Food critics and industry experts claim the overpriced, mid-range meals on offer at Jamie Oliver's three High Street restaurants were a recipe for disaster. While Oliver's (opictured centre with his wife Jools) recipe books flew off the shelves in their millions and his TV shows continued to rake in viewers, his own food outlets failed to meet the same standards. Restaurant critic Marina O'Loughlin said she would have to be 'paid' to go back to Jamie's Italian in London's Westfield. Market analyst Fiona Cincotta claimed the menu was 'too expensive for mid-range dining and not high-end enough to compete at the more expensive end of the market'.
'How can YOU put your hand up to be leader?' David Koch gives 'loser' Labor leadership hopeful Chris Bowen a BRUTAL reality check - and says he'll be 'a long time in Opposition'
Sunrise host David Koch (top) has given Labor leadership hopeful Chris Bowen (bottom) a brutal reality check. Koch was interviewing Mr Bowen on Sunrise on Wednesday morning, and asked the Shadow Treasurer if he was 'tarnished' by Labor's dismal performance in Saturday's Federal Election. 'A lot of people are saying that it was your tax reform that lost the unlosable election?' Koch asked Mr Bowen. 'I claim full responsibility for all the policies I was involved in, for what we got right and for what people may say we got wrong,' Mr Bowen said.
The dark history of 'murder-suicide' clifftop: Another mother plunged from the lookout point with her child 17 years ago - but the five-year-old boy survived
NEW The scene of Tuesday's suspected 'murder suicide' is where another mother jumped to her death with her son 17 years ago - but he miraculously survived. A 33-year-old mother and her two-year-old daughter are believed to have jumped from a picturesque cliff, south of Sydney, on Tuesday afternoon. Their bodies were retrieved from the base of the cliff below Robertson Lookout at Mt Keira, near Wollongong, later that night in a painstaking recovery operation.
Here come the boys! Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino conjure up image of Reservoir Dogs as they join Margot Robbie at star-studded Once Upon A Time In Hollywood premiere in Cannes
Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt delighted fans as they shared a friendly embrace (far left) at the star-studded premiere for Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday. The two actors were looking dapper in matching tuxedos as they attended the launch of Quentin Tarantino's latest film, with stars including co-stars Margot Robbie (centre) and Dakota Fanning (far right) in attendance. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood tells the tale of the golden age of Hollywood through the lens of two budding actors, at a time which also saw the shocking murder of actress Sharon Tate by killer Charles Manson.
The huge changes coming to McDonald's in Australia - and why burgers will be cooked for EXACTLY 40 seconds
Big changes are set to be introduced to some of the most popular items on the McDonald's menu. The fast food chain has found ways to make its Big Macs, Quarter Pounders and cheeseburgers 'hotter, juicier and tastier' after the company had spent 'countless hours optimising the cooking process'. McDonald's Australia vice president of operations Sharon Paz said beef would now be cooked for exactly 40 seconds on the grill to ensure the meat is the 'juiciest patty our customers have ever had'.
'This beautiful boy didn't want to live': Tormented mother whose son took his life after his brother was killed in a one-punch attack chokes back tears as she reveals why his death hurts more
The mother of a boy who took his own life years after his brother was killed in a one-punch attack choked back tears while confessing she felt like she 'failed' as a parent. Kathy and Ralph Kelly lost both of their sons in tragic circumstances and are still searching for answers as to what they could have done to prevent their deaths. Stuart (left), 18, took his own life four years after Thomas (bottom right), 18, died from a sickening, unprovoked punch by Kieran Loveridge (top right) during his first night out in Sydney party district Kings Cross. In a gut-wrenching appearance on Andrew Denton's Interview on Channel 7, Mrs Kelly (centre)spoke of how Stuart's death hit her in a different way to the loss of Thomas.
Was his insider trading brother-in-law the TOXIC ingredient? ALISON BOSHOFF on truth behind the collapse of Jamie Oliver's restaurant chain which has left more than 1,000 staff without a job
Jamie Oliver (left with wife Jools) has sold 40million books, never seems to be off our TV screens and is surely the most famous chef in the UK yet more than 1,000 staff are to lose their jobs, and dozens of suppliers will find themselves out of pocket - some to a possibly disastrous extent. Banks and creditors, including HSBC - which as recently as September last year agreed to lend the business more money, taking its loan to a reported £37million - will be left reeling. In a painful twist, the spotlight now falls upon Paul Hunt (inset), a flashy former City trader who happens to be Jamie's brother-in-law. He has been chief executive of the Jamie Oliver Group since 2014, and Jamie deferred all the day-to-day running of the business to him. He lives with wife Jools and their five children in a £10 million house in Hampstead (top right) and is a workaholic, often putting in 15-hour days at his HQ in North London. He has also recently bought an enormous 16th century stately home with 70 acres in Essex for £6 million (bottom right).
English rose! Kate is stylish in a favourite pink Alexander McQueen coat dress and matching hat as she joins William and the Queen at a Buckingham Palace garden party
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have joined the Queen (right) for a garden party at Buckingham Palace this afternoon. Kate, 37, looked elegant in a soft pink coat dress by Alexander McQueen, which she paired with a matching hat by Juliette Botterill and delicate pearl earrings that once belonged to Princess Diana (left).
Lady Gabriella's wedding album: Stunning official portraits show bride and her financier husband Thomas Kingston posing with the Queen at Frogmore House
Lady Gabriella Windsor has released her official wedding pictures which see her posing alongside her new husband Thomas Kingston in the gardens of Frogmore House, along with her page boys and flower girls, main. In the traditional royal wedding picture taken in the Duchess of Kent's Drawing Room at Frogmore House, Gabriella and Thomas take centre stage, surrounded by their families, inset.
Climber who voluntarily had her leg amputated 20 years after a freak school accident makes miracle return to national climbing championship
New Zealander Rachel Mia made the decision to cut off her lower left leg in February. She competed in the National Climbing Championships to qualify for the World Championship. Mia was 16 when she fell during a school climbing trip on the South Island - a fall that would have devastating consequences for the rest of her life.
'Weird' Bill Shorten is accused of meddling in the Labor leadership contest - and actively campaigning AGAINST favourite Anthony Albanese
Bill Shorten has been accused of meddling in the Labor leadership contest. The former leader apparently phoned MPs persuading them to back Labor deputy leader Tanya Plibersek before she dropped out citing family reasons. Since then he has reportedly been calling members to make sure someone runs against left-winger and former deputy prime minister Anthony Albanese.
'These people don't have electricity mate': Barnaby Joyce says voters are more interested in affordable power than climate change policy in fiery rant
Barnaby Joyce (left) claims Labor lost the election because voters are more worried about keeping the power on than climate change. The former National Party leader claimed the Adani mine, which Labor promised to scrap (protesters pictured inset), needed to be built to give Australians affordable power and local jobs. The ALP was handed a stunning defeat by the Coalition in large part due to it losing two seats in north Queensland, where the mine is to be built. He said more than 100,000 families couldn't afford to pay their increasingly expensive power bills and so had no electricity in their houses. 'Climate change may be important, but more important than that is the dignity in people's lives,' he said in an angry rant.
REVEALED: Amber Heard expressed her love and spoke of reuniting with Johnny Depp in last text as actor accuses her of abusing multiple ex-girlfriends and her former wife
NEW Johnny Depp shared what he claims was his final text fro Amber Heard before their acrimonious, and ongoing, divorce battle. In court papers filed in Fairfax County, Virginia and obtained by DailyMail.com, Depp also claims to have spoken with a number of Heard's former partners about her alleged history of abuse. He even detailed an incident between heard and her ex-wife which resulted in the actress having to spend a night behind bars.
Let's hope the marriage is more successful! Guests share snaps of VERY dubious wedding cakes featuring inappropriate toppers
Wedding guests from around the world have shared the worst cakes they've spotted in an online gallery, Pictured clockwise from top left: Tiers struggling to balance; a cake garnished with plants; odd cake toppers; tumbling turrets; an unfortunate spelling error on the groom's name, and a rather unromantic way to top off a wedding cake.
'All hail Bran The Broken', Arya's sex scene with Gendry, and Cersei being killed by ROCKS... 10 moments that Season Eight 'jumped the shark' in Game Of Thrones
Game Of Thrones bowed out, like The Night King - snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, just as he had at the climax of all his epic endeavours. For a while it had been making a decent fist of rescuing a disastrous last season and thereby avoid being remembered as one of those shows that 'Jumped The Shark.' (The TV term for irredeemably losing all credibility, named after The Fonz doing it in Happy Days - while water-skiing, over a large, laughably fake, plastic prop.)
Revealed: Illegitimate son, 31, inherited $90m estate after his mother 'lost her virginity to wealthy aristocrat in a very brief fling' - and found out about his father aged eight while living at modest home
Julie Adlard knew all along that aristocrat Charles Rogers who owned the Penrose Estate was the father of her son. Speaking to MailOnline, Julie's stepfather said she knew it was 'impossible' for anyone else to be Jordan's father and told her son of his parentage when he was eight years old and she felt he was old enough to deal with it. Recalling the time then 20-year-old Julie announced she was expecting, John Binns said: 'She just came home one night, said she was pregnant and was going to keep the baby. The family say that Mr Rogers was her first lover so he had to have been Jordan's father. Her son Jordan (pictured inset right) inherited the stately mansion (pictured bottom) after a DNA test proved his was Mr Roger's son and rightful heir. Despite modest beginnings (pictured top, the £180,000 two-storey home in Helston, Cornwall he grew up in), Jordan Adlard Rogers, 31, has moved his partner Katie Hubber and baby son Joshua into Cornwall's magnificent 1,536-acre Penrose Estate.
Vladimir Putin's rumoured lover, 36, gives birth to twins in heavily guarded Moscow VIP clinic, Russian reports claim
Alina Kabaeva, 36, reportedly gave birth to twin boys after security personnel swept through a hospital in Moscow and removed all but essential staff from the VIP maternity ward (pictured: Kabaeva during her 2015 pregnancy with another rumoured Putin child, left; with Putin, top right; in her competing days, bottom right; and on the red carpet, inset). There has been no confirmation from the Olympic gold medal winner and the Kremlin never discusses the president's private life with the state-run media in Russia obediently following suit. A source close to Kabaeva was quoted saying: 'We do not comment on the rumours.' One major newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets carried the story on its website only to suddenly delete it and wipe all mentions of the claims, including from the internet cache. But the reports have persisted with one outlet dni.ru running the headline: 'Alina Kabaeva gave birth to twins and disappeared.'
Grandma's home already: Doria Ragland is spotted walking her dogs in LA after spending time in England helping Meghan and Harry with baby Archie - dashing rumors she would stay in the UK for months
Ragland, 62, was seen taking her two dogs for a stroll in LA on Tuesday afternoon. She flew to London weeks before the birth of her first grandchild to help Meghan in the final stages of her pregnancy. And Ragland stayed on at Frogmore Cottage following Archie's birth on May 6. Sources said Meghan and Prince Harry have yet to hire a nanny and found Ragland's help to be 'indispensable'.
'It wasn't really going anywhere': Australian stuntman with millions of fans on Instagram reveals the one clip that made him a viral star overnight
A stuntman sensation who has been bouncing to stardom by showing off his tumbling tricks has revealed the surprising clip that launched his career. Jiemba Sands, from Tasmania, struggled for years to stand out online. But the fearless performer managed make his break last year with a video where he tumbled over a fence. The 22-year-old woke to find thousands had flocked to his Instagram.
The Queen of Photoshop: Thai King's new wife Suthida appears in a dazzling array of outfits and scenes for portrait series - but is it all as it seems?
The Royal Household Bureau of Thailand has released 20 images of Queen Suthida, 40, to mark her marriage to King Maha Vajiralongkorn on May 1 this year. She was named consort on May 4 at the King's coronation. To mark the momentous occasion and celebrate the marriage, the Royal Household Bureau of Thailand has released 20 photographs showing Her Majesty in varying outfits, from military uniforms to formal wear. The Thai government recently announced that from this year, Queen Suthida's birthday on June 3 will be a national holiday.
Conspiracy theorists suggest the REAL reason America banned Huawei was because of its 'insane' 50x super spy lens as they post video of it zooming in on boys playing chess
Chinese diplomat Zhao Lijian, the deputy chief-of-mission at the Chinese embassy in Islamabad, responded to the U.S. trade ban on Huawei by sharing a video on Twitter showing the Huawei P30 Pro's 50x optical zoom focusing on two boys playing Chinese chess in a park from many stories above. 'Why is Huawei making America tremble and go insane? Huawei's new phone camera's optical zoom is just insane,' Zhao wrote. Huawei released the P30 in March, though the phones cannot be bought in the US officially. In 2017 the company accounted for only two percent of the smartphones in America, although the company ships more than 200million units per year.
Celebrity hairstylist reveals you only need TWO haircuts a YEAR in order to keep locks healthy, as she insists it's a 'myth' that you should trim it every few weeks
Justine Marjan, seen left getting one of her twice-a-year trims, said she only gets two haircuts a year in a video she shared to Instagram on Thursday, May 16. The celebrity stylist, known for working with dozens of A-list celebrities including Ashley, the Kardashian sisters, and Lily Aldridge, said it is a 'myth' that you need to get a haircut every few weeks, as she said a good haircut should last several months and 'grow out seamlessly'. She told FEMAIL that she learned the hair secret when she moved to Los Angeles and was working at a high-end salon. She explained: 'The woman I was assisting at the time would travel to the middle east twice a year and all the girls there would wait to get their hair cut each time and they had the most incredible hair.'
Horrifying moment weightlifter's leg SNAPS as he attempts to squat 250kg during a competition in Russia
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Yaroslav Radashkevich was at the Eurasian Weightlifting Championship when he buckled under the colossal weight at the gym in Khabarovsk in the Russian Far East. In the footage his team remove the support (top left) and Radashkevich lowers himself (bottom left) and holds the weight for a brief moment with his legs bent before one of them breaks (right). He suffered a compound fracture to his right tibia and was rushed to hospital on Sunday. Radashkevich said he will require lengthy rehabilitation and will no longer be able to work as a personal trainer. He said he was facing immense difficulty in paying for bills, including his mounting medical costs.
Astonishing photo shows SIX fed-up motorists who trapped other vehicles by blocking them in at a full car park
An astonishing photo shows six fed-up motorists who trapped other vehicles by blocking them in at a full car park. The picture was taken in a Melbourne car park and posted to Reddit on Tuesday by user PurpleMo. 'When there isn't enough car parks and people just don't care anymore,' the photo was captioned.
Couple are kept awake by strange noise in their wall for two years... only to discover a hive of 80,000 BEES
The incident took place in the town of Pinos Puente, near Granada in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. The couple, who have not been named in reports, are said to have noticed a constant buzzing noise in the walls of the bedroom which stopped them from sleeping at night. However, it was only on further investigation that they discovered there was a beehive in the wall and they called local beekeeper Sergio Guerrero (left with the hive and right, pointing to it) to the scene. A close-up of the hive is pictured inset.
'My babies, my babies! Oh God!': The agonising moment a mother breaks down on the stand as she cries for her five children murdered by her ex-husband during his death penalty trial
Amber Kyzer (left and center) broke down during her testimony in South Carolina on Monday at the death penalty trial of her ex-husband, Timothy Jones Jr (bottom right), who is charged with killing their five young children in August 2014. As part of her testimony, Kyzer read a letter she wrote to her oldest child, who she had tried to comfort over the divorce and the pain of suddenly being in a broken home. 'You kids are my world and Mommy and Daddy were really blessed to have you,' Kyzer said, pausing, then burying her head in her hands on the witness stand (top right) and breaking into heaving sobs. 'Oh god. Oh god. My babies. My babies,' Kyzer cried as the judge rushed to get the jury out of the courtroom. Jones stood up and looked at her, but showed no emotion. Jones, 37, is charged with five counts of murder. His lawyers don't dispute that he killed the children, but they are trying to have him found not guilty by reason of insanity. Prosecutors said he killed six-year-old Nahtahn (bottom, second from right) in a rage after finding the boy had broken an outlet in their home near Lexington. Jones then strangled eight-year-old Merah (bottom, second from left) and seven-year-old Elias (bottom left) with his hands and two-year-old Gabriel (bottom, third from left) and one-year-old Abigail (bottom, right) with a belt, prosecutors said. Jones' trial continues on Tuesday.
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Cut your cooking time in half! From using a lighter to pop a wine cork to peeling potatoes in seconds - the handiest kitchen hacks are revealed
The tricks, shared to 5 Minute Crafts, an international Facebook page founded in Cyprus, demonstrates how to quickly pop a wine cork without a corkscrew. All you have to do is hold the flame close to the side of the bottle and watch the cork easily slide out. And eating sweetcorn is a lot less messy if you get it off the cob first with a cookie cutter.
'This would have once made me break down and cry': Australia's Next Top Model star is praised for her 'brave' photo of her cellulite taken in a changing room
Former Australia's Next Top Model star Taylah Roberts has taken to social media to realistic share a snap herself in a change room (left) as a way of encouraging women to accept their bodies. She said while the photo - taken from within the confines of a harshly lit changing room - would have once made her cry, she hopes that it helps 'normalise flaws' and allows others to 'know they are beautiful'. Thousands have left comments on Instagram to praise the model for taking a brave stand.
Mother, 28, shares a glimpse inside her perfectly organised fridge, including a 'use me first' shelf and $5 glass containers to keep fruits and vegetables fresher for longer
A mother-of-two has shared a glimpse inside her perfectly organised fridge, showing each shelf brimming with fresh ingredients to cook her daily meals. Stephanie Pase (right), from Sydney, wanted to have an immaculate system in place, including perfectly labelled containers, and a 'use me first' shelf to avoid food wastage. The 28-year-old, who runs Just Another Mummy Blog, revealed her tips to help you organise your fridge to perfection - and keep its contents fresher for longer.
The Chelsea Flower Show winner with no flowers: Garden with not a single bloom in sight is the first entirely green plot ever to win a prize
Since first bursting into bloom in 1912, the Chelsea Flower Show has been, well, about flowers. But yesterday - possibly for the first time - an almost entirely green garden won the coveted Best in Show award. With visitors commenting that the design ranged from 'disappointing' to 'brave', the winner is the talk of the gardening world. The M&G Garden, designed by Andy Sturgeon, was crowned as the Best in Show by the Royal Horticulture Society's judges yesterday. The garden is sponsored by M&G Investments which also backs the show. Set against huge, blackened oak sculptures that look like rocks and weigh 15 tons, the garden symbolises the 'regenerative theme of new life'.