey Press hosted a champagne reception to celebrate the publication of the...

The best for Britain?

Pictures from ‘The Mirror’s’ Labour Party conference provide illustration just how awful a government led by Ed Miliband would be for Britain   On Tuesday night, The Mirror hosted a party on the set of Coronation...

Amanda Eliasch: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks writer, poet and photographer Amanda Eliasch: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Depression.   “Don't get even, get medieval” is, in our humble opinion, a...

Won and lost

Gamblers are the winners and losers of Scotland’s independence referendum   Whilst Great Britain was undoubtedly the winner when the result of Scotland’s independence referendum came in at 6am on Friday, there were other clear winners...