Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for May 17, 2023

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BBC News Home -- BBC News (UK)

Wednesday's Telegraph: "Free speech is at risk in trans row, Oxford dons tell students"

Outline: (what is this?) bbc news home wednesday

Tone: (what is this?) - negative

Discussion: (what is this?) -- UK, - Covid, ± Daily Mail

Javad Marandi: Tory donor's link to massive money laundering probe -- BBC News (UK)

A Tory donor, whose foreign companies were part of a global money laundering probe, can be named following a 19-month legal battle with the BBC

Outline:  global money laundering investigation

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  -- Tory, - BBC, ++ Tories

Afghan families in Yorkshire issued with eviction letters from Suella Braverman -- The Guardian

Refugees, including a special forces soldier, a translator and a political adviser, receive ‘notice to quit’ letters from home secretary; Families say they have attempted to find homes themselves but have been thwarted by slow bureaucracy

Outline:  afghan residents

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ UK, ? Sunak, ? Tories

Knitted King Charles III beheaded three times in village displays -- BBC News (UK)

King Charles III has been decapitated three times in knitted and crocheted displays; The new monarch was first decapitated on a postbox topper in Ruddington

Outline:  knitted king charles iii

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Charles, ? France, ++ Camilla

Buzzard attack leaves runner with six holes in his head -- BBC News (UK)

Ewan Cameron was out for his run in Friockheim, Angus when the bird of prey swooped on him; After sharing his story online, multiple other runners came forward saying they had experienced similar attacks

Outline:  buzzard attack

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ Buzzard, ? BBC, ? The Staircase

Greggs wins battle to serve sausage rolls till 2am -- Metro

BREAKING: Greggs has emerged victorious in a legal battle over their ability to serve late-night sausage rolls and steak bakes to Londoners at their Leicester Square flagship

Outline:  greggs

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Greggs, ++ London, ± Leicester Square

Greggs bakery sales up nearly a fifth in past year -- BBC News (UK)

Greggs says sales have gone up nearly a fifth compared to this time in 2022; The bakery chain opened 63 new shops this year and extended some opening hours

Outline:  greggs bakery sales

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Greggs, ? UK, ? America

Greggs wins right to late-night London Leicester Square trading -- BBC News (UK)

Westminster City Council agreed to allow Greggs to sell late-night pastries and hot drinks; Deal reached as a court case was about to start in Leicester Square store

Outline:  night london leicester square trading greggs

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? UK, ? USA, ? Colin Gregg

Rapper Slowthai appears in court charged with rape -- The Guardian

Tyron Frampton charged with oral and vaginal penetration of a woman without her consent in Oxford in September 2021; The 28-year-old appeared before Oxfordshire magistrates court via video link on Tuesday

Outline:  rape tyron frampton

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ? Peruvian coca

Police to investigate Conservative MP Julian Knight accused of sexual assault -- BBC News (UK)

Solihull MP Julian Knight accused of serious sexual assault in March; Essex Police say they are investigating an allegation of serious assault

Outline:  conservative mp julian knight

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Tory, ± Nick Brown, -- Labour

Met Police officer charged with rape after 2019 incident -- BBC News (UK)

PC Callum Utley charged in connection with incident while he was off duty in 2019; Thames Valley Police say he received a postal requisition on Friday

Outline:  thames valley police

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Ukraine, ? Met, ? Romania

Nigel Farage: Brexit has failed because of 'useless' Tory politicians -- The Telegraph

Nigel Farage has said "Brexit has failed" because "useless" Tory politicians have "mismanaged" the UK's exit from the European Union. Read more on our politics liveblog

Outline:  tory politicians nigel farage

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Brexit, -- EU, -- UK

Bank of England economist sorry for 'accept you're poorer' remark -- BBC News (UK)

Bank of England chief economist sorry for "inflammatory" comment

Outline:  england economist

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Russia, ? Bank of England, ? BofE

Man given nationwide sexual comments ban -- BBC News (UK)

Jacob Allerson was given a five-year criminal behaviour order after harassing women in Chester; The 34-year-old made inappropriate comments of a sexual nature towards young women

Outline:  nationwide sexual comments

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ? Chester, ? Halifax

Lewisham musician leaves home after noise complaints -- BBC News (UK)

Musician forced out of home after noise complaints

Outline:  noise complaints musician

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Windows, ? Lewisham, ? covid

Rudy Giuliani 'demanded oral sex while on phone to Trump' -- The Telegraph

Rudy Giuliani has been accused of making an employee perform oral sex on him while he was on the phone to Donald Trump. Read more

Outline:  giuliani associate

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Trump, ? Rudy Giuliani, ? Rg

Rebekah Vardy says she was abused during Jehovah's Witness childhood -- BBC News (UK)

Rebekah Vardy says she was sexually abused as a child

Outline:  witness childhood rebekah vardy

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ Rebekah Vardy, ? North Sea, ? Barry

My wife said her ex was a better lover than me and we havent had sex since -- The Guardian

She announced that sex with her former husband was better than with me; She has also moved into her own bedroom because of my snoring

Outline:  snoring

Tone:  + positive

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