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DS, Eidos, £29.99

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Game Of The Week: Hell’s Kitchen (DS/PC), from £19.99

Having taken over the culinary world via his global fine dining ventures, filled TV schedules with his sweary, lairy shows and hit America hard, Gordon Ramsey is now coming to a Nintendo DS near you. This Friday sees Chef Ramsey’s first foray into videogames. The colourful language has been curbed for a game aimed at age 12 and over, but exacting standards remain as hapless skivvies slave over hot stove.

John Walsh: Cut with Gordon's sharp tongue, a protégé escapes hell's kitchen

There's something Oedipal, even Shakespearean, about Marcus Wareing's eclipsing of his former mentor and boss, Gordon Ramsay, in the hierarchy of top London restaurants. It's part of a syndrome in which a former protégé rises to match, then overtake, his beloved master. It happened with Gordon Ramsay who, after enduring years of training, abuse and belittling by Marco Pierre White, left him to go it alone, and comprehensively outclassed him in stars and media recognition.

America's got our talent!

This year, the biggest hits on US television have one thing in common: the creative talent that brought them to the screen is British. Guy Adams reports from Los Angeles

Top 20: British talent making it state side

This year, the biggest hits on US television have one thing in common: the creative talent that brought them to the screen is British. Guy Adams reports from Los Angeles

Editor-At-Large: Give lacklustre parents Asbos – not their children

Let's tackle anti-social behaviour with compulsory evening classes in running a home and raising a family

Ramsay's food too 'timid' for California's tastes

He's done the hype and the star-studded celebrity opening party. Now Gordon Ramsay is experiencing the seemingly inevitable downside to one of his overseas restaurant openings: a critical backlash.

Four hurt in attack on British military base

Four soldiers were wounded in a mortar attack on a British military base in Iraq today, the Ministry of Defence said.

How to make a fool of yourself in public, by Delia Smith

As the first lady of the kitchen, Delia Smith is known to millions of devotees for dispensing advice on anything from omelettes to non-stick pans with trademark serenity.

Ramsay can dine out, after his restaurants make a £4m profit

For Gordon Ramsay, 2004 was not just about swearing at C-list celebrities and ranting at inadequate provincial chefs on the television. His Michelin-starred restaurants also did rather well.

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British sprinters earn chance of an upbeat finish

Britain's beleaguered sprinters took a positive step forward here yesterday by reaching today's 100m relay final - but not before a miscued baton change on the last leg had caused palpitations in the hearts of all their supporters.

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