Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for May 24, 2023

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'My 850,000 newbuild flat is now worthless' -- BBC News (UK)

53 Agar Grove in Camden has been deemed not fit for purpose by surveyors; Residents claim they have spent £100,000 in legal fees fighting insurers and developers

Outline: (what is this?) housing

Tone: (what is this?) - negative

Discussion: (what is this?) - London, ? Camden, ? Britain

Bear Grylls discovers he is related to Robert the Bruce -- BBC News (UK)

Bear Grylls said it was "epic" to discover he is related to Robert the Bruce; The TV presenter travelled to Scotland to learn about his link with the Scottish king

Outline:  bruce adventurer bear grylls

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Robert The Bruce, ? Bruce The Bear, ? Fiona Bruce

Serial abuser and ex-entertainer Rolf Harris dies aged 93 -- BBC News (UK)

Harris was found guilty of a string of indecent assaults between 1968 and 1986; He was jailed for five years and nine months in prison in 2017 - but never apologised to his victims

Outline:  former entertainer rolf harris

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- BBC, - Rolf, ? Hitler

Rolf Harris, convicted sex offender and entertainer, dies aged 93 -- The Guardian

Former entertainer died on 10 May of neck cancer and ‘frailty of old age’ Speculation over his health had built in recent weeks; Harris was jailed for sexual assaults against girls and young women

Outline:  rolf harris

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Ellesmere Port

Madeleine McCann: Police digging near reservoir -- BBC News (UK)

German police are looking for evidence to link Madeleine McCann's disappearance to Christian Brueckner; The 45-year-old German national was made a formal suspect, or an "arguido", by Portuguese prosecutors in 2022

Outline:  madeleine mccann mystery

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? Portugal, ? London, ? Andrew Gosden

Madeleine McCann: Could police reservoir search solve the mystery? -- BBC News (UK)

Madeleine McCann vanished while on holiday in the Algarve region of Portugal in 2007; German national Christian Bruekner was made a formal suspect or "arguido" in 2012

Outline:  madeleine mccann

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Mccann, ? Portugal, ? Algarve

BBC News Home -- BBC News (UK)

Wednesdays Mail: "Boris threatens to sue Cabinet Office for Covid stitch-up"

Outline:  bbc news home wednesdays mail

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ Johnson, -- Tory, ? Sarah Vine

Duchess of Edinburgh becomes first royal to visit Baghdad in Iraq -- BBC News (UK)

Sophie becomes first royal to visit Baghdad

Outline:  iraq sophie

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ? Baghdad, ? Edinburgh, ? Syria

A teenager who filmed himself walking into homes on TikTok has been arrested -- Metro

TikToker films himself running away with an elderly woman’s dog while laughing, before returning the animal to its distressed owner; A police investigation was launched after the video went viral last week

Outline:  police investigation

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? America, ? Tik-Tok, ? Logan Paul

Netflix begins UK crackdown on password sharing -- BBC News (UK)

Netflix has started its crackdown on password sharing in major markets including the UK and US; The streaming giant said it was notifying customers that they must pay £4.99 per month, or $7.99 in the US, if they want to share their account with someone outside their homes

Outline:  password sharing

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  + Netflix, ? Stranger Things, ? Arsenalthebottlers

We are closer than ever to arresting Putin, but the US must play its part | Gordon Brown -- The Guardian

This summer will be a crisis point for the Russian president, as demands for action intensify; August will represent a fork in the road for Putin, risking arrest, or by staying away he exposes his fear of being arrested

Outline:  putin

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Blair, -- Gordon Brown, -- Iraq

Ukraine war: US distances itself from Belgorod incursion into Russia -- BBC News (UK)

Parts of Belgorod came under attack on Monday, in one of largest cross-border raids since Russia invaded its neighbour last year; Russia later released pictures of abandoned or damaged Western military vehicles, including US-made Humvees

Outline:  ukrainian terrorists

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ? WW3, ? WW2, ? Germany

The Guardian view on Ukraines counteroffensive: keeping up momentum | Editorial -- The Guardian

Outline:  ukraines counteroffensive

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Man admits mowing down woman and her three dogs in Chelsea -- BBC News (UK)

Laszlo Dancs, 28, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving; Olivia Riley, 41, and her three golden retrievers were walking along Chelsea embankment

Outline:  laszlo dancs

Tone:  -- v. negative

Discussion:  ? Michael Palin, ? BBC, ? Twitter

Politics latest news: Tories rally to defend Braverman over speeding fine row 'witch hunt' -- The Telegraph

A quarter of Conservative voters believe Suella Braverman should resign as Home Secretary amid a row over her handling of a speeding offence. Read the latest on our politics live blog

Outline:  glance tory mps

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  - Braverman, + Tory, ± Conservatives

Theatre Royal Stratford East director defends Black Out show -- BBC News (UK)

Theatre director defends decision to host show for black audience members

Outline:  black audience members

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- SA, ± London, ? UK

Prince Harry loses challenge to pay for police protection in UK -- BBC News (UK)

Prince Harry's lawyers wanted a judicial review of the rejection of his offer to pay for protection in the UK; But a judge has ruled not to give the go ahead for such a hearing

Outline:  uk prince harry

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Harry, - UK, ? Andrew

Prince Harry had no right to intervene in fight to pay for police protection, says judge -- The Telegraph

The Duke of Sussex has been denied the right to bring a second legal challenge against the Governments decision to deny him automatic security when in the UK. Read more here

Outline:  police protection

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? UK, ? Harry, ? Andrew

Senator who voted for anti-trans bill that passed by one vote admits she wasnt paying attention -- The Independent

Political scientist says majority of Nebraska legislators ‘seem not to know or care what they’re doing as long as it feels right to them and they have the votes to do it’ State Senator Christy Armendariz represents the 18th District in the state

Outline:  replies ap nebraska senator christy armendariz

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? Ricketts, ? LD18

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