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Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for Dec 06, 2022

It's Tuesday! Things are happening. Let's take a step back, pop out of the old echo chamber, and see what's going on!

Wrexham: Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney match foodbank donation -- BBC News (UK)

Wrexham AFC's Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney match funds raised for town's foodbank

Outline: (what is this?) foodbank donation wrexham afc

Tone: (what is this?) ++ v. positive

Discussion: (what is this?) ? Trump, ? twitter, ? Elon Musk


The Papers -- BBC News (UK)

Tuesday's Star: Get the popcorn in, folks!

Outline:  popcorn

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Meghan, ? NHS, ? Prince Harry

Charity boss in Buckingham Palace race row faces online abuse -- BBC News (UK)

Charity boss Ngozi Fulani says she has received "horrific" abuse on social media after speaking out; She was asked where she was "really" from during a royal reception at Buckingham Palace

Outline:  ms fulani

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - BBC, + UK, -- Marlene


Black charity boss tells of horrific abuse after Palace racism incident -- The Guardian

Susan Hussey resigned from her position as one of the ladies of the household last week; Lady Hussey, 83, offered her “profound apologies” for any hurt caused

Outline:  palace racism incident charity boss talks

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ? The Guardian

Black Londoners three times more likely to be stopped than white -- BBC News (UK)

New measures have been launched in response to community concerns about policing; They include setting up a panel to inform and oversee safer schools officers

Outline:  white black londoners

Tone:  -- v. negative

Discussion:  -- London, ± BBC, ? Britain

Footage in Harry and Meghan's Netflix trailer appears to show Katie Price leaving court -- The Telegraph

Footage used in the Harry & Meghan Netflix trailer appears to have been taken when Katie Price, the former glamour model, left Crawley Magistrates Court, it has emerged

Outline:  court footage

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Harry Potter, ? Netflix, ? Meghan


Prince Harry says "it's a dirty game" in new Netflix trailer -- BBC News (UK)

Prince Harry speaks of the "leaking and... planting of stories" in a new trailer for the Harry and Meghan series on Netflix; He describes the "pain and suffering of women marrying into this institution" The six-part series begins on Thursday at 08.00am and will have a 15 rating rating

Outline:  new netflix trailer prince harry

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ± Harry, ? Netflix, ? Prince Andrew


No-one knows 'full truth' about royal split, Harry says in second Netflix teaser -- ITV News

Outline:  royal split

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? H, ? Dirty Harry, ? Netflix

Oxford word of the year 2022 revealed as 'goblin mode' -- BBC News (UK)

First word of the year to be chosen by public vote has been announced; It is a slang term describing "self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy" behaviour

Outline:  goblin mode

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Goblin, ? Oxford, ? Word Of The Year

Stop burning trees to make energy, say 650 scientists before Cop15 biodiversity summit -- The Guardian

Letter says bioenergy is wrongly deemed ‘carbon neutral’ and contributes to wildlife loss; Canada, Estonia and the US are the largest providers of wood for biomass

Outline:  forest bioenergy

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Portugal, ? Drax, ? World Cup


Oil prices rise as cap on Russian crude looms -- BBC News (UK)

Price of Brent crude oil rose by almost 2% on Monday to $87.25 a barrel; Russia has said it will not accept the price cap and threatened to stop exporting oil to countries adopting the measures

Outline:  russian crude oil

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? UK, ? India, ? EU

Support for Jacinda Ardern and NZ Labour sinks to lowest since 2017, poll shows -- The Guardian

Support for New Zealand's Labour party has dropped to its lowest level since it came into power in 2017; Centre-right National party increased its lead by 1% to 38%, while the Libertarian Act party jumped 2% to 11

Outline:  labour party

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Jacinda, - Labour, ? NZ


Liz Truss will stand again as MP at general election -- The Independent

Conservative HQ has asked MPs to decide whether they will contest seat by end of 5 December; There are fears of a ‘mass exodus’ ahead of the election expected in 2024

Outline:  liz truss

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Liz, ++ Michael, -- Truss


Eddie Izzard loses bid to become Sheffield MP as Abtisam Mohamed named Labour candidate -- ITV News

Outline:  sheffield mp

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Sheffield, ? Yorkshire, ? UK

Met Office warns of below freezing temperatures in UK -- BBC News (UK)

Met Office and UK Health Security Agency issue level three cold weather alert; Snow is likely in northern Scotland, but temperatures will be low enough to make it a possibility anywhere in the UK

Outline:  cold weather alert

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ? UK, ? Kate Bush, ? Nadhim Zahawi


PwC to close offices at Christmas to save energy -- BBC News (UK)

PwC will shut its main London office from 23 December to 3 January

Outline:  uk offices

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Iran, ? Ali_Daei


December train strikes: Extra walkouts planned over Christmas -- BBC News (UK)

Extra train strikes announced over Christmas

Outline:  december train strikes

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? bitcoin, ? RMT, ? Michael

Michael Avenatti sentenced to 14 years for cheating clients out of millions -- The Guardian

Lawyer known for representing Stormy Daniels also ordered to pay $7m on top of time he is already serving; Avenatti pleaded guilty this year to four counts of wire fraud and a tax-related charge

Outline:  sentencing

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? CNN, ? Trump, ? Avenatti


Amber Heard files appeal against Johnny Depp's US libel win ruling -- BBC News (UK)

In June, a US jury found Ms Heard defamed her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, with an article in which she claimed she was a victim of domestic abuse; Jurors awarded Mr Depp $15m (£12m) in compensatory and punitive damages

Outline:  heard defamation case

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? Europe, ? Amber, ? Johnny

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