Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for May 25, 2023

The news is so noisy. An endless slew of stories pulling you every which way. Here's Newspin, with some noise-cancelling analysis!

Police vehicle was half a mile from Ely crash scene, say police -- BBC News (UK)

'Does new footage contradict police timeline of Cardiff crash which led to riots?' BBC reporter asks as South Wales Police give update on incident

Outline: (what is this?) cardiff crash

Tone: (what is this?) - negative

Discussion: (what is this?) -- BBC, -- CCTV, -- UK

Tina Turner tributes pour in after singer dies aged 83 -- The Telegraph

BREAKING: Singer Tina Turner has died at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Ksnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, her spokesman has said

Outline:  singer tina turner

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Tina, ? bob, ? Massachusetts

Tina Turner obituary: Pop legend who overcame adversity to become global star -- BBC News (UK)

Tina Turner was almost 40 before she broke free from an abusive relationship to establish herself as a solo artist; She went on to record a string of best-selling albums and garner a host of awards

Outline:  legendary songs tina turner

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ Tina Turner, ? Guatemala, ? BBC news

Legendary singer Tina Turner dies aged 83 -- ITV News

Outline:  legendary singer tina turner

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Tina, ? SimplytheBest, ? Cher

TikToker 'Mizzy' in court over 'prank' videos -- BBC News (UK)

Bacari-Bronze O'Garro, known on social media as Mizzy, has been charged with failing to comply with a Community Protection Notice; Other videos allegedly show him pestering train passengers and entering a man's car

Outline:  mizzy

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - BBC, -- TikTok, + Mizzy

Jaguar Land Rover-owner to pick UK over Spain for giant car battery plant -- BBC News (UK)

UK set to win battle with Spain to host multi-billion-pound electric car battery plant

Outline:  giant car battery plant uk

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  + Brexit, ++ UK, + EU

Energy firm SSE announces 2.5bn operating profit -- BBC News (UK)

Perth-based firm credited renewable energy projects for rise of £1.37bn on its figures for 2021/22; It also set out ambitious plans for the next decade and said it was recruiting for more than 1,000 green jobs every year

Outline:  operating profit energy company sse

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? UK, ? twitter, ? London

Beach hut goes on sale with 250,000 price tag -- BBC News (UK)

The double fronted beach hut in Abersoch, Gwynedd, is up for sale with bids starting at £250,000; The 8m by 3m cabin is set on the main beach in the seaside village

Outline:  â£250,000 beach hut price tag

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ? Abersoch, ? Boris, ? uk

Rishi Sunak decides not to order inquiry into Suella Braverman speeding row -- BBC News (UK)

Home Secretary Suella Braverman will not be investigated over her handling of speeding offence, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says

Outline:  suella braverman speeding row home secretary suella braverman

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Sunak, + Tory, ++ Tories

Suella Braverman will not face investigation over speeding claims -- The Guardian

UK home secretary accused of seeking special treatment after she was caught breaking speed limit; She was caught speeding while she was attorney general in June 2022

Outline:  suella braverman

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  -- Sunak, ? Tory, ? Suella Braverman

Duchess of Edinburgh 'saddened' by death of woman hit by police escort -- BBC News (UK)

Duchess of Edinburgh says she is "deeply saddened" by the death of 81-year-old woman hit by duchess's police escort

Outline:  duchess

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Sophie, ++ BBC, ++ Edinburgh

Family get ready to fly Wirral woman on life support home from Turkey -- BBC News (UK)

Melissa Kinsella collapsed at Antalya airport as the family were about to board the flight home; The mother-of-three collapsed on 15 May and is currently on life-support

Outline:  life support

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ? Spain, ? Suffolk, ? UK

Rare genetic mutation allows woman to feel no pain -- BBC News (UK)

Jo Cameron, 75, only realises her skin is burning when she smells singed flesh; She often burns her arms on the oven, but feels no pain to warn her

Outline:  mutations

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Matt Hancock, ? Suella Braverman, ? Prince Andrew

Top doctor questions need for change at gender clinic -- BBC News (UK)

Prof Gary Butler, clinical lead for children's gender clinic in England and Wales, recorded questioning need for change; He also appeared to accuse author of report, which will underpin new service, of "nepotism" He was recorded making the comments in a keynote speech at a major conference

Outline:  controversial gender identity clinic

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  -- NHS, -- US, ? George Clooney

Tech millionaire injected with sons blood in quest for youth -- The Times

Bryan Johnson, a tech millionaire, is injecting his son's plasma into his bloodstream as part of a drive to demonstrate how a middle-aged man might once again possess the body of an 18-year-old

Outline:  plasma infusions johnson

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ? Netflix

How do you quit vaping? -- BBC News (UK)

The main reason vaping gets you hooked is nicotine - the same ingredient that makes smokers crave cigarettes; It's thought to be harmless on its own, but is powerfully addictive

Outline:  vaping

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ++ nicotine, ? China, ? BBC

Police detain man after Just Stop Oil protestors assaulted -- BBC News (UK)

Police temporarily detained a man who assaulted protesters during a protest on Blackfriars Bridge; Footage shows the man pushing two protesters to the ground and shoves another carrying a banner

Outline:  oil protesters

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- UK, -- London, ? china

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