Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for Mar 08, 2023

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Greggs to open 150 shops and extend opening hours -- BBC News (UK)

Greggs plans to open around 150 new bakeries in 2023 as part of major expansion plans; The bakery chain has put up its prices several times in the last few years blaming rising costs

Outline: (what is this?) new plans greggs

Tone: (what is this?) ++ v. positive

Discussion: (what is this?) + Greggs, ? Ford, ? London

Devon country estate to charge dog walkers 60 a year -- BBC News (UK)

Country estate to charge dog walkers £60 a year for access to parkland; Lord Ivar Mountbatten, owner of 100-acre estate and second cousin to King Charles, declined to comment

Outline:  devon country estate

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Ivar Mountbatten, + trespass, ? UK

Struggling renters must move further out of London, says Foxtons boss -- BBC News (UK)

Chief executive Guy Gittins said people will have to compromise on the property type or location; Rising rents have been blamed for driving renters out of London

Outline:  housing market

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ London, -- Foxtons, - Bristol

ITV News Political Editor asks Mr Sunak 'why do you think think the small boats will stop' -- ITV News

Outline:  itv news political editor

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- UK, + John, -- Tories

Small boats: Sunak to outline plan to stop migrant crossings -- BBC News (UK)

Home secretary to be given duty to remove people coming to UK illegally

Outline:  migrant crossings home secretary

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ± UK, ± Tory, ++ BBC

Rishi Sunak extinguishing the right to seek refugee protection in UK -- The Guardian

Braverman claims 100m people could qualify for asylum without law change

Outline:  asylum ban

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  - Braverman, ± UK, ? EU

BBC News Home -- BBC News (UK)

Wednesday's Telegraph: "BBC urged to sack Lineker after 'Nazi' migrant jibe"

Outline:  bbc news home wednesday

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + BBC, ± Tory, + Lineker

Lee Anderson will become latest Tory MP to host show on GB News -- The Guardian

Controversial deputy chair joins Jacob Rees-Mogg, Esther McVey and Philip Davies on rightwing channel; Anderson previously appeared for a weekly segment on Dan Wootton’s show, titled The Real World with Lee Anderson, for which he received £200 a week, according to register of MPs’ interests

Outline:  gb news presenter

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ GB News, ? m, ? Tories

The front page of tomorrow's Daily Telegraph: 'BBC urged to sack Lineker after Nazi migrant jibe' Sign up for the Front Page newsletter -- The Telegraph

Outline:  nazi migrant jibe

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Holocaust, ? BBC, ? Nazis

Turkey opposition names Kilicdaroglu as joint challenger to Erdogan -- BBC News (UK)

Opposition picks 'Turkey's Gandhi' to challenge Erdogan in election

Outline:  turkey opposition names kilicdaroglu

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Gandhi, ++ Turkey, ++ Erdogan

How scientifically literate should we expect our politicians to be? -- The Guardian

Ian Sample speaks to mathematical biologist Kit Yates about what Matt Hancock’s leaked WhatsApp messages reveal about scientific understanding at the heart of government during the pandemic

Outline:  mathematical biologist kit yates

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Johnson, ? Bill Gates, ? WHO

Will under-fire Simon Case make it to coronation? -- The Times

Simon Case, the cabinet secretary, will have no choice but to resign because WhatsApp messages are likely to emerge that are utterly indefensible, The Times has been told

Outline:  fire simon case

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  - Johnson, -- Sunak, ? The Times

Canada's Trudeau launches China election meddling probes -- BBC News (UK)

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau appoints independent special rapporteur to probe alleged Chinese interference in recent elections; Rival political party leaders have called for a public inquiry into the accounts

Outline:  china election meddling

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  -- China, ? BBC, ? UK

Labour to launch review to go further and faster in closing gender pay gap -- The Guardian

Ex-TUC chief Frances O’Grady to lead review of gender pay gap to help Labour 'go further and faster' Average working woman earns 15% less than the typical working man; Women aged 50-59 have an even worse gender gap of 21% according to the Office for National Statistics

Outline:  gender pay gap

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? Labour

More than 1.2 million march in France over plan to raise pension age to 64 -- The Guardian

Protesters aim to ‘bring France to a standstill’ as President Macron struggles to delay retirements by 2 years; Rail unions called for rolling, open-ended strikes, which could affect all national trains and Eurostar

Outline:  protests

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ? Brexit

Im going to be Suzy: Eddie Izzard announces new alternate name -- The Independent

Izzard said people can ‘choose’ to call her whichever name they want; The 61-year-old said she has wanted to use the name ‘Suzy’ since she was 10 years old

Outline:  new alternate name izzard

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Susie, ++ Suzy, + Eddie

Eddie Izzard announces her new name but says people can choose which to use -- ITV News

Outline:  eddie izzard

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ++ Eddie, ? Loretta Stan, ? ITV News

Covid booster jab to be offered this spring -- BBC News (UK)

UK vaccine experts say it should be available to everyone over 75, care-home residents and anyone extremely vulnerable aged five and over; Vaccinations in England and Wales are to start in early April, with Northern Ireland's rollout from mid-April

Outline:  spring booster vaccine

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? covid, ? UK, ? BBC

Cardiff car crash: Mum criticises two-day search to find group -- BBC News (UK)

Mum of woman seriously hurt in Cardiff crash criticises search over missing friends

Outline:  cardiff car crash

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- ANPR, ? UK, ? CCTV

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