Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for Jan 13, 2023

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TK Maxx denies Prince Harrys claim about shopping retailers annual sales -- The Independent

Prince Harry wrote about buying his everyday clothes from TK Maxx in his new memoir; The Duke of Sussex wrote about the department store's 'once-a-year' sale

Outline: (what is this?) retailers

Tone: (what is this?) - negative

Discussion: (what is this?) + Harry, - TK Maxx, - UK

William and Kate make first appearance since Harry memoir published -- BBC News (UK)

William and Catherine waved to well-wishers as they officially opened Royal Liverpool University Hospital; The couple did not respond when a reporter asked: "Were you hurt by the comments in Harry's book, sir

Outline:  old liverpool royal hospital

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Harry, + BBC, ++ William

Prince William asked if he has read Prince Harry's book -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  prince harry

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - William, -- BBC, ± Harry

One Show host Alex Jones admits locking King Charles in a toilet -- BBC News (UK)

Alex Jones said she locked King Charles in a toilet during her first job as a researcher; The monarch was opening a project to give young people in disadvantaged areas of Wales opportunities

Outline:  show host alex jones

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Holly Willoughby, ? Nicholas Witchell, ? UK

"We all looked at each other and thought 'why the hell is he saying this?' ... He was there, we were there." A source says staff were "gobsmacked" when Boris Johnson denied all knowledge of Number 10 parties to MPs. Listen to Partygate: The Inside Story -- ITV News

Outline:  boris johnson

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Johnson, ± Boris, - ITV

Rishi Sunak facing major Tory rebellion over internet safety law -- BBC News (UK)

Thirty-six Tory MPs are backing a plan to make social media bosses face prison; Amendment to the Online Safety Bill is due to be voted on next week

Outline:  internet safety law rishi sunak

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Rishi Sunak, ? Tory, ? Tories

Net zero: Climate action delay will hurt economy, Tory MPs review says -- BBC News (UK)

UK falling behind in net zero race, review finds

Outline:  shadow climate secretary

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ China, ? India, ? Russia

Cumbria rugby league player dies aged 18 -- BBC News (UK)

Logan Holgate played for Hensingham Amateur Rugby League Football Club; The Cumbria-based club has been left "devastated" and is providing support to his family

Outline:  cumbria rugby league player

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ± covid, -- BBC, ± Jab

Love Island: Disabled Essex contestant hopes to raise awareness -- BBC News (UK)

Love Island makes history with first partially-sighted contestant

Outline:  disabled essex contestant

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Love Island, -- IRGCterrorists, ? BBC

How schools are tackling Andrew Tate's influence -- BBC News (UK)

Andrew Tate is an online influencer who has millions of followers on social media; He has been banned from sites including TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube for misogynistic comments

Outline:  andrew tate

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Tate, - BBC, ++ Andrew Tate

The Traitors US to be shown in full on BBC iPlayer, One and Three -- BBC News (UK)

US version of The Traitors to be shown on BBC

Outline:  bbc iplayer

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ UK, ? Harry, ? australia

Blue singer Lee Ryan guilty of racially aggravated assault -- BBC News (UK)

Lee Ryan, singer with the band Blue, found guilty of racially aggravated assault of cabin crew member while drunk on a flight last year

Outline:  blue singer lee ryan

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- BBC, ++ Lee Ryan, ? Blue

BBC News Home -- BBC News (UK)

Friday's Express: "Life-saving statins for 25m Brits"

Outline:  roll legend elvis presley

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ BBC, ? covid, ? Kate

Black people wait up to six months longer for organ transplants, NHS figures show -- BBC News (UK)

Black patients wait six months longer on average for organ transplants than the general population; Only 2% of donors in 2021/22 were black, while black people are 4% of the population

Outline:  organ transplants

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- BBC, - NHS, - UK

Afghan refugees made to move school take UK to court -- BBC News (UK)

Four families were moved from a London hotel to one in northern England; Families say lack of school places near their new temporary home has set back their education

Outline:  afghan refugees

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Afghanistan, - UK, ++ Britain

Some police show outdated views on domestic abuse, says watchdog -- BBC News (UK)

Police Scotland said it is committed to improving its response to domestic abuse; Chief Inspector of Constabulary Craig Naylor praised the national force for making progress

Outline:  police scotland

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? Bbc, ? Jeremy Clarkson, ? Lee Ryan

Oxford United seller stops burger sales in stadium after pic -- BBC News (UK)

Catering company stops selling burgers at football club after criticism

Outline:  least flattering burgers

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ± UK, ? Ferndale Road, ? BBC

Harry Kane is too good to be measured by medals and trophies | Max Rushden -- The Guardian

Despite the slo-mo montages of the striker looking mournful after losses we shouldn’t forget how good he is Craig Pawson is; Arsenal are playing with a joyous fluidity Spurs fans can only dream of at the moment

Outline:  kane

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ± Harry Kane, ? Spurs, ? Guardian

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