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Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for Nov 16, 2022

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Covid campaigners fly banner over I'm A Celebrity jungle demanding removal of Matt Hancock -- BBC News (UK)

Campaign groups 38 Degrees and Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice posted photos of a banner; Banner read: "Covid bereaved say get out of here

Outline: (what is this?) former health secretary

Tone: (what is this?) ± mixed

Discussion: (what is this?) - Covid, ± Hancock, -- NHS


Message for Matt Hancock from families who lost loved ones to Covid flown over I'm a Celebrity camp in Australia -- ITV News

Outline:  matt hancock

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- covid, ? Matt, ? Australia


Matt Hancock tells Im A Celeb campmates Liz Trusss political career is over -- ITV News

Outline:  liz trusss

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Sherlock

Lost dog 'hands herself in' at police station -- BBC News (UK)

Rosie sought help from officers after being scared by a firework on 3 November; CCTV footage shows the border collie taking a seat in the waiting room

Outline:  old rescue dog

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? BBC, ? twitter, ? China


Lost dog wanders into police station -- BBC News (UK)

Rosie, a border collie, ran away from her owner after being scared by a firework; CCTV footage captured the moment Rosie wandered into Loughborough Police Station

Outline:  lost dog wanders

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Facebook, ? BBC, ? Morse Code


Cow spotted "on the loose" on dual carriageway -- BBC News (UK)

The cow was spotted on the A35 near Rushington Roundabout in Totton; One student described it as "quite comical" and said it "brightened our day" Police were called to reports of a cow on the loose in the area of Totton on Tuesday

Outline:  cow

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? BBC, ? China, ? Biden

Awaab Ishak: Mould in Rochdale flat caused boy's death, coroner rules -- BBC News (UK)

Living in these conditions affected every aspect of our lives Family of Awaab Ishak give statement after coroner concludes two-year-old died as a result of prolonged exposure to mould in his home

Outline:  rochdale coroner

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- UK, ± Rochdale, - Tory

Cambridge couple make wedding plans after 1m lottery win -- BBC News (UK)

Couple struggling with cost of living win 1m on the lottery

Outline:  lottery win couple

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  + BBC, ? Ford Focus, ? Tory


MPs support motion for Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng to lose at least 6,000 severance pay each -- ITV News

Outline:  severance

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? UK, ? Boris, ? Truss

Rishi Sunak urges Russia to "get out" of Ukraine at G20 -- BBC News (UK)

UK PM Rishi Sunak condemns Russia's "barbaric" invasion of Ukraine at the G20 summit in Indonesia; He said the UK would "back Ukraine for as long as it takes" Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov is representing Russia at the summit

Outline:  rishi sunak

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Russia, -- Ukraine, - Sunak


Putin should have come to face us, Rishi Sunak tells G20 leaders -- The Guardian

British PM says Russia leaving Ukraine would make ‘single biggest difference’ to world affairs; Calls for Russia to get out of Ukraine and end ‘barbaric war’ and calls for end to grain crisis

Outline:  ukraine invasion

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Putin, -- Russia, ? Rishi Sunak

Three UK foreign secretaries failed to call for release of Briton held in Nigeria -- The Guardian

Nnamdi Kanu was unlawfully detained and tortured in Kenya before being taken to Nigeria, high court told; Kanu's brother, Kingsley Kanu, said the independence leader had been held in Nigeria ever since

Outline:  nigeria nnamdi kanu

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Nigeria, ? Britain


Ukraine war: Inquest told Briton Scott Sibley died in shell attack -- BBC News (UK)

First Brit confirmed to have died while defending Ukraine was killed in shelling attack, coroner finds

Outline:  briton scott sibley

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Russia, ? Ukraine, ++ Celtic


Hitmen jailed after gangster rap shooting boast in Glasgow -- BBC News (UK)

Hitmen jailed after filming themselves boasting about shooting

Outline:  glasgow hitmen

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ? Hitmen, ? Britain, ? Mccann

GTA: Rockstar rejected Eminem movie deal, says insider -- BBC News (UK)

Rockstar founder Sam and Dan Houser were offered $5m for a movie starring Eminem; Hollywood agent came to Kirk Ewing, a friend of the Housers, with a Hollywood agent

Outline:  gta movie

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ± Iran, - Rockstar, ? Eminem

Bacon and alcohol increase stomach cancer risk -- The Independent

One in 67 British men and one in 135 women are statistically likely to develop condition; Over 7,000 people are diagnosed with stomach cancer each year in the UK, leading to around 5,000 deaths

Outline:  stomach cancer risk

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? cancer


Twirls substituted in some Heroes chocolate boxes -- BBC News (UK)

Cadbury's has removed small Twirls from some Heroes chocolate boxes; The move is due to disruption in its supply chain, the confectionery giant said

Outline:  larger cadbury twirl

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  -- BBC, ? Twirls, ? UK

Day in the life of a struggling single dad: 'I can't take any more of this' -- BBC News (UK)

A day in the life of a single dad struggling to feed and bathe his two young sons

Outline:  single dad samuel

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- NATO, ? Russia, ? Poland

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