Gordon Ramsay loses Claridge's contract in real life kitchen nightmare after 12 years at the helm Chef had been negotiating new long-term agreement for Art Deco dining rooms at high-end Mayfair hotelClinched deal in 2001 with ex-business partner and estranged father-in-lawFive-star hotel's dining rooms lost Michelin status in January 2010 after head chef quit it was reported that Gordon Ramsay would face competition from his estranged father-in-law, Chris Hutcheson. Mr Hutcheson and his son Adam were said to be launching a chain of healthy fast-food restaurants called Scoffs, serving British tapas for diet-conscious office workers
Cherie Blair 'very honoured' to be awarded CBE for services to women's issues and 'charity work' Former prime minister's wife used prominence to raise awarenessAmong others, she is patron of Breast Cancer Care, Refuge and Scope Founded Cherie Blair Foundation for Women which runs programmes in many parts of developing world | UPDATED: 00:04 GMT, 29 December 2012 Cherie Blair is being awarded a CBE for her services to women's issues and charities Cherie Blair was awarded the CBE in the New Year Honours for her services to women's issues and charity. Mrs Blair, 58, has used the prominence she gained as wife of former prime minister Tony Blair to raise both funds and awareness for a wide range of charities at home and overseas. Among others, she is patron of Breast Cancer Care, Refuge, Scope and the Community Foundation for Merseyside, honorary vice-president – and formerly president – of Barnados, and president of the Loomba Foundation, which campaigns to alleviate the plight of widows around the world
Now Ramsay's father-in-law tries to shut down his global empire: High Court battle to wind up company that owns restaurantsChristopher Hutcheson has lodged a petition to wind up his son-in-law's restaurantsHe claims he is taking the drastic action in pursuit of a 'significant unpaid debt' | UPDATED: 01:47 GMT, 6 December 2012 Bitter row: Christopher Hutcheson has reignited his bitter feud with son Gordon Ramsey Gordon Ramsay’s father-in-law reignited their bitter war yesterday by demanding the High Court shut down the chef’s global empire.
Businessman in 34m VAT fraud ordered to pay back just 1m after blowing the rest on lavish champagne lifestyleThomas Scragg, 56, has been jailed for 17 years He has been convicted of leading one of the biggest scams in British fraud history The career criminal spent 14 million living the high-life | UPDATED: 15:06 GMT, 5 December 2012 Champagne lifestyle: Thomas Scragg has been told to pay back just 980,000 after conning UK tax officials out of 34m A businessman who masterminded a 34million VAT scam has been ordered to pay back just 980,000 after a court heard he had blown the rest on a lavish champagne lifestyle. Thomas Scragg, 56, was jailed for 17 years after being convicted of leading one of the biggest scams in British fraud history.