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Two Japanese theme park executives have filmed themselves riding a rollercoaster in silence to demonstrate their new ‘no screaming’ rule to stop the spread of coroanvirus. 

Last month, as Japan‘s theme parks began to slowly reopen, a group of park operators released joint guidelines on how to operate safely under the threat of the virus.  

Among recommendations, thrill-seekers are being asked to wear masks at all times and ‘refrain from vocalising loudly’ on roller coasters and other rides. 

According to the Business Insider, while many have been able to comply with the mask recommendations, some are finding it challenging to refrain from letting out a scream as they ride the rails. 

At the Fuji-Q Highland theme park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan, visitors has complained that it was too difficult to stay quiet, particularly on the 1.5-mile-long Fujiyama rollercoaster. 

Pictured: Fuji-Q Highland theme park executives Daisuke Iwata and Koichiro Horiuchi can be seen preparing for the 230ft drop on their rollercoaster to demonstrate the new 'no-screaming policy'

Pictured: Fuji-Q Highland theme park executives Daisuke Iwata and Koichiro Horiuchi can be seen preparing for the 230ft drop on their rollercoaster to demonstrate the new 'no-screaming policy'

Pictured: Fuji-Q Highland theme park executives Daisuke Iwata and Koichiro Horiuchi can be seen preparing for the 230ft drop on their rollercoaster to demonstrate the new ‘no-screaming policy’

Pictured: Fuji-Q Highland theme park executives Daisuke Iwata and Koichiro Horiuchi can be seen preparing for the 230ft drop on their rollercoaster to demonstrate the new 'no-screaming policy'

Pictured: Fuji-Q Highland theme park executives Daisuke Iwata and Koichiro Horiuchi can be seen preparing for the 230ft drop on their rollercoaster to demonstrate the new 'no-screaming policy'

Pictured: Fuji-Q Highland theme park executives Daisuke Iwata and Koichiro Horiuchi can be seen preparing for the 230ft drop on their rollercoaster to demonstrate the new ‘no-screaming policy’

Pictured: Even as they rave along the ride, the two executives manage to contain their screams on the Fujiyama rollercoaster

Pictured: Even as they rave along the ride, the two executives manage to contain their screams on the Fujiyama rollercoaster

Pictured: Even as they rave along the ride, the two executives manage to contain their screams on the Fujiyama rollercoaster in Fuijiyama

The ride, which was the largest coaster in the world when it opened in 1996, reaches heights of 259ft with a drop of 230ft. It reaches speeds of 80mph.  

In response, executives Daisuke Iwata and Koichiro Horiuchi shared a video showing how to contain the rushes of fear on the terrifying coaster.  

The clip shows the two well-dressed men zooming along the Fujiyama without letting out a single scream. 

The video ends with the message: ‘Please scream inside your heart.’  

The video ends with the message: 'Please scream inside your heart'

The video ends with the message: 'Please scream inside your heart'

The video ends with the message: ‘Please scream inside your heart’

Pictured: The Fujiyama rollercoaster which has a 230ft drop and can reach speeds of 80mph

Pictured: The Fujiyama rollercoaster which has a 230ft drop and can reach speeds of 80mph

Pictured: The Fujiyama rollercoaster which has a 230ft drop and can reach speeds of 80mph

In response to the video, social media users have begun to undertake the ‘serious-face challenge’, according to the Business Insider, which involves riding terrifying rides without screaming. 

‘It’s kind of torture to be back at your favorite place in the world and to not be able to scream and enjoy everything 100%,’ a visitor to Tokyo’s Disneyland on its reopening day, told the Wall Street Journal. 

Nationwide, Japan has recorded nearly 22,000 cases and 1,000 deaths. 

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TALK OF THE TOWN: The Crown actress Emma Corrin captures the charitable spirit of Princess Diana

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She will star as Princess Diana in the next series of TV series The Crown and Emma Corrin is embracing the charitable spirit of the late princess – at least in the hair and fashion sense. 

The actress, 24, paired an Oxfam T-shirt with a pair of trendy high-waisted trousers while out at a London farmer’s market.

Emma – who stars in the show with co-star Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles – also clipped her hair off her face, which has been freshly styled for her new role by Sam McKnight – who was the Princess of Wales’s hairdresser for seven years before her death.

She will star as Princess Diana in the next series of TV series The Crown and Emma Corrin is embracing the charitable spirit of the late princess – at least in the hair and fashion sense

She will star as Princess Diana in the next series of TV series The Crown and Emma Corrin is embracing the charitable spirit of the late princess – at least in the hair and fashion sense

She will star as Princess Diana in the next series of TV series The Crown and Emma Corrin is embracing the charitable spirit of the late princess – at least in the hair and fashion sense

Emma – who stars in the show with co-star Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles (pictured together) – also clipped her hair off her face, which has been freshly styled for her new role by Sam McKnight

Emma – who stars in the show with co-star Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles (pictured together) – also clipped her hair off her face, which has been freshly styled for her new role by Sam McKnight

Emma – who stars in the show with co-star Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles (pictured together) – also clipped her hair off her face, which has been freshly styled for her new role by Sam McKnight

Speaking to Vogue magazine, Sam admitted ‘it felt weird’ cutting Emma’s hair to emulate his late client.

‘But then it was one of my first jobs after lockdown so I thought, “You know what? You’re thinking about this too much”,’ he added.

Who needs social media trolls when your own mother sends you nasty comments? 

Chart-topper Lewis Capaldi says: ‘She reads negative comments on Twitter and sends them to me. People saying I look like Meat Loaf. 

‘I’m like, “Mum, stop doing it – you built up my self-esteem over years, and now you’re systematically destroying it!”‘

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Furious Tory activists accuse Sasha Swire of ‘betraying friends’ with her tell-all political memoir

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The wife of ex-Minister Hugo Swire has been accused by furious Tory activists in his former constituency of ‘betraying’ friends with her indiscretion-heavy memoir.

Sasha Swire’s tell-all book – Diary Of An MP’s Wife: Inside And Outside Power – lifts the lid on sex and political shenanigans in the party, describing David Cameron as ‘drunken Dave’ with a filthy mouth, Boris Johnson as ‘calculating’ and Theresa May as a ‘glumbucket’.

Lady Swire, 57, sent her diaries to a publisher last year after her husband retired as East Devon MP.

Last night Maddy Chapman, a Conservative district councillor there for 12 years, said local party members were ‘absolutely disgusted’ at the way she had breached the confidence of friends.

Sasha Swire, pictured with husband Hugo, has been accused by furious Tory activists in his former constituency of 'betraying' friends with her indiscretion-heavy memoir

Sasha Swire, pictured with husband Hugo, has been accused by furious Tory activists in his former constituency of 'betraying' friends with her indiscretion-heavy memoir

Sasha Swire, pictured with husband Hugo, has been accused by furious Tory activists in his former constituency of ‘betraying’ friends with her indiscretion-heavy memoir

‘She has shown herself for what she is,’ said Mrs Chapman. ‘She has absolutely no class whatsoever.

‘This has not gone down at all well in the constituency. Everyone I speak to is less than impressed and some, including myself, are absolutely disgusted.

‘Sasha Swire has never mixed within the local community, not even within our local party.

‘I suspect a lot of people will be crossing the Swires off their Christmas card list.’

In Lady Swire’s tell-all memoir, she reveals how David and Samantha Cameron drowned their sorrows following the Brexit vote.

She tells how, in the wake of the 2016 referendum, she visited the Camerons for a weekend at their Oxfordshire home. She claims that the then-Prime Minister asked her husband to bring ‘two fat Cohibas [Cuban cigars] and plenty of booze’ and was ‘chomping on cigars’ over ‘endless bottles of wine’.

And she adds that Mrs Cameron had to muster up some Dutch courage before joining her husband for his resignation speech, feeling unable to do so ‘without drinking a large negroni’.

She also says that Mr Cameron told her former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had a two-way mirror in his bedroom.

‘I sit next to Dave at dinner,’ she writes. ‘He gives us wonderful vignettes of the Sarkozys’ fake marital displays and of being given a tour around Rome’s equivalent of No 10 by Berlusconi.

‘When they come to his bedroom he points at a Renaissance two-way mirror above the bed and with his characteristic grin says, ‘Well, they didn’t have porn channels in those days, did they?’ ‘

Of Boris Johnson, she is withering, writing: ‘It scares the s*** out of me that people don’t see [Mr Johnson] as the calculating machine he really is,’ and she describes Mr Johnson’s fiancee Carrie Symonds as his ‘hot young vixen’.

She has nicknames for many senior Tories. Former Prime Minister Theresa May is ‘Old Ma May’, George Osborne is ‘Boy George’ while Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is ‘Raab C Brexit’.

Mr Cameron has admitted the diaries, due out next week, were ‘kind of embarrassing’.

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Hard-Left tells Sir Keir Starmer to stick to Jeremy Corbyn’s policies

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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer’s bid to reaffirm his control over his party was met yesterday with claims from the hard-Left that he could betray Jeremy Corbyn’s legacy.

MPs loyal to the former leader warned Sir Keir not to abandon Mr Corbyn’s ‘overwhelmingly popular’ Left-wing agenda.

But Labour Party officials hit back by condemning Mr Corbyn for holding high-profile events at this week’s ‘virtual’ party conference.

The conference – relegated to an online virtual rally owing to Covid-19 – begins today with the party unveiling the slogan ‘A New Leadership’.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer's bid to reaffirm his control over his party was met yesterday with claims from the hard-Left that he could betray Jeremy Corbyn's legacy

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer's bid to reaffirm his control over his party was met yesterday with claims from the hard-Left that he could betray Jeremy Corbyn's legacy

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer’s bid to reaffirm his control over his party was met yesterday with claims from the hard-Left that he could betray Jeremy Corbyn’s legacy

The phrase replaces ‘Under New Management’ which Sir Keir, who replaced Mr Corbyn in May, has been using during the summer. 

But at an online rally for the Socialist Campaign Group on Monday, party figures loyal to the Left-wing agenda charted by the former leader will warn Sir Keir not to ‘lurch to the Right’ by burying Mr Corbyn’s policy platform.

Former Shadow Cabinet Office Minister Jon Trickett is set to use the event to launch a thinly veiled rebuke of the new leader for failing to set out a vision that will take Labour back to power. 

In an article to coincide with the rally, he will warn: ‘We can’t cross our fingers and expect to win the next Election by default.’

He will acknowledge Sir Keir’s success in holding Boris Johnson to account over the Covid crisis but will add: ‘It’s not enough to chip away at Boris’s blundering and the Tories’ incompetence. We have to make people feel they’re voting for something – not just against something.

MPs loyal to the former leader warned Sir Keir not to abandon Mr Corbyn's 'overwhelmingly popular' Left-wing agenda. (Above, Corbyn last December)

MPs loyal to the former leader warned Sir Keir not to abandon Mr Corbyn's 'overwhelmingly popular' Left-wing agenda. (Above, Corbyn last December)

MPs loyal to the former leader warned Sir Keir not to abandon Mr Corbyn’s ‘overwhelmingly popular’ Left-wing agenda. (Above, Corbyn last December)

‘It would be folly to ditch all the policy platform built up over the last five years. Build on it, yes! But don’t jettison the core principles.’

Insisting Mr Corbyn’s policies were popular with both the party membership and the electorate, Mr Trickett writes: ‘The last thing we need in the age of Covid, when even the Tories see the sense of massive state intervention, is for Labour to lurch to the Right.’ 

Sources loyal to Sir Keir hit back last night by pointing out that only this weekend a YouGov poll showed Labour had now drawn level with the Tories on 40 per cent each.

One said: ‘It’s pretty ridiculous for the hard-Left to start whingeing about Keir, given how much progress he’s made in restoring the party’s reputation since our disastrous Election result under Corbyn.’

Separately, Labour officials also protested at Mr Corbyn’s decision to take part in virtual pre-conference meetings yesterday, saying he should be keeping a low profile.

One said: ‘At the same time Labour women’s conference hears from black female MPs and members, Jeremy Corbyn is hosting a rival event that matters most to him – his ego.’

But last night, allies of the former leader insisted he had every right to take part in conference meetings and branded the criticisms ‘absurd’. 

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