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Newspin: Holistic News Curation (UK)

News for Jun 23, 2022

The news is so noisy. An endless slew of stories pulling you every which way. Here's Newspin, with some noise-cancelling analysis!

Windrush Day: Queen praises pioneers as Waterloo statue unveiled -- BBC News (UK)

“Without you all, Britain would simply not be what it is today” The Duke of Cambridge gives a “profound thank you” to the Windrush generation as a new statue paying tribute is unveiled in London's Waterloo train station

Outline: (what is this?) pioneers, waterloo, statue

Tone: (what is this?) + positive

Discussion: (what is this?) - William, ++ UK, - Britain, ± Meghan


Prince William tells Windrush victims ‘racism remains all-too familiar for Black people in Britain’ -- The Independent

Prince William: ‘racism still too familiar for Black people in UK’

Outline:  windrush, monument, waterloo

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ± William, Archie, Meghan, UK


Queen praises Windrush "pioneers" as Waterloo statue unveiled to mark Windrush Day -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  windrush, pioneers, waterloo

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  Boris Johnson, Britain, Patel, Priti

The Papers -- BBC News (UK)

Thursday's Express: "It's only fair! Rishi defends £1,000 boost to pensions"

Outline:  express, fair, rishi

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  - UK, ± London, ± Tories, ++ US


Where is Boris Johnson’s pay policy? -- ITV News

The question the PM needs to answer is why he thinks some income rises are toxic and inflationary and others are benign and acceptable, writes

Outline:  boris, johnson, pay

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Tory, UK, ++ Peston, Boris


Brexit is making cost of living crisis worse, new study claims -- The Guardian

Outline:  british, economy, brexit

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  Putin, UK, bbc, Murdoch

The 100-year-old Edinburgh man still working three days a week -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  old, edinburgh, man

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  Ukraine, Ian Duncan Smith, David, Tories


Man attends Glastonbury Festival for the 35th time -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  glastonbury, festival

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ BBC, Glastonbury, Lenny Henry, Adrian

Polio is back: National incident declared in UK as disease spreads for first time in nearly 40 years -- The Telegraph

NEW: Polio is spreading in Britain for the first time in nearly 40 years Health officials have declared a national incident and urged people to make sure they are vaccinated

Outline:  polio, spreading, britain

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - UK, ++ India, ++ Africa, Pakistan


AstraZeneca: Vaccine death payout of £120k 'inadequate' - fiancÃe -- BBC News (UK)

Woman whose fiancé died following an AstraZeneca jab says £120k payout is "inadequate"

Outline:  vaccine, death, payout

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  BBC, Jack, Thomas, Pastor


Covid cases increase by more than 30% in Scotland -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  covid, cases, scotland

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  Scotland, AndrewIsntMyName Nationals, BBC, Gary Lineker

Kate Bush says the 'world has gone mad' over Stranger Things song -- BBC News (UK)

Kate Bush says the 'world has gone mad' after going back to UK number one

Outline:  song, kate, bush

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Kate Bush, Stranger Things, Britain, nigeria


Stranger Things star says fat actors aren’t allowed ‘upward mobility’ -- The Independent

Outline:  stars, fat, actors

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  Stranger Things, Chris Farley, Ricky Gervais, Seth Rogan

Queen hopes to make annual trip to Scotland -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  holyroodhouse, ceremony, monarch

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  UK, Nato, LONDON, Scotland


Prince Charles meets Rwandan Genocide survivors -- BBC News (UK)

Prince Charles and Camilla arrive in Rwanda for Commonwealth meeting

Outline:  rwanda, prince, charles

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ± Rwanda, ++ Priti Patel, Andrew, Charles

Labour frontbenchers who joined rail strike pickets pressed to apologise -- The Guardian

Outline:  labour, mps, frontbenchers

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  - Starmer, ++ Labour, - Johnson, ± Keith


Why railway workers say they are going on strike -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  striking, railway, workers

Tone:  -- v. negative

Discussion:  UK, Pastor


Luton deputy mayor says he regrets breaking lockdown rules -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  deputy, mayor, luton

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Boris, Luton, US, China

Asda says some shoppers asking cashiers to stop at £30 -- BBC News (UK)

Asda says some shoppers setting £30 limit at tills

Outline:  30, stop, petrol

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Asda, Lidl, Aldi, Tesco


UK inflation rises at fastest rate for 40 years as food costs jump -- BBC News (UK)

UK inflation hits 9.1% in May

Outline:  uk, inflation, hits

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  Ukraine, -- Brexit, US, Boris


Pound sinks as inflation climbs to 40-year high of 9.1% -- The Times

NEW: UK inflation hit a fresh 40-year high in May driven by rising food and petrol prices

Outline:  uk, inflation, hit

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  - US, ± UK, -- Biden, ± Johnson

What am I looking at here?


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