Love Island’s Gabby Allen flaunts her VERY peachy derrière in a black bikini during Ibiza trip

Love Island’s Gabby Allen flaunts her sizzling physique and VERY peachy derrière in a tiny black thong bikini during her lavish Ibiza break

She recently went public with her new beau Brandon Myers after they were spotted packing on the PDA in Ibiza.

And Gabby Allen was sure to set pulses racing as she flaunted her sizzling physique in a black thong bikini in a video shared to Instagram on Saturday.

The Love Island star, 28, looked sensational as she showed off her peachy derrière in the barely-there swimwear.

Wow! Gabby Allen looked fantastic as she flaunted her sizzling physique in a black thong bikini in a video shared to Instagram on Saturday

Gabby started her sizzling short clip by wearing a pair of stylish black sunglasses and rearranging her bikini top.

She then put the glasses on top of her head and made a cheeky grin as she lifted one shoulder and zoomed the camera in towards her.

The blonde beauty exuded confidence as she posed up a storm and wore her locks up in a messy bun.

Gabby has been soaking up the sun in Spain but revealed on Instagram Stories on Saturday that she is now back in the UK. 

Poser: The Love Island star made sure all eyes were on her as she posed up a storm in the barely-there swimwear and a pair of stylish black sunglasses

Poser: The Love Island star made sure all eyes were on her as she posed up a storm in the barely-there swimwear and a pair of stylish black sunglasses

The reality TV star shared that she was trying to unpack and wasn’t having much luck in getting her clothes pile to go down.

She showed her fans how her suitcase was still brimming with swimwear and slinky outfits despite her efforts and she ‘didn’t even know where it all goes now’.

It comes after Gabby went public with beau Brandon Myers last week after initially denying romance rumours.  

The reality TV personality was spotted in the throes of a passionate smooch with her boyfriend last Thursday, as they packed on the PDA during a trip to the beach. 

Cheeky: The blonde beauty grinned as she posed up a storm in her sizzling clip

Cheeky: The blonde beauty grinned as she posed up a storm in her sizzling clip 

So much to do! Gabby also told her fans that she was struggling to unpack her holiday suitcase

Back to reality: She showed how she still had lots of items to find a spot for after her sunshine break away

So much to do! Gabby also told her fans that she was struggling to unpack her holiday suitcase, showing them lots of bikinis and clothes still laying on the floor

The couple face a 14-day quarantine when they returns to the UK as the government pulled its air bridge with the holiday hot spot following a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Last month, Gabby insisted Brandon was a ‘really good friend’ but nothing more following relationship speculation. 

They were first reported to be dating in May, when the Ex On The Beach hunk posted a flirty comment under one of her scantily-clad bikini snaps. 

Sizzling: Gabby flaunted her jaw-dropping figure in a barely-there white bikini as she enjoyed a lavish yacht ride during her holiday to Ibiza

Sizzling: Gabby flaunted her jaw-dropping figure in a barely-there white bikini as she enjoyed a lavish yacht ride during her holiday to Ibiza

She told OK!: ‘No. We’ve known each other for a long time. He’s the loveliest person and a really good friend of mine, but that’s all it is.

‘Someone must have seen him comment on a picture on my social media, and automatically assumed he’s my boyfriend.’

Their romantic holiday comes after her ex Marcel Somerville revealed that he is expecting his first child with influencer girlfriend Rebecca Vieira. 

Alright for sun! It comes after Gabby went public with beau Brandon Myers last week after initially denying romance rumours

Alright for sun! It comes after Gabby went public with beau Brandon Myers last week after initially denying romance rumours

Jon Bon Jovi sells his Palm Beach mansion for $20 million as he buys a new $43 million home

Jon Bon Jovi worked quickly as he sold one of his mansions and closed on an even more lavish home only a couple miles away.

The 58-year-old rocker recently finalized the sale on his ocean-view Palm Beach, Florida home for $20 million, after purchasing the property in 2018.

And on the same day, he purchased a new seaside mansion in Palm Beach for $43 million, according to The Real Deal.

Quick change artist: Jon Bon Jovi, 58, managed to sell his Palm Beach, Florida home for $20 million on the same day he bought one only a few miles away for $43 million, according to The Real Deal

Bon Jovi purchased the recently sold house in 2018 for $10 million on one-third of an acre.

But the Livin’ On A Prayer singer immediately bulldozed the mansion and built a new 5,000 square foot home with interior design from Caroline Rafferty that featured five bedrooms, five bathrooms and three powder rooms, according to Dirt.

Jon is believed to be a big fan of the South Florida area and is often seen spending time at the coastal resort with friends, according to the Palm Beach Daily News.

Some of his high-profile neighbors include Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart and Howard Stern.  

First time around: Bon Jovi purchased the recently sold house in 2018 for $10 million on one-third of an acre; pictured in December 2019

First time around: Bon Jovi purchased the recently sold house in 2018 for $10 million on one-third of an acre; pictured in December 2019

Starting over: He bought the property in 2018, only to bulldoze the house and build a new one

Starting over: He bought the property in 2018, only to bulldoze the house and build a new one

Spacious: The current home features five bedrooms, five bathrooms and three powder rooms, according to Dirt

Spacious: The current home features five bedrooms, five bathrooms and three powder rooms, according to Dirt

Stunning: The kitchen is tastefully designed with a minimalist slate gray pallet, an impressive oven range and elegant stone countertops

Stunning: The kitchen is tastefully designed with a minimalist slate gray pallet, an impressive oven range and elegant stone countertops

Elegant: The interior has luxurious brushed oak and limestone floors, and a large library with built-in bookshelves provides a relaxing respite from the outside world

Elegant: The interior has luxurious brushed oak and limestone floors, and a large library with built-in bookshelves provides a relaxing respite from the outside world

The villa featured a Mediterranean style style with pale yellow exteriors and stone accents.

The interior has luxurious brushed oak and limestone floors, and a large library with built-in bookshelves provides a relaxing respite from the outside world. 

The kitchen is tastefully designed with a minimalist slate gray pallet, an impressive oven range and elegant stone countertops.

As the Florida home is vulnerable to hurricanes, it features a backup generator, and an elevator adds additional opulence.

The musician’s outdoor pool is surrounded by an attractive checker patterned terracing, and the house partially wraps around a central courtyard to protect it from wind swells.

The home’s new owners will be able to escape to the beach whenever the want through a simple gate. 

Amenities: As the Florida home is vulnerable to hurricanes, it features a backup generator, and an elevator adds additional opulence

Amenities: As the Florida home is vulnerable to hurricanes, it features a backup generator, and an elevator adds additional opulence

Easy access: The home's new owners will be able to escape to the beach whenever the want through a simple gate

Easy access: The home’s new owners will be able to escape to the beach whenever the want through a simple gate

Bon Jovi was able to shave off some of the asking price on his new, larger mansion, which was put on the market in January for $44.9 million.

The home, which was designed by Thomas Kirchhoff and decorated by David Kleinberg, is an impressive 10,232 square feet, featuring seven bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and five half bathrooms.

Guests or house staff also have access to a one-bedroom suite with an outside entrance for easy access.

In addition to the main house, a special owner’s retreat features two bedrooms, two walk-in closets and a convenient morning bar.

The You Give Love A Bad Name singer may have been attracted to his new home’s library to match his former retreat.

A deal: Bon Jovi was able to shave off some of the asking price on his new, larger mansion, which was put on the market in January for $44.9 million; pictured in 2013

A deal: Bon Jovi was able to shave off some of the asking price on his new, larger mansion, which was put on the market in January for $44.9 million; pictured in 2013

His family will be able to enjoy gourmet meals in the chef’s kitchen, which has marble countertops, and there’s a pleasantly cozy breakfast room to start the day.

The arched dining room features a gorgeous view of the pool, which is perfect for cooling down from the Florida heat.

Like his previous mansion, this new home features an elevator, along with amenities including an exercise room, a wine cellar, an air-conditioned garage and a back-up generator.

In addition to his new Palm Beach home, Bon Jovi owns a nearly $19 million 4.5 bedroom condo in New York City’s West Village and a Hamptons mansion he bought for $7.6 million.

He’s currently in the process of selling his Middletown, New Jersey estate for an undisclosed price that’s estimated to be around $20 million. 

Going bigger: The home, which was designed by Thomas Kirchhoff, is an impressive 10,232 square feet, featuring seven bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and five half bathrooms; shown in June 2019

Going bigger: The home, which was designed by Thomas Kirchhoff, is an impressive 10,232 square feet, featuring seven bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and five half bathrooms; shown in June 2019

TikTok will sue Trump over executive order banning Chinese app from US

TikTok is reportedly planning to sue the Trump administration over the president’s executive order banning the Chinese app from the US.  

The video-sharing service is prepared to file a federal lawsuit as early as Tuesday in the US District Court for the Southern District of California, NPR reported Saturday, citing an unnamed source who was directly involved in the forthcoming litigation.   

The outlet said TikTok will argue that Donald Trump’s ban is unconstitutional because it did not give the company an opportunity to respond, and that the national security justification given for the order is baseless.  

‘It’s based on pure speculation and conjecture,’ the source said. ‘The order has no findings of fact, just reiterates rhetoric about China that has been kicking around.’

The White House declined to comment on the expected legal battle when approached for comment by NPR. 

However, spokesman Judd Deere did defend Trump’s order, saying: ‘The Administration is committed to protecting the American people from all cyber related threats to critical infrastructure, public health and safety, and our economic and national security.’ 

TikTok is reportedly planning to sue the Trump administration over the president’s executive order banning the Chinese app from the US (file photo) 

Trump on Thursday night issued his executive order banning TikTok in the US and giving its parent company ByteDance 45 days to sell the app.  

The order claims that TikTok ‘may also be used for disinformation campaigns that benefit the Chinese Communist Party,’ and specifically cites TikTok videos that ‘spread debunked conspiracy theories about the origins of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus’. 

It also states that the company ‘reportedly censors content that the Chinese Communist Party deems politically sensitive, such as content concerning protests in Hong Kong and China’s treatment of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities’.

‘The United States must take aggressive action against the owners of TikTok to protect our national security,’ it adds. 

Along with the executive order, Trump sent a letter to the House speaker and Senate president explaining the move.

The letter states that TikTok ‘automatically captures vast swaths of information from its users’.

‘This data collection threatens to allow the Chinese Communist Party access to Americans’ personal and proprietary information – potentially allowing China to track the locations of Federal employees and contractors, build dossiers of personal information for blackmail, and conduct corporate espionage,’ it continued. 

TikTok is expected to argue that President Donald Trump's executive order banning the app in the US is unconstitutional because the company was not given an opportunity to respond

TikTok is expected to argue that President Donald Trump’s executive order banning the app in the US is unconstitutional because the company was not given an opportunity to respond

In a statement TikTok vowed to ‘pursue all remedies available to us in order to ensure… our company and our users are treated fairly – if not by the Administration, then by the US courts’. 

Amid growing security and privacy concerns about the TikTok’s Chinese ownership, Microsoft has reportedly been in talks to acquire TikTok in a firesale, and Trump’s order only increases pressure on ByteDance to get the deal done quickly.

Any company still doing business with ByteDance in 45 days will be subject to sanctions, Trump said. If a sale does not go through before the September 20 deadline, the order would effectively bar the use of TikTok throughout the US.

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TikTok’s catchy videos and ease of use has made it popular, and it says it has tens of millions of users in the U.S. and hundreds of millions globally. 

Its parent company, ByteDance acquired Shanghai-based video app Musical.ly in a $1 billion deal in 2017 and relaunched it as TikTok the following year. 

In its statement, $1.5 trillion company Microsoft said it may invite other American investors to participate on a minority basis in the purchase of TikTok. Financial terms were undisclosed.

ByteDance was valued at as much as $140 billion earlier this year.  

Any deal with Microsoft to buy TikTok could be worth billions of dollars. It could also expose the company, which already owns Xbox, LinkedIn and Skype, to tech savvy teens.

In a separate executive order, Trump issued a similar ban on the Chinese-owned messaging service WeChat, accusing the app of funneling personal information to the Chinese Communist Party. 

Coming days after the US ordered China to vacate its consulate in Houston, the executive orders threatened to trigger retaliatory action by Beijing, stoking fears that a ‘Silicon Curtain’ is descending between the two superpowers. 

Beijing slammed the orders as ‘arbitrary political manipulation and suppression’ and said it would come at the expense of American users and companies. 

ByteDance has denied that it shares data with the Chinese government, and Chinese state media blasted the US response to TikTok as ‘madness’.

Under a Chinese law introduced in 2017, companies there have an obligation to support and cooperate with the country’s national intelligence work.  

On Thursday, the US Senate unanimously voted to approve a bill banning federal employees from using TikTok on government-issued devices.

‘I’m encouraged by the bipartisan support we have seen in this body to hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable and that includes … holding accountable those corporations who would just do China’s bidding,’ Senator Josh Hawley, who sponsored the bill, said in a statement.

‘And, if I have anything to say about it, we won’t be stopping here,’ the Republican senator added.

Last month, the House of Representatives voted to bar federal employees from downloading the app on government-issued devices as part of a proposal offered by Representative Ken Buck.

A finalized version of the bill, combining the House and Senate versions, would need Trump’s approval to become law.

Meanwhile, Microsoft has expanded its talks on TikTok to a potential deal that would include buying the global operations of the fast-growing video-sharing app, the Financial Times reported Thursday.

Microsoft declined to comment on the report, after previously disclosing it was considering a deal for TikTok operations in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

According to the report, Microsoft has shifted its view because of the complexities of splitting the app and making it operable globally. TikTok operates in 150 countries. 

Romee Strijd stuns as she shows off her bump while reuniting with Victoria’s Secret pal Taylor Hill

Victoria’s Secret Angels Romee Strijd and Taylor Hill were all smiles, as they reunited in The Netherlands.  

As the supermodel duo stunned in matching leopard bikinis, the 24-year-old Illinois-born beauty gently leaned on to her pal, who is around five months pregnant.   

‘Look who came to visit me in Amsterdam,’ Strijd captioned an incredible picture of them enjoying a boat ride around her native country, on Saturday. 

Stunners: Victoria’s Secret Angels Romee Strijd and Taylor Hill were all smiles as they reunited in The Netherlands

Hill, who has more than 14.3 million Instagram followers, left little to the imagination  in a tiny two-piece, which showcased her toned abs and perky assets. 

For their outing, Strijd opted to highlight her blossoming baby bump in one snap, before slipping into a loose white cover-up and posing cheek-to-cheek for another  snap with Hill.  

Additionally, Romee shared a recording with a male pal, which gave a better angle of her ever-changing figure, as she eagerly awaits the birth of her first child.

'Look who came to visit me in Amsterdam,' Strijd captioned an incredible picture of them enjoying a boat ride around her native country, on Saturday

‘Look who came to visit me in Amsterdam,’ Strijd captioned an incredible picture of them enjoying a boat ride around her native country, on Saturday

The soon-to-be mother masterfully kept the sun off her face under a chic straw hat, as she posted more snaps from her outing, which occurred on Wednesday.

On Saturday, the pair returned to the water for a luxurious gondola ride around the canals of Amsterdam.

While Hill donned a vibrant red skirt and ruffled black top, her unofficial tour guide wore a form-fitting white dress with cutouts.   

Bumping along! Romee also shared a recording with a male pal, which gave a better angle of her ever-changing figure, she eagerly awaits the birth of her first child

Bumping along! Romee also shared a recording with a male pal, which gave a better angle of her ever-changing figure, she eagerly awaits the birth of her first child

As they posed for a picture, Strijd flashed a bright smile and placed one hand on her lap.  

She first announced she was expecting her first child with her husband Laurens in May, and a month later confirmed they would be welcoming a baby girl.

The news came two years after she was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome, which can greatly impact fertility and make it very hard for women to naturally conceive. 

Chic: While Hill donned a vibrant red skirt and ruffled black top, her unofficial tour guide wore a form-fitting white dress with cutouts

Cozy setup: The pair sailed the canals of Amsterdam

On the water: The pair enjoyed a luxurious gondola ride for a tour around the city on Saturday 

‘2 years ago I got diagnosed with PCOS after not getting my period for 7 years. I was devastated because being a mom and starting a family with @laurensvleeuwen is my biggest dream,’ she shared during her pregnancy announcement on social media.

Romee added: ‘I was so scared that I would never be able to because I got told it was harder to get babies in a natural way.. I started to research PCOS and came to the conclusion that mine was not the typical pcos.’

‘Mine was because of my body being in fight or flight mode.. which means my body was under constant stress. I never felt mentally super stressed so it was hard te understand this, but my life consisted of travelling all the time (no biorhythm), working out every day, eating super clean (restricting foods).’

Bumping along! Romee announced she was expecting her first child with husband Laurens in May, and a month later confirmed they would be welcoming a baby girl

Bumping along! Romee announced she was expecting her first child with husband Laurens in May, and a month later confirmed they would be welcoming a baby girl

She continued: ‘I think I pressured my body to much, and honestly every body is so different but I think my weight was not good for my body to function properly and couldn’t handle the constant traveling.’

Romee wrote: ‘This was the point where I started to research natural healing for PCOS and came to the conclusion that I should do way less high intensity training, don’t restrict foods, be nice to myself, and take breaks when needed.’

Romee and Laurens, whose father is a famous TV presenter in the Netherlands, eloped in October 2018 after dating since 2010. 

Soon to be parents! Romee and Laurens, whose father is a famous TV presenter in the Netherlands, eloped in October 2018 after dating since 2010

Soon to be parents! Romee and Laurens, whose father is a famous TV presenter in the Netherlands, eloped in October 2018 after dating since 2010 

TikTok will sue Trump over executive order banning Chinese app from US

BREAKING: TikTok will sue Trump over his executive order banning the Chinese app from the US, insider says – claiming it is unconstitutional and based on ‘pure speculation and conjecture’

  • TikTok is prepared to file a federal lawsuit against the Trump administration as early as Tuesday, NPR reported Saturday
  • A source said TikTok will argue that Trump’s executive order banning the app is unconstitutional because it did not give the company an opportunity to respond 
  • The Chinese-owned company also claims that the national security justification given for the order is baseless 

TikTok is reportedly planning to sue the Trump administration over the president’s executive order banning the Chinese app from the US.  

The video-sharing service is prepared to file a federal lawsuit as early as Tuesday in the US District Court for the Southern District of California, NPR reported Saturday, citing an unnamed source who was directly involved in the forthcoming litigation.   

The outlet said TikTok will argue that Donald Trump’s ban is unconstitutional because it did not give the company an opportunity to respond, and that the national security justification given for the order is baseless.  

‘It’s based on pure speculation and conjecture,’ the source said. ‘The order has no findings of fact, just reiterates rhetoric about China that has been kicking around.’

The White House declined to comment on the expected legal battle when approached for comment by NPR. 

However, spokesman Judd Deere did defend Trump’s order, saying: ‘The Administration is committed to protecting the American people from all cyber related threats to critical infrastructure, public health and safety, and our economic and national security.’ 

This is a developing story.  

TikTok is reportedly planning to sue the Trump administration over the president’s executive order banning the Chinese app from the US (file photo) 

Historic ‘wine windows’ used in Tuscany during plague come back into use during coronavirus 

Historic ‘wine windows’ used by vintners in Tuscany to hand people their favourite tipple during plague 400 years ago come back into use during coronavirus

  • Restaurants and cafes in Tuscany are reopening their 17th century wine windows
  • They were originally used during the plague so merchants could sell their wine
  • Small business owners are now selling coffee, ice cream as well as wine
  • There are around 300 of the buchette del vino that are known about in Tuscany 

Restaurants and bars in Italy have started reopening historic ‘wine windows’ as a creative measure to make sure customers socially distance.

There are almost 300 of the little windows throughout the northern Italy region of Tuscany, with 150 of them being found within the old city walls of Florence.

Traditionally the ‘wine windows’, known as buchette del vino, were used in the 1630s during when the plague was rife.

Traditionally the ‘wine windows’, known as buchette del vino, were used in the 1630s during when the plague was rife

The windows allowed merchants to pass their wine to customers without coming into contact with them.

Now though, with another pandemic forcing people to socially distance, some small businesses in Tuscany have revived their wine windows.

On their website, the Wine Window Association’s said: ‘Everyone is confined to home for two months and then the government permits a gradual reopening.

There are almost 300 of the little windows throughout the northern Italy region of Tuscany, with 150 of them being found within the old city walls of Florence

There are almost 300 of the little windows throughout the northern Italy region of Tuscany, with 150 of them being found within the old city walls of Florence

‘During this time, some enterprising Florentine Wine Window owners have turned back the clock.’ 

The Osteria Delle Brache and Babae establishments, both in Florence, are two of the businesses that have put the historical windows back into service.

Although traditionally only wine was passed through the windows, cafes and restaurants are now serving Aperol Spritzes,  ice cream and coffee through them as well.

Some of the wine windows were destroyed during the floods of 1966 and the association wants to place plaques next to all of the surviving windows.

The windows allowed merchants to pass wine to customers without coming into contact with them and now some small businesses in Tuscany have revived their wine windows

The windows allowed merchants to pass wine to customers without coming into contact with them and now some small businesses in Tuscany have revived their wine windows

Historic ‘wine windows’ used in Tuscany during plague come back into use during coronavirus 

Historic ‘wine windows’ used by vintners in Tuscany to hand people their favourite tipple during plague 400 years ago come back into use during coronavirus

  • Restaurants and cafes in Tuscany are reopening their 17th century wine windows
  • They were originally used during the plague so merchants could sell their wine
  • Small business owners are now selling coffee, ice cream as well as wine
  • There are around 300 of the buchette del vino that are known about in Tuscany 

Restaurants and bars in Italy have started reopening historic ‘wine windows’ as a creative measure to make sure customers socially distance.

There are almost 300 of the little windows throughout the northern Italy region of Tuscany, with 150 of them being found within the old city walls of Florence.

Traditionally the ‘wine windows’, known as buchette del vino, were used in the 1630s during when the plague was rife.

Traditionally the ‘wine windows’, known as buchette del vino, were used in the 1630s during when the plague was rife

The windows allowed merchants to pass their wine to customers without coming into contact with them.

Now though, with another pandemic forcing people to socially distance, some small businesses in Tuscany have revived their wine windows.

On their website, the Wine Window Association’s said: ‘Everyone is confined to home for two months and then the government permits a gradual reopening.

There are almost 300 of the little windows throughout the northern Italy region of Tuscany, with 150 of them being found within the old city walls of Florence

There are almost 300 of the little windows throughout the northern Italy region of Tuscany, with 150 of them being found within the old city walls of Florence

‘During this time, some enterprising Florentine Wine Window owners have turned back the clock.’ 

The Osteria Delle Brache and Babae establishments, both in Florence, are two of the businesses that have put the historical windows back into service.

Although traditionally only wine was passed through the windows, cafes and restaurants are now serving Aperol Spritzes,  ice cream and coffee through them as well.

Some of the wine windows were destroyed during the floods of 1966 and the association wants to place plaques next to all of the surviving windows.

The windows allowed merchants to pass wine to customers without coming into contact with them and now some small businesses in Tuscany have revived their wine windows

The windows allowed merchants to pass wine to customers without coming into contact with them and now some small businesses in Tuscany have revived their wine windows

Boy, six, is swept out to sea on an inflatable swan

Boy, six, is swept out to sea on an inflatable swan while his horrified dad looks on as scorching temperatures bring hoards of British sunseekers to the coast

  • The coast guard told the boy’s father to stay onshore as his son was swept out 
  • A builder,  Sam McKeeder, swam out to rescue the boy who was in the water
  • The boy was given oxygen and airlifted, his current condition is not known 

The boy’s father called 999 as he watched his six-year-old son being swept out to sea on an inflatable swan.    

Builder Sam McKeeder, from Towyn, swam out to rescue the little boy at Black Rock Sands in North Wales. 

Sam found the boy off the swan and face-down in the water when he got to him and managed to turn him over and bring him to shore. 

Emergency services attended Black Rock Sands in North Wales today after a six-year-old boy was swept out to sea on an inflatable swan

‘He was totally unconscious, I turned him around and patted him on his back and then a lot of water and sick came up, and he started breathing again,’ the granddad, 57, told North Wales Live. 

The boy’s father had been told to stay onshore by the coast guard and by the time the boy got to shore there were paramedics waiting for him. 

The boy was given oxygen and airlifted to Ysbyty Gwynedd by a coastguard rescue helicopter. 

A spokesman for Holyhead Coastguard said: ‘I wish people would leave the inflatables at home as they are designed for swimming pool not for the sea.’ 

Sam McKeeder (pictured), 57, is a builder and granddad who swam out to rescue the six-year-old boy who had come off the inflatable swan and was face-down in the water

Sam McKeeder (pictured), 57, is a builder and granddad who swam out to rescue the six-year-old boy who had come off the inflatable swan and was face-down in the water

It comes as Brits have swarmed to beaches across the UK during the hot weather this week with Friday being the UK’s hottest August day since 2003.  

People in Bournemouth were seen coming out of tents today after setting them up last night to make sure they would get the best spots. 

Local police in North Wales reported ‘a considerable build up  of traffic’ in Abersoch as drivers made their way to the beach despite a councillor’s plea for visitors to avoid towns. 

In Sandbanks, drivers said they had to wait 40 minutes in a queue to get into the car park. 

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council issues red alerts on the Beach Check app, warning people to avoid overcrowded beaches as ‘safe social distancing not possible’.  

Boy, six, is swept out to sea on an inflatable swan

Boy, six, is swept out to sea on an inflatable swan while his horrified dad looks on as scorching temperatures bring hoards of British sunseekers to the coast

  • The coast guard told the boy’s father to stay onshore as his son was swept out 
  • A builder,  Sam McKeeder, swam out to rescue the boy who was in the water
  • The boy was given oxygen and airlifted, his current condition is not known 

The boy’s father called 999 as he watched his six-year-old son being swept out to sea on an inflatable swan.    

Builder Sam McKeeder, from Towyn, swam out to rescue the little boy at Black Rock Sands in North Wales. 

Sam found the boy off the swan and face-down in the water when he got to him and managed to turn him over and bring him to shore. 

Emergency services attended Black Rock Sands in North Wales today after a six-year-old boy was swept out to sea on an inflatable swan

‘He was totally unconscious, I turned him around and patted him on his back and then a lot of water and sick came up, and he started breathing again,’ the granddad, 57, told North Wales Live. 

The boy’s father had been told to stay onshore by the coast guard and by the time the boy got to shore there were paramedics waiting for him. 

The boy was given oxygen and airlifted to Ysbyty Gwynedd by a coastguard rescue helicopter. 

A spokesman for Holyhead Coastguard said: ‘I wish people would leave the inflatables at home as they are designed for swimming pool not for the sea.’ 

Sam McKeeder (pictured), 57, is a builder and granddad who swam out to rescue the six-year-old boy who had come off the inflatable swan and was face-down in the water

Sam McKeeder (pictured), 57, is a builder and granddad who swam out to rescue the six-year-old boy who had come off the inflatable swan and was face-down in the water

It comes as Brits have swarmed to beaches across the UK during the hot weather this week with Friday being the UK’s hottest August day since 2003.  

People in Bournemouth were seen coming out of tents today after setting them up last night to make sure they would get the best spots. 

Local police in North Wales reported ‘a considerable build up  of traffic’ in Abersoch as drivers made their way to the beach despite a councillor’s plea for visitors to avoid towns. 

In Sandbanks, drivers said they had to wait 40 minutes in a queue to get into the car park. 

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council issues red alerts on the Beach Check app, warning people to avoid overcrowded beaches as ‘safe social distancing not possible’.  

New Zealand goes 100 days without ANY community transmission of coronavirus

New Zealand has gone 100 days without recording a single case of community transmission of coronavirus, something that seems hard to imagine compared to the battle Australia is facing.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern plunged her nation into one of the harshest lockdowns in the world in March and has reaped the rewards since, with the last case of community transmission on May 1.

That was just 63 days after the island nation of five million reported its first infection on February 28. 

New Zealand has recorded 1,219 infections and 22 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. The numbers are a drop in the ocean when compared to other countries still battling thousands of cases and deaths. 

Australia had reported 20,272 coronavirus cases as of Friday August 7. The national death tally scaled to 278 after Victoria recored 466 infections and 12 new cases on Saturday. The state is grappling with a deadly second wave of infections following alleged safety breaches within their hotel quarantine program. 

There are more than 19.2 million coronavirus cases across the world and at least 719,800 people have died.

New Zealand has gone 100 days without community transmission of coronavirus. Pictured: The nation’s infections since between March and August

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (pictured) has been praised for her handling of the global pandemic by swiftly introducing strict measures to eliminate the deadly virus

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (pictured) has been praised for her handling of the global pandemic by swiftly introducing strict measures to eliminate the deadly virus

Pictured: Passengers wear protective masks and gloves at Auckland International Airport in April

Pictured: Passengers wear protective masks and gloves at Auckland International Airport in April

New Zealand entered strict lockdown at the end of March to stop the spread of coronavirus. Pictured: A view of empty Lambton Quay in Wellington during lockdown in April

New Zealand entered strict lockdown at the end of March to stop the spread of coronavirus. Pictured: A view of empty Lambton Quay in Wellington during lockdown in April

THREE MEASURES FOR NEW ZEALAND’S SUCCESS

  1. Shutting the border to everyone except to citizens, permanent residents and their families to stop coronavirus from entering
  2. Strict lockdown to stop COVID-19 from spreading within the community
  3. Ongoing control: Testing, contact tracing and quarantine 

Ms Ardern has been praised for her handling of the global pandemic by swiftly introducing strict measures to eliminate the deadly virus.

Three measures have been hailed as the drivers behind New Zealand’s success, including: border controls, lockdown and case-based controls. 

Australia adopted a similar method of suppression but has since seen a second deadly wave of infections ravage Victoria – with cases creeping into New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia. 

Ms Ardern announced the ‘toughest border restrictions of any country in the world’ in mid-March when she enforced mandatory self-isolation for all international arrivals. The country had just six coronavirus cases at the time of the announcement.  

Less than a week later on March 20, Ms Ardern closed the country’s borders for the first time in New Zealand’s history. The number of COVID-19 infections had scaled past 20.

New Zealand’s borders remain shut to this day and only Kiwi citizens, permanent residents and their family members can enter the country. 

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during a Mihi Whakatau, formal speech of welcome, during a visit to Cardrona Alpine Resort on June 26 as Queenstown's ski season opens

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during a Mihi Whakatau, formal speech of welcome, during a visit to Cardrona Alpine Resort on June 26 as Queenstown’s ski season opens

Pictured: Seagulls take over Queen Street in Auckland's CBD on March 26 during lockdown

Pictured: Seagulls take over Queen Street in Auckland’s CBD on March 26 during lockdown

Residents in Wellington wear face masks on March 24 as they leave a supermarket after buying supplies one day before the country goes into lockdown

Residents in Wellington wear face masks on March 24 as they leave a supermarket after buying supplies one day before the country goes into lockdown

CORONAVIRUS IN NEW ZEALAND: A TIMELINE 

FEBRUARY 3: New Zealand bans travellers from China amid coronavirus outbreak. 

FEBRUARY 28: New Zealand records its first COVID-19 infection after a person in their 60s returned from Iran.

MARCH 16: All return travellers must self-isolate for 14 days. 

MARCH 20: Borders close to everyone except citizens, permanent residents and their families.  

MARCH 26: Alert Level 4 ‘Eliminate’ begins. Residents are required to stay at home.

APRIL 28: New Zealand drops to Alert Level 3. 

MAY 14: Alert Level 2 begins. 

JUNE 9: New Zealand drops down to Alert Level 1. Residents encouraged to take precautions.

AUGUST 9: 100 days without community transmission of coronavirus.  

Ms Ardern continued to move quickly, declaring a State of National Emergency to fight COVID-19 and putting all residents into Alert Level 4 – ‘eliminate’ – from 11.59pm on March 25.

All non-essential businesses and educational facilities were forced to close and Kiwis were required to stay home for four weeks. 

Speaking halfway through the strict lockdown, Ms Ardern said lives had been saved by following the ‘huge’ changes.

‘Modelling provided to my office by economist Rodney Jones on the eve of the lockdown suggested New Zealand was on a similar trajectory to potentially Italy and Spain and that our 205 cases on the 25th of March could have grown to over 10,000 by now without the actions we have taken together,’ she said on April 9.

‘And new modelling due to be released later today by Te Punaha Matatini suggests that the current controls at Alert Level 4 have already had a significant impact on new case numbers and we are on track to meet their most optimistic scenario.

‘We are turning a corner, and your commitment means our plan is working.’ 

Pictured: Police stop vehicles heading north on state highway at Warkworth in Auckland on April 9

Pictured: Police stop vehicles heading north on state highway at Warkworth in Auckland on April 9

New Zealand’s ‘elimination’ strategy  

The Government’s overall public health strategy in respect of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting New Zealand is elimination. That is, to apply a range of control measures in order to stop the transmission of COVID-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Elimination does not mean eradicating the virus permanently from New Zealand; rather it is being confident we have eliminated chains of transmission in our community.

It is accepted that this approach will be needed in the long term ie, for many months or longer, depending on the emerging epidemiology and evidence around the disease and its management and progress with developing safe and effective treatments and/or vaccines.

SOURCE: New Zealand Government 

Pictured: Auckland motorways are seen empty of traffic as the COVID-19 lockdown takes effect

Pictured: Auckland motorways are seen empty of traffic as the COVID-19 lockdown takes effect 

At the end of April, New Zealand moved to Alert Level 3 and then to Alert Level 2 on in May as coronavirus infections continued to decline. 

Mr Ardern said elimination doesn’t mean zero cases.

‘It means zero tolerance for cases. It means when a case emerges, and it will, we test, we contact trace, we isolate, and we do that every single time with the ambition that when we see COVID-19, we eliminate it,’ she said.

‘That is how we will keep our transmission rate under 1, and it is how we will keep succeeding.’

The continuous tracking of cases allowed New Zealand to stop coronavirus from spreading through the community.  

Pictured: A closed restaurant is seen in Christchurch, New Zealand, on April 16

Pictured: A closed restaurant is seen in Christchurch, New Zealand, on April 16

Ms Ardern arrives for the All of Government COVID-19 update and media conference with Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield at Parliament on May 7

Ms Ardern arrives for the All of Government COVID-19 update and media conference with Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield at Parliament on May 7

How Australia and New Zealand are leading the way in testing 

Figures as of Friday August 7.

Australia

Population: 25.7million

Cases: 20,272

New Zealand

Population: 5.0million

Cases: 1,219

United States

Population: 329.5million

Cases: 4,895,868

United Kingdom

Population: 66.4million 

Cases: 309,005

New Zealand entered Alert Level 1 at 11.59pm on Monday June 8. There were no active coronavirus cases in the country and it had been 40 days since community transmission.  

Last month, Ms Ardern said the second outbreak in Victoria is a ‘cautionary tale’ to learn from. 

‘It appears their current outbreak is linked to a managed isolation facility similar to the ones we run here,’ she said.

‘That goes to show how quickly the virus can spread and it can move from being under control to out of control, and that even the best plans still carry risk in a pandemic.’ 

New Zealand has continued to report COVID-19 cases in returned travellers but the infections have not travelled into the community. There were 23 active coronavirus infections as of August 7.

Otago Medical School epidemiologist Sir David Skegg said the likelihood of the return of community transmission is ‘very high’.

He told Newstalk ZB’s Mike Hosking it was likely New Zealand would return to Alert Level 2. 

‘But not next week or next month, I hope. This virus is going to be around for a long time,’ he said. 

‘It’s only a few months ago everyone was saying it’s going to be a short, sharp shock. But, we’re talking probably years here.

‘Unfortunately, the world is a different place and it’s almost inevitable with the possibilities of human error, that sooner or later, we will have incursions of the virus into New Zealand.’ 

Sir Skegg said New Zealand must detect cases quickly to avoid a ‘Melbourne-type situation’. 

Victoria reported 466 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, marking its 34rd consecutive day of a triple-digit increase. 

Premier Daniel Andrews said there are now 7,808 active infections across the state and 988 of them are healthcare workers – an increase of 140 from Friday.

There are 636 coronavirus patients in hospital, with 44 in intensive care and 29 of them are fighting for their lives on ventilators.

The latest figures come after the state reported 450 infections on Friday, a dramatic decrease from its record of 750 cases on Wednesday.

Victoria reported 466 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, marking its 34rd consecutive day of a triple-digit increase

Victoria reported 466 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, marking its 34rd consecutive day of a triple-digit increase

On July 1, Premier Daniel Andrews said genomic sequencing had traced a big proportion of coronavirus cases to breaches in the hotel quarantine program

On July 1, Premier Daniel Andrews said genomic sequencing had traced a big proportion of coronavirus cases to breaches in the hotel quarantine program

At least a significant number of Victoria’s current second wave cases could be linked to the hotel quarantine program, which is now being investigated by a former top judge.

Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said he first learned of problems with hotel quarantine from media reports, but only realised it was responsible for a ‘significant proportion’ of the second wave’s cases when genomic reporting was released.

It might never be clear if hotel quarantine is entirely to blame, with Prof Sutton declaring it’s impossible to tell if the state had completely eliminated community transmission before the problems were discovered.

‘We’ve got genomics for many cases in Victoria at the moment,’ he said.

‘There’s no evidence of original virus in the genomic report, but we haven’t tested everyone.’

Not everyone can grow the virus, and a genetic fingerprint is not always available even where the virus can be grown, meaning evidence can’t be examined, he says.

‘But where we do, there is evidence of virus that goes back to February, March, April,’ Prof Sutton said.

The $3 million hotel quarantine inquiry, led by former Family Court judge Jennifer Coate, is now due to begin on August 17.

Mr Andrews is not answering questions about the inquiry, saying he wants the government to be at arm’s length to avoid ‘self-assessment’.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said a national dashboard of data, used to examine outbreaks nationally, had been updated with information from all states.

On whether that modelling should be released publicly, he said chief health officers were already being transparent, providing a wealth of information each day.

On July 1, Mr Andrews said genomic sequencing had traced a big proportion of coronavirus cases to breaches in the hotel quarantine program. 

A motorway sign on the State Highway One reads 'Essential Travel Only'

A motorway sign on the State Highway One reads ‘Essential Travel Only’

New Zealand has four different alert levels amid the coronavirus pandemic

 New Zealand has four different alert levels amid the coronavirus pandemic

New Zealand COVID-19 alert levels

Level 1: Prepare

Border entry measures to minimise risk of importing COVID-19 cases applied

Contact tracing

Stringent self-isolation and quarantine

Intensive testing for COVID-19

Physical distancing encouraged

Mass gatherings over 500 cancelled

Stay home if you’re sick, report flu-like symptoms

Wash and dry hands, cough into elbow, don’t touch your face

Level 3: Restrict

Travel in areas with clusters or community transmission limited

Affected educational facilities closed

Mass gatherings cancelled

Public venues closed (e.g. libraries, museums, cinemas, food courts, gyms, pools, amusement parks)

Alternative ways of working required and some non-essential businesses should close

Non face-to-face primary care consultations

Non acute (elective) services and procedures in hospitals deferred and healthcare staff reprioritised

 

Level 2: Reduce

Entry border measures maximised

Further restrictions on mass gatherings

Physical distancing on public transport Limit non-essential travel around New Zealand

Employers start alternative ways of working if possible 

Business continuity plans activated

High-risk people advised to remain at home (e.g. those over 70 or those with other existing medical conditions)

 

Level 4: Eliminate

People instructed to stay at home

Educational facilities closed

Businesses closed except for essential services (e.g. supermarkets, pharmacies, clinics) and lifeline utilities

Rationing of supplies and requisitioning of facilities

Travel severely limited

Major reprioritisation of healthcare services