Strictly Come Dancing's Giovanni Pernice and Amanda Abbington [left at rehearsals this week] have broken their silence following claims the actress threatened to quit the show due to clashes. The professional dancer, 33, and the actress, 49, have both shared gushing Instagram tributes to each other ahead of the first Strictly live show on Saturday. It follows claims Amanda was 'left shaken' by Giovanni's 'militant and aggressive' training style with tensions escalating between the pair. . However, the dance partners have seemingly batted away the rumours as they appeared in a behind-the-scenes footage of the 2023 trailer [centre].
Boat migrants must be booked in three-star hotels at least: Home Office sets out 'minimum' standards for housing them as costs soars to £8million every day
In a contract issued by the department, there is a list of 'mandatory requirements' for hotels, which includes: 'Contracted venues should be at least a minimum of three stars.' It hasn't been disclosed how many hotels - such as the Atrium Hotel (pictured left) - are tied to this contract and the Home Office said it is also using a separate agreement doesn't have a star requirement. Despite MPs in he House of Commons challenging the use of hotels, Home Secretary Suella Braverman has not disclosed any specifics on the issue. Meanwhile, this week she told Parliament the use of hotels is 'unacceptable' and that 'too many towns and cities around the country now house the 45,000 asylum seekers who are in hotels'. 'It is not right that the British taxpayer is forking out the cost,' she added.
Harry and Meghan's new campaign to win Hollywood over? Sussexes are all smiles as they get star billing at Kevin Costner's fundraiser... also attended by celeb allies Oprah and Ellen Degenres
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were all smiles as they made a surprise appearance at Kevin Costner's 'One805 Live!' charity event for first responders on Friday, held at his $26 million polo field in Santa Barbara. The couple were joined by their good friends Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres as they took another step into Hollywood royalty. The fundraising event - where 'last chance' tables cost $12,000 - was hosted at the oceanside estate of Kevin Costner in Summerland and included noteworthy guests, including Katy Perry's parents. Harry wore black while Meghan opted for a sophisticated, chic look, in a monochrome jacket with her hair pulled back 'clean-girl' style.
Britain’s most DANGEROUS road to buy a takeaway: The majority of fast food restaurants on one east London street have poor hygiene ratings
EXCLUSIVE: One of Britain's dodgiest streets for eating out has been revealed. A whopping 19 takeaways, restaurants and pubs have zero-star ratings on Leytonstone High Road, east London. None of them display their actual rating, but some show four-star ratings in their windows - even though their current rank is nowhere near that and some of the inspections took place more than a year ago. Many of the owners claim a rogue inspector stitched them up but locals tell a different story. Passers-by told MailOnline they were 'not surprised' to learn so many food spots in the area had given abysmal zero-star ratings, which mean 'urgent improvement is necessary'.
Amy Dowden, 33, shares hopes of returning to Strictly in mere weeks amid her breast cancer battle... as she is included in the BBC show's trailer ahead of first live show
The dancer, 33, took to Instagram on Saturday to wish her fellow professionals and the celebrity line-up luck for Saturday's first live show of the 2023 series. Amy was expected to miss the new series amid her battle with breast cancer, but she has now shared her hopes that she could rejoin the show in just weeks' time.
The new-build homeowners who fear their £650,000 properties will be swept away by mystery leak and have been forced to build barricades to stop torrents of flood water cascading through their estate
EXCLUSIVE: Residents on a smart hillside estate fear their homes could be swept away after a mystery leak sent torrents of water gushing through their properties. The desperate homeowners have had to install their own makeshift defences to stop water flooding their homes. Householders who paid up to £650,000 for their homes in Templars Gate in Halifax, West Yorkshire, say thousands of gallons of water cascading from the hill above their homes have put them at risk of landslides and flooding. Britannia Developments built the tiny estate but went bust soon after the houses were finished in 2011. In the past two months, a river of water has washed down the hill, triggering landslides that buckled garden fences and covered gardens in mud.
Alex Scott and Dan Walker in public spat over the future of Football Focus after he said the show was 'struggling' and he had 'worked hard to keep it relevant'
Football Focus presenter Alex Scott has hit back at her predecessor Dan Walker , who said that it's 'hard' to see the iconic BBC show struggling amid a dramatic slump in audience figures that could see it axed. Walker fronted the Saturday lunchtime BBC One show between 2009 and 2021, before Alex Scott took over.
Why I couldn’t disagree more with the hoo-ha over My Mum, your Dad's widower Roger Hawes daring to start dating again: ALEX DELANEY also found herself being judged when she started looking for companionship three months after her husband died at 34
ALEX DELANEY: Closing the door to my first-floor flat and walking down the stairs, I spotted my neighbour at our communal front door. After giving me a thorough inspection, she suspiciously asked: 'Are you going on a date?' I won't ever forget those words, so crisply delivered in stinging judgement. The truth was, I was meeting a rather lovely man. Someone I had made an effort for - smart jeans, eye-catching top, some makeup, too. And she noticed. Why was she was so astonished and judgey? Because my husband had died only six months before. Her words rang in my ears all night, but I still had a good time on London's South Bank. My date George had touchingly brought a picnic along with a flask of mulled wine too.
'It's the best thing I've seen!' My Mum, Your Dad viewers are left in tears by final as widower Roger finds happiness again with Janey while another couple calls it quits
My Mum Your Dad viewers were left in tears as the show came to a close on Friday. The emotional final pulled at the heartstrings of fans as Roger Hawes found happiness again with Janey, with his daughter Jess describing him as a 'different man.' Postman Roger, 58, lost his beloved wife Joanne, 52, to cancer 18 months ago and signed up to the new ITV1 dating show in a bid to move on.
Tortured and raped in a soundproof dungeon as they starved to death: The horrifying reality of Belgian killer paedophile Marc Dutroux's sadistic crimes after years of abusing children in 'house of horror'
Dutroux - who to this day still lives in infamy in the minds of the Belgian public - was part of a small group of people found responsible for a horrifying series of murders and kidnappings that shocked not just the country, but the whole of Europe. His former house in the Marcinelle suburb of Charleroi - and Dutroux himself - first became infamous in August 1996 when he led police to two kidnapped girls who were found cowering in the secret basement after they had been subjected to horrific abuse. Sabine Dardenne, 12, and Laetitia Delhez, 14, had been abducted separately earlier that year, chained to a bed and repeatedly raped. But as more was learned about Dutroux, it became clear they were fortunate to have been found alive. It transpired that four more girls - Mélissa Russo and Julie Lejeune, both eight years old, An Marchal, 17, and Eefje Lambrecks, 19 - had also been kidnapped by Dutroux and his accomplices a year earlier. All four died.
British Storm Shadow missiles killed top Putin commanders when they smashed into Black Sea Fleet HQ in deadly Ukrainian attack
This is the moment a British-made Storm Shadow missile hits Putin's Black Sea Fleet HQ in Ukraine. Senior Russian commanders were killed in the Ukrainian missile strike, it was also revealed. At least nine people were killed and 16 wounded in the Friday attack in Sevastopol, according to Ukraine's military intelligence chief Kyrylo Budanov. Russia has refrained from giving details on the killed and wounded, and its main news bulletins failed to mention the humiliating strike in annexed Crimea. Russian air defences were again today at work in and around Sevastopol, the main naval port in the peninsula.
Huw Edwards is back on the BBC! Red-faced presenter apologises when old clip of shamed newsman appears on show
Huw Edwards hasn't appeared on the channel since he was named publicly as the star being investigated following allegations of sexual misconduct. In July, the 61-year-old news anchor was accused of paying £35,000 to a vulnerable teenager in return for explicit photographs. This morning the Breakfast programme cut to a clip of Newswatch from September 2017, which focused on Hurricane Maria in he Caribbean and was presented by Edwards. Breakfast presenter Ben Thompson apologised for the 'technical gremlins' which caused the archived footage to be shown.
A 'dream' that turned into a nightmare: American couple who live on an off-grid farm in Panama reveal brutal downsides to their remote lifestyle - from suffering through freezing cold showers to going SIX YEARS without a TOILET
Living the dream life isn't always so dreamy - as one Massachusetts couple have revealed. YouTube content creators Kaylee Dubeau and Jordan Saglio spent years traveling through central America in a converted school van before settling on the leafy climbs of western Panama. The couple - who have more than 390,000 subscribers - purchased a 2.5-acre plot of land on the outskirts of Boquete for $75,000 four years ago and since then, they have gone about creating a farmstead while welcoming their first child, Sadie.
Pussycat Doll singer backs Russell Brand as besieged comic says he has faced an 'extraordinary and distressing week' in new conspiracy-filled video but fails to address rape and sexual assault allegations
Jessica Sutta (left), 41, responded to Brand's video, uploaded to his social media platforms last night, in which he failed to address the claims made against him and said it had been an 'extraordinary and distressing' week. Writing on Instagram , the singer, who has used her social media platform to campaign against the Covid-19 vaccination, said: 'We support you!!!' It came after a week of headlines about Brand's alleged behaviour towards women, as more come forward with accusations of abuse following an investigation by Channel 4 's Dispatches and The Times. Brand issued a pre-emptive statement on social media last Friday in which he denied all the allegations against him, said he has spoken openly about his promiscuity and that all sexual encounters have been consensual.
How Katherine Ryan could have the last laugh on Russell Brand! Comic who warned of 'sexual predator' in the industry could earn MILLIONS as new face of reignited #MeToo movement
Comedian Katherine Ryan (left) could earn millions of pounds if she capitalises on her new role as the new face of the #MeToo movement. Katherine Ryan, 40, repeatedly accused Russell Brand, 48, (right) of being a 'sexual predator' during filming for his last major television job (inset the pair on the show Roast Battle together) in the UK before he was dropped from the show. That was years before Brand was accused of rape and sexual assault in an investigation by The Times, The Sunday Times and Channel 4 published earlier this month, in which former colleagues claimed they had acted as 'pimps' to pass messages to attractive audience members. He has vehemently denied the allegations - but the BBC, Channel 4 and production firm Banijay have launched investigations into his behaviour, while the Met Police says it is investigating a complaint received at the weekend. PR guru Penelope Banton told MailOnline Ryan could earn millions if she uses the coverage surrounding her part in the Russell Brand saga as a 'springboard' for her career.
Horrifying moment 14ft alligator is caught dragging human corpse down Florida canal in its MOUTH before being shot dead
A Florida alligator was found with a dead body clamped between its jaws as it made its way down a canal near Clearwater. The gator could be see dragging its prey much to the horror of local residents some of whom began filming the shocking incident. Emergency responders, along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission successfully removed the alligator from the water and subsequently euthanized it. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office was able to retrieve the victim's body from the water although the victim has yet to be identified.
Airline staff refused to stop serving food that could KILL me: Woman who has a severe allergy to strawberries claims she spent three-hour flight in fear for her life because
EXCLUSIVE A passenger with a life-threatening food allergy said she feared for her life aboard a flight, after claiming cabin crew refused to remove food and drink items which could have sent her into anaphylactic shock. Chloe Fitzpatrick was travelling from Manchester to Ibiza on August 18, 2023 and said she had informed staff of her severe strawberry allergy, asking them not to serve any strawberry products on the flight. The 24-year-old, who was travelling with her sister Lucy Fitzpatrick, said she felt 'discriminated against' when the cabin crew manager refused to remove any food and drink items from the flight.
When trash becames TREASURE! UK's rarest charity shop finds that were picked up for pennies... but worth thousands - could YOU spot a bargain?
It can be especially rewarding when you pick up much more than you bargained for and these charity shop finds really do put meaning to the saying 'one man's trash is another man's treasure'. And you will not believe how much these rare finds were sold for at auction, with some being picked up for nearly £500,000. From a Chinese vase which was brought for a measly £1 to a first edition copy of the book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone which was picked up for 30p, here we list some of the most expensive items that were found on the shop floor.
Brits behaving badly: From posing naked at a war memorial and playing pranks at the airport to getting stuck in a bin, the videos that show why UK tourists are not always terribly welcome
Whether it's getting their kit off or terrorising annoyed locals and fellow holidaymakers, it's almost a rite of passage for a British tourist to make a fool of themselves while on holiday. Our antics abroad have become so bad that many cities across the world are actively telling us to stay away
Welcome to Wrexham! Five police are injured as five are arrested when wild fight breaks out on north Wales housing estate
Police said five people have been arrested following the incident in Rhosllanerchrugog, just outside of Wrexham, on Thursday. Officers were called shortly before 5pm to reports of public disorder in the Wern Las area. Shocking video footage of the fight - in which one woman is wearing a dressing gown - has now gone viral on social media.
Is this Malia's Obama's new man? Smitten-looking former first daughter meets mystery man for lunch at ultra-chic food store Erewhon in LA - before pair are spotted in very warm embrace behind TREE
The 25-year-old daughter of former president Barack Obama enjoyed lunch with the unknown man on Friday and it lasted a few hours. They headed to Erewhon market on Beverly Boulevard for food before they were photographed sharing a hug. The pair were seen walking out holding containers with their leftovers which they eventually dropped off. Malia wore a dark gray graphic t-shirt along with a lengthy black skirt and mid-calf dark brown boots for the outing.
The 'child vampire revenant' who was buried in restraints with a padlock around his ankle to stop him coming back to life, dragging himself from his grave and roaming 17th-century Poland killing people
Myths surrounding the undead and vampires date back to as early as the 11th century in eastern Europe, and it is not uncommon for skeletons bearing the marks of these superstitions to be unearthed. In eastern Europe tales of people who died and then returned to the living world several months later were rife, and were often blamed for sudden deaths, accidents or even just generally making life more difficult - such as being held responsible for a poor harvest. But the discovery of a tiny child's skeleton treated this way is believed to be the first of its kind. The grim discovery was made in the same cemetery as a woman who was buried with a scythe pressing down on her neck (pictured) - a way to ensure she would decapitate herself if she tried to rise from the dead, experts said.
Train vs plane: Travel experts pit a British Airways flight against a 125mph Avanti West Coast express in a race from Manchester to London - and the footage is fascinating
Avanti's trains whisk passengers between Manchester Piccadilly railway station and London Euston in just over two hours. So is the plane realistic competition for such a short journey? Is the inevitable airport faff worth enduring? Travel experts at The Points Guy (TPG) decided to find out...
'A 10-year-old did NOT do this!' Kim Kardashian is mocked by sceptical fans after proudly showing off stunning sunset painting she says was done by her daughter North
Kim, 42, has sparked furious debate about a sunset painting done by her 10-year-old daughter, North, that she shared on social media. While some fans have been praising the artwork, others are doubtful that the SKIMS founder and Kanye West 's daughter actually painted the masterpiece. The Kardashians star took to both Instagram and X, formerly known as Twitter, to show off her eldest daughter's artwork, which featured a shiny oceanside landscape and pinkish sunset.
Kate means business! Princess of Wales wore suits for her six most recent engagements - amid reports she and William are looking for a CEO
Marking a change from her usual pleated skirts and pencil dresses, Kate Middleton , 41, has opted for business attire during her recent royal visits across the UK. The wardrobe switch-up seemingly aligns with the revolutionary announcement from Prince William , 41, and Kate earlier this week- the hiring of a Chief Executive Officer to run their household of approximately 60 staff.
Studying hard? First-year students hit the town on Fresher's Friday with their new friends at the start of the university year
Thousands of students swarmed the streets of Leeds and Newcastle last night to indulge in a night of tipsy fun. They spent their first Fresher's Friday - part of the Fresher's Week celebrations which run until Sunday, September 24 - drinking in their best party gear. Some partygoers were pictured wearing cowboy heads and fancy dress, while others put on their favourite dresses and cropped tops. The new students took the opportunity to let their hair down as the late night became the early morning. Unfortunately heavy clubbing proved too much for some of the new students dancing into the early hours, as their drinking was followed by vomiting or brawls in the street.
Leonardo DiCaprio's rumoured ex Gigi Hadid shares the catwalk with his new girlfriend Vittoria Ceretti as they join Kendall Jenner in the Versace runway show at Milan Fashion Week
Leonardo DiCaprio's rumoured ex Gigi Hadid (far left and far right) and his current girlfriend Vittoria Ceretti (second left) were sure to turn heads as they walked the runway of Versace's Milan Fashion Week show on Friday. The 48-year-old actor's (inset) love life collided on the catwalk as the models stunned in flawless looks as they strutted their stuff alongside the likes of Kendall Jenner (second right). Gigi, 28, who was briefly linked romantically to the Titanic star over the past year, wowed in a slinky yellow gown which featured a cowl neckline and daring thigh-high split. Meanwhile Vittoria, 25, who is currently dating the Oscar winner, flashed her toned midriff in a tiny black bandeau top.
Kanye West and Bianca Censori's WILD impromptu Florence photoshoot is captured on film by excited locals
A new video shows the moment Kanye West and his new 'wife' Bianca Censori caused a major frenzy while shopping in the tourist-heavy Via dei Calzaiuoli in Florence, Italy on Thursday afternoon. West, 46, went into photographer mode as he directed the busty bombshell, 28, as she posed with excited locals in another one of her daring nude looks, while a number of admirers filming the epic moment. Surrounded by adoring fans, Censori showed off her sensational figure in a skintight leotard styled with sheeny pantyhose and pointy kitten heels.
It's all white for them! From the Princess of Wales to Queen Letizia of Spain, royal women have found a new weapon in their armoury
With tailored cuts in a simple shade, royal ladies have been adding an effective new weapon to their style arsenal - the stylish white two-piece. Whether sharply tailored like Kate or purposely over-sized like the versions worn by Meghan, the effect is the same: fresh and bright, yet work-wear at its most regal. If there's something inherently bold about wearing one pure colour, it's also the case that white suits many skin tones. And because the light reflects of it, it's flattering, too.
Back to Hollywood! Meghan Markle nails autumn chic in a monochrome jacket as she attends star-studded fundraiser in California
The Duchess of Sussex, 42, and Prince Harry , 39, made an appearance at Kevin Costner 's 'One805 Live!' event for first responders, held at his $26 million polo field on Friday. The loved-up couple were joined by the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres , while the parents of pop royalty Katy Perry were also in attendance. Meghan and Harry looked relaxed as they took another step into the heart of Hollywood, with the Duchess of Sussex opting for a monochrome, 'clean girl' style. The focus of her outfit was a statement cape-style jacket, which featured a high funnel neck and tie waist, in a black and white striped pattern. She kept her hair in a sleek up-do, adding a touch of glamour to the ensemble with a pair of gold hoop earrings and a simple gold watch.
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The sad memorial to 'apocalyptic' air disaster: How wreckage of Gatwick flight that crashed killing 34 tourists is still strewn across the French Pyreness more than 60 years after tragedy
TOM PARRY: Strewn across a steep mountain side in the French Pyrenees are the jagged remains of a plane which once carried dozens of British holidaymakers. The shell of the main passenger cabin is wedged between a rocky outcrop and pine trees next to a hiking trail. Scattered randomly on scree below are lumps of the engine, fuel tanks and the landing gear. For 60 years, this wreckage has remained 2200m up on the slopes of Mount Canigou, a macabre reminder of a long-forgotten aviation disaster described as 'apocalyptic' by those who were first on the scene on a stormy October night in 1961.
Vince Sjodin (pictured), 50, showed off the giant 4ft long vegetable at the UK National Giant Vegetables Championship in Malvern, Worcestershire. He has smashed the previous record cucumber of 23lbs which was grown by David Thomas, another cucumber-growing Brit, in 2015. Mr Sjodin's record-breaking feat comes two years after he grew the world's biggest marrow, which weighed an astonishing 255lbs. He said his vegetables are so big because of his 'secret formula' and the fresh Welsh air on his allotment in Barry, south Wales. The gardener had to grow the cucumber in a hammock on scaffolding netting to support its weight. He said a wet spell in the lead up to the competition nearly scuppered his bid for glory but 'thankfully the cucumber kept'.
Inside Britain’s Area 51: The secluded RAF base where UFO hunters believe it government scientists examine alien corpses and spacecraft wreckage
EXCLUSIVE: A former top secret military base dubbed Britain's Area 51 has become a magnet for UFO enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists after lying abandoned for more than 20 years.Fed-up locals have complained that the eerie RAF Rudloe Manor in Wiltshire has been plagued by break-ins after remaining sealed off behind security fences topped with razor wire.
Pull the other one! Moment identical twins are baffled by the sight of each other while high on anaesthesia after having their wisdom teeth removed
A TikTok video of a set of identical twins who are very confused by each other after getting their wisdom teeth removed, has been seen by over 4.6million people in just five days. Maggie and Liv Adams were high on anesthesia in the hilarious clip, where they appeared to be baffled over why it seemed like there was two of them. Seemingly forgetting they had a twin, the pair were both left wide-eyed and open-mouthed at the sight of someone else who looks exactly like them.
Government's secret UFO dump: Border security quietly releases tranche of 10 videos of mysterious 'craft' whizzing around US skies - as ex- intelligence officer says they are a THREAT
US Customs and Border Patrol, the agency responsible for keeping terrorists and weapons out of the country, uploaded 10 videos that appear to show craft moving in strange ways in our skies. Chris Mellon (pictured right) said they were further proof that UFOs pose a 'security threat'. The videos were released on August 9 without warning, a press release or much in the way of context, and were only discovered by UFO enthusiasts and online sleuths this week. The videos document a fighter jet pursued by an apparently baffling flying orb, as well as something that appears to be a propeller-powered hang-glider, and another apparent orb hovering near a parked 16-wheeler truck.
Gisele Bundchen reveals she was 'just surviving' before shock Tom Brady divorce - and is 'now living'... as star details how pair 'grew apart'
Gisele Bundchen (left) has revealed she was 'just surviving' before divorcing Tom Brady (right as a family) - and is 'now living' in her most candid interview about her divorce yet. The 43-year-old started dating the football star, 45, in 2007 and was with him for more than a decade before they confirmed they were divorcing in October 2022. In an upcoming interview with Lee Cowan for CBS News Sunday Morning, the star said she has happily moved into a new era of her life and detailed how the pair 'grew apart' before their split. The former supermodel took a step back from modelling to raise the couple's children and has now returned to the world of high fashion.
Naga Munchetty is left in hysterics as she watches hilarious CCTV video of a man hit in the face by a pigeon
Naga Munchetty was left in hysterics during Friday's BBC Breakfast as she watched a video of a man being hit in the face by a pigeon. The journalist, 48, had tears streaming down her face as she watched the video and joked the makeup team would need to come in and sort her out. Naga's co-host Ben Thompson said: 'I don't know why this amuses me so much. Neither pigeon nor man were hurt.
Incredible moment crocodiles HELP stray dog in their river by nudging it to safety with their noses instead of eating it
A stray dog that was quickly surrounded by three crocodiles as soon as it ran into their river may have thought that it wouldn't survive another minute. But in an astonishing turn of events, two of the crocodiles decided to nudge the young stray, which had jumped into the river to escape a pack of feral dogs, to safety with their snouts. Experts say that instead of devouring the stray dog, the marsh crocodiles 'guided' it away from where the barking pack of dogs were waiting for it on the river bank in the state of Maharashtra, western India.
From Big Ben in Peter Pan to the fairytale castle in Frozen: Disney reveals 30 real-world locations that have inspired its most-loved films over the past 100 years
To celebrate its 100th anniversary, The Walt Disney Company has opened its vaults to reveal a list of 30 locations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa that have inspired its films and theme parks over the past century. These locations have been revealed in a series of photographs, so fans can compare the real-world attractions with how they've been reinterpreted by Disney's filmmakers and designers.
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You have the right to remain cyborg: NYPD's new ROBOT cop that will police city's subways is unveiled by NYC Mayor Eric Adams - in response to rising crime
New York City 's busiest subway station has a new crew member - an almost 400 pound robocop unveiled by NYC Mayor Eric Adams. "We're committed to exploring innovative tools to continue to make this city the safest big city in America, and this robot K5, it has the potential to serve as an important tool in our toolbox," Adams said in a press conference Friday morning. The robot, a product of autonomous security robots developer Knightscope , has four cameras it can use to record video without sound, and moves at 3 mph.
iPhone 15 Pro is put to the ultimate test: Watch the moment Apple's £1,499 flagship smartphone is launched from a highspeed drift car - and miraculously survives the drop
EXCLUSIVE: MailOnline's Shivali Best launched Apple's new flagship device out of the window of a highspeed drift car, travelling around a racetrack at 60mph. Despite featuring a new titanium frame, there's no doubt that the iPhone 15 Pro alone would have been obliterated during such a feat. However, this device was protected with a Mous case, and amazingly it survived the drop unscathed.
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Hilarious moment EasyJet passengers do a Mexican wave after bride-to-be asks them to help her tick it off her hen do 'Bingo card' list
A video shows the hilarious moment a bride-to-be gets the whole plane involved in her celebrations - by launching into a Mexican wave. Jessica Calam (pictured) had been ready for a special weekend with her hen party last week and took to the sky to head to Barcelona for her hen do. The 27-year-old from Farnborough, Hampshire was given a series of tasks to complete by her hens whilst they were on holiday. Her first task was to engage the entire plane in a Mexican wave whilst cruising at 30,000 feet which she managed without breaking a sweat. The clip begins with Jessica standing at the front of the plane with a flight attendant named Shelley who begins addressing the passengers through the in-flight communication system. She asks the passengers to get involved - and they are happy to oblige.
Stunning photos show NYC's iconic mom-and-pop shops from an Italian restaurant frequented by the mafia to a candy store beloved by celebrities and an 102-year-old bakery in the heart of Manhattan
A new book from husband-and-wife photography duo James and Karla Murray celebrates the aesthetics and history of hundreds of these small stores that have long served specific communities. They include Vesuvio bakery on Prince Street which has been serving pastries for 102 years, Brooklyn's oldest Italian restaurant, Bamonte's, which was once a mafia haunt and Ray's Candy Store in the East Village - a favorite of celebrities. Some of the storefronts pictured in the book have shuttered since they were captured by the team. Many of them didn't make it to the last decade, and many more didn't make it through the downturned economy of the pandemic. The Murrays told DailyMail.com they wanted their book, Store Front NYC: Photographs of the City's Independent Shops, Past and Present , to preserve their memories and promote those that still exist.