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Put A Stamp In It

Bath pensioner gets very, very, very worked up about the quality of stamps available in a Post Office in a WHSmith store

A Cheap Mansion

Part refurbished Irish Georgian stately home for sale for just £136,000; it was originally built by the Fry family   What could be one of the...

Wealthy in Wiltshire

Classically proportioned Wiltshire village house for sale; it’ll supposedly appeal to “your typical wealthy Briton” (whatever that might mean)   Primarily built between 1620 and 1760,...

Robert Adam

With such a name, this suave gent just had to design landmarks. University of Westminster educated and Hampshire based Robert Adam (born 1948) followed...

Video of the Week – Wedding Dogs

Sir Benjamin Slade films a promotional video for his wedding venue; it features a terrier driving his Bentley   Maunsel House is a wedding venue in...

John Palmer – No hero

Criminal John Palmer should be remembered as a crook rather than a character   In death, most are rightly remembered for the good rather than the...

Joshua Bonehill-Paine

A far-right fanatic and Internet troll, Yeovil based Joshua Bonehill-Paine describes himself as a “nationalist, fascist, theorist and supporter of white rights”. Best known...

Jill Dando (1961 – 1999)

Somerset born Jill Dando was the greatly respected presenter of the BBC’s Crimewatch between 1995 and 1999. A devout Baptist and “down-to-earth” Fulham resident,...

Keith Floyd (1943 – 2009)

This wine loving chef was brought up in a council house but educated at Wellington. After finding that he and the army were “mutually...

The Rt. Hon. Margaret Bondfield PC (1873 – 1953)

“The name’s Bondfield, Margaret Bondfield”: This left-winger was the first female Cabinet Minister in the UK and the only woman present at the Accession...
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Firing Up A 20th Century Limo

‘Stretched’ 1994 Toyota Century for sale for less than the price of a brand new Ford Fiesta; the rammed full of gadgets limousine comes with a food heating compartment and privacy curtains favoured by notoriously shy Japanese people even.

A Life in a Sentence

Matthew Steeples finds amusement in Twitter handles; a life in a sentence can be found on some of the best profiles.

Moving On – July 2020 – Capone, Conran & Kennedy

Moving on homes owned by the newsworthy – including a country house apartment in a castle currently owned by Jasper Conran and the childhood homes of Al Capone and Jackie Kennedy.

Berkoff on Bears & Barbarians

Acclaimed actor, writer and producer Steven Berkoff responds to an article in ‘The Times’ featuring an image of a sub-human barbarian with a polar bear he’d mercilessly slayed.