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Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for Nov 14, 2022

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Remembrance Sunday: King leads nation in honouring war dead -- BBC News (UK)

Nation falls silent to honour war dead on Remembrance Sunday

Outline: (what is this?) remembrance sunday ceremony

Tone: (what is this?) + positive

Discussion: (what is this?) ++ UK, - Hitler, ± US


Royal Family attend Festival of Remembrance at Royal Albert Hall -- BBC News (UK)

Queen Elizabeth II's service and duty have been commemorated at the Festival of Remembrance; The Queen enlisted in the Auxiliary Territorial Service as a teenager towards the end of World War II

Outline:  remembrance sunday service

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? Prince Andrew, ? Trump, ? Meghan Markle


Queen and Princess of Wales share equal prominence at Remembrance Sunday -- The Telegraph

The Queen and the Princess of Wales shared a balcony to watch the Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph, ensuring that neither took the late monarchs central place

Outline:  duchess

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ± Camilla, + Queen Consort, + Queen Elizabeth

Philip wanted to sue The Crown after being blamed for sisters death -- The Times

The Duke of Edinburgh spoke to his lawyers about suing Netflix over a false portrayal of him in The Crown that left him deeply upset

Outline:  prince philip

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  + Netflix, ++ Diana, ? Morgan


A pet food bank saved me from having to give up my cats -- BBC News (UK)

Chris Forrest feared he would have to give up his four cats because he could no longer afford to feed them; The 43-year-old is unable to work due to severe anxiety and depression

Outline:  cat home

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? Spain, ? UK, ? Tehran

US midterms: Democrats retain control of Senate after key Nevada victory -- BBC News (UK)

Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto projected to defeat Republican challenger Adam Laxalt; Results amount to the best midterm performance for a sitting party in 20 years

Outline:  democratic senate majority leader

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Trump, ++ Biden, ++ usa


Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell: Republican anger over midterms -- BBC News (UK)

US midterms: Republicans blame Trump and McConnell for poor showing

Outline:  midterm election

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ Trump, ? Alaska, ? US


Its time to move on: have the US midterms finally loosened Trumps grip on the Republican party? -- The Guardian

Ron DeSantis is popular with conservatives for taking the lead on ‘culture war’ issues; He could break from Trump over the coronavirus pandemic, contending that he kept Florida open while the then president was urging lockdowns

Outline:  old trump

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  -- Trump, ? Desantis, ? New York

Joe Lycett to shred 10,000 if David Beckham doesnt pull out of Qatar World Cup deal -- The Independent

Comedian says he considers David Beckham to be a gay icon; Lycett says he will donate £10,000 to charities supporting gay people in football

Outline:  david beckham

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Beckham, - Qatar, ++ Joe


Joe Lycett to shred 10,000 if David Beckham promotes World Cup in Qatar -- The Guardian

Comedian says if footballer does not cut ties with event his ‘status as a gay icon will be shredded’ along with the cash; Comedian said he would donate the money to charity if Beckham agreed to cut ties

Outline:  david beckham

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Beckham, ? LGBTQ, ? Joe Lycett

The WW2 codebreaker who still won't give secrets away -- BBC News (UK)

Marjorie Lamb learned to decode messages in the Highlands of Scotland before being posted to Egypt; The 102-year-old was a cypher officer in the Women's Royal Naval Service

Outline:  royal naval service marjorie lamb

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? The official secrets Act, ? Maam


Soldier reunited with girl he met in France during World War Two -- BBC News (UK)

Reg Pye shared a jam sandwich with Huguette in 1944 when he was 20 and she was 14; He shared the sandwich with her while he waited to advance into France as World War Two raged

Outline:  huguette

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Steve Jobs

Rishi Sunak promises to call out Putin's regime at G20 -- BBC News (UK)

Rishi Sunak is travelling to Bali on Sunday afternoon for a summit of the G20; British officials had prepared for this get-together assuming Russia's president would be there

Outline:  g20 rishi sunak

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Putin, -- UK, - Russia


Rishi Sunak vows to 'call out' Vladimir Putin at G20 summit -- The Telegraph

Rishi Sunak vowed to "call out" Vladimir Putin at the G20 gathering, as he said next week's summit will not be "business as usual"

Outline:  g20 summit rishi sunak

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Putin, -- Ukraine, -- Russia

How Qatar got to host the 2022 World Cup -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  qatar

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ FIFA, + Qatar, ++ BBC


Iran is at war with its own people. Fifa wont let that spoil their World Cup -- The Guardian

By supplying military drones to Russia, the mullahs’ regime is killing at home and away; The national team’s presence in Qatar is sickening and shameful

Outline:  iran

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? FIFA, ? IranRevoIution, ? Simon Tisdall

Have I dodged Covid and what does it mean? -- BBC News (UK)

Covid virus has swept the world since it emerged in China nearly three years ago; One estimate in the summer suggested around one-in-10 people in the UK still hadn't been infected

Outline:  covid virus

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ± covid, - NHS, -- CON-Vid

Man ends 20-year Llandegley airport sign joke that cost 25k -- BBC News (UK)

Man ends 20-year sign prank for airport that didn't exist and cost 25k

Outline:  year llandegley airport sign joke

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Trump, ? Powys, ? Obama


Landlord told to remove advertising sign after 63 years -- BBC News (UK)

David Rayner said he would be prepared to spend £10,000 or whatever fighting the case; Colchester Borough Council said the signage was "detrimental to the visual amenity" The wall sign is on the side of a semi-detached house and advertises the Wilco Motorist Discount Store

Outline:  advertisement sign

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? Robbie Fowler, ? Citroën, ? Colchester

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