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Overheard — 3rd November

Clangers overheard by readers in the last week   Zulu work A woman in a café in Clapham was overheard lecturing her daughter on her mobile phone...

Edward Akrout: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

‘The Steeple Times’ asks the actor and star of ‘Mr Selfridge’ and ‘The Borgias’ Edward Akrout: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit...

Bears and postmen

Charles Mitford Cust tells the tale of a Steiff bear with a fascinating past   I was routing around in the family safe one rainy day...

Carlo Mondavi: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

20 questions with winemaker Carlo Mondavi   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? The continued belief that we can make wine that...

Video of the Week: The Queen morphs

The Queen’s life in 3 minutes and 24 seconds   This week we must thank Dan Large for having alerted us to an amazing YouTube video...

Sophie Michell: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks the chef, author and television personality Sophie Michell: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom.” What’s your...

I'm Miss World, don't hate me!

Georgea Blakey shares her experiences of Miss World 2012   “Welcome to the holly land of Genghis Khan. The city of green and pleasant cool.”   These...

Singing for a Diamond

Music fit for The Queen   In recent days, Gary Barlow’s albumn Sing has topped the UK album charts with sales of 40,000 copies.   Two hundred and...

Elizabeth II, Queen of the Commonwealth realms

Her Majesty has governed as constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states and heads the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations. Supported by her gaffe prone husband,...

William Roache MBE (better known as Ken Barlow)

“Cock Roache” as he’s known (he’s supposedly bedded over 1,000 women) has been in Coronation Street since December 1960. He’s the world’s longest serving...
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