When Jeremy Clarkson hit on a TV producer who didn’t make sure he got a hot dinner after a day of filming on location for Top Gear, he avoided police action after his victim refused to file a complaint.
Now, however, the tanker faces a battle with the boys in blue on the increasingly acrimonious row surrounding his farm store.
I can reveal that Thames Valley Police have issued a formal warning about Clarkson’s plans to expand their Diddly Squat Farm store, which has already drawn thousands of fans and caused traffic problems in its previously sleepy corner of the Cotswolds.
I can reveal that Thames Valley Police have issued a formal warning regarding Clarkson’s plans to expand their Diddly Squat Farm store. Pictured: Jeremy Clarkson with his girlfriend Lisa Hogan
Clarkson, 61, whose Amazon Prime show about his efforts to become a farmer was a big hit, plans to renovate another barn, raising fears he wants to expand his business, which will also see a lambing shed. converted to 60 seats. restaurant.
“While this request was made in anticipation of a future change-of-use request, there is potential for disruption in terms of road safety and site-generated police demand,” said a police official from Thames Valley in the letter to West Oxfordshire District Council.
“I strongly encourage the applicant to consult with me in the event that this farm building is being considered for commercial purposes. “
Clarkson, 61, whose Amazon Prime show about his efforts to become a farmer was a big hit, plans to renovate another barn
People line up outside Town Hall for a meeting to discuss Jeremy Clarkson’s farm shop
Jeremy Clarkson at his Diddle Squat Farm shop in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
Clarkson, who runs his shop with glamorous 48-year-old girlfriend Lisa Hogan, told how locals “finger him” when he walks by because they are so upset about the success of his shop.
Local Hilary Moore, parish councilor for the Chadlington area, believes the store should be closed and wrote to the council to say, “Our roads are congested with traffic and the whole area is becoming a dangerous area with fast cars showing off their traffic. speed on narrow lanes and the queue for about a mile.
Last week, Clarkson called those who have a problem with his shop “wearers of red pants,” referring to the favorite campaign uniform. Hopefully he’s in a better mood when the police arrive.
George Osborne partied in his youth, and now the former chancellor’s son, Luke, has settled down as a nightclub boss, hosting rave parties across the country.
Luke, 20, who studies at the University of Bristol, registered a company called Constitution Ltd to channel the company’s income. For a recent night out at the Bristol club, he bragged, “It’s gonna be 5 hours of good shit. Gauze.
Lily wraps up nicely in a paper dress
Lily Cole is apparently determined to prove them right. The doll-faced Cambridge graduate, 33, posed in a paper dress to prove her green credentials
Envious admirers sometimes notice that models would look great even if they were wearing trash bags.
Lily Cole is apparently determined to prove them right. The doll-faced Cambridge graduate, 33, posed in a paper dress to prove her green skills.
“The dress is made from a blend of cotton and Tencel, an innovative fabric made from sustainably harvested trees,” she explains. “It has been truly amazing to see how much the fashion industry has grown and changed and how many amazing materials are out there now.”
Cole had to apologize last month after suffering a backlash for posing in a burqa as Afghanistan fell under the control of the Taliban.
At least she’s barking in the right tree this time.
Forget about supermarket shortages, the real crisis worrying affluent diners in Mayfair is the lack of oysters.
Grand chef Richard Corrigan, who runs Bentley’s Oyster Bar and Grill, has been forced to ration his native oysters because fewer have been grown this year.
“My customers are very greedy for oysters in the summer,” the Michelin-starred restaurateur told me. The season lasts from today until April, but the pandemic is blamed on suppliers producing fewer oysters.
Corrigan, who cooked for the Queen, says rationing didn’t work well with his customers: “They were angry that they were only allowed 24 oysters. I have to limit them.
At around £ 6 each for a native oyster, a 24 platter would cost £ 144 – so that’s a VERY Mayfair problem.
There must be something in the water at Kensington Palace.
On Tuesday, I revealed that the Duchess of Cambridge’s stylist Natasha Archer is expecting a baby. Now I learn that two other key members of Catherine’s staff are going on maternity leave at the same time.
The palace is advertising a maternity blanket for a personal assistant to the Duchess and her husband Prince William, as well as a deputy personal secretary.
However, Catherine won’t have a fourth child herself, if Wills can help her. When a supporter suggested the prospect in 2019, she replied, “I think William would be a little worried.”
Collins thrives in Berlin
Lily (pictured with Charlie McDowell), 33, the daughter of 80s rock star Phil Collins, attended a dinner in Berlin sponsored by Cartier, of which she is an ambassador
The The honeymoon is clearly not over for Emily In Paris star Lily Collins, who beamed positively as she made her first public appearance with her new husband, filmmaker Charlie McDowell.
Lily, 33, the daughter of 80s rock star Phil Collins, was attending a dinner in Berlin sponsored by Cartier, of which she is an ambassador.
She exchanged vows three weeks ago with Charlie, 38, the son of A Clockwork Orange star Malcolm McDowell and Oscar-winning actress Mary Steenburgen.
Ruthie asks Beckham to cook some spices
David Beckham (pictured with Ruth), Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Michael Caine are among 38 stars who will appear on the podcast, called River Cafe Table 4
Her Thames-side restaurant, the River Cafe, has long attracted some of the world’s most famous names, and now Ruth Rogers has persuaded dozens of them to reveal their secrets for a new podcast.
David Beckham, Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Michael Caine are among 38 stars who will appear on the podcast, titled River Cafe Table 4, after the table where Lady Rogers oversees the dining room. Her first guest is Brokeback Mountain star Jake Gyllenhaal.
“There are parallels between the theater and a restaurant,” says Ruthie. “Everyone must know their lines and everyone must have made the sauce.”
Caine, whose father was a porter at the Billingsgate Fish Market, talks about his choice comfort food: “Years ago it was sausage and mash, now it’s caviar.
The Queen is known for her love of horses, and I have heard that she is thrilled with a new, rather leafy horse on the road to Windsor Castle.
Prince Philip’s loyal groom, Terry Pendry, entertained the monarch by setting up a topiary horse in his garden.
At the Chelsea Flower Show, Pendry, who is often seen on horseback with the Queen, said he proudly showed his horse-shaped sculpture to Her Majesty. These finely cut shrubs are a new trend in society, you wouldn’t know it.