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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...

Picture of the Week: Posting independence

A screenshot of a letter to ‘The Telegraph’ offers an amusing view on Thursday’s Scottish independence referendum   A screenshot of a letter to The Telegraph from one Moira Brodie of Swindon, Wiltshire is our Picture of...

Overheard: 15th September

Classic clangers from the last week   Drinking like Churchill At The Duke of Clarence pub in Old Brompton Road, South Kensington an elderly drinker was overheard berating a barman. He commented: “Sir, can you make this...

Terry Ronald: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks author, songwriter and music producer Terry Ronald: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Instinct, optimism and a ceaseless quest for glamour.   “Don't get even,...

Adam Rickitt: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks former actor, singer, PR and former ‘Coronation Street’ star Adam Rickitt: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Be kind, be true and be...

Overheard: 8th September

Classic clangers from the last week   A high journal An American banker sat with his friends in the garden of The Phene in Chelsea on a Saturday afternoon was overheard stating: “You know one of the...

A royal second

Duchess of Cambridge pregnant with second child   It has been revealed this morning that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with a second child.   In a statement Kensington Palace commented:   “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess...

Quote of the Week: Joan Rivers

The late Joan Rivers on success   Yesterday’s news that the comedienne Joan Rivers passed away is sad but she’ll long be remembered for her wit and acerbic comments.   One of her best was:   “I succeeded by saying...

Christina Knudsen: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks co-founder of Ochun, a members’ club for single people, Christina Knudsen: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? My totally unrealistic dreams.   “Don't get even,...

Overheard: 1st September

Classic clangers from the last week   Retiring the rich An 18-year old New York based member of the Rich Kids of Instagram website posted a message to his followers. He stated: “I’m never going to need...

Think before you tweet

Mandy Rice-Davies provides a lesson in how to behave on Twitter   A misguided tweet cost Sally Bercow, the wife of the Speaker of the House of Commons, an estimated £100,000. Yesterday, when Mandy Rice-Davies, famous...

Parking bounce

An amusing letter to ‘The Times’ provides light relief during the ‘Silly Season’   Renowned photographer and reader of The Steeple Times John Stoddart spotted this letter in The Times this week about paying for parking...

Picture of the Week: Caravan man

An image of Nigel Farage outside his home shows his true character   God help us: They say we get the leaders we deserve and our Picture of the Week clearly shows what we’d be getting...

Wally of the Week: Andy Lee House

Car dealer Andy Lee House faces jail after wrecking a Bugatti Veyron   In November 2009, Andy Lee House, an American car dealer, thought he’d come up with the perfect scam when he decided to crash...