Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for May 10, 2023

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Poland will be wealthier than Britain by 2030 its time we took notice -- The Telegraph

On its current path, Poland is on track to become wealthier than Britain by 2030 thanks to a post-communist economic miracle. The country has become a hotbed for future-facing industries like tech Read the full article here

Outline: (what is this?) polish economy

Tone: (what is this?) + positive

Discussion: (what is this?) ++ EU, ++ Poland, + UK

'Work has to continue' on Ukraine's EU application, Ursula von der Leyen tells Zelenskyy -- euronews

"Courageously, Ukraine is fighting for the ideals of Europe that we celebrate today," von der Leyen said

Outline:  ukrainian president volodymyr zelenskyy

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Ukraine, ? EU, ? OTAN

Sheffield man beat neighbour to death with bag of Pokemon cards -- BBC News (UK)

Andrew Hague, 31, murdered Simon Wilkinson, 50, in an "ferocious and brutal" attack; He was jailed for at least 17 years at Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday

Outline:  sheffield crown court

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? BBC, ? Pikachu, ? Crazyman

Rita Lee, Brazils undisputed Queen of Rock, dies aged 75 -- The Guardian

Os Mutantes founder Rita Lee died at her home in São Paulo on Monday night; She was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2021 but went into remission last year

Outline:  rita lee

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Rita, ? Ripritaleejones, ? The Guardian

Belgian pop star Stromae cancels tour to "rest and heal" -- BBC News (UK)

Belgian pop star Stromae has cancelled all remaining tour dates in order to "rest and heal" The 36-year-old said he had hoped to resume touring following the break; The star apologised to fans for "missed encounters" as a result of the cancelled shows

Outline:  belgian pop star stromae

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Wembley Arena

Call for tighter lip fillers regulation after botched treatments -- BBC News (UK)

Harriet Green needed three corrective procedures to get her lips back to normal; The 22-year-old from Acle, Norfolk, had never had a cosmetic procedure before getting the treatment

Outline:  botched treatments lip fillers

Tone:  - negative

Tom Hanks boycotts books that are rewritten to avoid offending modern sensitivities -- The Telegraph

Actor was asked during radio interview whether he supports censorship of problematic language in works by Roald Dahl and Agatha Christie

Outline:  tom hanks boycotts books

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Tom, ? Vivian, ? George Orwell

DeSantis signs bills banning Chinese citizens from buying land in Florida -- The Guardian

Republican governor says bills are meant to ‘counteract’ the ‘malign influence of the Chinese Communist party’ in the state; One bill restricts Chinese nationals from buying land in Florida unless they are also American citizens or permanent residents

Outline:  chinese citizens

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? China, ? US, ? Florida

North Dakota governor signs bill allowing teachers to ignore students pronouns -- The Guardian

North Dakota’s governor has signed a bill into law that allows public school teachers and state government employees to ignore the pronouns their transgender students and colleagues use

Outline:  north dakota governor signs bill

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? North Dakota, ? Ottawa, ? Dougie Burgum

Firms urged to cut down on alcohol at work parties -- BBC News (UK)

Chartered Management Institute survey suggests a third of managers have seen inappropriate behaviour at work parties; Women were more likely than men to say they had witnessed this behaviour

Outline:  drinks

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Downing Street, ? BBC, ? Alcohol

Republican who called drag shows a threat to kids quits after sex with intern -- The Guardian

Texas lawmaker gave alcohol to intern, 19, and another young staffer, and had sex with intern when she was intoxicated

Outline:  intern texas lawmaker

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? Tinder, ? UK, ? Guardian

Andrew Bridgen MP is set to join Laurence Foxs Reclaim Party following his expulsion from the Conservative Party after comparing Covid-19 vaccines to the Holocaust -- ITV News

Outline:  andrew bridgen mp

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Covid vaccine, ? Scotland, ? Laurence Fox

UK is a hostile environment for LGBTQ+ journalists, study suggests -- The Guardian

Most respondents report receiving online abuse and harassment, with many seeing their role as dangerous; Study particularly noted abuse targeted at transgender people, with LGBTQ+ journalists saying taking part in media coverage of trans issues often led to high levels of abuse

Outline:  dangerous lgbtq+ journalists

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? UK, ++ Guardian, ? Russia

Tesco chairman denies inappropriate touching -- BBC News (UK)

Tesco chairman John Allan strongly denies claims that he touched women's bottoms; Mr Allan said that the claims are "simply untrue" and Tesco said it has not received any complaints

Outline:  tesco chairman

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Tesco, ? Alan Bennett, ? Aisle 3

Pakistan internet cut as violence erupts after arrest of ex-PM Imran Khan -- The Guardian

Pakistans former PM Imran Khan arrested in Islamabad

Outline:  ex - pm imran khan pakistans

Tone:  -- v. negative

Discussion:  -- Pakistan, -- Imran Khan, -- Imrankhan

Imran Khan: Mass protests across Pakistan after ex-PM arrest -- BBC News (UK)

Ex-Pakistan PM Imran Khan arrested outside court in Pakistan

Outline:  pm arrest ex - pakistan pm imran khan

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  -- BBC, ? Imran Khan, ? Pakistan

Baby born from three people's DNA in UK first -- BBC News (UK)

Fewer than five such babies have been born in the UK, fertility regulator says; Most of their DNA comes from their two parents and 0.1% from a third donor woman

Outline:  mitochondrial donation

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ DNA, ? Danny Devito, ? Bible

Dont call me Dad: What your name for your father reveals about your class -- The Telegraph

The Prince of Wales' use of the word 'Pa' confirms the Royal family is undoubtedly posh... but what about the rest of us?

Outline:  royal family

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ± Pa, ? Telegraph, ? Chicago

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