Saturday, October 31, 2020
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Nubar Gulbenkian (Armenian: Նուբար Սարգիս Գյուլբենկյան, 1896 – 1972)

This Harrow educated eccentric, Santa Claus lookalike and playboy had two Austin FX4 Hackney carriages converted to his own specifications and considered the best...

Boujis in the basement?

Matthew Steeples explores the story of an empty Kensington mansion   A multi-million pound 8-bedroomed house in Kensington isn’t anything unusual. In fact, rather, they’re ten...

Reversing Fortunes: Tales of former home of Claus von Bulow

A most curious tale of playboys, socialites, lawyers and real estate moguls   This week the mystery buyer of Clarendon Court, the former marital home of...

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...

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...

Written in the sun

The sale of the former home of Dame Rebecca West   Ibstone House at Ibstone in Buckinghamshire has recently come to the market at a price...

Captain Simon Mann

This former army officer boldly led a coup d’état in Equatorial Guinea in 2004. He was imprisoned for 34 years but received a presidential...

The Rt. Hon. Gregory Barker (AKA “Greg Barker”)

Gregory Barker worked for Roman Abramovich at the Sibneft Oil Group and as Energy Minister, took his daschund, Otto, to work at the Houses of...

Nicolas Niarchos

Born in New York in 1989 and the grandson of "The Golden Greek," shipping tycoon Stavros Niarchos, Nicolas Niarchos writes for The Guardian, The...

Claus Von Bülow

Tried twice for the attempted murder of his wife, Sunny, who remained in a vegetative state for some 28 years, this socialite and writer...
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Word of the Week – Coronacoaster

As we face the next lockup-lockdown, a new word that will come to greater prominence is “coronacoaster” – ride it at your peril and instead try out our gin suggestions.

Dirty Dawn Can’t Take the Heat of the Coke

Dirty Dawn strikes again – Attention seeker and alleged racist and coke possessor Dawn Ward proves she cannot cope with a bit of truthful press attention.

Bog Off Bungling Boris

Matthew Steeples suggests now is time for bungling Boris Johnson to quit; he is not in control and he has no coordinated plan for Brexit or coronavirus.

A Coked-Up Cheshire Cat

Notorious prosecco “gag reflexer” and Sinitta “napkin slapper” Dawn Ward resurfaces; the Cheshire cat has been charged with racial abuse and coke...