Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for May 06, 2023

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Saturday's Mail: His day of destiny

Outline: (what is this?) ali karimi

Tone: (what is this?) ++ v. positive

Discussion: (what is this?) ? UK, ++ WEF, ? Elizabeth

Jordan Neely: man killed by riders chokehold was talented dancer -- The Guardian

Jordan Neely's death was ruled a homicide by New York’s medical examiner; Many were remembering Neely as kind and talented, despite others’ attempts to portray him as dangerous and violent

Outline:  jordan neely

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Neely, - Guardian, - Hitler

Nigeria: Kidney-plot politician Ike Ekweremadu jailed -- BBC News (UK)

Organ-trafficking plot politician and wife jailed

Outline:  plot politician ike ekweremadu

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Africa, ? BTC, ? India

Frontline workers to receive Coronation medal -- BBC News (UK)

Made of nickel silver, it has the royal cypher on one side and images of the King and Queen Consort on the other; Recipients include police, ambulance workers, choristers and military personnel working at the Coronation

Outline:  first coronation medal

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Covid, + eBay, + King

Kings coronation weather likely to be a washout, says Met Office -- The Guardian

Showers are likely to develop in central, eastern and northern areas, but not expected to be as intense or as heavy as those on Friday; A further area of rain is expected to move into south-west England early on Saturday, moving east and north through the day with some heavy bursts at times

Outline:  kings coronation weather

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Princessdiana, ? Britain, ? Ed Shearan

King Charles to retrace mother's coronation visit to Scotland -- BBC News (UK)

King Charles III will travel to Scotland for a historic ceremony following his Coronation; He will be presented with the Honours of Scotland - the Scottish crown jewels

Outline:  scottish crown jewels

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? Scotland, ? Charles Iv, ? Charles Iii

Police Scotland officers ordered to shave off beards -- BBC News (UK)

Police Scotland is planning to introduce a new clean-shaven policy for frontline officers; It means hundreds of officers will have to shave off their beards and moustaches by the end of the month

Outline:  beards police scotland

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Scotland, ++ FFP3, -- covid

Coronation security operation momentous effort, police say -- BBC News (UK)

More than 29,000 police officers will be deployed during the Coronation period; Firearms officers, dog handlers, mounted police and helicopters will all form part of the efforts to keep people safe

Outline:  coronation security operation

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? London, ? Twitter, ? Prince Harry

Animal tests for makeup resume after 25-year ban -- BBC News (UK)

The government has allowed animal testing for makeup ingredients to resume despite a 25-year ban; It changed a policy on animal testing to align with EU chemical rules, according to a High Court ruling

Outline:  animal testing ban

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  + EU, ++ Brexit, -- Tories

Welsh town cancels coronation party after no one donates to costs -- The Guardian

Caldicot group had planned to hold street celebration but crowdfunder ‘failed to raise any money whatsoever’ A big screen will show the coronation at Cardiff Castle but a ‘not my king’ protest will also take place on the city’s streets

Outline:  whilst caldicot town council

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Wales, ++ Welsh, ? Coronation

Bunting, biscuits, beer - Brits spend on Coronation -- BBC News (UK)

Around £200m will be spent on food and drink this weekend, according to the Centre for Retail Research; Supermarket chain Lidl said it had sold enough bunting to line the Coronation procession route 75 times over

Outline:  coronation coins

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ± Coronation, ++ UK, ? Charlie

Liverpool hotel rooms not booked up ahead of Eurovision -- BBC News (UK)

People travelling to Liverpool for next week's Eurovision Song Contest could still find accommodation in the city; RMT Union leader Mick Lynch has denied Eurovision was deliberately targeted

Outline:  liverpool hotel rooms

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ± Ukraine, - Liverpool, - Eurovision

Frank Lampard will choose next job carefully after he leaves Chelsea -- The Guardian

Frank Lampard has taken on challenging roles at Chelsea, Derby and Everton; Former England midfielder says he will try to choose his next job carefully

Outline:  interim manager

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? BT, ? Sky Sports, ? Tottenham

Most young voters unlikely to ever back Tories, according to major ITV poll -- ITV News

Outline:  most young voters

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Tories, - Tory, + Labour

Labour staff told to prepare for No 10 after local elections success -- The Guardian

Keir Starmer tells aides party will win next election, even as pollsters suggest it could fall short of majority; By Friday evening, Labour had gained more than 500 council seats, while the Conservatives had lost more than 1,000 seats

Outline:  scottish national party

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Labour, ? Tory, ? Starmer

Local elections 2023: Labour and Lib Dems take seats from Tories -- BBC News (UK)

Conservatives suffer early local election losses

Outline:  early local election losses

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Tories, -- Labour, ? BBC

Kanye West Yeezy loss is hurting us, admits Adidas -- BBC News (UK)

Adidas cut ties with Kanye West after he posted anti-Semitic comments on social media; Adidas said the loss of the Yeezy business cut sales by €400m (£350m) in the first quarter of the year

Outline:  yeezy brand

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ Adidas, + Hitler, ++ Ye

Coronation: Idea of paying homage abhorrent to King - Dimbleby -- BBC News (UK)

King would find the idea of people paying homage to him during his Coronation "abhorrent", says Jonathan Dimbleby

Outline:  dimbleby king

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  + Charles, ++ Dimbleby, ++ BBC

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