Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for Mar 10, 2023

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Friday's Times: HS2 will be delayed by another two years

Outline: (what is this?) fox news

Tone: (what is this?) - negative

Discussion: (what is this?) + BBC, - Lineker, - Tory

US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell treated for concussion -- BBC News (UK)

US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell in hospital after fall

Outline:  republican leader mitch mcconnell

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? UK, ? Biden, ? BBC

Gary Lineker says he does not fear BBC suspension over asylum policy tweet -- BBC News (UK)

Gary Lineker has a choice to make, says ex-BBC editorial chief

Outline:  asylum policy tweet gary lineker

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + BBC, + Gary, + Tory

I agree with Gary Lineker on refugees. But he should delete his tweet, for the sake of the BBC | Roger Bolton -- The Guardian

The presenter has the right to air his views on divisive politicians, but it will harm the corporation he loves; BBC staff and regular presenters or reporters associated with news or public policy-related output may offer professional judgements rooted in evidence

Outline:  refugees

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - BBC, + Gary, + Tory

Gary Lineker says he stands by remarks about immigration policy -- The Guardian

Match of the Day host says he does not fear suspension for comparing government language to that of 1930s Germany; Piers Morgan, Adam Boulton and Emily Maitlis have voiced their support for Lineker

Outline:  bbc suspension

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Gary, -- BBC, ? Tory

HS2 line between Birmingham and Crewe delayed by two years -- BBC News (UK)

HS2 construction to be delayed to save money

Outline:  hs2 trains

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  + HS2, ++ London, -- UK

Sections of HS2 rail line will be delayed by two years to save money, Transport Secretary Mark Harper has announced -- ITV News

Outline:  hs2 rail line

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Birmingham, ? HS2, ? Tory

TV astrologer Mystic Meg dies aged 80 -- BBC News (UK)

TV astrologer Margaret Lake, better known as Mystic Meg, has died aged 80; She was a well-known TV figure in the 1990s, appearing on the National Lottery

Outline:  tv astrologer mystic meg

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ± Meg, ? COVID, ? Fred

Who is the UK's Eurovision entrant? -- BBC News (UK)

I Wrote A Song is the UK's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023; The 25-year-old will perform in Liverpool in May

Outline:  eurovision entrant

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? UK, ? BBC, ? U.K.

Childcare: Full-time nursery for under-twos nearly 15k a year, says report -- BBC News (UK)

The average annual cost of a full-time nursery place for a child under two in Great Britain is now £14,836; A report by the charity Coram says average costs have risen by 5.9% in the past year

Outline:  childcare costs

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  -- uk, ± Tories, ++ Europe

End of era for UK's only independent Sylvanian Families shop -- BBC News (UK)

"It's the end of an era" UK's only independent Sylvanian Families shop to shut after more than 30 years

Outline:  only independent sylvanian families shop

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ? Sylvanian, ? Japan, ? Bunnies

Pat Sharp leaves Greatest Hits Radio show after reportedly making inappropriate comment -- BBC News (UK)

Broadcaster Pat Sharp has left his Greatest Hits Radio show with immediate effect; Sharp said he was "truly sorry", adding he'd apologised to the woman directly

Outline:  inappropriate comment broadcaster pat sharp

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ++ Germany, + BBC, + Pat

Seth Rogen: negative reviews are devastating and I know people who have never recovered -- The Guardian

Seth Rogen said negative reviews from critics are ‘devastating’ and that some people have ‘never recovered” from them

Outline:  negative reviews

Tone:  -- v. negative

Discussion:  ? Seth, ? Jeff Dreadnought

Harry and Meghan's children, Archie and Lilibet, get official royal titles -- BBC News (UK)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's children have officially been named as prince and princess; Previously they were listed as Master Archie Mountbatten-Windsor and Miss Lilibet

Outline:  royal children

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ± Harry, + America, ++ Meghan

Harry and Meghan defend prince and princess titles despite shunning royal life -- Metro

BREAKING: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have said their childrens prince and princess titles are their birthright in a new statement

Outline:  princess titles

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  -- Meghan, - Prince Harry, ? Archie

The royal familys official website has been updated to reflect Harry and Meghan's childrens new titles, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet -- ITV News

Outline:  royal familys official website

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Harry, ++ London, -- UK

SNP leadership hopefuls take part in second televised debate as it happened -- The Guardian

Braverman says she was offended by Linekers Nazi comparison because her husband is Jewish UK politics live

Outline:  outgoing scottish first minister nicola sturgeon

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Braverman, + Nazi, - UK

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