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Redefining Rachman

A different side to Peter Rachman is revealed   Whenever the name Rachman is mentioned, the first things that come to mind are greed, extortion and...

The “i” wise monkeys

Gina Miller asks if today's “i” generation can still embody the proverbial maxim “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil"   The hysteria and...

Picture of the Week: A map with a difference

Matthew Steeples discovers a map of London with a difference   On the 16th October, an actor named Adam Lilley Tweeted an image based on a...

Wishing Savile weren't 'ere?

The Chief Whip erases mention of Jimmy Savile from his website   Yesterday, segments of the media shared an image of a poster taken from the...

For how much longer will Jim be mixing it?

A concrete firm whose boss is fixated on a rather tarnished name   I recall seeing a cement truck belonging to a company named Jim’ll Mix...

“Grockles” and “Emmets”

Matthew Steeples discovers Michael Winner’s links to descriptions of unwelcome “out of towners”   My last linguistic rambling explored two words, “plebs” and “ladettes,” that, like...

Goodness, gracious, gaol

Matthew Steeples updates readers on John Goodman's return to jail   The conviction of John Goodman in West Palm Beach earlier this year was a tragedy...

Phone pests

The Tout lays into Britain’s biggest pests: mobile phone operators   The Tout would normally only comment on matters of a sporting nature and interest but...

Celebrating Champions in the Community

An event to support the unsung heroes in our community   On the 8th November, The Steeple Times will be the media partner for a fundraising...

Of mice and stags

In his first column as our rural affairs correspondent, Charles Mitford Cust tells of the stags rutting near his Devon home and discovers a...

Picture of the Week: The two faces of Ahmadinejad

Contrasting images of President Ahmadinejad   In a departure, this week we have two The Steeple Times pictures of the week. They were separately taken but...

Hook off

The deportation of Abu Hamza and the story of Hassan Butt   It’s taken far too long but thankfully the day of Abu Hamza al-Masri’s deportation...

Video of the Week: Sorry is the hardest word to say

The spoof of Nick Clegg apologising hits the iTunes charts   “I’d like to take this opportunity to put things straight,” began the Deputy Prime Minister,...

Picture of the Week: A typical whingeing Brit

The “plight” of Pamela Burbery   The Steeple Times picture of the week has to be of Pamela Burbery, a pensioner from Birmingham.   Photographed for an article...

Please use please

What’s in the overuse of “for me”?   This week in the Daily Telegraph there have been a number of letters regarding the use of the...

The man who had it all

The conviction of Asil Nadir   Last month I visited a house I’d heard much about over the years in the company of Ed Burrows, the...

Two ideal bedfellows

George Galloway MP backs Julian Assange   This morning’s The Independent carried the story of Julian Assange’s latest backer, George Galloway MP.   In a video podcast, Galloway...

Winging it

Sarah Tucker gives an update on goings on at the resort where Madeleine McCann vanished   Four hundred and thirty euros, one bedroom apartment, one week...

Picture of the week: In Solidarity, In Defiance

Julian Assange’s supporters show their true colours   I have spent much of this week following the ludicrous story of Julian Assange and the asylum given...

Assange's asylum

Matthew Steeples gives his view on Julian Assange's having been granted asylum by Ecuador   I spent much of the day yesterday watching the Occupy News...

Assange's escape options

How might Julian Assange escape to Ecuador?   Now that Julian Assange has been granted asylum in Ecuador, what are his escape options?   The First Post suggests...

The best for the West?

FirstGroup win the West Coast Mainline rail franchise   It has just been announced that FirstGroup, the parent company who operate amongst others First Capital Connect...

Fighting Season

A review of Fighting Season by Graham Lee   At school, one of my classmates was a chap named Graham Lee. We used to travel home...

An Olympic Va Va Voom

The brilliance of the Olympic closing ceremony   Last night, Great Britain excelled itself with a closing ceremony for the Olympics that was both bonkers and...

Video of the week: A load of old bull

A bunch of utter loons get beaten by a bull   After the euphoria of the Olympics, we at The Steeple Times very much enjoyed receiving...

The best of British

Celebrating the 2012 London Olympic Games   The Olympics have indeed brought chaos to London: Traffic has ground to a halt, terrorist plots loom large and...

An open letter from Gina Miller

Gina Miller calls for senior members of the City regulators to leave   Sir,   Time Gentleman Please - time for senior members of the City regulators to...

Touching yourself

A viral campaign to raise attention to male cancer. By Ellen Widdup   It’s an advertising campaign fronted by a beautiful model, with more then three...

The curse of wealth

The sad story of Eva Rausing   Those who don’t have, it dream of it; those who have it, often put it to good use. Sadly,...

Diamonds Aren't Forever

The resignation of Bob Diamond   Today, Bob Diamond finally bit the dust and resigned as chief executive of Barclays in a dramatic move designed to...

Julian Assange: a man who thinks he’s above the law

A visit to those supporting Julian Assange outside the Ecuadorean Embassy   Yesterday, as I walked to The Rib Room at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower with...

What next for Battersea Power Station?

The sale of Battersea Power Station to SP Setia and Sime Darby   Battersea Power Station has for so long has been the saddest landmark in...

God Save The Queen

A weekend of celebration   The launch of The Steeple TIMES today, 1st June 2012, coincides with a weekend that celebrates something far more significant.   Tomorrow, 2nd...

Actor Tony Discipline amusingly tears up Boris Johnson’s utterly confusing ‘Stay Alert’ coronavirus lockdown revision statement Tony Discipline – best known...

Sinking television

Sinking television A review of Julian Fellowes’s “Titanic”   Against better advice, I watched all four episodes of Julian Fellowes’s Titanic television drama. Nothing much happened in...

No thank goodnesses for Goodman

The conviction of billionaire John Goodman   I have followed the trial of John Goodman with great interest in recent days and today’s verdict was not...

K&C's £50 grifter

The nuisance conman who pounds the streets of Kensington & Chelsea   When an old man approaches you in the street complaining he’s lost his wallet...

The horse has already bolted

My thoughts on the arrest of Charlie and Rebekah Brooks   Whilst growing up, at home, when my family spoke of “hacking” we were talking...

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