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Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for Nov 22, 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!

Iran arrests top actors who removed headcarves, in wider crackdown on celebrities -- The Guardian

Hengameh Ghaziani and Katayoun Riahi were both detained after being summoned by prosecutors; Iran's clerical leadership shaken by two months of demonstrations sparked by death of Mahsa Amini

Outline: (what is this?) celebrities prominent iranians

Tone: (what is this?) - negative

Discussion: (what is this?) -- Iran, -- MahsaAmini, ± Kurdistan


The Papers -- BBC News (UK)

Tuesdays Guardian: Raab faces fresh questions over behaviour while justice secretary

Outline:  justice secretary

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  -- Wales, ? Harry Kane, ? Tories


Albanian migrant: 'I wish I'd never tried to enter the UK illegally' -- BBC News (UK)

More than 12,000 Albanians have arrived in the UK on small boats this year, the largest group of migrants to try to enter the country that way; Artan paid Kurdish people smugglers around £3,500 ($4,169) for the perilous trip across the English Channel

Outline:  albanian migrant

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + UK, - Albania, ? Greece

Joe Lycett did not shred 10k in David Beckham Qatar protest -- BBC News (UK)

"I would never be so irresponsible" Joe Lycett reveals he did not shred 10k in David Beckham Qatar protest

Outline:  david beckham qatar protest

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Beckham, ++ Qatar, ++ Joe


Joe Lycett calls out David Beckhams bulls**t deal with Qatar as comic finally confirms shredded 10,000 wasnt real -- Metro

BREAKING: Joe Lycett has revealed that the 10,000 he supposedly shredded was, in fact, fake

Outline:  david beckhams bulls**t deal

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? Qatar, ? Joe Lycett, ? Beckham

Shamima Begum trafficked by IS to Syria for sexual exploitation, court hears -- BBC News (UK)

Shamima Begum ran away from London home aged 15 to join IS in Syria in 2015; She was stripped of British citizenship on national security grounds in 2019

Outline:  syria ms begum

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - UK, - ISIS, - Syria

Calls to block Prince Andrew and Prince Harry as royal stand-ins -- BBC News (UK)

Lord Berkeley said the question of who was eligible to act for the King needed greater transparency; Peers debating the Counsellors of State Bill, which would widen the pool of royals who could carry out official duties if the King was overseas or ill

Outline:  royal duties

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Harry, - Andrew, -- BBC

Second homeowners to pay double council tax in North Yorkshire -- BBC News (UK)

Councillors hope the move will encourage people to sell or rent out their second homes; It is expected to bring in £14m each year, which would be spent on housing

Outline:  north yorkshire second home owners

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  -- Airbnb, ? VED, ? Netflix


People warned not to use 'cowboy' foam insulation firms -- BBC News (UK)

Nationwide Building Society says thousands of pounds worth of damage can be caused if spray foam is wrongly installed; The lender says it expects enquiries about spray foam to "skyrocket" as more people seek to better insulate their homes

Outline:  foam insulation firms people

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Cowboys, ? UK, ? John Wayne

Iran team do not sing national anthem in opening World Cup game -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  national anthem

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ BBC, -- England, ? Qatar


England 6-2 Iran: Three Lions win World Cup opener emphatically -- BBC News (UK)

England comfortably beats Iran in World Cup opener

Outline:  first england goal

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  -- England, ? Iran


Wales captain Gareth Bale wants World Cup to "inspire a Welsh generation" -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  wales captain gareth bale

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? OneLove

Qatar World Cup: Laura McAllister told to remove rainbow bucket hat -- BBC News (UK)

Rainbow hat confiscated before start of Wales' World Cup opener, says former captain

Outline:  rainbow bucket hat rainbow hat

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Qatar, ++ FIFA, ++ Britain


Footage appears to show security ask former Wales captain Laura McAllister to take her rainbow hat off at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium. Wales Rainbow Wall, a group of LGBTQ+ supporters, said the hats were taken from women ahead of entry -- ITV News

Outline:  rainbow hat

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? UK, ? FIFA, ? LGBT Qatar Cup


US journalist Grant Wahl says he was detained in Qatar for rainbow shirt -- The Guardian

CBS Sports writer says he was detained for 25 minutes after wearing a rainbow shirt; Wahl was wearing the shirt as a show of solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community

Outline:  rainbow shirt wahl

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Qatar, ? World Cup, ? Freddie

Tesco follows other supermarkets in rationing eggs -- BBC News (UK)

Tesco has introduced a temporary rationing policy after Lidl and Asda set similar limits last week; Move comes as UK poultry farmers face rising costs for chicken feed and energy

Outline:  eggs tesco

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Brexit, + UK, ? BBC


Baked beans on pizza? Thats worse than pineapple -- The Guardian

Heinz has revived its long-dormant Beanz pizza, at the low cost of just £3, from the end of November; The baked-bean pizza was last seen in shops 19 years ago

Outline:  baked bean pizza

Tone:  + positive

"We both work but we can't afford the family rent" -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  family rent

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  + Bristol, ++ UK, -- Tories

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