Published: 06:00 EST, 25 December 2017 | Updated: 06:05 EST, 25 December 2017
Their romance has boasted more than its fair share of drama since they got together on Love Island this summer.
And Olivia Attwood and her boyfriend Chris Hughes appeared to have patched things up following yet another explosive row, stepping out hand-in-hand on Friday night for the hunk's birthday party.
The blonde beauty showed off her enviably slim figure in a white ensemble, teaming a tiny vest top with a pair of shimmery flares.
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Back on track: Olivia Attwood and her boyfriend Chris Hughes appeared to have patched things up following yet another explosive row, stepping out hand-in-hand on Friday night for the hunk's birthday party
Olivia wrapped up warm in a pink faux fur jacket, adding some extra style points to her look.
She styled her long locks down in loose curls and kept her make-up simple and rosy-hued.
Chris coordinated with his girlfriend in a white shirt and matching jeans, adding a smart beige jacket.
Festive fun: The blonde beauty showed off her enviably slim figure in a white ensemble, teaming a tiny vest top with a pair of shimmery flares
Stylish: Chris coordinated with his girlfriend in a white shirt and matching jeans, adding a smart beige jacket
Making a statement: Olivia wrapped up warm in a pink faux fur jacket, adding some extra style points to her look
The blonde beauty had recently hinted the pair had broken up by sharing a string of angry messages on social media.
But Olivia and Chris proved they were stronger than ever on Thursday, by sharing a loved-up selfie with their followers.
The hunk, 24, uploaded a sweet snap of the pair preparing for a photo shoot on his Instagram story, in a united front against recent split speculation.
Besotted: Last week, the pair proved they were stronger than ever by sharing a loved-up selfie with their followers
The pair looked more besotted than ever as they posed side-by-side, and flashed huge beaming smiles at the camera.
Chris cut a casual figure in a grey crew neck jumper, while blonde beauty Olivia sported a full face of bronzed make-up and even an additional hairpiece, as she prepared to embark on a photo shoot.
Clearly excited for her new project, the blonde documented her busy day for fans – sharing a selfie in a silver face mask as well as a snap of her make-up chair, emblazoned with her name, to her own page.
Cryptic: The cosy snap comes just a matter of days after Olivia hinted she and Chris had called things off, by sharing a series of angry messages on social media
The cosy snap comes just a matter of days after Olivia hinted she and Chris had called things off, by sharing a series of angry messages on social media.
Olivia had said she was giving Chris 'one final shot' after temporarily breaking up with him after he was seen dancing and hugging a mystery woman at Sugar Hut in November.
Oh dear: The Love Island star said her 'heart hurts' and claimed she was 'cursed' on Twitter, before fuelling split rumours by claiming 'men ain't s**t'
They have since battled through a rocky few weeks, with Olivia enjoying several wild nights out with her girlfriends while Chris has been keeping a low profile.
And things appeared to have taken a turn for the worse in a fresh series of posts from Olivia.
She hinted at heartbreak and said she felt she was 'cursed' in a string of since deleted tweets.
Hmm: And things appeared to have taken a turn for the worse in a fresh series of posts from Olivia
'My heart hurts,’ she penned, before adding moments later: 'I’m sure this time of year is cursed for me.'
The Surrey beauty also shared a snap of her in a low-cut black dress on Instagram and wrote in the caption: 'Tag a girl who needs reminding men ain't shit and Lbd's are life.'
She also retweeted a message from a fan of Amber Davies – who recently split from her Love Island beau Kem Cetinay – which said they both deserved happiness.
'Okay but @Amber_Davies7 deserves all the happiness she can find, so does @oliviajade_att – miss them on my TV every night too ,' the fan wrote.
Sending a message? The Surrey beauty shared a snap of her in a low-cut black dress on Instagram and wrote in the caption: 'Tag a girl who needs reminding men ain't shit and Lbd's are life.'
Cryptic: She also retweeted a message from a fan of Amber Davies – who recently split from her Love Island beau Kem Cetinay – which said they both deserved happiness
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Olivia and Chris for comment.
Olivia last shared a snap of the couple – who met over the summer on Love Island on Instagram last week, while her boyfriend posted a pic of them in matching onesies three days ago, which he captioned 'my sloth' with a heart emoji.
The latest tweets comes just days after Olivia posted a string of concerning messages that talked about her protecting someone 'evil'.
'Imagine someone so evil that thy sink to the depths of getting between you and your own family,' she wrote.
'After you have lied and lied to protect them from their own behaviour.'
Turbulent: Olivia had said she was giving Chris 'one final shot' after temporarily breaking up with him after he was seen dancing and hugging a mystery woman at Sugar Hut in November
Explanation: She said 'Obviously I was taking some time out from my relationship with Chris to work out what was going on in my head'
The Surrey beauty admitted she did briefly 'take a break' away from her relationship after he was seen cudding a mystery woman, before vowing to give him a second chance, warning him that this is his 'last shot' to make their romance work.
Taking to her column with new! magazine, Olivia addressed the incident that saw Chris with his arms wrapped around another party-goer during a night out.
She penned: 'Obviously I was taking some time out from my relationship with Chris to work out what was going on in my head.
'Basically I wanted to to take a minute to assess what had actually gone on, because it's really hard when these things happen.'
Final chance: Standing by her man, she said: 'He said he didn't kiss anyone so… I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt – this is his last shot'
While the duo have rekindled their romance, Olivia revealed she had her reservations about continuing her relationship with Chris, following his behaviour.
Standing by her man, she added: 'He said he didn't kiss anyone so… I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt – this is his last shot.'
Olivia's comments come after the couple have been putting on a defiant display in the wake of their romance woes.
Chris had publicly apologised to his co-star love on Twitter, admitting he 'couldn't remember' what happened, after the video, obtained by The Sun, emerged online.
Insisting that 'nothing' untoward would've happened as he would never have wanted things to escalate, Chris made a candid statement on the social media site.
Letting loose: Olivia was seen dancing her romance woes away, as she was seen partying away with her Love Island co-stars in a series of sexy Instagram clips on Saturday night
He said: 'I put my arms around a stranger which I should never have done, and I still don’t know why but it’s a lesson learnt not to be a drunk t**t.
'All of us do things we shouldn’t one time of another and do stupid s**t, but nothing escalated as it never would. Sometimes takes an incident to sharpen up in life. Just being a drunk d**k.'
Olivia didn't seem convinced by his admission, however, tweeting then deleting afterwards: 'Boys get away with murder,' as well as 'lol' in another post that was swiftly removed.
Romance blossomed between Olivia and Chris on the third series of Love Island, this summer. Their on/off relationship had been at the centre of the series, with the duo going onto pursue their love affair once the show had wrapped.
Rocky: Romance blossomed between Olivia and Chris on the third series of Love Island, this summer. Their on/off relationship had been at the centre of the series
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Sydney seaplane crash: Exhaust fumes affected pilot, report confirms
The pilot of a seaplane that crashed into an Australian river, killing all on board, had been left confused and disorientated by leaking exhaust fumes, investigators have confirmed.
The Canadian pilot and five members of a British family died in the crash north of Sydney in December 2017.
All were found to have higher than normal levels of carbon monoxide in their blood, a final report has found.
It recommended the mandatory fitting of gas detectors in all such planes.
British businessman Richard Cousins, 58, died alongside his 48-year-old fiancée, magazine editor Emma Bowden, her 11-year-old daughter Heather and his sons, Edward, 23, and William, 25, and pilot Gareth Morgan, 44. Mr Cousins was the chief executive of catering giant Compass.
The family had been on a sightseeing flight in the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver plane when it nose-dived into the Hawkesbury River at Jerusalem Bay, about 50km (30 miles) from the city centre.
The final report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) confirmed the findings of an interim report published in 2020.
It said pre-existing cracks in the exhaust collector ring were believed to have released exhaust gas into the engine bay. Holes left by missing bolts in a firewall then allowed the fumes to enter the cabin.
“As a result, the pilot would have almost certainly experienced effects such as confusion, visual disturbance and disorientation,” the report said.
“Consequently, it was likely that this significantly degraded the pilot’s ability to safely operate the aircraft.”
The ATSB recommended the Civil Aviation Safety Authority consider mandating the fitting of carbon monoxide detectors in piston-engine aircraft that carry passengers.
It previously issued safety advisory notices to owners and operators of such aircraft that they install detectors “with an active warning” to pilots”. Operators and maintainers of planes were also advised to carry out detailed inspections of exhaust systems and firewalls.
Read from source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-55862128
Australia unlikely to fully reopen border in 2021, says top official
Australia is unlikely to fully open its borders in 2021 even if most of its population gets vaccinated this year as planned, says a senior health official.
The comments dampen hopes raised by airlines that travel to and from the country could resume as early as July.
Department of Health Secretary Brendan Murphy made the prediction after being asked about the coronavirus’ escalation in other nations.
Dr Murphy spearheaded Australia’s early action to close its borders last March.
“I think that we’ll go most of this year with still substantial border restrictions,” he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Monday.
“Even if we have a lot of the population vaccinated, we don’t know whether that will prevent transmission of the virus,” he said, adding that he believed quarantine requirements for travellers would continue “for some time”.
Citizens, permanent residents and those with exemptions are allowed to enter Australia if they complete a 14-day hotel quarantine at their own expense.
Qantas – Australia’s national carrier – reopened bookings earlier this month, after saying it expected international travel to “begin to restart from July 2021.”
However, it added this depended on the Australian government’s deciding to reopen borders.
Australia’s tight restrictions
The country opened a travel bubble with neighbouring New Zealand late last year, but currently it only operates one-way with inbound flights to Australia.
Australia has also discussed the option of travel bubbles with other low-risk places such as Taiwan, Japan and Singapore.
A vaccination scheme is due to begin in Australia in late February. Local authorities have resisted calls to speed up the process, giving more time for regulatory approvals.
Australia has so far reported 909 deaths and about 22,000 cases, far fewer than many nations. It reported zero locally transmitted infections on Monday.
Experts have attributed much of Australia’s success to its swift border lockdown – which affected travellers from China as early as February – and a hotel quarantine system for people entering the country.
Local outbreaks have been caused by hotel quarantine breaches, including a second wave in Melbourne. The city’s residents endured a stringent four-month lockdown last year to successfully suppress the virus.
Other outbreaks – including one in Sydney which has infected about 200 people – prompted internal border closures between states, and other restrictions around Christmas time.
The state of Victoria said on Monday it would again allow entry to Sydney residents outside of designated “hotspots”, following a decline in cases.
While the measures have been praised, many have also criticised them for separating families across state borders and damaging businesses.
Dr Murphy said overall Australia’s virus response had been “pretty good” but he believed the nation could have introduced face masks earlier and improved its protections in aged care homes.
In recent days, Australia has granted entry to about 1,200 tennis players, staff and officials for the Australian Open. The contingent – which has recorded at least nine infections – is under quarantine.
Read from source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-55699581
Covid: Brisbane to enter three-day lockdown over single infection
The Australian city of Brisbane has begun a snap three-day lockdown after a cleaner in its hotel quarantine system became infected with coronavirus.
Health officials said the cleaner had the highly transmissible UK variant and they were afraid it could spread.
Brisbane has seen very few cases of the virus beyond quarantined travellers since Australia’s first wave last year.
It is the first known instance of this variant entering the Australian community outside of hotel quarantine.
The lockdown is for five populous council areas in Queensland’s state capital.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the measure on Friday morning local time, about 16 hours after the woman tested positive.
Ms Palaszczuk said the lockdown aimed to halt the virus as rapidly as possible, adding: “Doing three days now could avoid doing 30 days in the future.”
“I think everybody in Queensland… knows what we are seeing in the UK and other places around the world is high rates of infection from this particular strain,” she said.
“And we do not want to see that happening here in our great state.”
Australia has reported 28,500 coronavirus infections and 909 deaths since the pandemic began. By contrast, the US, which is the hardest-hit country, has recorded more than 21 million infections while nearly 362,000 people have died of the disease.The lockdown will begin at 18:00 on Friday (08:00 GMT) in the Brisbane city, Logan and the Ipswich, Moreton and Redlands local government areas.
Residents will only be allowed to leave home for certain reasons, such as buying essential items and seeking medical care.
For the first time, residents in those areas will also be required to wear masks outside of their homes.
Australia has faced sporadic outbreaks over the past year, with the most severe one in Melbourne triggering a lockdown for almost four months.
A pre-Christmas outbreak in Sydney caused fresh alarm, but aggressive testing and contact-tracing has kept infection numbers low. The city recorded four local cases on Friday.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government has pledged to start mass vaccinations in February instead of March as was planned.
Lockdown interrupts ‘near normal’ life in Brisbane
Simon Atkinson, BBC News in Brisbane
At 8:00 today I popped to the local supermarket for some bread, milk – and because it’s summer here – a mango. I was pretty much the only customer.
When I went past the same shop a couple of hours later it was a different story – 50 people standing in the drizzle – queuing to get inside as others emerged with bulging shopping bags. “Heaps busier than Christmas,” a cheery trolley attendant told me. “It’s off the scale”.
Despite the “don’t panic” messages from authorities, pictures on social media show it’s a pattern being repeated across the city.
While shutdowns are common around the world, the tough and sudden stay-at-home order for Brisbane has caught people on the hop here after months of near normality.
But while such a rapid, hard lockdown off the back of just a single case of Covid-19 will seem crazy in some parts of the world, I’ve not come across too many people complaining.
And I don’t think that’s just because Aussies love to follow a rule. This is the first time the UK variant of the virus has been detected in the community in Australia.
And nobody here wants Brisbane to go through what Melbourne suffered last year. Even if it means going without mangoes.
Read from source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-55582836
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