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Not Such Divine Intervention

Empty Gothic church in Kelso, Scotland for sale for just £130,000; it was home until 2006 to the conspiracy theorist Dean Warwick...

Pitying Petra

A reminder of what Petra (Ecclestone) Stunt had to say about her husband back in 2014   In August 2014, Petra Stunt – a woman who’d...

Emily Clarkson

The feminist daughter of the television icon Jeremy Clarkson is the antithesis of negativity and Katie Hopkins. Emily Clarkson was described as having “inherited...

Ben Fiberesima (AKA “Roky Million”)

Model and rapper Ben Fiberesima worked for brands including Tom Ford, Calvin Klein and Nike before turning to fraud. Arrested in 2008, Fiberseima skipped...

Dame Shirley Porter DBE (née Shirley Cohen)

Tesco heiress Dame Shirley Porter joined Twitter in August 2014 and describes herself there as “an English philanthropist and former UK politician residing in...

The best people of 2014

Our selection of the best men and women of 2014   Continuing our series, we chose five men and five women who’ve achieved remarkable things this...

Sloane discretion

Matthew Steeples reviews Chelsea townhouse hotel San Domenico House   San Domenico House is a hidden secret; a small hotel that’s physically minutes from the bustle...

Unappealing Clifford

As Max Clifford launches an appeal against his eight-year prison sentence, all it shows is how truly unappealing he still is   Despite being convicted on...

A missive from Mayfair

Restaurateur Gavin Rankin shares his views on summer in Mayfair   August, in Mayfair, used never to be the high spot of a restaurant’s year. Tumbleweed blew...

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...
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Distraction Dom

Matthew Steeples suggests devious Dominic Cummings might actually be the best asset bungling Boris Johnson has got left; the king of distraction has made Jennifer Arcuri go away.

A Box Office Balls-up

Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea council’s decision to approve replacement for Kensington Odeon with a 63% smaller cinema is deservedly condemned as a “box office balls-up.”

A Magnum Muckup

Unilever ludicrously forced to “urgently” recall Magnum ice cream because it contains MILK. Health and safety busybodies at their finest.

Hero of the Hour – Adrian Chiles

BBC presenter Adrian Chiles’s delight in the simple pleasures of a pint in a park during lockdown reflects how so many feel.