Published: 11:43 EST, 16 December 2017 | Updated: 16:48 EST, 16 December 2017
She has been embracing her newly-single status following her drawn-out split from ex-boyfriend Stephen Bear.
And proving she is well and truly moving on from her reality star beau, Charlotte Crosby was seen passionately kissing her fellow MTV star Joshua Ritchie, as she celebrated her former Geordie Shore co-star Aaron Chalmers MMA win.
Stepping out on Friday night for the fight in Newcastle, the reality beauty ended her evening by locking lips with Josh in an overt display – not caring who could see her as they smooched in front of fellow bar-goers.
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PDA: Charlotte Crosby was seen passionately kissing her fellow MTV star Joshua Ritchie, as she celebrated her former Geordie Shore co-star Aaron Chalmers MMA win on Friday
Wrapping her arms around his neck, Charlotte seemed to throw herself into the steamy clinch and couldn't keep her hands off of the Love Island star.
Josh, meanwhile, seemed more than happy to be on the receiving end of her affections, as Charlotte spoke into his ear and held on tightly to his neck. Kissing for everyone to see, the duo only had eyes for each other on the night.
They appeared to hit it off while taking to their seats in the Metro Radio Arena to cheer on Aaron, as he embarked on his third MMA fight since turning his attentions to the sport.
Passionate: Stepping out on Friday night for the fight in Newcastle, the reality beauty ended her evening by locking lips with Josh in an overt display
Keen: Wrapping her arms around his neck, Charlotte seemed to throw herself into the steamy clinch and couldn't keep her hands off of the Love Island star
Close: Josh, meanwhile, seemed more than happy to be on the receiving end of her affections, as Charlotte spoke into his ear and held on tightly to his neck
Josh had starred alongside Aaron on the sixth series of Ex On The Beach, where viewers saw him vying for the affections of his former flame and TOWIE star Nicole Bass – who had also been in attendance on Friday night.
The pictures will no doubt make for awkward viewing for Charlotte's ex-boyfriend Stephen Bear, as the reality stars will no doubt have crossed paths, thanks to being on the same showbiz circuit.
Charlotte was seen sitting on Josh's lap inside the arena, before being followed out by her latest love interest as he placed his hands on her shoulders as they exited the venue together.
The former Geordie Shore star had confirmed her status as a 'strong and single' woman last month, following her break-up.
Engrossed in each other: Kissing for everyone to see, the duo only had eyes for each other on the night
Rise to fame: Josh had starred alongside Aaron on the sixth series of Ex On The Beach, where viewers saw him vying for the affections of his former flame and TOWIE star Nicole Bass – who had also been in attendance on Friday night
She and Bear had been plagued by splits in the last few weeks of their 11-month romance, with the duo seeming to split and reunite on several occasions.
However, according to The Sun, Bear insisted their relationship is over for good, as he claimed he is 'free and single' and wants his next girlfriend to be someone who is not in the public eye.
He said: 'We're just friends, I'm single, she's single, we're just mates and I think that's the best way for now.
Look away, Bear! The pictures will no doubt make for awkward viewing for Charlotte's ex-boyfriend Stephen Bear, as the reality stars will no doubt have crossed paths, thanks to being on the same showbiz circuit
Get a room: The duo made sure to steal a smooch at any opportune moment
Using her charm: Charlotte had no qualms about packing on the PDA with her new beau
Getting stuck in: The pair certainly didn't hold back as they puckered up to one another
'I'm just not ready to date at the moment, to sit next to anyone and start talking to them, or start ringing people up and asking to do something.
'The next girlfriend I have, I'd like to be someone that no one knows.'
The couple hit a crisis after the former scaffold worker was pictured heading home from a Halloween party with a mystery brunette in tow, amid claims of a reconciliation with Charlotte.
Charlotte's roller-coaster romance with Stephen seemingly came to a screeching halt in October and had appeared to be acrimonious at first, with the couple being plagued by 'cheating' claims and Charlotte feuding with Bear's family on Twitter.
Lip lock: They appeared to spend most of evening glued to one another's lips
Taking a pew: Charlotte was seen sitting on the lap of the dark-haired hunk
Getting close: Josh and Charlotte were seen engrossed in conversation in the arena
They were then seen 'kissing' and reportedly 'spent the night' together following the MTV EMAs held in November, but their reunion allegedly got off to a bumpy start with the duo becoming embroiled in 'screaming matches' before getting close again.
An onlooker told The Sun: 'Charlotte and Bear were all over the place. One second they were kissing, cuddling and laughing, and the next they were having screaming matches.'
Romance first blossomed for the pair early last year while presenting their joint MTV series Just Tattoo Of Us.
Inseparable: She was followed out by her latest love interest as he placed his hands on her shoulders as they exited the venue together
Having a ball: The pair appeared to be in high spirits as they left together
Following weeks of speculation about their relationship, Charlotte and Bear confirmed they were an item in a joint interview with OK! magazine, with Charlotte claiming she had found 'The One' in her former co-star Vicky Pattison's ex-boyfriend.
Since their split, it has been confirmed that Bear has left Just Tattoo Of Us and will no longer present the show alongside Charlotte, with Scotty T stepping in to replace the star for its third series.
Charlotte's major PDA with Josh, meanwhile, came as she joined a slew of reality star's at Aaron's fight in her adopted hometown.
She rocked a very revealing mint green dress that flaunted her incredibly gym-honed physique, thanks to its skin-tight design.
Legs for days: She put on a very leggy display in a green minidress as she went to support co-star Aaron
Flawless: Charlotte flaunted her incredible curves in the revealing dress, which the star teamed with ankle boots and a nude clutch bag
Incredible: The star kept her chestnut brown locks in stylish waves, with simple but dramatic makeup keeping her pout on full display
She added height to her ensemble with a pair of pastel-hued sock boots, leaving her bronzed pins firmly on display. Charlotte accessorised her look with a simple nude clutch and kept her amazing pout on full display.
The starlet kept her makeup simple yet dramatic, rocking statement brows with a dramatic smoky eye and highlighted swept cheeks.
She wore her long glossy tresses down in tousled waves that fell past her shoulders while parted in the middle and appeared in high spirits as she turned out to support her pal Aaron.
Charlotte had starred alongside Aaron on Geordie Shore, before quitting the show before the summer of 2016, following her bitter break-up from on/off beau and Aaron's BFF Gary Beadle.
Nearly there! Charlotte also chatted on the phone as she headed into Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena
Excited? Charlotte appeared more than excited to see Aaron in action as she arrived at the venue, single and ready to mingle after splitting from Stephen Bear
Charlotte was joined by her close pals Chloe Ferry and Sophie Kasaei, with both reality stars putting on a daring display.
Chloe, who is dating former Love Island star Sam Gowland following his addition to the Geordie Shore cast, showed off her incredible frame in a dress that left little to the imagination.
She appeared to ditch her undewear, teasing a look at her nude physique through the intricately cut mesh design, that boasted a thigh-skimming hemline.
Newly single Sophie Kasei, who recently split from her boyfriend of five years Joel Corry, made sure to show her ex-beau exactly what he is missing as she slipped into a PVC red mini dress that sheathed her svelte figure.
Revealing: Chloe Ferry left little to the imagination in a cutout black minidress and see-through perspex heels
Bronzed beauty: Sophie Kasaei rocked a red leather minidress and matching fur jacket as she showed off her amazing tan at the fight
Mums night out: Michelle Heaton also put on a chic display in black leather trousers and a halterneck top
Showstopping: The mother-of-two teamed her look with strappy studded heels as she headed into the arena
Sophie paired her daring bandeau frock with a pair of black barely-there sandals and a faux fur scarlet red coat.
Also putting on a stylish display was former Liberty X star Michelle Heaton, who oozed glamour in an all-black ensemble.
The mother-of-two rocked skintight black leather leggings along with a matching halterneck top with cutout detailing, as she flaunted her beautifully bronzed complexion.
Stephanie Snowdon had her ample cleavage on full display for the evening, rocking an animal print crop-top and net cutout leather trousers to support her co-star in his third MMA fight.
Eye-catching: Stephanie Snowdon commanded attention as she rocked an eye-popping ensemble, including an animal print crop top and leather lace-up trousers
Exciting: Teaming her look with a black flat cap, the star was definitely one not to be missed as she headed into the stands
Angelic: Abbie Holborn was a vision in white as she showed off her incredible legs on the way to the fight
Aaron was once again triumphant in his big fight, beating Karl within 40 seconds of arriving in the cage, and the star put on a victorious display after his win.
Speaking to The Mirror after the fight, he said: 'I got a bit excited and came off the game plan for 10 seconds and got caught.
'But then I settled down and caught him with a big right hand. I saw him go down and I jumped all over him.
'You don't get paid overtime in here.'
White beauty: Abbie looked incredible in the minidress with fringed detailing, with her ebony locks on full display
Treading the boards: The cast of Geordie Shore were out in full force to support Aaron in his MMA fight against Karl Donaldson
Bros together: Nathan Henry joined new Geordie Shore cast member Sam Gowland as they headed into the venue together
The 30-year-old has also hinted that a rising career in MMA fighting could mean a departure from Geordie Shore in the near future.
Speaking at his last fight in September, Aaron told MailOnline: 'Geordie Shore is my job, that's what has made us, but obviously I'm 30 now and I have a girlfriend, so maybe it's my time to step out of Geordie Shore and let somebody younger come in.
'I've done what I need to do on there. You have to understand the show doesn't grow old, but we do. Six years ago it was fun, but we're getting older. The audience is getting younger and we're getting older.'
In action: Aaron was once again triumphant in the cage, beating Karl in just 40 seconds
Victorious: Aaron told The Mirror after his fight: 'I got a bit excited and came off the game plan for 10 seconds and got caught'
Back on track: He added: 'But then I settled down and caught him with a big right hand. I saw him go down and I jumped all over him. You don't get paid overtime in here.'
Go Aaron! The Geordie Shore cast certainly got into the spirit of things as they cheered on Aaron during the fight
Home support: As Sam documented the night on social media, Charlotte got right into the spirit of rooting for her pal
Casual: Callum Best kept his look relaxed as he joined the stars at the arena to support Aaron
Dynamic duo: Sam and Chloe also put on a friendly display as they sat together at the fight
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Australia resists calls for tougher climate targets
Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has resisted pressure to set more ambitious carbon emission targets while other major nations vowed deeper reductions to tackle climate change.
Addressing a global climate summit, Mr Morrison said Australia was on a path to net zero emissions.
But he stopped short of setting a timeline, saying the country would get there “as soon as possible”.
It came as the US, Canada and Japan set new commitments for steeper cuts.
US President Joe Biden, who chaired the virtual summit, pledged to cut carbon emissions by 50-52% below 2005 levels by the year 2030. This new target essentially doubles the previous US promise.
By contrast, Australia will stick with its existing pledge of cutting carbon emissions by 26%-28% below 2005 levels, by 2030. That’s in line with the Paris climate agreement, though Mr Morrison said Australia was on a pathway to net zero emissions.
“Our goal is to get there as soon as we possibly can, through technology that enables and transforms our industries, not taxes that eliminate them and the jobs and livelihoods they support and create,” he told the summit.
“Future generations… will thank us not for what we have promised, but what we deliver.”
Australia is one of the world’s biggest carbon emitters on a per capita basis. Mr Morrison, who has faced sustained criticism over climate policy, said action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions would focus on technology.
The prime minister said Australia is deploying renewable energy 10 times faster than the global average per person, and has the highest uptake of rooftop solar panels in the world.
Mr Morrison added Australia would invest $20bn ($15.4bn; 11.1bn) “to achieve ambitious goals that will bring the cost of clean hydrogen, green steel, energy storage and carbon capture to commercial parity”.
“You can always be sure that the commitments Australia makes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are bankable.”
Australia has seen growing international pressure to step up its efforts to cut emissions and tackle global warming. The country has warmed on average by 1.4 degrees C since national records began in 1910, according to its science and weather agencies. That’s led to an increase in the number of extreme heat events, as well as increased fire danger days.
Ahead of the summit, President Biden’s team urged countries that have been slow to embrace action on climate change to raise their ambition. While many nations heeded the call, big emitters China and India also made no new commitments.
“Scientists tell us that this is the decisive decade – this is the decade we must make decisions that will avoid the worst consequences of the climate crisis,” President Biden said at the summit’s opening address.
Referring to America’s new carbon-cutting pledge, President Biden added: “The signs are unmistakable, the science is undeniable, and the cost of inaction keeps mounting.”
Read from source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-56854558
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
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