Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for Jan 20, 2023

It's Friday! It's nearly lunchtime, it's practically the weekend. So don't allow the news to ambush you, know what you are getting up front here with Newspin.

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM quits citing burnout -- BBC News (UK)

Jacinda Ardern resigns: I no longer have enough in the tank

Outline: (what is this?) ms ardern

Tone: (what is this?) + positive

Discussion: (what is this?) + NZ, ++ UK, - covid

Jacinda Ardern resigns as prime minister of New Zealand -- The Guardian

Labour leader to stand down no later than 7 February, saying she ‘no longer had enough in the tank’ to do the job; Ardern said she had reflected over the summer break on whether she had the energy to continue in the role

Outline:  new zealand labour leader

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ New Zealand, -- Liz Truss, ++ Trudeau

Jacinda Arderns graceful departure is the personification of modern democratic ideals | Van Badham -- The Guardian

Jacinda Ardern’s departure strikes a paradoxically powerful note, especially at a time when political transition in democracies from the U.S. to Brazil has been marred by violence and insurrection

Outline:  jacinda ardern

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? UK, ? NZ, ? Guardian

King Charles to divert Crown Estate windfall to 'public good' -- BBC News (UK)

Royal Household's public funding is based on 25% of Crown Estate profits; But King Charles wants to reduce this so that more money is kept by the Treasury

Outline:  crown estate profits

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  + Charles, ++ Windsor, + US

King Charles redirects 1bn windfarm profits towards public good -- The Guardian

King Charles has asked for profits from £1bn-a-year crown estate windfarm deal to be used for the ‘wider public good’ Six new offshore wind energy lease agreements have generated a major windfall for the estate

Outline:  year crown estate windfarm deal

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Charles, ? UK, ? Jamaica

Concerned about the cost of living, Charles has requested the huge profits go to 'public good' -- ITV News

Outline:  public good

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? UK, ? Charles, ? tories

Dyson calls UK approach to economy "stupid" -- BBC News (UK)

Sir James Dyson said growth had 'become a dirty word' during Rishi Sunak's premiership; Michael Gove said the government was "firing on all cylinders" to help business

Outline:  uk businesses

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ Brexit, - Singapore, - Dyson

Starmer: UK car industry 'needs to be saved' -- BBC News (UK)

UK car industry 'needs to be saved', says Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer

Outline:  uk car industry

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Brexit, ? UK, ? Starmer

Cardiff City tried to insure Sala for 20m the day after his death -- BBC News (UK)

Cardiff City tried to take out £20m insurance on Emiliano Sala the day after he was killed in a plane crash, say papers filed to the High Court; Club claim Miller Insurance failed to explain concept of an "insurable interest" for football player transfers

Outline:  cardiff city claim miller insurance

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Cardiff, ? Scum, ? England

BBC News Home -- BBC News (UK)

Friday's Guardian: "Tory areas allocated more cash from levelling up fund"

Outline:  bbc news home friday

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  -- UK, ? Sunak, ? EU

Ofsted boss surprised by under-11s with smartphones -- BBC News (UK)

Amanda Spielman said she is "surprised" when primary school children have smartphones; She was being interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live about influencer Andrew Tate

Outline:  smartphones ofsted

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? TikTok, ? ofsted, ? Superman

Motor traffic reduced by 47% in London Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, study finds -- BBC News (UK)

Traffic data from 46 LTN schemes across 11 boroughs reported the mean percentage reduction of traffic on streets within them was 46.9; LTNs try to reduce motor traffic in residential areas by using either cameras, planters or lockable bollards

Outline:  london low traffic neighbourhoods

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ London, -- BBC, ++ LTNs

"If I win, he never protests out there again" Tory MP challenges campaigner Steve 'Stop Brexit' Bray to a charity boxing match. More on tomorrow's with -- The Telegraph

Outline:  charity boxing match

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Lee, ? Steve, ? Brexit

France strikes: One million protest against Macron's rise in retirement age -- BBC News (UK)

France strikes bid to halt Macron's rise in retirement age

Outline:  retirement age france strikes

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Macron, ? UK, ? Maggie

Children born of rape to be classed as victims of crime -- BBC News (UK)

New law will make it easier for victims to receive support from police and justice system; England and Wales understood to be among the first nations in the world to confer victim status to children born of rape

Outline:  forthcoming victims bill

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? BBC, ? Yorkshire, ? Britain

Why inflation is falling but prices are still rising -- BBC News (UK)

Prices are still rising sharply compared to a year ago, but at a slower rate than they have been; Food inflation is currently at 16.8%, much higher than the average rate of inflation

Outline:  inflation figures

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Tories, - Brexit, ? BBC

Bailey: Inflation 'likely to fall rapidly' this year -- BBC News (UK)

Inflation 'likely to fall rapidly' this year, says Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey

Outline:  england governor andrew bailey inflation

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  -- Tories, ++ Rishi, ? BOE

Disposable vapes ban to be considered for Scotland -- BBC News (UK)

Humza Yousaf told MSPs that a review would give "consideration" to a potential ban; It follows a campaign against the cheap e-cigarettes because of the threat they pose to the environment

Outline:  disposable vapes ban

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ Scotland, ? England, ? Laura Young

Coffee pod carbon footprint better for planet than filtered brew -- BBC News (UK)

How to be a more environmentally friendly coffee drinker

Outline:  coffee pod carbon footprint

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Alberta, ? Quebec

Frequently asked questions

Like to keep the hand crank that fuels the algorithm turning? Buy me a coffee.

Know someone who might like to get this? Send them here: Newspin

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp