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Amazonian takes on the City

Gina and Alan Miller launch the True & Fair Investment Calculator   Already well known for their groundbreaking True & Fair Campaign, Gina and Alan Miller have recently launched a free online calculator that enables investors...

Hall's Dragon

Rachel Elnaugh shares some rather strange views on Stuart Hall’s sentence on Twitter   As it is reported that jailed paedophile Stuart Hall is facing another seventeen allegations of sexual abuse, The Steeple Times was surprised...

Saving Skilling

Jeffrey Skilling gets 10 years sliced off his sentence   The disgraced Enron chief executive officer Jeffrey Skilling has been in jail since 2006. This week 10 years has been cut off his 24 year jail...

No one can disgrace us but ourselves

Anthony Marshall’s disgrace is complete   Anthony Marshall, heir to the fortune of Brooke Astor, finally faced justice yesterday in Manhattan. He did so wearing sweat pants, a cardigan and a pair of Toms slippers. Delivered...

What an Oddjob

Bill Oddie defends Rolf Harris   “Personalities” from the 1980s seem to like making odd statements about paedophilia and sexual abuse. First it was William Roache and then came Jim Davidson and Max Clifford. All three...

A stay of execution

Anthony Marshall gets another day of freedom   Anthony Marshall, the 89-year old son of the late philanthropist Brooke Astor, got a one day stay of execution from Judge A. Kirke Bartley this afternoon.   Marshall, a former...

Five of the best: Here comes the sun

The Steeple Times suggests five things to bring cheer to Julian Assange’s grey existence   The fugitive Julian Assange will have been in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for exactly one year tomorrow, the 19th...

The grateful D(e)ad

Claire Rubinstein laments this year’s Father’s Day offerings   As far as celebrations go, Father's Day seems to be a decidedly tepid affair if the dismal offerings from the High Street are anything to go by.   We'd...

‘M’s’ the word

Theresa May agrees to fund full-scale Met inquiry into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann   Last year, Theresa May hosted a reception with a woman named Lady Meyer in Downing Street. Kate McCann, the mother of...

Picture of the Week: Turning the sky red, white and blue

The Red Arrows flypast over Buckingham Palace is an annual delight   Every year on the Queen’s official birthday the skies of London become a spectacular theatre for just a few minutes. Today was no exception.   At...

Return of a King

William Dalrymple suggests the past should guide anyone considering invading Afghanistan   Last night I attended a reception hosted by Sir Tom Stoppard and the Founders’ Circle of the London Library at the East India Club...

What a pair of plates

Nick Griffin visits Bashar Assad and an Assad inspired number plate appears in London   In a not so extraordinary move, Nick Griffin MEP, leader of Britain’s most obnoxious political party, the BNP, is in Syria...

Sunning Assange

Does a fugitive have the right to sun?   Ecuador’s foreign minister Richard Patino has called for his country’s enforced guest, Julian Assange, to be allowed the right to sunbathe and have a bit of “intimacy”....

The tip of the iceberg

Power, paedophile rings and an establishment cover-up   Child grooming and paedophile rings are very much in the news currently. Many of the cases highlighted by the media have focused on Asian Muslim men grooming white...

Iron sympathy

Jeremy Irons shares his sympathy for the plight of William Roache   Actor William Roache was in court again today for a preliminary hearing in relation to charges of historical sex offences against five girls. Roache,...

Mapping anarchy

Anarchists issue a map of the corporations, individuals and places in Central London that they view to be the “hiding places of power”   “Activists and agitators” Stop G8 UK have published a map of those...

Cock Roache arrested again

William Roache is charged with five counts of indecent assault   Things are not looking for good for Coronation Street’s William Roache. His friend Owen Oyston, several of whose businesses he also happens to be a...

I'm innocent

Rebekah Brooks pleads not guilty   Charlie and Rebekah Brooks appeared at Southwark Crown Court this morning.   Mrs Brooks pleaded not guilty to charges relating to phone hacking, conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office and perverting...

Tulisa hits Belgravia

Former N-Dubz singer Tulisa Contostavlos arrested and taken to Belgravia Police Station   We’re no fans of Tulisa here at The Steeple Times. Her music is appalling and her sex tape story was just tedious. That...

Connecting justice

The worrying similarities in developments in the cases of Oscar Pistorious and Rebekah Brooks could be very bad for justice   Two cases. Two countries. Two worrying trends. The cases against Oscar Pistorious and Rebekah Brooks...

72 is the magic number

We suspect the latest arrest in Operation Yewtree to be the biggest yet   The key to the latest arrest in Operation Yewtree is the age of the 72-year old man named.   Given how litigious we know...

Picture of the week: Downing Street’s “shocker” parodied

David Cameron and Nick Clegg as Titanic stars and an analysis of the “sensational love affair” shocking Westminster   The talk of Westminster and Twitter is the Mail on Sunday’s story about the identity of a mystery...

Guido Fawkes drops a hint

A cartoon on the ‘Guido Fawkes’ blog hints at the identity of the Downing Street lovers   As rumours spread like wildfire on Twitter, Guido Fawkes has dropped another hint as to the identity of the...

Long may she reign

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Coronation   Sixty years ago today, Princess Elizabeth became Her Majesty The Queen. Today we at The Steeple Times join with the nation in celebrating this historic moment.   Elizabeth II has...

Where's the recall?

Zac Goldsmith MP is right to argue the case for a recall law   In the wake of Patrick Mercer MP’s resignation of the Conservative whip, Zac Goldsmith MP took to Twitter to point out the...

‘The Telegraph’ strikes again

‘The Daily Telegraph’s’ expose of yet another rule breaking MP is something to celebrate   The Daily Telegraph is a newspaper that isn’t afraid to expose scandals and that should indeed be celebrated.   Today, as a result...

A Minor problem

Former billionaire Halsey Minor files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy   Last October we featured the story of the $25 million Koshland Mansion in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights. The price of the property has now been slashed...

Loyal or ludicrous?

Jilly Cooper defends Rolf Harris   In this morning’s Richard Kay column in the Daily Mail, it was reported that the author Jilly Cooper took to the defence of her friend the entertainer Rolf Harris before...

More tea, vicar?

Reasonable responses to extremism   After walking across Hyde Park this morning to a launch breakfast at Selfridges, I passed the Animals in War memorial on Park Lane. It was partially covered in a sheet and...

Give the man a break… And get him a beer

Is it right to criticise David Cameron for taking a holiday?   This morning the Mail Online and others attacked David Cameron for “swanning off” for a holiday in Ibiza whilst the nation is “struggling” and...

Bercowed

Sally Bercow loses libel case brought by Lord McAlpine   This morning a judge at the High Court ruled that Sally Bercow’s tweet last November about Lord McAlpine suggested that he was a “paedophile who was...

A word of advice from Lord McAlpine

Lord McAlpine shares his views on how to deal with the media   In his 1999 book, The New Machiavelli: The Art of Politics in Business, Lord McAlpine, who successfully defeated Sally Bercow in a libel...

Don't Griffin

Yesterday’s terrible events in Woolwich should not encourage the rise of the BNP   The murder of a soldier in Woolwich yesterday was a terrible thing but it must be remembered that it was a “murder”...

A reply from Christine Assange

Julian Assange’s mother takes to Twitter to reply to our article   Yesterday, we urged Julian Assange to end his near year long stay at the Ecuadorean Embassy in Knightsbridge. It has cost around £4.2 million...

Policing Assange: Where will it end?

The costs of policing Julian Assange’s residency at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London soar to beyond £4.2 million   By the time of the first anniversary of Julian Assange’s arrival at the Ecuadorean Embassy in Hans...

Rename it “Paedo Street”

A fourth ‘Coronation Street’ star stands accused of abuse   The ITV soap Coronation Street was first broadcast in 1960. It was meant to be representative of the lives of ordinary people.   Now, with the Daily Mail...

Picture of the week: “Who have you fucked the most?”

A spoof David Cameron is faced with a difficult question on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”   David Cameron isn’t having a great time right now. 114 of the 305 sitting Conservative MPs rebelled against...

UKIP’s acceptability

Nigel Farage comes under attack from all quarters   Yesterday, Nigel Farage came under attack from a bunch of yobs whilst visiting Edinburgh to support one of his candidates, Otto Inglis, who is standing in a...

Selling Savile's lair

Jimmy Savile’s cottage to be sold at auction   “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is the motto Glasgow based auctioneers Ross Harper. This is indeed apt given that they are to sell...

“Cock Roache” fears attack

As a William Roache waxwork is defaced, his friends announce that he fears being attacked himself   The actor who plays Coronation Street’s Ken Barlow, William Roache MBE, is due at Preston Crown Court tomorrow. Mr...

“Who’d have thought you could win a BAFTA just for being posh?”

“Made in Chelsea” wins a BAFTA   Made in Chelsea won a BAFTA last night for the Best Reality and Constructed Factual show. Many wondered why.   Some of our readers love this show, others hate it. That...

Yewtree’s net widens as bizarre theories of a Conservative conspiracy emerge

As Operation Yewtree detectives announce they will investigate five more personalities, bizarre conspiracy theories suggesting a Conservative led conspiracy against Stuart Hall, William Roache and Owen Oyston emerge   Last night, the Daily Mirror revealed that...

Will Davidson keep on performing?

Jim Davidson bailed until July   Comedian Jim Davidson has been rebailed until an unspecified date in July today over alleged sex offences covered by Operation Yewtree today.   Davidson, aged 59, is one of 12 men arrested...

Des sends in the clowns

Des Lynam shows his support for UKIP   On the 5th May, The Independent suggested that the former Conservative MP Neil Hamilton will stand for the United Kingdom Independence Party at the June 2014 European elections....

AShutWorld

ASmallWorld closes   This morning on Facebook, Patrick Liotard-Vogt announced that ASmallWorld has been shut “for a spiritual break”.   He added: “The past was great, the future will be amazing! Stay tuned!” and posted an image of...

It's Tarby!

Jimmy Tarbuck arrest revealed   In an “exclusive”, the Mail Online have revealed that the comedian Jimmy Tarbuck OBE was arrested on the 26th April in connection with allegations of an alleged sexual assault on a...

A twister of a trial

The latest bizarre turn in the John Goodman case   Rather like the twisters that often hit the coast of Florida, the story of the case of the polo mogul and multimillionaire Goodman stereo manufacturing heir...

Putting it away

As the BBC announce an investigation into the activities of Stuart Hall, he transfers his marital home solely into the name of his wife and his son states that his OBE should not be...