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Little Chef to close 67 restaurants

Roadside restaurant chain Little Chef blames tough economic conditions and demographic changes for the closure of 67 of its outlets.

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Three Rosettes to seven new restaurants

The AA has awarded seven new restaurants its coveted Three Rosette status, with five of the recipients located outside London.

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The woes of Worrall Thompson

TV chef and restaurateur Antony Worrall Thompson, has been cautioned by police after being caught stealing from a Tesco supermarket in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.

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Jamie’s Italian heads for America

Jamie’s Italian, the high-street restaurant chain founded by Jamie Oliver, is planning to open its first outlets in North America – reflecting the continued success of the concept in the UK.

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Freefrom Food Awards

Judges from many walks of life will be coming together in February to taste-test this year’s entries in the 16 categories that make up the Freefrom Food Awards.

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Caines tops Hardens guide

One-armed chef Michael Caines has shown once again that it is possible to succeed in the restaurant business 'single-handedly', as his Gidleigh Park was named best all-round restaurant in the latest edition of Harden’s dining guide.

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Awards ban Darlington restaurant

A Darlington Indian restaurant is the focus of an investigation by organisers of the British Curry Awards and local trading standards officers after promotional literature claimed they were the Awards’ North East winners.

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Welsh Curry House of the Year 2012

Chefs the length and breadth of Wales are sharpening their knives and donning their aprons in preparation for what many regard as the highlight of the country's curry calendar – the Welsh Curry House of the Year competition.

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Low-fat foods could cause weight gain

Synthetic fat substitutes used in low-calorie crisps and other diet foods could actually do the reverse and make people put on more weight.

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Mediterranean diet can add three years to life

A new scientific study has found that eating a Mediterranean diet can on average extend life by three years.

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