Daredevil takes to the skies on a SOFA and flies around watching TV in his slippers in bonkers stunt


Paragliding for couch potatoes! Daredevil takes to the skies on a SOFA and flies around watching TV in his slippers in crazy stunt without any safety equipment

  • Hasan Kaval, 29, from Izmir, Turkey, is a paragliding pilot and instructor
  • He took to the skies on the sofa with the TV on in Oludeniz in southwest Turkey 
  • He switches his shoes to his slippers in the air and enjoys a cola and Doritos 

This is the moment a fearless paragliding instructor soared through the sky while sitting on a sofa watching TV.

Hasan Kaval, 29, from Izmir, Turkey, decided to turn one of his ‘crazy ideas’ into reality.

He customised a red leather sofa with a metal frame to which he attached a parachute, as well as a footstool, lamp and television.

The paragliding pilot and instructor took to the skies in Oludeniz in the Fethiye district of Muğla Province in southwest Turkey.  

Hasan Kaval, 29, from Izmir, Turkey, watches the TV on the sofa in the sky and enjoys a cola and packet of Doritos

Kaval said he has a lot of crazy ideas like this as he wasn’t strapped in when he let out the parachute and was wheeled down a hill on the red sofa until it took off. 

He said: ‘I wasn’t scared, my friends trusted me it was fine.’ 

In the video posted on YouTube yesterday onlookers applauded as the sofa began to fly. 

On Instagram, he said he thought of the project two years ago and did it yesterday. 

Once in the sky, Kaval removes his shoes and swaps them for his slippers. He said: ‘I felt so good and relaxed.’  

Kaval sits on the edge of the red sofa as he prepares to take to the skies in Oludeniz in the Fethiye district of Mu¿la Province in southwest Turkey

Kaval sits on the edge of the red sofa as he prepares to take to the skies in Oludeniz in the Fethiye district of Muğla Province in southwest Turkey

The sofa on wheels is pushed down a hill until it takes off and the sofa flies above the sea

The sofa on wheels is pushed down a hill until it takes off and the sofa flies above the sea

He turns on the TV, which has a camera taped to the top of it, and watches Tom and Jerry as he drinks a can of cola and eats a packet of Doritos.  

Towards the end of the clip, he safely lands the sofa on the ground by pulling in the parachute until he comes to a stop. He gets off the sofa and continues eating his crisps. 

At the end of the video, Kaval can be seen building the project with friends as they assemble a frame with wheels for the bottom of the sofa.  

Kaval said he felt good and relaxed when he was in the air and that he wasn't scared

Kaval said he felt good and relaxed when he was in the air and that he wasn’t scared

Towards the end of the clip, he can be seen coming in to land as he pulls in the parachute until he stops

Towards the end of the clip, he can be seen coming in to land as he pulls in the parachute until he stops 

Social media users have been enjoying the clip. One user said: ‘Come on dude, get up off your couch and do something today. Go outside and get some fresh air at least.’ 

Another commented: ‘The lamp made a great addition! The lack of being tethered to the couch made me a little/lot nervous!’

A third wrote: ‘Why would u watch TV with views like that?’ 

Other users were concerned for his safety and questioned where his seatbelt was. One commented: ‘Not even strapped in. Looks cool but also super stupid.’ 

The video, which was posted on YouTube yesterday, has had almost 75,000 views.  

Caroline Manzo wants ‘to know the truth’ about alleged assault on Dina Manzo’s husband


Caroline Manzo said she was ‘heartbroken’ amid the news that her sister Dina Manzo’s ex-husband Thomas Manzo had been arrested for allegedly ordering the assault of her then-boyfriend.

‘We are heartbroken,’ Manzo, 58, told Extra in an interview published Wednesday.

‘This is family on both sides. I want to know the truth, and my allegiance will lie with the truth.’ 

Shocking: Caroline Manzo, 58, told Extra she was ‘heartbroken’ on Wednesday after police arrested her sister Dina’s ex-husband for allegedly ordering the assault of her then-boyfriend; shown with husband Albert Manzo in 2013

Manzo, who appeared on The Real Housewives Of New Jersey from its first season in 2009 through the fifth season in 2013, seemed to condemn the alleged assault while also adding in a defensive note.

‘We don’t run from things like this. We address them. And I feel comfortable with that because we are being painted with a brush that does not reflect who we are as people,’ she added.

Manzo and her sister Dina, 48, both married into the same family, with Caroline marrying Albert Manzo III, while Dina married his brother Tommy Manzo.

The sisters appeared together on the first two seasons of RHONJ, and they also appeared together in season four, when Caroline was part of the main cast and Dina was a guest. 

Dina rejoined the main cast for the sixth season, after her sister had already departed for good. 

Family: 'This is family on both sides. I want to know the truth, and my allegiance will lie with the truth,' said Manzo. She and her sister Dina both married Manzo brothers; shown in 2013

Family: ‘This is family on both sides. I want to know the truth, and my allegiance will lie with the truth,’ said Manzo. She and her sister Dina both married Manzo brothers; shown in 2013

Manzo has kept a fairly low profile since her former brother-in-law was arrested.

Her most recent Instagram post was from Sunday, when she shared a chipper photo of herself showing off her hair after going without dye while quarantining at home.

‘I decided to embrace the gray,’ she wrote.

Radio silence: Manzo has kept a fairly low profile since her former brother-in-law was arrested. She posted about embracing her gray hair on Sunday

Radio silence: Manzo has kept a fairly low profile since her former brother-in-law was arrested. She posted about embracing her gray hair on Sunday

Costars: The Manzo sisters appeared together on the first two seasons of The Real Housewives Of New Jersey; pictured in 2010

Costars: The Manzo sisters appeared together on the first two seasons of The Real Housewives Of New Jersey; pictured in 2010

On Tuesday, Thomas Manzo, 55, was charged for allegedly hiring Lucchese crime family member John Perna to assault his ex-wife’s then-boyfriend back in July 2015.

Both Manzo and Perna were charged with conspiracy and committing a violent crime in aid of racketeering activity.

Prosecutors said Perna and an associate attacked Dina’s boyfriend David Cantin with a slap jack in the parking lot of a New Jersey strip mall at Manzo’s request.

The attack left Cantin with a permanent facial scar, authorities said.     

Manzo was angry that Dina had moved in with her new boyfriend after they had separated, prosecutors alleged. Manzo and Dina were married in 2007 before separating in 2012 and finalizing their divorce in 2016.

The couple have a daughter together, Lexi, 22. 

Delayed response: On Tuesday, Thomas Manzo, 55, was charged for allegedly hiring Lucchese crime family member John Perna to assault his ex-wife's then-boyfriend back in July 2015

Delayed response: On Tuesday, Thomas Manzo, 55, was charged for allegedly hiring Lucchese crime family member John Perna to assault his ex-wife’s then-boyfriend back in July 2015

Brutal attack: Prosecutors said Perna and an associate attacked Dina's boyfriend David Cantin with a slap jack in the parking lot of a New Jersey strip mall at Manzo's request

Brutal attack: Prosecutors said Perna and an associate attacked Dina’s boyfriend David Cantin with a slap jack in the parking lot of a New Jersey strip mall at Manzo’s request

In exchange for carrying out the attack, prosecutors said Manzo allowed Perna to host a lavish wedding reception at his event venue in Paterson, New Jersey, for a fraction of the standard price.

Manzo co-owns the lavish Brownstone venue with his brother, Caroline’s husband Albert. The venue appeared in episodes of the RHONJ when Dina was on the series.

The wedding Perna held was paid for by another Lucchese associate and close friend of Manzo’s. 

Sweetheart deal: In exchange for carrying out the attack, prosecutors said Manzo allowed Perna (above in a prior mugshot) to host a lavish wedding reception at his event venue in Paterson, New Jersey, for a fraction of the standard price

Sweetheart deal: In exchange for carrying out the attack, prosecutors said Manzo allowed Perna (above in a prior mugshot) to host a lavish wedding reception at his event venue in Paterson, New Jersey, for a fraction of the standard price 

The August 2015 wedding and reception, was paid for by another Lucchese associate and close friend of Manzo’s, was attended by approximately 330 people and included many members of the Lucchese crime family, prosecutors alleged.

Manzo was also accused of falsifying and concealing records related to the wedding venue.

FBI agents raided the venue in November last year and seized invoices for the wedding reception, as well as other relevant documents, that were not previously turned over.

Both Manzo and Perna were arrested on Tuesday and made initial court appearances later in the day via videoconferencing. 

They were both charged with committing a violent crime in aid of racketeering activity and conspiracy to commit a violent crime in aid of racketeering activity.

Manzo’s attorney, Michael Critchley, said his client is ‘absolutely innocent, and the allegations more resemble a fictionalized plot of a reality TV show, and will be proven to be nothing more than that.’

An attorney representing Perna didn’t return an email message Tuesday.

Both Manzo and Perna face up to 20 years in prison on the most serious of the charges against them. 

Serious time: Both Manzo and Perna face up to 20 years in prison on the most serious of the charges against them

Serious time: Both Manzo and Perna face up to 20 years in prison on the most serious of the charges against them

Twitter teases adding an edit button to the platform, but only if EVERYONE wears a mask


Twitter knows the edit button is the most requested feature online and the firm is now using it to help limit the spread of the coronavirus.

In a tweet shared Thursday, the social media site wrote: ‘You can have an edit button when everyone wears a mask.’

The post has since been shared over 650,000 times and some users appear to be excited, while others oppose the idea of wearing a mask saying they would ‘rather not suffocate.’

However, the company used the ‘get out of clause’ by stating ‘everyone,’ revealing that the feat may be impossible to accomplish.

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Twitter knows the edit button is the most requested feature online and the firm is now using it to help limit the spread of the coronavirus. In a tweet shared Thursday, the social media site wrote: ‘You can have an edit button when everyone wears a mask’

CEO Jack Dorsey has discussed the addition of an edit button since 2016, but has yet to confirm the feature.

In 2018, Dorsey suggest that if the button would be added, the most likely be designed to correct spelling errors.

Two years prior, the firm came under first when he first mentioned the feature, as many pointing out that it could be used to change the mean of tweets already shared.

However, earlier this year Wired asked Dorsey if there will be an edit button for Twitter in 2020, which he replied ‘The answer is no.’

The post has since been shared over 650,000 times and some users appear to be excited and are asking everyone to follow the request

The post has since been shared over 650,000 times and some users appear to be excited and are asking everyone to follow the request

Although it is the most requested feature, Twitter does not seem to be giving in to its users. 'As Twitter Comms Tweeted, everyone means everyone,' a spokesperson told CNN. 'Nothing further to add beyond this!.' But some users said they would rather not suffocate

Although it is the most requested feature, Twitter does not seem to be giving in to its users. ‘As Twitter Comms Tweeted, everyone means everyone,’ a spokesperson told CNN. ‘Nothing further to add beyond this!.’ But some users say they would rather not suffocate 

He explains that tweets were originally sent via SMS and you cannot recall a text once it is sent, which is why the firm never added the option.

However, now the social media site is omitting the feature in a bid to ‘preserve the vibe’ of the original design.

There are good reasons for editing tweets, Dorsey says, like fixing typos and broken links, but also malicious applications, like editing content to mislead people.

Twitter's tweet did get some people excited, one users shared an image of someone wearing a very large gas mask in a bid to comply with the firm's request

Twitter’s tweet did get some people excited, one users shared an image of someone wearing a very large gas mask in a bid to comply with the firm’s request

And although it is the most requested feature, Twitter does not seem to be giving in to its users.

‘As Twitter Comms Tweeted, everyone means everyone,’ a spokesperson told CNN Business. ‘Nothing further to add beyond this!’

The tweet comes at a time when the coronavirus is still running rampant in the US.

At least seven states are seeing record spikes in cases, highlighting the worsening spread of the virus in the country’s southern and western regions and prompting officials to rollback their reopening plans.

The tweet comes at a time when the coronavirus is still running rampant in the US, but some users are more concerned about Twitter's latest moves of censorship than they are wearing a mask

The tweet comes at a time when the coronavirus is still running rampant in the US, but some users are more concerned about Twitter’s latest moves of censorship than they are wearing a mask

CEO Jack Dorsey has discussed the addition of an edit button since 2016, but has yet to confirm the feature. In 2018, Dorsey suggest that if the button would be added, the most likely be designed to correct spelling errors

CEO Jack Dorsey has discussed the addition of an edit button since 2016, but has yet to confirm the feature. In 2018, Dorsey suggest that if the button would be added, the most likely be designed to correct spelling errors

More than 2.6million people in the US have already been struck down with the disease — a quarter of the world’s total. And at least 128,000 citizens have died since the crisis spiralled out of control.

Twitter teasing the edit button in exchange for people wearing masks may be due to the fact that many Americans are protesting the recommendation.

One Twitter user responded saying she would ‘rather not suffocate’ than have an edit button.

Others have attacked the platform over being bias and silencing their voices.

However, some users are welcoming the challenged and calling everyone to wear a mask.

Pregnant Sophie Turner cradles baby bump on walk with Joe Jonas


Sophie Turner is taking her pregnancy in her stride.

The Game of Thrones star looked positively glowing as she stepped outside in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, wearing a stylish white summer dress as she cradled her burgeoning baby bump.

Sophie, 24, was accompanied by her husband Joe Jonas, 30, and her parents Sally and Andrew Turner as they went for a hike in the sunshine with their two dogs.

Active mom-to-be! Sophie Turner looked positively glowing as she stepped outside in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, wearing a stylish white summer dress as she cradled her burgeoning baby bump

The entire family were armed with masks as they enjoyed a break from self-isolation for some fresh air.  

Sophie exuded summer cool in her flowing white mini, patterned pink face mask, and retro style shades propped into her blonde locks. 

The actress strolled about wearing a comfortable pair of slip-ons. 

Joe, meanwhile kept it casual in a T-shirt and shorts, much like his father-in-law, Andrew Turner. 

Throwing shade: The entire family shielded themselves from the sun rays behind a pair of cool sunglasses

Throwing shade: The entire family shielded themselves from the sun rays behind a pair of cool sunglasses

Let's get together! The family enjoyed a bonding session amid quarantine

Let’s get together! The family enjoyed a bonding session amid quarantine  

What's over there? Sophie's father gestured towards the sky

What’s over there? Sophie’s father gestured towards the sky

Sophie’s mother Sally was effortlessly chic in an off-white button down jumpsuit.  

Walking about at a leisurely pace, Sophie seemed relaxed and content as she enjoyed some quiet time with her family. 

It won’t be much longer until Sophie and her husband Joe will be welcoming their first child together. 

A source recently told Entertainment Tonight that Sophie ‘can’t wait’ to become a mother.

Maternity styling: Sophie exuded summer cool in her flowing white mini, patterned pink face mask, and retro style shades propped into her blonde locks

Keeping it comfortable: Turner strolled out wearing socks and slip-ons

Maternity styling: Sophie exuded summer cool in her flowing white mini, patterned pink face mask, and retro style shades propped into her blonde locks

Oh baby! A source recently told Entertainment Tonight that Sophie 'can't wait' to become a mother

Oh baby! A source recently told Entertainment Tonight that Sophie ‘can’t wait’ to become a mother

‘Joe and Sophie are excited to be new parents and have been enjoying the process of getting ready for their baby. Sophie and Joe have been trying to also stay active going on walks and hiking,’ a source told the outlet.

‘The whole Jonas family is looking forward to showering the new addition with love. Sophie is due soon and can’t wait to be a mom.’ 

Sophie previously admitted she is ‘loving’ being in quarantine at home with Joe – but he feels like he’s in ‘prison’. 

H20! Turner had a bottle of water handy during her walk

H20! Turner had a bottle of water handy during her walk 

Furry friends! The family's four-legged friends led the way

Furry friends! The family’s four-legged friends led the way 

Masks on! Sophie and the group all took precautions with their stylish face masks

Masks on! Sophie and the group all took precautions with their stylish face masks 

Family ties: It won't be much longer until Sophie and her husband Joe will be welcoming their first child together

Family ties: It won’t be much longer until Sophie and her husband Joe will be welcoming their first child together

Speaking about their time in lockdown, she told Conan: ‘I’m kind of loving it. I’m an introvert, I’m a homebody, if I could stay at home all day I would, so this is great for me.’

‘I see how people are finding it difficult, but I don’t understand how people are really struggling to practice social distancing. I’m like, all you have to do is stay at home and get drunk at home. It’s great.’

‘Joe and I. .. everything seems to be working out in my favour here because Joe is a real social butterfly and I struggle to lock him down and just spend time with me. It’s like a prison for him, but it’s great for me.’

However, Sophie was keen to support her spouse by bringing the 30-year-old star tequila shots during his sessions when he texts her asking “what time is it?” She quipped: ‘There’s no rules in quarantine.’

Walk this way: Walking about at a leisurely pace, Sophie seemed relaxed and content as she enjoyed some quiet time with her family

Walk this way: Walking about at a leisurely pace, Sophie seemed relaxed and content as she enjoyed some quiet time with her family

Quarantine life: Turner admitted she had been enjoying her time in self-isolation, however her husband has not taken to yet like she has

Quarantine life: Turner admitted she had been enjoying her time in self-isolation, however her husband has not taken to yet like she has 

Labour backs assets ‘wealth tax’ to help coronavirus recovery


Labour backs ‘wealth tax’ on assets as part of a ‘new settlement’ to help the UK recover from coronavirus crisis

Labour has backed the idea of a wealth tax to help the UK recover from coronavirus meltdown.

Shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds said a levy on assets, rather than income, should be consider as part of a ‘new settlement’ after the crisis.

Delivering her first major speech since being appointed by Keir Starmer, she insisted the move would help ensure the government does not need to increase taxes or cut support for ‘low and middle-income people’.

Ms Dodds said there was an injustice in the worst-off paying more tax proportionally than high earners, while the rich face lower charges on their capital.

She criticised Boris Johnson’s ‘muddled, confusing’ and ‘much too slow’ response to protecting the nation’s health during the Covid-19 outbreak.

In a speech today, shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds said a levy on assets, rather than income, should be consider as part of a ‘new settlement’ after the crisis

The furlough scheme should be extended in a ‘targeted’ way to avoid a ‘flood of redundancy notices’, particularly for areas forced into local lockdowns such as Leicester.

But she said Labour would not back extending the job retention scheme – which has seen the Government meet 80 per cent of workers’ wages up to a ceiling of £2,500 a month – indefinitely, insisting it should be used to shore up specific sectors.

‘These support schemes should serve as economic sandbags, ensuring localised second waves of Covid-19 don’t wash away businesses and jobs in their wake,’ she said.

‘The reward for months of sacrifice cannot be a redundancy notice.’

The intervention came after the Prime Minister warned it would not be ‘healthy’ for the economy or workers for the furlough scheme to continue beyond its scheduled end date in October.

Rishi Sunak is due to deliver a ‘mini Budget’ next week, focusing on support for jobs. 

But Ms Dodds said the Chancellor must give ‘back-to-work budget’.

She said the Government should consider imposing a wealth tax, which would target assets rather than income.

‘I think the Government does need to look at this area, I don’t think we’re in a fair situation,’ she said, arguing that the tax paid by the rich is a smaller part of their income proportionally than the poor.

Rishi Sunak (pictured on a visit to a book shop last month) is due to deliver a 'mini Budget' next week, focusing on support for jobs

Rishi Sunak (pictured on a visit to a book shop last month) is due to deliver a ‘mini Budget’ next week, focusing on support for jobs

‘And of course for the very, very best-off people quite a bit of their money coming in is derived from wealth.

‘I think we do need to have that new settlement and actually much of the opinion data has indicated that has a lot of support among the UK population as well.’

Labour under Sir Keir has aimed to take a ‘constructive’ approach to opposition, backing measures the party believes to be valid while critiquing areas where the Conservatives are failing.

Ms Dodds said the Government dithered over the lockdown, increasing testing and getting protective equipment to frontline workers as the death toll soared.

And along with accusing ministers of being ‘completely divorced’ from the scale of the looming unemployment crisis, she said ‘we still do not have a functioning’ test and trace system to prevent a second wave of infections.

French PM Edouard Philippe resigns as Emmanuel Macron prepares reshuffle


French PM Edouard Philippe resigns and is replaced by official overseeing France’s lockdown exit strategy after Emmanuel Macron said he needed to ‘reinvent’ his presidency

  • Emmanuel Macron has said he wants to ‘reinvent presidency’ in the next months 
  • Prime Minister Edouard Philippe resigned to allow the reshuffle to take place
  • Chief behind the end of France’s lockdown will take over as prime minister

French President Emmanuel Macron has named Jean Castex as the new prime minister after Edouard Philippe resigned from the position.

Castex, who led France’s lockdown reopening strategy, will take over amid a cabinet reshuffle as Macron tries to bolster his popularity for his final two years in office. 

Macron said he wanted to ‘reinvent’ his presidency last month following a disastrous defeat in nationwide municipal elections to the Green Party.

The Elysee Palace said outgoing prime minister Philippe would handle government affairs until a new cabinet is named in a statement this morning. 

During French cabinet reshuffles the prime minister tends their resignation ahead of the appointments.

French president Edouard Philippe (pictured) announced his resignation ahead of a cabinet reshuffle expected ‘in the coming hours’ 

French government 'deconfinement' coordinator Jean Castex leaves after a videoconference with the French president and French mayors at the Elysee Palace in Paris in May 19, 2020. He will be taking on the role of prime minister

French government ‘deconfinement’ coordinator Jean Castex leaves after a videoconference with the French president and French mayors at the Elysee Palace in Paris in May 19, 2020. He will be taking on the role of prime minister

More announcements are expected ‘in the coming hours’, a spokesman said. 

Philippe gained a large victory in the northern port city of Le Havre during local elections, making him the city’s mayor.

Philippe, a rightwing politician who never joined Macron’s Republic on the Move party, is considered to be more popular than the president, according to political analysts.

It comes after last month’s elections revealed surging support for the Green party and underlined Macron’s troubles with left-leaning voters.  

With only 21 months until the next presidential election, the former investment banker wants to reposition himself, close advisers say.   

Keeping Philippe in office could have suggested Macron was too weak to let go of his prime minister and that his young party lacked the depth to allow for a full-blooded cabinet overhaul.

Emmanuel Macron said he wanted to 'reinvent' his presidency last month following the disastrous defeat to the Green Party

Emmanuel Macron said he wanted to ‘reinvent’ his presidency last month following the disastrous defeat to the Green Party

Philippe had shown steadfast loyalty during waves of unrest and could emerge as a presidential rival in 2022.  

Macron poached Philippe from the centre-right opposition and holding onto him would have complicated winning back leftist voters. 

In an interview with regional newspapers publishing late Thursday, Macron said France must prepare for a ‘very difficult’ economic crisis, ‘so we have to chart a new course.’

‘I see this based on an economic, social, environmental and cultural reconstruction,’ he said. ‘Behind this, there will be a new team.’  

Amanda Kloots reveals she plans to refinance her home to ‘pay bills’


As her husband Nick Cordero continues his fight against the ravages of COVID-19, Amanda Kloots has a lot on her plate.

After spending another day by his bedside at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, the actress gave her followers another update on his condition, and also revealed she plans to refinance their LA home to pay for medical bills.

Posting a to-do list of 10 tasks to Instagram, Amanda, 38, wrote about taking on the roles of wife, mom, business owner and home decorator before getting to number seven which read, ‘Refinance our mortgage on our new home, pay bills etc.’

Amanda Kloots gave another update on husband Nick’s condition on Thursday and revealed she plans to refinance their house to pay bills

Nick, 41, is currently spending his fourth month in ICU, with Friday marking his 92nd day in hospital.

Before Nick got sick in March, the couple, who are parents to son Elvis, one, had recently moved from New York to Los Angeles so that the Broadway actor could star in Rock of Ages Hollywood.

A GoFundMe set up in April by Amanda’s friends has already reached $593,573 to help with medical costs which at the time ‘had already started coming in’ according to the description on the fundraising page.

If Nick makes it through he will need extensive rehab after having his right leg amputated due to COVID-19 complications causing blood clots.

Plans on hold: Before Nick got sick in March, the family had recently moved from New York to Los Angeles so that the Broadway actor could star in Rock of Ages Hollywood

Plans on hold: Before Nick got sick in March, the family had recently moved from New York to Los Angeles so that the Broadway actor could star in Rock of Ages Hollywood

Lots to do: Amanda posted this on Thursday revealing she plans to refinance their new LA home to pay bills

Lots to do: Amanda posted this on Thursday revealing she plans to refinance their new LA home to pay bills

Staying strong: Amanda, 38, is pictured outside their LA home with baby Elvis, one

Staying strong: Amanda, 38, is pictured outside their LA home with baby Elvis, one 

On Thursday Amanda said things felt ‘gloomy’ when she went to visit her husband that day but she put music on, started singing and reading him some of the mail they receive from around the world.

‘He came down from blood pressure medication today, so we’re doing slightly better’ she explained in an Instagram video clip.

On Wednesday she revealed doctor’s removed Nick’s pacemaker which was placed in his chest earlier in his health battle to keep his heart rate stable.

A GoFundMe set up in April by Amanda's friends has already reached $593,573 to help with medical costs which at the time 'had already started coming in'

A GoFundMe set up in April by Amanda’s friends has already reached $593,573 to help with medical costs which at the time ‘had already started coming in’

Be strong: Amanda was finally able to be by her husband's side last month. He has been in the ICU for 92 days as of July 3

Be strong: Amanda was finally able to be by her husband’s side last month. He has been in the ICU for 92 days as of July 3

‘He hasn’t been pacing so they feel confident that this will be OK,’ Amanda told her social media followers. ‘It’s also good to remove lines and if his heart is doing OK that’s great news.’  

In an interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning, Amanda said that the ‘ultimate goal’ is for Nick, 41, to have a double lung transplant to live the life he ‘would want’ but warned that a ‘lot of things would have to line up’ for him to be a candidate for that.

The Tony-nominated actor has already had his leg amputated due to his health battle against the virus, although he is no longer in a coma and has now tested negative to COVID-19. 

Update: Amanda says husband Nick will likely need a double lung transplant to live the life 'he would want' in emotional Gayle King interview on Thursday

Update: Amanda says husband Nick will likely need a double lung transplant to live the life ‘he would want’ in emotional Gayle King interview on Thursday

Yet, he still remains in a critical condition and Amanda gives daily, heartbreaking updates on her husband.

In an emotionally frank interview on Thursday, Gayle asked Amanda about whether or not having a lung transplant was definitely an option. 

‘We think that that is most likely the possibility,’ she replied. ‘A 99% chance that he would be needing that in order to live the kind of life that I know my husband would want to live.’

Tough questions: Gayle King asked Amanda if doctors had told her to let Nick go

Tough questions: Gayle King asked Amanda if doctors had told her to let Nick go

Happier times: Amanda has shared many family pictures of herself and Nick on her Instagram page

Happier times: Amanda has shared many family pictures of herself and Nick on her Instagram page

Hopeful: Amanda has said that it's not up to her to 'let Nick go' saying she will leave that up to God

Hopeful: Amanda has said that it’s not up to her to ‘let Nick go’ saying she will leave that up to God

Father: The couple share a baby son Elvis pictured above with his daddy

Father: The couple share a baby son Elvis pictured above with his daddy 

‘That is a long road away and a lot of things would have to line up in order for Nick to be a candidate for that.’

Gayle then asked: ‘I was wondering, Amanda, if you’ve ever gone there… have doctors told you, “Amanda, it’s time to let him go?” Have they ever said that to you?

Kloots responded: ‘They told me four times that he won’t survive. Sometimes even he won’t survive through the night, but he has. He has…. I believe, Gayle, that God is the only person that’s going to decide when and if my husband goes.’

Nightmare: Amanda's Broadway star hubby has been battling a long list of complications after coming down with COVID

Nightmare: Amanda’s Broadway star hubby has been battling a long list of complications after coming down with COVID

‘So I will never try to play that role… He’s fighting. I see it every day. Nick’s doctor sees it. And as long as he’s in there and fighting, I’ll continue to fight with him. … I tell him every day before I leave, I say, “Okay, here’s what you have to focus on. The two of us sitting in our new house,… Elvis is in bed and we’re listening to ‘Our House’ in our, you know, home in Laurel Canyon.” 

Nick was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with pneumonia in March and has been in intensive care ever since.

Doctors had to amputate his right leg due to complications from the coronavirus and the Rock of Ages and Waitress star has lots 65lbs and suffered major lung damage during his hospitalization.

Amanda and Nick married in September 2017 and their son Elvis was born on June 10, 2019.  

Long haul: Cordero was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with pneumonia in March and has been in intensive care ever since

Long haul: Cordero was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with pneumonia in March and has been in intensive care ever since

Coronavirus UK: Police make checks at Leicester railway station


Police carry out spot checks on ‘Leicester lepers’ arriving at city’s railway station as locked-down residents in Covid-hit city are banned from holiday parks, campsites and hotels

British transport police are now busy making checks at Leicester train station, monitoring the comings and goings ahead of the weekend after the city went back into coronavirus lockdown.

Officers were inside Leicester railway station on Thursday and Friday to make spot checks on travellers, after a spike of covid-19 cases occurred in the area.

The force said it was ensuring people were adhering to the rules after Leicester was placed back into lockdown and all residents were asked to avoid travel and remain at home.

Images this week show temporary metal barriers installed at the station, with travellers needing to queue up before answering the questions of on-duty police officers.

Police are now on duty inside Leicester train station in order to monitor the comings and going in the city, after the coronavirus rate spiked back up last week

A young man wearing a protective face mask is seen in conversation regarding his travel aims

A young man wearing a protective face mask is seen in conversation regarding his travel aims

Signs around the station warn of Leicester re-instated high alert status, carrying warnings of the potential knock-on effects of unessential travel. 

The local force has even said it will have more officers on duty this weekend than they would for a typical New Year’s Eve – traditionally one of the force’s busiest days on the calendar. 

A British Transport Police spokesperson said: ‘People should only be travelling through Leicester if their journey is absolutely essential, so passengers can expect to see an enhanced presence of officers patrolling on trains and at the station.

‘They’ll be engaging with passengers, explaining the need to follow the updated Government advice in the area, and encouraging them to return home if they are not making an essential journey.

‘This is about helping to save lives during a public health crisis. Anyone who does have to travel will also be reminded that face coverings are now mandatory on public transport.’

The fresh lockdown for Leicester arrives at a time when the rest of the country is looking to get back on its feet, with the re-opening of pubs, restaurants and other food outlets.

Barriers have been erected so that police can queue arrivals and departure and ask questions

Barriers have been erected so that police can queue arrivals and departure and ask questions

A family is seen waiting in Leicester station to purchase travel tickets, while police officers prepare to ask questions regarding the nature of the travel

A family is seen waiting in Leicester station to purchase travel tickets, while police officers prepare to ask questions regarding the nature of the travel

Prime Minister Boris Johnson earmarked Saturday, July 4 as the day pubs would open their doors once again, and welcome in the public with a host of safety measures in place. 

The nation’s pubs, bars and restaurants can reopen on Saturday, but Leicester’s will have to remain closed until at least July 18 as part of a strategy to clampdown on the fresh surge of coronavirus cases.

There are fears that some people will be tempted to cross lockdown lines so they can enjoy a drink. 

Police have already pledged to stop and fine drivers trying to flee Leicester for drinking or shopping over the coming weekend.

Officers will also carry out spot checks on vehicles leaving the locked-down city around the weekend and could turn them around if their journey is not essential, it was revealed this week, as confusion reigned because some areas in the city limits are in lockdown while neighbours are not.

There are fears that some people will be tempted to cross lockdown lines so they can enjoy a drink in neighbouring cities where restrictions will be lifted

There are fears that some people will be tempted to cross lockdown lines so they can enjoy a drink in neighbouring cities where restrictions will be lifted

A man with a small pack of luggage stops to outline to a patrol officer his travel arrangements

A man with a small pack of luggage stops to outline to a patrol officer his travel arrangements

Leicestershire Police is also threatening £100 fines amid growing concerns that residents may flee for the county’s open pubs, hair salons or other attractions while patrols will also break up mass gatherings in the city after they were partially blamed for a spike in coronavirus cases in June. 

Rail providers in Leicester, including East Midlands Railway (EMR) has asked people only to travel if necessary and limit all journeys if possible.

‘Local lockdown measures are now in place in Leicester,” said an EMR spokesman.

‘Please only travel if your journey is essential. Do not travel if you think you may have coronavirus symptoms or are feeling unwell, keep your distance from others and wear a face covering at all times.’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially SHUT DOWN their Sussex Royal charity



Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially SHUT DOWN their Sussex Royal charity as they shift focus to eco-tourism scheme ‘Travalyst’

  • The couple have filed official paperwork with Companies House to dissolve the royal foundation 
  •  Harry and Meghan reportedly want to focus on new projects going forward
  • This is said to include eco-tourism scheme called ‘Travalyst’

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have reportedly filed paperwork to shut down their Sussex Royal charity. 

They have filed paperwork for the royal foundation to be officially dissolved.

An insider told Newsweek: “Following previous announcements that The Duke and Duchess will not be using the name ‘Sussex Royal’ and will not continue with a foundation in its name, paperwork has been filed with Companies House and the Charity Commission to formally close the charity down. 

It is claimed the couple, who quit the royal family earlier this year, want to concentrate on new ventures going forward. 

This includes the eco-tourism scheme ‘Travalyst’, led by The Duke of Sussex.

The pair hope to focus their attention on the global initiative, which states on its website that it seeks to ‘change the impact of travel’.

More to follow on this breaking news story. 

The 1950s bomber that’s been converted into a Somerset Airbnb lodge with a double bed in the cockpit


Plane-ly amazing! The 1950s nuclear strike aircraft that’s been converted into a boutique Airbnb lodge, with a double bed in the cockpit

  • The converted 1950s English Electric Canberra bomber affords superb views over the Somerset countryside 
  • It has a double bed in the cockpit, where guests can gaze through the window at the night’s sky and sunrise
  • The owners bought the fuselage from a scrapyard in Bristol then transported it to their idyllic glamping site

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A tactical nuclear strike aircraft may not sound romantic – but with a few tweaks, it turns out that they actually make wonderful honeymoon suites.

Behold one of Britain’s quirkiest Airbnbs – a 1950s English Electric Canberra bomber, which has been converted into a cosy lodge for two, with incredible views over the Somerset countryside.

It’s called The Sky Cabin, and is described as ‘the perfect spot for a romantic getaway’.

This 1950s English Electric Canberra bomber is now a cosy lodge for two at Field 725 campsite in Frome, Somerset 

The rental can be found at the Field 725 campsite in Frome, where it has been welcoming guests for the past two years.

Dan Hurring, the owner of the site, bought the front end of the plane from a scrapyard in Bristol in 2018 and at the time, it was painted in a badger design.

He told MailOnline Travel: ‘We knew we had to re-paint it as the badger wasn’t really for us.

‘We had to transport it to the site on a low-loader and then use a fork-lift truck to position it.

‘It was quite challenging to try and get it in exactly the right spot among the trees.’

After a paint-job and a conversion, the holiday rental now has a double bed in the cockpit, with guests able to ‘gaze up at the night sky’ through the cockpit window, which still opens.

The converted plane has been at the campsite for two years. The owners bought it from a scrapyard in Bristol in 2018

The converted plane has been at the campsite for two years. The owners bought it from a scrapyard in Bristol in 2018 

The holiday rental now has a double bed in the cockpit, with guests able to 'gaze up at the night sky' through the cockpit window

Prices for the rental start from £105 per night

The rental has a double bed in the cockpit, with guests able to ‘gaze up at the night sky’ through the cockpit window. Prices start from £105 per night

The Sky Cabin has views out across the Somerset countryside. Owner Dan Hurring said it was challenging positioning the plane among the trees

The Sky Cabin has views out across the Somerset countryside. Owner Dan Hurring said it was challenging positioning the plane among the trees 

At the entrance of the rental is a decked seating area with a table and chairs, which are ‘perfectly positioned for watching the sunset’.

There is also a fire bowl complete with a grill for cooking or sitting around ‘with a glass of your favourite tipple’. 

Prices start from £105 per night. 

Dan added: ‘Some people are unsure about staying in it, but once they do, they love it.

‘You can still open the cockpit window and watch the beautiful sunrise as you lie in bed.

‘It’s very popular with couples, especially when we hold weddings, with it often being used as the honeymoon suite.’

A former Royal Air Force English Electric Canberra in July 2014. The plane came into service in 1951 as a tactical nuclear strike aircraft

A former Royal Air Force English Electric Canberra in July 2014. The plane came into service in 1951 as a tactical nuclear strike aircraft 

The English Electric Canberra was introduced into service with the Royal Air Force in 1951 as a tactical nuclear strike aircraft, though it needed to be modified before it was capable of carrying out this role.

Today Airbnb revealed the 10 UK destinations that have seen the most significant growth in bookings, week on week, compared to the same week last year.

At the top of the ranking is Warton in Lancashire, followed by Duns, Scotland (2nd); Snettisham, Norfolk (3rd); Glastonbury, Somerset (4th); Rothbury, Northumberland (5th); Chapel Saint Leonards, Lincolnshire (6th); Ross on Wye, Herefordshire (7th); Leiston, Suffolk (8th); Pickering, Yorkshire (9th); and Guildford, Surrey in tenth place.