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The bitter row between Gordon Ramsay and his father-in-law has taken a bizarre new twist – amid claims that a “ghost-writing” machine was used to put the chef’s signature on a major property deal

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Little Chef restaurant chain put up for sale

The sale of the roadside restaurant chain is expected to fetch tens of millions of pounds for turnaround firm R Capital, which bought it out of administration in 2007

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