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'Today Show's' Carson Daly Calls His Newborn Daughter a 'Wonderful Distraction'

Carson Daly of the Today Show and wife Siri welcomed their fourth child, daughter Goldie Patricia, to the family on March 26. Having his baby come into the world amidst the coronavirus crisis, Daly commented on his unprecedented amount of family time while in quarantine being a mixed bag due to the tragic impact of the pandemic.

Daly shares the news on social

Taking to Instagram shortly after their newborn entered the world, Daly announced their good news and gave props to the medical community working on the frontlines of the country’s pandemic.

“The Daly family wants to send a special shout out to the incredibly brave & selfless medical staff at our hospital in New York and also the many courageous people on the front lines of this dreadful virus,” he wrote, alongside a pic of himself and Siri in masks, with Goldie (whom they call ‘Go Go’) in her mother’s arms.

“We thank God not only for the safe birth of our daughter, but for their tireless work attending to so many in need,” Daly shared. “It is a bittersweet event for us as we are extremely grateful, but also mindful of this unparalleled time in our history. We appreciate your well wishes and ask that you join us in praying for the many suffering around the world. God Bless you all.”

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Daly Planet Exclusive! Carson & Siri Daly (Hi! That’s us!) along with proud siblings Jackson James (11) Etta Jones (7) and London Rose (5) are beyond thrilled to announce the arrival of Goldie Patricia Daly! She was born at 4:08pm (ET) coming in at 8.2lbs & 20 inches long. Go Go and mom are doing great. The Daly family wants to send a special shout out to the incredibly brave & selfless medical staff at our hospital in New York and also the many courageous people on the front lines of this dreadful virus. We thank God not only for the safe birth of our daughter, but for their tireless work attending to so many in need. It is a bittersweet event for us as we are extremely grateful, but also mindful of this unparalleled time in our history. We appreciate your well wishes and ask that you join us in praying for the many suffering around the world. God Bless you all.

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Daddy Daly’s update from home

Calling in to speak with viewers and his Today family, Daly appeared via video this morning and gave an update on the family of six.

“She is the little pot of gold at the end of our family rainbow,” Daly said of his newborn, referencing her special name, “and she came obviously at a much-needed time with what’s happening in the country, so she’s been a wonderful distraction.”

Joining siblings London Rose, 5 1/2, Etta Jones, 7 1/2, and Jackson James, 11, the newest Daly member is apparently very popular with her brother and sisters.

“The kids love her. They’re like little mothers and fathers to her,” Siri raved, according to Today.com. “They can’t get enough, and they’re so helpful. It’s the silver lining in all of this to have all of us home together because they just snuggle her up and grab binkies when needed and burp cloths.”

Speaking of burping, Daly sees a future career for his infant daughter. “She’s headed towards professional beer drinking because she burps all the time,” he joked.

Their ‘beacon of hope’

While relishing his time at home with his wife and kids, Daly noted that it’s foreshadowed by the devastating impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

“It’s a really bittersweet event as we all know because we’re all hunkered down in our homes,” the Today star said. “I work to be home, and now that I’m home all the time and I get this unprecedented time with my wife and my kids, it’s great, but it comes at such a cost because there’s so much life that’s been lost.”

“There’s so many people that are hurting,” Daly added, “so it’s almost hard to appreciate all this time with your family when you’re mindful of what’s happening to other people in the world.”

With New York currently being the epicenter of coronavirus cases, Daly sees Goldie as bringing some much-needed joy to both his family and his community.

“She’s been a light not just to our family but to our community, our neighborhood,” Daly shared. “Everybody is still very anxious and very nervous about the unknowns of the pandemic. And here comes little Goldie, and it puts a smile on their face… she’s been a great beacon of hope.”

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Harrowing footage shows coronavirus victims dying as doctors battle to save patients in UK hospital – The Sun

HARROWING footage shows coronavirus victims dying as doctors battle to save patients at a London hospital.

Medics are seen describing the "unimaginable" situation developing and warning they would be unable to cope with a significant spike in demand.

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The number of coronavirus cases in the UK currently stands at over 51,000 and is expected to rise in the coming weeks.

Concerns have been raised about the strain additional patients are likely to put on the health service and the people working within it.

In the footage, shot by the BBC at University College London Hospital, doctors describe conditions in a critical care unit in which all but two patients have coronavirus.

"It is completely unimaginable, and we're not at the peak yet," said Dr Jim Down.

"We can't cope with a big spike. We just can't.

"None of us have ever seen anything like this."

He added that the department is currently planning for all of its theatres and other available spaces to be occupied by coronavirus patients as the epidemic nears its peak.

Elaine Thorpe, who has worked as an intensive care nurse for 23 years, said: "I've never seen anything like this.

"Even the London bombings.

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"I've never seen [such a surge] in such a short, condensed period of time."

The current lack of a vaccine for coronavirus means critically ill patients often have to spend up to two weeks on a ventilator and require intensive support by nursing staff.

One patient is seen being turned onto their front to improve the flow of oxygen into their lungs.

Despite being relatively straight forward, the procedure often takes time and can require six or more staff.

Medics also describe the physical strain of providing such intensive care while wearing the protective equipment needed to minimise their own chances of contracting the virus.

Dr Down said: "You can't wear this and work for more than a few hours because you've got a crushing headache, you've got a dry mouth.

"You have to get out."

The footage mirrors reports of the devastating impact of the coronavirus coming out of health systems around the world.

The virus has infected more than 1.3 million people globally and killed at least 73,600 since breaking out in December.




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Devastating photo shows dad separated from his wife as she miscarried

‘He had nobody to comfort him’: Heart-rending photo shows a father breaking down alone behind a glass door after learning that his wife had miscarried – having been banned from going into the room because of COVID-19

  • Jared Gliem, from Pennsylvania, was not allowed to go into the hospital with his wife Sarah when they arrived, suspecting that she was suffering a miscarriage 
  • Instead he was made to wait outside, while his wife went in for treatment alone 
  • Inside the hospital, doctors confirmed to Sarah that she was miscarrying the couple’s daughter, Cameron
  • Sarah told Jared about the devastating news on the phone and he broke down 
  • The parents, who have a son, Collin, also lost a baby girl, Chloe, who was stillborn just over a year ago
  • Sarah’s miscarriage was not connected to the coronavirus pandemic  

A heart-wrenching image of a father learning that his wife had miscarried while separated from her by a glass door demonstrates the devastating image that the coronavirus pandemic has had on so many people. 

Jared Gliem, from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, broke down in tears when his wife, Sarah, 38, told him over the phone that they had lost their unborn baby girl Cameron. 

The heartbroken father is seen in an image taken by his wife sitting on the floor behind a glass door, after he was banned from going into the hospital with her because of the strict regulations that have been put in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Heartbreak: A devastating image shows father Jared Gliem breaking down behind a glass door as he learned that his wife Sarah had miscarried. He was not allowed into the hospital with her

Writing on her blog, Sarah revealed that she and Jared had been self-isolating at home with their son Collin, when she realized she was bleeding. The parents, who lost another baby girl, Chloe, a stillborn, just over a year ago, then rushed to the hospital.  

But once there, doctors refused to allow Jared inside with his wife – who revealed that she ‘began to sob’ when the couple was told that only Sarah would be admitted, and that her husband would be forced to wait outside. 

Once inside, Sarah was told by doctors that she had miscarried the couple’s baby girl, news that she then had to deliver to her partner via speakerphone while he waited outside.  

‘Jared wasn’t permitted even in the waiting room because of COVID-19,’ she wrote on her blog. 

‘As I was checking in I was asking if he could come back with me because we thought we were having a miscarriage. When they said no I began to sob.’

Jared was able to see his wife through a glass door, and stayed in constant contact with her via text message, with the heartbroken mother recalling that he told her she ‘doesn’t have to be the superhero in every situation’ and that it was ‘okay not to be strong enough for this’. 

But when Jared heard over speakerphone that the couple had suffered a miscarriage, he was unable to control his emotion. 

‘As I laid on the exam table with Jared on speaker phone, we got the news that no parent ever wants to hear… again. There was no longer a heartbeat,’ Sarah wrote.

‘To say that I didn’t cry harder at hearing Jared through the phone is an understatement.

‘He had nobody to comfort him. Imagine sitting in a hallway crying because you found out your dream of becoming a parent to a breathing, warm, growing child was gone again.’ 

Spreading a message: The devastated mother, seen with her husband, son and a picture of Chloe, urged others to stay home and obey social-distancing rules for the sake of others

Although the miscarriage was not related to the coronavirus, Sarah expressed her anger and frustration at those who have flouted social-distancing and quarantine regulations – causing the outbreak to become increasingly worse, and leaving hospitals forced to separate loved ones, even during the most heartbreaking of cases.

‘We didn’t get to grieve together, we couldn’t even hug and tell each other it would be okay and we would survive this,’ she wrote. ‘Instead I was comforted by our doctor, got dressed, and finally got to see my husband and Cameron’s daddy. 

‘I was just so angry. Angry that people can’t stay home, angry that people aren’t taking this seriously, angry that I didn’t get to hug my husband when we found out that this baby was gone too.’  

The heartbroken mother then ended her post by pleading with others to ‘stay home’ and observe social-distancing and self-isolation protocols, if anything to save others from having to go through the same devastating experience that she and her family had to. 

‘For the love of God, just stay home,’ Sarah said. ‘The next time you want to go out because it’s not that serious, just remember that a father couldn’t look one last time at his baby, and a mother had to get the worst news about their child alone.’ 

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The One Show's Matt Baker celebrates last day as he presents from home

Matt Baker celebrates his last day as he presents from home with a ‘sneaky g&t’… while co-host Alex Jones breaks down in tears as he says goodbye to nine years on the One Show

  • The TV host, 42, appeared via video link from home as he sat on the sofa with a ‘sneaky g&t’ while presenting his last ever show alongside co-host Alex Jones
  • Matt has been presenting from home after revealing he was self-isolating because someone in his family had a cough amid COVID-19 fears 
  • Alex, who was in the studio, couldn’t hold back tears as she read out messages from viewers who wanted to wish Matt well for the future
  • Alex and Matt have presented the teatime programme together for nine years
  • He revealed he would be leaving the show to spend more time with his family in December last year 

Matt Baker has celebrated his last day as a presenter on The One Show.

The TV host, 42, appeared via video link from home as he sat on the sofa with a ‘sneaky g&t’ while presenting his last ever show alongside co-host Alex Jones.

While Matt remained composed throughout the episode, Alex couldn’t hold back her tears as she read out thoughtful goodbye messages from viewers.

Goobye! Matt Baker has celebrated his last day as a presenter on The One Show

Introducing Matt’s last programme at the start of the show, Alex said: ‘Matt is joining me from home on his last day at the one show. There should have been nibbles and drinks, but due to the current situation there isn’t.

She added: ‘You said you were leaving in December and the day is finally here!’ 

Explaining his reason for being at home, Matt said: ‘It’s non-essential travel for me to come in when I can say goodbye from here! As we always say, I’m having a sneaky g&t on the sofa.’

Matt has been presenting from his home for the past two weeks after revealing he was self-isolating because someone in his family had a cough amid COVID-19 fears. 

Tearful: While Matt remained composed throughout the episode, Alex couldn’t hold back her tears as she read out thoughtful goodbye messages from viewers

Alex then revealed they had been ‘inundated’ with messages from their viewers who wanted to wish Matt well before he moved onto pastures new.

One said: You are lovely, funny and 100% natural. We have enjoyed welcoming you into our sitting room

Another wrote in: ‘You’re one of the good guys, I hope you find even more fulfilment in the next stage of your life!  

Actor David Suchet also appeared on a video and told Matt: ‘You’ve given great pleasure to me, I’ve so much enjoyed being on the show and being interviewed by you – I send my best wishes!’

Cheers! Moving on: The TV host, 42, appeared via video link from home as he sat on the sofa with a ‘sneaky g&t’ while presenting his last ever show alongside co-host Alex Jones

Touching on the wonderful stories he’s covered over the years, Matt said: ‘We’ve got the best film teams going. I’m going to miss opening my emails and seeing the incredible content we’re going to include. 

‘My hat goes off to the team for the wonderful content.’

Alex then moved on to discuss Matt’s charity contributions, which have included the Rickshaw Challenge for Children In Need. 

She said: ‘Of all the wonderful things you’ve brought. One of those is the Rickshaw Challenge. It started off a bit mad to be honest, but it’s turned into a national institution.’

Charitable: Alex then moved on to discuss Matt’s charity contributions, which have included the Rickshaw Challenge for Children In Need

Dozens of people who had completed the challenge in the past paid tribute to Matt in an emotional VT. With one person adding: ‘You’re one of the nation’s gems!’

Following the segment, Alex said: ‘What a staggering achievement, you have such a unique way with the children on the challenge’

She then revealed how much the challenge had raised, and said: ‘Over the years since Matt began the challenge he has raised £35, 373, 713 for charity.’

Matt replied: ‘It’s a passion of mine, when you know you can put some effort in and make such a difference! People keep asking whether I’ll be doing the tenth, and hopefully I will be.’

End of an era: While Matt remained composed throughout the episode, Alex couldn’t hold back her tears as she read out thoughtful goodbye messages from viewers

Matt was then gifted a painting of himself and Alex on the One Show sofa, and Alex joked that she wants it to be hung up when she next comes to his house.

He said: ‘We’ve had some good times! I’ve loved every second of sitting beside you. I’ve watched your life change as you got married and had kids.’

Alex then broke down in tears and said: ‘You’re holding it together better than I am! It’s so odd, I know when you’re going to speak by the way you breathe we’ve been together than long.’

Tributes: Messages flooded in from viewers wishing Matt well for the future

While Matt said: ‘I want to thank our viewers, thank you for your compassion.’

And Alex added: ‘We’ll stay good friends, I’ll be straight on the phone after this! You’ve made this what it is.’

Finally, he joked: ‘Well I’m on Instagram now, so you can follow my life!’

Just before the final credits rolled, Alex and Matt shared a clip of their 2013 dance routine at Buckingham Palace. 

The Countryfile presenter fought back tears when he first announced that he would be leaving the programme in December last year.

Closing the episode with an emotional speech, Matt welled up as he mused: ‘I have loved every second of being a part of it’. 

 

Matt made his One Show debut as a guest presenter in November 2010, returning in January 2011 full-time as Jason Manford’s replacement. 

Since then, he has hosted the teatime programme Monday to Thursday alongside co-host Alex Jones, who is currently on maternity leave, but will return in the New Year.  

Discussing his departure, Matt began: ‘I would like to take this opportunity to say that at this time of year I like to stop, reflect and take stock. 

‘The One Show has been a massive part of my life for almost a decade now, and I have loved every second of being a part of it, but I am leaving this green sofa in the spring. 

Still around: Despite stepping down from The One Show, Matt will continue to present BBC ‘s Countryfile and sport coverage

‘It’s time to give someone else the opportunity to see how big-hearted and generous you, the viewers, really are.’ 

Referencing his co-host Alex Jones, who joined The One Show in 2010, a year before Matt, he continued: ‘Of course, I’d like to thank Alex who I’ve shared this sofa with for all of these years.

‘And the teams of people who work on the show all around the UK the ones you don’t get to see, the researchers, the producers, the studio crew, everyone that makes this show feel like a massive massive family. 

‘I’m going to miss you all very much indeed and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

‘I’m looking forward most of all to spending evenings with my wife Nicola and putting my kids to bed of an evening.’ 

Matt will continue to present BBC’s Countryfile and sport coverage.

Matt said in a statement: ‘It’s been brilliant to showcase the eclectic mix of Britain, meet incredible people along the way and witness so many lives changed with the annual Rickshaw Challenge for Children in Need.

‘I’d like to thank all those I’ve worked with over the years and especially you the viewer for showing me so much support during my time on the green sofa.’ 

 Other ventures: Matt will continue to present BBC ‘s Countryfile and sport coverage

Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, says: ‘I would like to thank Matt for his nine years presenting The One Show, he has given so much to the show over that time. His warmth and wit have helped to create many magical moments on the sofa. 

‘He has a great connection with BBC One viewers and will continue to play an important role on the channel on Sunday nights in Countryfile and with BBC Sport on our Gymnastics coverage. 

‘We look forward to working with him on other programmes in the future.’

 Friends: Matt and Alex have presented the programme together for nine years

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James Argent shows off his weight loss as he takes a bike ride near his home in Essex – The Sun

JAMES Argent has showed off his incredible weight loss as he takes a bike ride near his home in Essex.

The 32-year-old made the most of his daily hour of exercise outside of isolation by keeping fit.

He wore a green mask in a bid to give some protection as he ventured outside.

Keeping safe, Arg wore a helmet and kept cool in shorts with a hoodie and long socks.

Arg returned to the UK two weeks ago after spending months in a rehab in Thailand.

Yesterday he was seen reunited with his girlfriend Gemma Collins for the first time in months.



They kept two metres apart as they walked with Arg's mum for some fresh air as they caught up.

The couple's relationship famously started back in 2012 when the stars were on Towie together.

But they've been forced apart since Christmas as Arg turned to a retreat to battle his demons.

Despite the distance – and the fact they now have to self-isolate apart – Gemma has remained dedicated to getting Arg fully fit.

But it's been far from smooth sailing. Since getting out, Arg's best friend Mark Wright has been helping him "get back to his best" as he struggles to adapt to life out of rehab.





The former Towie co-stars, who have been pals since school, have always turned to each other in the tough times – and Arg has been leaning on Mark in recent months .

A pal told us: “Mark was straight on the phone to James to make sure he is OK.

"They’ve spoken a lot and James knows that Mark is there for him. Michelle will be too. They both think the world of him and want him to get back to his very best.”

The friend said that James has admitted he's found his first week back in the UK "a bit of a head-f***."

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5 TV Shows to Watch for Home Organizational Tips and Inspiration

Now more than ever people have time to organize their homes. For inspiration to finally tackle the ever-present junk drawer or mess of Tupperware, look no further. We’ve rounded up a list of TV shows filled with organizational tips and tricks as well as inspiration. Keep reading to check out or picks and happy organizing. 

‘Master the Mess’

Watch on: YouTube and DirecTV with on-demand

Master the Mess is from Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon’s production company, Hello Sunshine. It follows professional organizers Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, who run The Home Edit in Nashville, Tenn., according to Southern Living. Best of all, the duo makes organizing look fun. 

Watch Master the Mess on YouTube or DirecTV with on-demand. 

‘Clean House’

Watch on: Hulu Live TV

Fans of the long-defunct Style Network may remember, Clean House, hosted by actress and comedian, Niecy Nash. The program that ran for 10 seasons helped families declutter their homes.

After going through all of their belongings, the family — with the help of the show’s experts — would put together a yard sale to raise money for organizing their home and redecorating. Whatever money had been made at the yard sale, the show would match.

Just like many home renovation shows today, Clean House ended with a big reveal when Nash would give the family a tour of their newly organized and spruced up home. 

Watch Clean House on Hulu Live TV or on NBC’s website with an NBCUniversal profile.

‘Bea Organized’

Watch on: Amazon Prime Video 

Follow writer, director, and personal organizer, Beatrice Copeland, in Bea Organized, a series where Copeland tackles common household organizational issues. Season 1 premiered in 2018 and has nearly a five-star rating. 

After watching all 10 episodes — they’re super short but still helpful — check out more organizational tips from Copeland on her YouTube series from Refinery29. This show is particularly great for discovering solutions to specific organizational problems. 

‘Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things’ 

Watch on: Netflix

Feeling like you have a lot of clutter or need a bigger house to contain all of your stuff? Watch Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things on Netflix. Ok, so this one’s not a TV show but it’s too good not to include on our list.

Once the credits are rolling on this 78-minute documentary, chances are, organizing your home will be at the top of your list. It encourages viewers to consider what’s really important to them in their lives and in their homes.

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo 

Watch on: Netflix

No list on organizing would be complete without Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Kondo, the author of the best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, got her own series on Netflix. In a genius move, the streaming service debuted the show on New Year’s Day in 2019. 

In the eight-episode series, Kondo teaches her clients how to make their lives more stress-free thanks to her KonMari method that results in an organized home filled with items that spark joy. What’s especially great about it is that Kondo shows audiences how she organizes uses things things most people already have in their homes. 

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Newly released video shows Alec Baldwin’s parking spot fight

Alec Baldwin’s infamous 2018 fight over a parking spot with a random man in the street can be seen in full for the first time in a surveillance video released Friday.

The “30 Rock” actor says the video clearly shows that he did not punch Wojciech Cieszkowski in the face but rather “pushed Cieszkowski’s shoulder,” which proves that the man defamed him to police and to the media, according to court papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.

The roughly 90-second surveillance clip — taken from inside a store — shows Cieszkowski walk up to a parking meter and Baldwin approaching him a moment later. Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria, enters the scene holding a child after Baldwin first makes contact with the man. Baldwin and Cieszkowski both claim the video proves their opposing views for how the incident played out.

Cieszkowski sued the “Saturday Night Live” comedian in April for assault and slander over the November 2, 2018 fight and for the statements that Baldwin made in the media following the incident claiming he feared the man would run over Hilaria.

Then in November 2019, Baldwin counter-sued for defamation claiming that Cieszkowski lied when he told police and others that Baldwin hit him in the face.

Baldwin’s lawyer, Luke Nikas, claims in court papers filed last week that Cieszkowski’s accusation that the actor at first pushed him in the chest with two hands was disproved by video — which was filed as an exhibit in the pair’s court case.

“Baldwin tapped Cieszkowski lightly on the chest, with one hand, from nearly an arm’s length distance, simply to get his attention,” Nikas wrote in court documents that include still frames of the video.

And later during the moments when Cieszkowski claims he was socked in the jaw, Nikas said the still frames paint a different picture.

“The images show that Baldwin pushed Cieszkowski’s shoulder, not his face,” Nikas says in the court papers.

“This is clearly not a punch. It is clearly not contact with Ceiszkowski’s face… Ceiszkowski lied about it all,” Nikas wrote.

But, Cieszkowski’s lawyers say the very same footage “indisputably shows, Mr. Baldwin got into Mr. Cieszkowski’s face, berated him and shoved him once,” according to court papers filed last month.

And Hilaria eventually walks up standing beside the pair facing Baldwin, “in an evident effort to get him to stop his aggression,” Cieszkowski’s lawyers claim.

Cieszkowski’s lawyers also say, the video shows “Mr. Baldwin forcefully striking Mr. Cieszkowski, knocking him back about six steps and causing Mr. Cieszkowski to immediately grab his jaw,” according to court documents.

Cieszkowski has asked a judge to toss Baldwin’s defamation claims against him, which Baldwin is opposing.

Douglas Lieb, Cieszkowski’s lawyer, told Page Six, “It was a violent unprovoked unnecessary assault of a person who is just standing there trying to pay for his parking…They can use the words they want but that is what the video shows.”

Baldwin pleaded guilty to harassment over the November 2, 2018 incident and was sentenced to pay $120 fine and take an anger management class.

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Mrs Hinch shows why cleaning rooms clockwise is the key to getting every spot spic and span

MRS Hinch has revealed the best way to get your house sparkling from top to bottom with a “clockwise clean.”

Taking to her Instagram story, the cleaning guru, real name Sophie Hinchliffe, shared a time-lapse video of her cleaning her dining room in a clockwise motion.

Captioning a snap of her cleaning caddy, she wrote: “I’ve put everything in the basket that I know I’ll need and the room I’ve chosen is the dining room.”

Explaining how to perfect a clockwise clean, the mum-of-one said: “Getyour Hinching baskets out walk into the room and start to your left (that’s your 12 o’clock) work your way around the room (1,2,3 o’clock)

“I love these cleans because I know I haven’t missed one thing in the room.”

She recommends carrying the baskets around the room with you as it makes things “so much quicker” revealing she purchased hers from Pound Stretcher.




She uses Elbow Grease spray on her PVC and Astonish window and glass cleaner on the mirror.

She uses a Pledge fluffy duster and Mr Sheen to polish the area before using Febreeze to freshen up the artificial flowers, curtains, rug and table runner.

Sophie was keen to remind Hinchers to clean their skirting board as they make their way around the room.

Once she had finished her clockwise clean, she added: “I’ll now hoover and mop throughout this room and I’m done.”

In other cleaning news, this handy guide reveals how often you should be washing your sheets to kill bugs.

And this mum showed off the huge cleaning haul she got for Mother's Day but was slammed for stockpiling.

Plus this Mrs Hinch fan drew a willy on her wall, but now she can't get it off.

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Thrifty mum shows off her bulging pantry after stockpiling for four YEARS – but insists she’s not a panic buyer

A MUM has shared a snap of the fully stocked pantry that she has been filling up four years before the Coronavirus pandemic hit

The mum, from Victoria, Australia, says she began building up her haul when she fell ill after her first pregnancy back in 2015.

Her condition left her unable to work and in a bid to keep her cupboards stocked up she began stockpiling essential ingredients.

The mum’s shelves are now laden with pasta, jarred sauces, dry ingredients and cleaning products – gold dust in the coronavirus panic.

She shared a snap on the Facebook group Budgeting, Food, Savings Ideas, Life Help Australia.

Captioning her snap she wrote: “I'm a stockpiler. Not a bargain hunter, not a panic shopper. A stockpiler.

“Me and hubby have been stockpiling for four years now ever since we had our first child.

“I was extremely sick during my pregnancy and in hospital and out of work for 9 months meaning some weeks we could not afford food. That's when we decided to start stockpiling.

“This current stockpile has taken me four years to build up. No one has ever had a problem with it, until COVID-19 happened.”

She went on to explain that she has been hounded by abuse with those accusing of her of being “selfish” in wake of the pandemic, despite the fact that she has had most of her provisions for years.


She continued: “People laugh at us etc. But none of our food goes to waste, and it means we don't have to face the craziness at the shops right now.

“I do regular shops each week that are not huge and not expensive either. Either way, if we go into lockdown I guess we will be fine due to our four years of stockpiling.

“People can be awful about it but it's taken me a long time to get a steady amount of stock that does not need refilling often. Believe it or not, the only thing I never stockpiled was toilet paper, now I can't get any.

“Please note all of this was purchased well before the coronavirus happened. I'm not that rich to buy it all in one week.”

Fellow mums were quick to jump to her defence with one mum admitting that she had been stockpiling for three decades.

In other Coronavirus news, this mum has resorted to making her own toilet roll amid the stockpile panic.

Plus this mum’s £25 ‘shopping system’ gets her everything during coronavirus outbreak.

And this mum was horrified after she stockpiled 18 rolls of toilet paper only to have her kids chuck them all in the bath.

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Rare footage shows 16-year-old panda nursing her twin cubs

Rare footage shows 16-year-old panda nursing her twin cubs after giving birth to them during coronavirus outbreak

  • Panda named ‘the lucky doll’ delivered the first twin cubs of the year on Tuesday 
  • Video shows the mother lovingly holding and licking the newborns in Chengdu 
  • The healthy siblings, both male, weighed 0.35 pounds and 0.26 pounds at birth 
  • Keepers have stored a large amount of bamboo to tackle the coronavirus crisis
  • Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

A 16-year-old giant panda has been captured on camera nursing her twin cubs right after giving birth to them.

The rare footage shows the mother bear, nicknamed Fuwa or the ‘lucky doll’, lovingly holding the baby pandas and licking them on Tuesday at a breeding centre in China.

The twins are both male and healthy. They weighed 159.8 grams (0.35 pounds) and 119.5 grams (0.26 pounds) respectively. 

A 16-year-old giant panda has been captured on camera giving birth to her twin panda cubs

The rare footage on Tuesday shows the mother, Fuwa the ‘lucky doll’, lovingly holding the baby pandas and licking them in her arms at the Chengdu Research and Breeding Base in China

The healthy male twins, 159.8 grams (0.35 pounds) and 119.5 grams (0.26 pounds) respectively. They were also the world’s first captive-bred twin panda of the new decade

The cubs are the world’s first set of panda twins to be born in captivity this year, according to the Chengdu Research and Breeding Base of Giant Panda in southeastern China. 

‘This is the fifth time Fuwa has become a mother,’ said Wu Kongju, a researcher at the centre. ‘It is very rare for pandas to give birth in spring. She is turning 17 this year and now has eight babies.’ 

‘It is also rare for Fuwa to show this much affection towards her babies. We are very glad,’ Ms Wu added. 

The research team made a swift response to the coronavirus outbreak which started in January, according to the panda centre.

The staff stored a large amount of bamboo to ensure a sufficient supply of food for the pandas. They also closely monitored activities of the animals as spring is a mating season for giant pandas. 

‘This is the fifth time for Fuwa to become a mother,’ said Wu Kongju, a researcher at the centre. ‘It is very rare to give birth in spring. She is turning 17 this year and now has eight babies’

‘It is also rare for Fuwa to show this much affection towards her babies. We are very glad,’ Ms Wu added. The picture shows one of the twin panda babies which were born on Tuesday

The research team made a swift response to the coronavirus outbreak which started in January, according to the panda centre. Two staff members are seen taking care of the cubs

It comes as China’s health ministry today claimed the coronavirus epicentre of Wuhan and its surrounding Hubei province had no new cases of the deadly contagion which has ripped across the globe.

The ministry said Thursday that results over the past 24 hours showed 34 new cases, all detected in people arriving from abroad. 

In the central province of Hubei, there were eight new deaths, with the provincial capital Wuhan accounting for six of the fatalities. 

Of the 34 imported infections, Beijing accounted for 21 cases, a daily record for the city. It brings the total number of confirmed cases in mainland China so far to 80,928, including 3,245 deaths. 

Wuhan, a city of 11 million and the capital of central Hubei province, has been locked down since the Lunar New Year festival in mid-January, and remains the only city still designated as ‘high-risk’ in the province and subject to strict travel bans. 

Meanwhile, more than 224,00 cases have been detected globally, with 9,249 dead. Italy has recorded the highest one-day official coronavirus death toll yesterday since the first case was detected in China late last year.

There are 2,695 confirmed cases and 137 deaths in the UK. Boris Johnson has hinted London could face a total lockdown within days amid fears the ‘superspreader city’ is the engine of the UK’s coronavirus outbreak.

The Prime Minister refused to rule out the possibility of ‘further and faster measures’ to control the spread of the virus on the busy streets of the capital, where the epidemic is running ahead of the rest of the country. 

A commuter is seen wearing a protective face mask on a crowded train at Clapham North underground station as the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases grow around the world

Meanwhile, more than 224,00 cases have been detected globally, with 9,249 dead. People wearing face masks walk past members of the Household Cavalry standing guard today

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