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Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for Nov 08, 2022

It's Tuesday! Things are happening. Let's take a step back, pop out of the old echo chamber, and see what's going on!

Woman marches through London in body paint to protest decline of bird populations -- BBC News (UK)

Hannah Bourne-Taylor, 36, from Oxfordshire, arrived at Hyde Park wearing body paint; She presented a petition calling for "swift bricks" in all new housing developments

Outline: (what is this?) birds

Tone: (what is this?) + positive

Discussion: (what is this?) ? London, ? Birds, ? Insta


Choir raises aspirations of black and Asian children -- BBC News (UK)

St Mary's Church in Handsworth offered 22 local school pupils free singing lessons; The church said it wants to break down barriers to classical music

Outline:  church choirs

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  -- North Korea, -- Japan, ? Pacific Ocean

Spending on climate the right thing to do, says Sunak -- BBC News (UK)

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says UK is "delivering" on commitment of 11.6bn in climate finance and he will triple funding on adaptation to 1.5bn by 2025 "I profoundly believe that is the right thing to do," he tells COP27 conference in Egypt

Outline:  cop27 climate summit

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- UK, ++ Rishiout, ? Brazil


Russia's invasion of Ukraine reason 'to act faster' on climate change, Rishi Sunak says -- The Telegraph

The UK cannot pay climate reparations to poorer countries despite its historical pollution as a leader of the Industrial Revolution, Boris Johnson has said. Read more on our live politics below

Outline:  climate leadership britain

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  -- UK, ++ Boris, ? Rishi


We cannot go wobbly on climate change, says former PM Boris Johnson -- BBC News (UK)

Boris Johnson says nations cannot 'go weak and wobbly' on climate change targets; Ex-PM says Ukraine war is having "all sorts of bad effects" on greenhouse gas emissions

Outline:  climate change

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  + Boris, ? Johnson, ? Climate Change

I'm A Celebrity: Olivia Attwood heartbroken over early exit -- BBC News (UK)

Olivia Attwood pulls out of I'm A Celebrity after one day

Outline:  olivia attwood

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ± Hancock, ? ITV, ± Matt


Peter Kay announces return to stand-up during I'm A Celebrity -- BBC News (UK)

Comedian Peter Kay has announced his return to stand-up with his first live tour in 12 years; The 49-year-old cancelled his 2017 tour due to "unforeseen family circumstances" The comedian will embark on a new UK arena tour spanning from December to August 2023

Outline:  celebrity comedian peter kay

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Peter Kay, ? IaC, ? James Corden


Olivia Attwood has left I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! after 24 hours of the reality TV show getting underway in Australia -- ITV News

Outline:  olivia attwood

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  -- ITV, ? Bitcoin, ? Hancock

China pumps out more pollution in eight years than UK since Industrial Revolution -- The Telegraph

China has emitted more carbon dioxide over the past eight years than the UK has since the start of the Industrial Revolution, figures have shown

Outline:  global emissions

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? China, ? Manchester, ? Birmingham


Research has shown air fryers run at an average cost of 55.71 a year, while an electric oven runs at 335.57 a year -- ITV News

Outline:  electric oven runs

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Ninja, ? Teflon, ? Bill Gates


How can we cut soaring demand for meat? Try a hybrid burger | Joseph Poore -- The Guardian

Blending lentils or vegetables into meat products could have huge benefits for the environment, animal welfare and human health; Land could remove 17m tonnes of CO2 from the air each year for 100 years on average as trees regrow

Outline:  meat alternatives

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? UK, ? Russia, ? slaughter house

Millions have no savings as prices soar -- BBC News (UK)

A quarter of UK adults have less than £100 set aside in savings, survey suggests; One mother-of-six said she was scared of being judged so did not seek help

Outline:  savings

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ± BBC, ++ Tories, ± Kylie


Child speech delays increase due to lockdowns -- BBC News (UK)

Number of children needing speech and language support at school has risen by 10% in England over the past year; The increase is partly due to lockdown limiting social interactions, experts say

Outline:  child speech delays

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  -- covid, ++ BBC, ? Iran

Twitter will ban unlabelled parody accounts, says Elon Musk -- BBC News (UK)

Twitter previously issued a warning before suspending accounts, but there will now be no warning; A number of parody accounts mocking the billionaire have already been suspended or placed behind a warning sign

Outline:  new twitter owner

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Twitter, - Elon Musk, ++ BBC


Twitter bans comedian Kathy Griffin for impersonating Elon Musk -- The Guardian

Twitter will ban impersonators, Elon Musk says, as users flock to take his name

Outline:  elon musk twitter

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Musk, -- Twitter, ? Iran


BREAKING: Elon Musk urges Twitter followers to vote Republican for shared power -- The Independent

Twitter owner says independent voters will decide who controls Congress on Tuesday; Mr Musk has taken to openly supporting the GOP in recent years

Outline:  elon musk

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Twitter, ? Trump, ? Elon

Plans for 250m national flagship yacht dropped by government -- BBC News (UK)

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace tells MPs a competition to build the vessel had been terminated; Ship was commissioned by Boris Johnson last year to host trade fairs and diplomatic events

Outline:  royal yacht britannia

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ± Johnson, ++ Britain, ? Garden Bridge


Plans for a new 250 million royal yacht to 'promote the best of British' post-Brexit have been scrapped -- ITV News

Outline:  royal yacht

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Johnson, ? Northern Ireland, ? Boris

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