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Tourism in New York City could take FIVE years to return to normal with visitors predicted to only start returning in mid-2021 as the $46 BILLION industry faces wipe out

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Tourism in New York City could take five years to return to normal with new forecasts predicting visitors will only start returning to the Big Apple in mid-2021.  The industry faces being wiped out - along with its $46 billion revenue stream and 400,000 jobs - as the coronavirus pandemic continues to surge throughout the United States.  NYC & Company, the city's tourism promotion agency, say it is likely to be 2025 before the number of foreign visitors to the Big Apple reaches the 2019 heights - when a record 66.6 million visitors flooded the city, 13.5 million of which were international.  Its CEO, Fred Dixon, told The New York Times: 'It's going to be a very slow build initially.' New York City has recorded more than 287,000 cases of the coronavirus and 24,124 deaths. Tourism in New York City could take five years to return to normal with new forecasts predicting visitors will only start returning to the Big Apple in mid-2021.  A nearly empty 7th Avenue in Times S

Covid second wave flatlines as number of cases increases just 0.06 per cent in last week to 21,363 with daily death toll of 219 - up 9.8 per cent on last Monday

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Britain's second coronavirus wave appears to have flatlined, with cases increasing just 0.06 per cent in the last week, new figures have today revealed. In another sign the second wave is slowing, the Government announced another 21,363 new lab-confirmed Covid cases in the UK. Though the figure appears high, it is a small increase from last Monday's figure of 21,350 new cases. It brings the total number of cases in the UK to 1,390,681 since the start of the pandemic. The Government also announced a further 213 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Monday - up 9.8 per cent from last Monday's figure of 194. The latest death figure brings the UK total to 52,147 since the start of the pandemic. However, separate data from the UK's statistic agencies show the figure to be more than 67,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in the UK. These include deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, together with additional data on deaths

Pictured: Ryan Giggs' ex-girlfriend Kate Greville is seen with bruised lip as she walks dog in first public appearance since Manchester United football star 'assaulted her'

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Ryan Giggs' ex-girlfriend Kate Greville was spotted with a bruised lip as she walked with her dog in her first public appearance since the Manchester United football star allegedly assaulted her. Sources close to the PR executive, 36, say she is going through the 'worst two weeks of her life,' after police arrested Giggs at their home in Worsley, Salford, on November 1. The 46-year-old Wales manager denies allegations of assault against Ms Greville and another woman, who is believed to be her relative, and has been released on police bail. Ryan Giggs' ex-girlfriend Kate Greville was spotted walking on Sunday with a bruised lip in her first public appearance since Giggs was arrested on suspicion of assaulting her  Ms Greville was spotted out for a walk with her Labrador, Mac, on Sunday as friends revealed how she is struggling following the 'disturbance'. A source told The Sun: 'Kate has been through a living hell. These have been the worst two weeks of her

Barista transforms his bland hotel quarantine meals into world-class dishes by deconstructing and re-plating crepes, lamb shanks and salads

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A barista in hotel quarantine is using his 14-day stint to transform the bland microwave meals given to travellers into world-class dishes just by expertly re-plating them.     Sam Low, 28, decided to make the move back home to New Zealand from Melbourne earlier this month. To pass the long hours in quarantine at the Grand Mercure in Wellington, the latte art and barista champion is deconstructing his meals and putting them back together, making them more appetising to eat. To pass the long hours in quarantine at the Grand Mercure in Wellington, the latte art and barista champion is deconstructing his meals and putting them back together, making them more appetising to eat. Pictured: A meal after it was re-plated Sam Low, 28, decided to make the move back home to New Zealand from Melbourne earlier this month  A meal of chicken tenders and salad before and after Mr Low deconstructed it and re-plated Mr Low started his mandatory quarantine on November 4, and with one day left he says he&

As damaging rumours ran wild that she had an affair with Cameron Smith, TV star Yvonne Sampson asked him to publicly shoot them down with her. He refused. This is why he's the footy legend Aussies love to hate, writes MIKE COLMAN

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If Cameron Smith's new book 'The Storm Within' teaches us just one thing, it is this: being great does not make you popular. I've only ever had one conversation with Cameron Smith in my life and I found him to be a very pleasant fellow with a down-to-earth manner and an engaging smile. He struck me as someone who likes to keep his cards close to his chest, but that's no crime. So why does the most successful rugby league player of his generation – some would say the most successful of all time – manage to rub so many people up the wrong way? Is it because he is so good? Melbourne Storm Captain Cameron Smith is kissed by his wife Barbara Smith as he leaves the field after becoming the first player to reach 400 matches in July 2019 Smith's friendship with Cooper Cronk came to an end when he moved to Sydney to marry TV presenter Tara Rushton and signed with the Roosters for the 2018 season Hardly. If that were the case, his long-time team-mates Johnathan Thurston

‘I hope I can find my love… toilet paper’: Adelaide comedian makes bizarre video about covid panic buying as he cuddles a bag of Quilton – but has a serious message for ‘selfish’ shoppers after finding shelves bare

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An Adelaide comedian has filmed his dramatic attempt to find toilet paper after panic buyers stripped supermarket shelves bare.  Shoppers in South Australia rushed to stock up on the essential product this week after an explosion of coronavirus cases, having gone three months with no new infections. Youtuber Dinky-di Nepalese created a video in response to the chaos where he goes in search of his 'girlfriend' - an elusive packet of toilet roll.  'I'm going to every nearby store to see if I can find my love, my life, toilet paper,' he says in the clip, as he goes from shop to shop on the hunt for the household staple. Youtuber Dinky-di Nepalese created a video in response to the chaos where he goes in search of his 'girlfriend' - a packet of toilet roll (pictured, with his 36-pack of Quilton) His first stop is Coles, but on arrival he discovers the shelves are empty, with only a handful of packets of paper towels left on the shelf. 'I did not find my gi