The man who founded the Pizza Express restaurant chain has died aged 89.

Peter Boizot discovered the Italian dish while working as an au pair in Florence between leaving school and starting national service.

The entrepreneur opened the first Pizza Express restaurant in Wardour Street, Soho, in 1965 and now has 490 branches around the UK and Ireland.

He remained close to his home city Peterborough and owned Peterborough United from the late 1990s.

Mr Boizot was born in

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