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Fame & The Beeb

John Stoddart exhibition of silkscreen prints of his iconic works at Chelsea Arts Club attracts the attention of some BBC heavyweights   On Tuesday, at the...

The Duke of Westminster

A tribute to Gerald Cavendish, the 6th Duke of Westminster (1951 – 2016)   Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the 6th Duke of Westminster was a man of...

Nina Campbell

On her website Nina Campbell describes herself as “one of the world’s most respected and influential interior designers” and someone with a “contagious wit...

Pat Albeck (AKA “Queen of the Tea Towel”)

Hull born textile designer and mother of one Pat Albeck studied at the Royal College of Art in the 1950s and is best known...

Siân Phillips CBE

Thrice married and the wife of Peter O’Toole between 1959 and 1979, Siân Phillips was born in West Glamorgan and has two daughters. This...

A Rolls-Royce goes West

1960 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II formerly owned by Prince Chula Chakrabongse of Siam for sale for just £55,000   Prince Chula Chakrabongse of Siam (1908 –...

Baroness Doreen Lawrence OBE

The Jamaican mother of Stephen Lawrence, who was tragically murdered in a racist incident in 1993, has done huge amounts of community work in...

Jean Barker, Baroness Trumpington DCVO, PC

“If you want news, listen to the radio; if you want sex, read the newspapers” is amongst the many classic quotes from this Conservative...

Bill Martin: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks thrice Ivor Novello Award winning songwriter Bill Martin: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your...

No man is an island

The joys and pitfalls of island life   Living on a private island would, to many, seem like a dream. The prospect of being able to...
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Mackintosh Icebergs

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Firing Up A 20th Century Limo

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