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Best family activities for May Bank Holiday including Thorpe Park and Legoland

Bank Holidays can be a busy time as places are often completely booked up.

That is, if you haven’t struggled with coming up with new and exciting things to do with the family.

From real adventure to team experiences, we’ve got something to suit every family and budget.

Source: Best family activities for May Bank Holiday including Thorpe Park and Legoland

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Jamie Oliver’s empire collapses – 22 UK restaurants to close

Jamie Oliver launching his Jamie’s Italian restaurant at Tower Bridge, London, in 2015. Photograph: Rex Shutterstock

Administrators called in as 1,000 employees set to lose their jobs

All but three of Jamie Oliver’s 25 UK restaurants are closing with the loss of 1,000 jobs after the business called in administrators.

The company, which includes 22 Jamie’s Italian outlets, plus the Fifteen and Barbecoa restaurants in London and Jamie’s Diner at Gatwick airport, appointed executives at advisory firm KPMG as administrators on Tuesday.

The administration could mark the end of Oliver’s UK restaurant empire, which began with the opening of Fifteen in London in 2002. Only his three outlets at Gatwick airport, which include the last Jamie’s Diner, will remain in operation as administrators seek a buyer.

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The best places to eat and drink in Kent, chosen by Gary Rhodes

Restaurateur and TV chef Gary Rhodes fronted the likes of Masterchef and Hell’s Kitchen in the early Noughties, followed by Rhodes Across India and Rhodes Across China. The 58-year-old learnt his trade at catering college in Kent, where he met his wife Jennie.

Though the couple moved to Dubai in 2011 (he now runs three restaurants: Rhodes W1 and Rhodes Twenty 10 in Dubai, and Rhodes Calabash in Grenada), they still have a house in Kent. Here are their favourite local haunts…

Source: The best places to eat and drink in Kent, chosen by Gary Rhodes

Best free attractions in the UK for family days out revealed for 2019

The best free attractions in the UK have been revealed and they each make for a brilliant family day out.

Half term is fast approaching, and parents will know the pressure of finding new ways to keep the kids entertained, without breaking the bank in the process.

In fact, new research from Premier Inn has revealed that 46 per cent of parents admit they rely on free attractions to keep their children busy.

But there’s good news for those on a budget, as the UK is filled with some brilliant FREE attractions that are perfect for a family day out.

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Where to find the most pristine swimming spots in England

It looks like you won’t have to travel far to find a great beach this summer. England’s Blue Flag beaches for 2019 have just been revealed and the number of clean coastlines are on the rise. Blackpool Sands in Devon was awarded a Blue Flag this year.

Source: Where to find the most pristine swimming spots in England