• Celebrity chef Antonio Carluccio dies aged 80

    Antonio Carluccio has passed away at the age of 80. The Italian chef, who founded the restaurant chain Carluccio's, died on Wednesday morning, his agent confirmed. A statement said: "It is with great sadness that we announce that Commendator Antonio Carluccio OBE sadly passed away this morning." No cause of death has yet been given. In 1981, Antonio opened the Neal Street Restaurant in Covent Garden, where Jamie Oliver went on to work at the start of his career. He went on to launch his eponymous restaurant chain in 1999, and there are now more than 100 restaurants across the