Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for Mar 06, 2023

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Matt Hancock messages suggest plan to frighten public -- BBC News (UK)

More than 100,000 WhatsApp messages were leaked to the Telegraph by journalist Isabel Oakeshott

Outline: (what is this?) matt hancock messages

Tone: (what is this?) - negative

Discussion: (what is this?) + BBC, - covid, ++ Elon

Harry: I always felt different to rest of family -- BBC News (UK)

Prince Harry says he feared losing memories of his mother Diana when he started therapy; He said he made sure to "smother" his children with affection to avoid passing on any "traumas" or "negative experiences" from his upbringing

Outline:  book prince harry

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Harry, - Charles, - DNA

Prince Harry urged everyone in royal family to have therapy -- The Times

The Duke of Sussex has revealed he encouraged the royal family to have therapy so they could speak his language and understand him better

Outline:  therapy

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Harry, ? Duke, ? Meghan

Train tickets go up in England and Wales by 5.9% -- BBC News (UK)

Regulated rail fares in England and Wales are rising by up to 5.9; The increase is above last year's 4.8% hike but far below rate of inflation

Outline:  rail fares

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ UK, ? Wales, ? London

Five ways to save money on train tickets -- BBC News (UK)

Average increase of 5.9% arrives as the cost of living is squeezing households; Here are five tips on getting the cheapest deals at any time of the year

Outline:  advance train tickets

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  -- Europe, - Bbc, ? UK

How do rail commuters feel about increased prices? -- BBC News (UK)

Regulated rail fares in England are going up by an average of 5.9% from today; Labour has called the hike - which is the second highest on record - "a sick joke" The government says it has acted with the "biggest intervention in its history" to ensure rail fare increases for 2023 are capped at 5

Outline:  rail fares

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  -- BBC, ? Covid, ? Manchester

King's Coronation: Pubs to stay open longer in England and Wales -- BBC News (UK)

Pubs to stay open longer over Coronation weekend

Outline:  coronation weekend pubs

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Charles, - UK, -- BBC

King Charles officially invites Harry and Meghan to coronation but will they come? -- Metro

BREAKING: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly officially confirmed they have been invited to King Charles coronation

Outline:  king charles coronation news

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Harry, + King Charles, ± Meghan

Out with the Sussexes, in with the Parker Bowleses. Revenge is sweet for Charles and Camilla | Catherine Bennett -- The Guardian

Spare 2: Exiled would probably be a better commercial decision for Random House once Harry has finished promoting volume one

Outline:  favourable camilla stories

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Camilla, + Charles, ± Harry

Toblerone: Swiss rules mean chocolate bar to drop Matterhorn from packaging -- BBC News (UK)

Toblerone to drop Matterhorn mountain peak from packaging

Outline:  toblerone brand

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ Switzerland, -- BBC, ++ Matterhorn

Quarter-zipper becomes the new status symbol for men of a certain position -- The Guardian

John Lewis says it has sold 62% more quarter-zips than crewnecks since the start of the year; At Gant, 10% of sales last December were quarter-zip jumpers

Outline:  quarter zipper

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? UK, ? Boris, ? Rohan

Manchester Arena attack: Saffie Roussos' father plans to sue MI5 -- BBC News (UK)

Father of youngest victim of Manchester Arena attack intends to sue MI5

Outline:  attacker salman abedi

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- MI5, -- Libya, -- Manchester

Chris Rock talks about Will Smith's Oscars slap in a live Netflix show -- BBC News (UK)

Comedian Chris Rock addressed Will Smith's Academy Awards slap during a Netflix live comedy special; Rock said Smith practises "selective outrage" and that the slap had more to do with Smith and his wife's relationship struggles than his Oscars joke

Outline:  comedian chris rock

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ? Will, ? Chris, ? Glasgow

Food shortages due to 'supermarket culture', says Leon co-founder -- BBC News (UK)

Britain's "weird supermarket culture" to blame for shortages, says government food tsar

Outline:  uk supermarkets

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Brexit, -- UK, ++ Aldi

Dog behaviour problems linked to lockdowns -- BBC News (UK)

Ulster Society for the Protection of Animals said it had seen more animals with behavioural issues; Charity and a dog behaviourist said they had seen people getting dogs which were not suited to them and that dogs had not been socialised properly

Outline:  dog ownership

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  + BBC, ++ covid, ? Brexit

Channel migrants face lifetime ban on returning to UK -- BBC News (UK)

PM vows to end asylum claims from small boat arrivals

Outline:  asylum seekers

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - UK, + EU, + Brexit

Rishi Sunak to launch bill to stop people arriving on small boats claiming asylum -- The Guardian

Law would place duty on home secretary to send anyone who arrives on small boat in UK to Rwanda or another country; Those who arrive will also be prevented from claiming asylum while in UK, with plans to also ban them from returning once removed

Outline:  asylum law

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  -- France, ? Suella Braverman, ? Tory

Camilla features in Antiques Roadshow episode at Eden Project -- BBC News (UK)

The Queen Consort will feature in an episode of the Antiques Roadshow filmed in Cornwall; She will present a rare snuffbox and a copy of a poetry book by Thomas Gray

Outline:  eden project camilla

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  - BBC, ++ Queen Consort, + Camilla

Princess of Wales' Berkshire piano teacher writes song for entire nation to sing at coronation -- ITV News

Outline:  berkshire piano teacher

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Charlie, ? Scotland, ? England

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