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Omar Allibhoy Has Announced That He Will Be Opening His Seventh Tapas Bar

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The chef, Omar Allibhoy has announced that he will be opening his seventh tapas bar in June this year. The Spanish TV chef will be opening his new restaurant Tapas Revolution in SouthGate, Bath. The TV chef has proved quite popular and has been called in the past the Antonio Banderas of cooking by famous chef Gordon Ramsay. Omar intends on bringing an authentic tapas experience to the UK with the opening of his Bath bar.

SouthGate is a popular location, with a number of shops and different dining locations and a buzzing atmosphere. This is the prime location in which Omar will open his all day, contemporary tapas bar. The dishes served will be created using the best ingredients that have been sourced from a number of small artisan producers in Spain. All of the dishes served on the menu will be freshly prepared and can be served alongside premium Gin Tonics that are served in the traditional balloon shaped glass, Copa de Balón. Tapas Revolution will also have an extensive and Spanish inspired cocktail list that has been created through a partnership that has been formed with Cocktail Trading Co. Like all traditional Tapas bars, Tapas Revolution will be open all day and will offer a menu that will take diners on an adventure across Spain.

Omar has created his menu by taking inspiration from his family’s recipes, as he grew up within the Spanish culinary culture of sharing and socialising while eating. Tapas Revolution has also been inspired by the bustling tapas bars that are located in Madrid, Barcelona and Seville. Hopefully the restaurant will be able to recreate the culture and atmosphere of these Spanish bars in Bath.

Omar Allibhoy has had the honour of cooking for a number of well-known people including Penelope Cruz, Johnny Depp, Antonio Bandera, Tom Hanks and Bill Nighy. Omar has also cooked for royal diners including Prince William the Duke of Cambridge. Omar has also written two cookbooks and made several television appearances on Saturday Kitchen, Sunday Brunch, MasterChef, The One Show and This Morning.

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Seeing the Wood for the trees with Online Betting

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Whenever there is a major sports competition in the UK, a good amount of people head towards popular sites in order to place a bet. Whether it’s The Grand National, Wimbledon, The World Cup or the local team entering the playoffs, it can be common practice to place a bet. The overflowing selection of online sites makes this practice easier than ever before, with sports fans not even needing to leave their sofa. The gambling industry has experienced an exceptional amount of success through their online presence.

With the number of different betting sites gaining publicity the consumer has a variety of different options to choose from. It is difficult to see the wood for the trees when putting money behind their preferred team or sports member. Looking at the Top Ten Betting rankings can vary, but a secure site, competitive odds, with a great variety of payment options and monetary bonuses can help betting companies gain popularity.

BettingTop10 looks into a variety of different areas when assessing the bookmakers in Britain. The website for a bookmaker is important for attracting and keeping hold of a potential customer. The variety of different sports available on the platform is also important in order to attract customers who bet on a range of different sports. Having a range of different sports on offer and a wide variety of bet types means that customers are more likely to open an account with that company. Most online betting companies also offer a discount or joining offer to attract customers. These joining discounts could include 100% deposit bonuses and risk free bets. Consumers can sign up for a betting site because of the initial offer and then after making the most of it, moving on to a different online site.

Other perks to online betting is the ability to place a bet from anywhere, removing the possibility of forgetting to place the winning bet on the Grand National, the online betting and apps offer a customer the freedom to gamble from anywhere. Also, betting via a mobile platform will allow for the consumer to make the most of in-play and live betting opportunities. Mobile betting has become an online trend in the 21st century and keeping at the cutting edge of the market and making sure customers have access across all platforms will make a company more popular. New betting companies are competing with older bookmakers that have been long established on the high street but having an online presence.

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Chinese Food Starting to Outrank Other Cuisines

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Chinese cuisine has gained popularity ever since it first started to become common in the UK nearly two centuries ago.

Immigrants from China brought their traditional dishes with them in the nineteenth century, and it truly started to take off in the west around the 1950s when it got its start in in takeaway form, which has become almost ubiquitous in the years since. These days chopsticks, fortune cookies, and the familiarly shaped takeout boxes have become universally recognized in the West. We see them on tv and in movies, and almost everyone has a favorite local Chinese restaurant. As Chinese food has risen in popularity, so has enjoying the dishes at home evolved. From straight forward takeaway places, to being able to receive the authentic dishes from restaurants become possible. Deliveroo is one such service that has grown to cater this, allowing you to get few reviews and to find the best place in town.

In the generations since it first came to the UK, Chinese cuisine has gone through a few different phases to become what we think of today. Recently there’s been a trend toward authentic regional dishes, and perhaps because of this shift it’s started to outrank various other types of foreign fare. There’s a plethora of amazing chains with excellent dishes. Ranker even lists Wagamama as the most popular chain above restaurants of all cuisines while P. F. Chang’s and Panda express win out in popular opinion over other Chinese restaurants.

As far as the critics and foodies are concerned, Harden’s has a list of what they consider the top 20 Chinese restaurants in the UK, full stop. Sites like these – that feature either surveys of public opinion or lists rated by critics and professionals – are a great way of finding the best Chinese food in your area. Whether you’re looking for delivery for a night in or a trip to the best rated restaurant in town, there’s plenty of options for great Chinese food wherever you’re located. Both popular chains and locally owned restaurants have their benefits, and with the recent upswing in this cuisine’s popularity you’re guaranteed to find a great meal.

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The Greatest Events at Wembley Stadium

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Wembley Stadium has an amazing history, and contrary to the beliefs of some, it’s not all about classic FA Cup ties and England internationals. There have been many more memorable events that have been held at the iconic venue, with the stadium playing host to everyone from the British Bulldog to Evel Knievel trying to jump over London buses on his motorbike.

Way back in 1948, the world was still recovering from the Second World War that had ended three years prior. That year, the Summer Olympics were held in London, and with finances tight, most of the events were held either at Wembley Stadium or the Empire Pool.

1966, of course, saw England win the World Cup at Wembley. There have been many other great cup finals held there, too, and this year Chelsea are bidding for the double, with FA Cup betting having them at 15/8 to lift the trophy.

The Most Dangerous Day

Back in the 1970s, Wembley Stadium was used for a whole range of events – not just cup finals. Perhaps the most eminent example is Evel Knievel’s appearance in 1975 in front of 90,000 people. His task was to get on his motorbike and jump over 13 London buses. Typical: you wait hours for one to turn up and then there’s 13 all at the same time. Didn’t it cross his mind that 13 might be an unlucky number?

There he was at the top of a ramp, which saw him starting in the same stands where most fans cheered their teams on to glory.  Everyone gasped as he successfully made it over the buses but failed to land properly, crashed, and ended up coming off his motorbike and fracturing his pelvis and breaking his hand. Not surprisingly, Wembley has not been used for that kind of event since, although a few football teams have crashed and burned there.

When Queen Ruled Wembley

The 1980s saw some fantastic concerts take place at Wembley Stadium. Don’t worry, I am not about to tell you all about Bros; far more important was the Live Aid concert in 1985. Thrown together pretty quickly, the concert helped raise money for the starving in Ethiopia, with music from some of the top bands in the world performing. The Queen has visited Wembley Stadium many times during her long reign, but the performance that day by Freddie Mercury and Queen will live in people’s memories forever as they completely stole the show. It’s just sad that only seven years later, Wembley Stadium was the venue for the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert after his sad death the previous year.

Bulldog Reigns over SummerSlam

Just weeks after that emotional concert, Wembley held a very different event. Freddie Mercury was the ultimate showman, but in August 1992, the World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment) came to England and held SummerSlam at Wembley in front of 80,000 fans. During the event, larger than life characters such as The Undertaker, Randy Savage and The Ultimate Warrior thrilled the sell-out crowd. The highlight, though, was the British Bulldog winning the Intercontinental Title from Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart, sending all the British fans home happy.

As you can see, our national stadium has had many sensational moments since being opened in 1923. It’s not all about football and the years to come are bound to see plenty more great events being held there.

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James ‘Lockie’ Lock raises £2,000 for Charity with Lunch Event at The Clink Restaurant at HMP Brixton

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Award-winning prisoner rehabilitation scheme The Clink Restaurant at HMP Brixton<> in London partnered with owner of Lockie’s Kitchen<> and The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE) star James Lock for the sell-out ‘Lunch with Lockie’ event on Wednesday 22 March which saw £2,000 raised for The Clink Charity.

With James kindly donating all the produce required for the menu, all money raised from the sale of tickets will support the build of the charity’s next prisoner training project which is set to be revealed before the end of 2017. Further funds were raised from generous donations from event attendees and the sale of Clink retail items taking the grand total to £2,000.

Currently no.5 out of more than 17,000 London restaurants listed on TripAdvisor<>, 120 socially conscious diners joined James, girlfriend Yazmin Oukhellou and best friend Pete Wicks – both also stars of the hit reality TV show – at the Victorian prison for a deliciously balanced and nutritious three-course menu. Each dish for the event were selected from the Lockie’s Kitchen menu by James and his team before being prepared and served by the prisoners currently working and training in the restaurant to become qualified chefs and waiters.

James Lock, owner of Lockie’s Kitchen, commented on his decision to support the charity: “I had a really good upbringing but I could so easily have taken a wrong turn and ended up in trouble. I saw some close mates get into crime when I was growing up and one or two ended up in prison. I’ve visited them and I can see what a tough time they have, especially when it comes to starting again once they’re out. This is why I have started working with The Clink. I want to raise the profile of a charity that helps prisoners come out to a better life and not reoffend.

Speaking on the event itself James added: “It was an incredible experience. The prisoners are a great bunch of lads to work with, dedicated and hardworking, and they served up a delicious meal. They’re true pros.”

Chris Moore, chief executive of The Clink Charity, added: “As a social enterprise striving to reduce reoffending rates, it’s important to us that we work with other socially conscious individuals and businesses so we can work together to improve the lives of those in need of help and support. We look forward to working with James again on another event as part of our wider fundraising strategy.”

Every diner visiting The Clink Restaurant is helping support the charity’s ongoing commitment to reducing reoffending through dedicated hospitality training for those wanting to transform their lives and gain meaningful employment on release.

To find out more about The Clink Charity, its prisoner training restaurants and schemes, and how you can get involved, please visit<>.

Twitter: @TheClinkCharity<>

Instagram: @TheClinkRestaurant<>


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Avenue to host month-long Japanese pop-up from chef Ben Orpwood

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For the month of April, D&D London’s Avenue restaurant in Mayfair will host a month-long pop-up with chef Ben Orpwood, formerly of Sexy Fish and Zuma. Ben will be bringing an innovative food concept and brand new menu to the glamorous restaurant situated in St James’s, available from 31st March to 30th April.
The residency comes ahead of the opening of D&D’s first Japanese restaurant, Issho, a new roof-top restaurant and cocktail bar in Leeds, which will open later this Spring with Ben at the helm. The menu at the Avenue pop-up will draw on Ben’s authentic yet modern Japanese cooking background and will preview several dishes to feature at Issho such as smoked steak tartare with nashi pear and sweet potato crisps and roast diver scallop with pickled apple and jalapeño. New main courses include half or whole native lobster with ponzu and wild garlic butter and whole soy glazed baby chicken served with fries and slaw.
Ben Orpwood initially joined Zuma as a Chef de Partie way back in 2005, working on the launch of the brand’s Istanbul and Dubai outposts before spending five years in the best kitchens in Sydney. He returned to London in 2015 to work as Executive Chef of celeb-favourite Sexy Fish before moving back to Zuma as Executive Chef. Now, as part of the D&D London family, this Avenue residency celebrates his last hurrah in London before he relocates to Leeds to open Issho.

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IMS Ibiza Announce Dalt Vila lineup

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International Music Summit (IMS) today announces details of its greatly anticipated Ibiza Dalt Vila Event. IMS Ibiza is a three-day educational and inspirational thought leadership platform and leading authority on Electronic Music held annually in the dance music capital of the world.
This is a very special year, as 2017 marks the ten-year anniversary of IMS. The event was created by BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong and four industry partners, and has gone on to host IMS events in China (IMS Asia-Pacific), Los Angeles (IMS Engage) and the recent addition of IMS College in Malta – an educational-platform for electronic music. The platform has been described as “the TED of music conferences” and has been responsible for leading initiatives that has resulted in change in the industry including the creation of the AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, the global trade body which promotes, protects and preserves the legacy and future of the genre.

In homage to this legacy, for the annual event at the 2,500 year-old fort Dalt Vila, Ibiza’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, IMS Ibiza has curated a series of back-to-back performances to create a truly unique show. With many of the artists playing together for the first time, look out for house music legends Kenlou aka Masters At Work’s Louie Vega and Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzalez performing two sets – one with The Martinez Brothers and the other with Resident Advisor’s Top
100 DJ Poll winner Dixon. IMS co-founder and BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong plays alongside Nicole Moudaber, B.Traits with Jesse Rose, and to close, Tale of Us perform with Maceo Plex.
IMS co-founder Ben Turner states: “This lineup is by far our strongest in our ten years. We are honoured to bring in legends Masters at Work to be a big part of IMS this year and to see the likes of Dixon and The Martinez Brothers jump at performing with them has been amazing. We have a lot of special plans to celebrate ten years, most involve looking forwards not back! We are, of course, hugely appreciative of the full support IMS receives from the industry and artist community of the past decade.”
With the multitude of parties occurring on the island each summer, IMS’s Dalt Vila is a rare opportunity to witness the island from this exclusive vantage point.
Tickets are available now for €50 from:
And on the following: RA,Ibiza Spotlight, Essential Ibiza

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Sting Announces Headline Shows in Manchester & London as Part of ’57th & 9th Tour’

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Sting has announced U.K headline shows in Manchester and London as part of his ’57TH & 9TH TOUR’ in celebration of the new album released via Polydor Records last November.

The tour opened in Vancouver in February and will reach the U.K for shows at Manchester’s o2 Apollo on 7th April, as well as two shows at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on 9th and 10th April.  The tour will see Sting joined by a 3-piece band including Dominic Miller (guitar), Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar) and special guests include singer/songwriter Joe Sumner as well as San Antonio-based band, The Last Bandoleros.
50,000 is the latest track from Sting’s album 57th & 9th. The song explores themes of mortality with Sting saying: “50,000 was really a response to the passing of a lot of cultural icons this year. Prince, David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Lemmy, as well as Alan Rickman. It’s really about how surprised we all are when one of our icons passes away because we’ve invested them with immortality, in a way… So when they die, it really brings our own mortality into sharp focus.

57th & 9th is available on CD, vinyl and digital download.
For information on Deluxe and Super Deluxe, visit 

I Can’t Stop Thinking About You
Down, Down, Down
One Fine Day
Pretty Young Soldier
Petrol Head
Heading South On The Great North Road
If You Can’t Love Me
The Empty Chair

LISTEN TO ’50,000’ HERE:
Download Sting press photo by Eric Ryan Anderson HEREFor more information contact on 020 8281 0989


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Jamie Oliver and UKHarvest Raise Over Half a Million Pounds in the First-Ever UK CEO CookOff

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Jamie Oliver, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and a host of renowned chefs, CEOs and everyday heroes at fundraising event to tackle food waste and food education

London: Jamie Oliver last night teamed up with the UK’s top chefs for a giant cooking extravaganza never seen before in the UK as part of his ongoing drive for a nationwide Food Revolution.

The first-ever UK CEO CookOff saw sixty CEOs and business leaders swap their suits for aprons and take to the kitchen alongside thirty high-profile chefs in Old Billingsgate Market, London. Together they cooked a three-course banquet for 600 everyday heroes who have dedicated their lives to supporting others.

The event was jointly hosted by the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation and new charity UKHarvest, which prevents unnecessary food waste by distributing surplus food to vulnerable people in the community. The evening was full of fun and celebration, but was rooted in a serious cause: to fundraise for vital food waste reduction initiatives and food education schemes.

The UK CEO CookOff was opened in style by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, who is Patron of UKHarvest. Her Royal Highness showed off her culinary prowess by helping prepare the starters in both Jamie Oliver’s and Angela Hartnett’s kitchens.

Among the renowned chefs joining Jamie Oliver were Angela Hartnett, Mark Hix, Bill Granger, Atul Kochhar and Gennaro Contaldo. The CEOs and business leaders included Fiona Dawson (Mars), Ewen Venters (Fortnum & Mason), Eileen Mannion (Google) Stephen Miron (Global Radio), Peter Harding (LucozadeRibenaSuntory), Nitin Passi (Misguided), and Paul Pomroy (McDonald’s UK).

Thirty fully-functioning kitchens were installed especially for the evening, thanks to John Lewis, Hotpoint and Tefal. Each kitchen was run by its own head chef, transforming Old Billingsgate into thirty small restaurants – including Rules, Granger & Co., River Cottage, Modern Pantry, Duck and Waffle, Moro, The Ledbury, Frenchie and more.


600 guests were invited to the banquet from a selection organisations and community groups from the public and charitable sectors. Among the everyday heroes was Jeanette Orrey MBE, children’s food campaigner and former school ‘dinner lady’. Jeanette worked with Jamie on his school dinners campaign in 2005. She was joined by other youth workers, nurses and teachers, who all sat alongside the CEOs and were treated to three course meal.

The guests also enjoyed performances by rising star, Imelda May, Callum Scott, and Rhys Lewis. Dynamo also entertained guests during the event. Other personalities there on the night included Emma Bunton and Jamie Theakston.

Speaking at the CEO CookOff, Jamie Oliver said: “We’ve achieved two fantastic things tonight at the CEO CookOff – we’ve secured over half a million pounds to provide better food education in hundreds of schools across the UK, as well as feed hundreds of families in need, while reducing food waste. This amazing event is living proof that when big business, the food industry and everyday people put their minds together, amazing things happen.

“And it doesn’t stop tonight. For me, it’s all about securing a better future for our kids. We want them to learn about food in the same way they learn about Maths and English. If you know how to cook for yourself and your family, and you know how to stop food being wasted, then you have a better chance for a healthy, happy future.”


Ronni Kahn, founder of OzHarvest, added: “The CEO CookOff is a model that works – it’s all about getting a group of highly influential, motivated business leaders together with dedicated chefs and everyday heroes who are a shining example of good in the world to raise money for causes that really matter – food waste and food education. Our purpose is to nourish this country – we do this by rescuing good food and making sure it doesn’t go to landfill. Through education we can learn how to look after our planet and eat healthy, nutritious food – a belief that makes us totally aligned with Jamie’s philosophy. I’m delighted to be here with Jamie and his team tonight, this a magical night.”

Throughout the evening the CEOs and business leaders were encouraged to continue fundraising – with the final fundraising pot on the night coming in at over £500,000. And fundraising doesn’t stop there – with the event promising to raise over £2 million in the next two years.

The UK CEO CookOff aligns with Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution – an ongoing campaign in response to the fact that too many people across the UK still suffer from poor health because they don’t get enough healthy food. Meanwhile, 11 million tonnes of perfectly good food are unnecessarily wasted every year.

The Food Revolution aims to improve food education for children and adults alike in the UK – a focus which Jamie Oliver considers to be as important as maths and English when it comes to helping kids live happy, healthy and productive lives.

The CEO CookOff was a zero-waste event. The menu for the evening was carefully engineered with specific recipes and portion control. Any meal that wasn’t served was collected by UKHarvest’s van and taken to The Robes Project, a charity that offers shelter and food to the homeless in south London.

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Nestle to Slash Amount of Sugar in Chocolate Bars by 10 Per Cent by 2018

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The confectioner said it would use around 7,400 tons less sugar to make its products by next year.

The sugar will be replaced with higher quantities of other existing ingredients or other, non-artificial ingredients.

Products will also be kept below a certain amount of calories.

Fiona Kendrick, the chairman and CEO of Nestle UK and Ireland, said: “Our confectionery brands have been enjoyed in the UK for more than a century and we know that if we can improve these products nutritionally, provide more choice and information for the consumer, together with other categories, we can have a significant impact on public health.

“Nestle is at the forefront of efforts to research and develop new technology that makes food products better for our consumers

“These innovations will help us to reduce sugar in confectionery when they are combined with other, more common methods like reformulating recipes and swapping sugar for other, non-artificial ingredients.

“Making these improvements to our products is key to us delivering better choices for our consumers while retaining the same great taste that they know and love.”


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