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News for Jan 23, 2023

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Maya Jamas ex-fianc Ben Simmons demanding 800,000 engagement ring is returned -- Metro

Maya Jama has supposedly been sent a legal letter that is forcing her to return her 800,000 engagement ring from ex-fianc Ben Simmons

Outline: (what is this?) engagement ring

Tone: (what is this?) ++ v. positive

Discussion: (what is this?) ? Ben, ? Simmons, ? Trump

Actor Jeremy Renner broke over 30 bones in snow plough accident -- BBC News (UK)

Avengers actor Jeremy Renner was accidentally run over by a snow plough on New Year's Day; He suffered blunt chest trauma and orthopaedic injuries while clearing snow outside his Nevada home

Outline:  avengers actor

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? avenger, ? Jeremy Renner, ? Romania

Food firms raising prices unnecessarily, Tesco's John Allan says -- BBC News (UK)

Firms may be hiking prices beyond inflation, says Tesco boss

Outline:  food prices

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Tesco, ± Sherlock, ++ Britain

Crackdown on energy firms over rise in prepayment meters -- BBC News (UK)

Crackdown on forced prepayment meters ordered by government

Outline:  energy minister graham stuart

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Korea, ? Swindlers, ? Smart Grid

Is Elon Musks Twitter in too much trouble to cover its debts? -- The Guardian

Social media platform faces $300m interest payment this week, and default could trigger debt restructuring – or bankruptcy; To buy Twitter, Musk put in more than $20bn of his own money, alongside $7.1bn from associates and about $4bn from his existing stake in the company

Outline:  debt restructuring

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? twitter, ? Elon, ? PPP

Seal pup rescued after spotted outside Hemsby kebab shop -- BBC News (UK)

Marine and Wildlife Rescue was called to Hemsby, Norfolk, on Friday night; The grey seal pup was seen wandering past an arcade and a kebab shop

Outline:  grey seal pup

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Greta Thonberg, ? Romania, ? Ukraine

How eating oysters could help protect the coast -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  oyster shells

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? BBC, ? Tory, ? Bezos

King Charles puts refugees and NHS at heart of diverse Coronation -- The Telegraph

King Charles III is to put refugees and the NHS at the heart of a diverse Coronation that will bring the nation together in a three-day celebration designed to reflect modern, multi-cultural Britain

Outline:  diverse coronation king charles iii

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Britain, ++ NHS, - Charles

The three-day coronation with pomp, pageantry and Camilla crowned too -- The Times

Britain will enjoy a weekend of festivities with street parties, fly-pasts and a Windsor Castle concert for King Charles

Outline:  day coronation

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Britain, ? Camilla, ? Queen Elizabeth

King Charles coronation: Your day-by-day guide to the weekend's planned events -- The Telegraph

It will be a Bank Holiday weekend like no other. The public will experience the full pomp and ceremony of the coronation of King Charles III after the monarch rejected the idea of a cut-price coronation

Outline:  king charles coronation

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? NHS, ? Charles Windsor, ? Germany

Boris Johnson makes surprise trip to Ukraine -- The Guardian

Former PM says it is a ‘privilege’ to be there to show solidarity with Ukraine; Downing Street says Rishi Sunak is ‘supportive’ of his visit, Downing Street indicated

Outline:  boris johnson

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Ukraine, -- North Korea, ± Johnson

Boris Johnson meets Volodymyr Zelensky on surprise Kyiv visit -- The Telegraph

Boris Johnson met Volodymyr Zelensky on a surprise visit to Kyiv on Sunday. The former prime minister visited Borodyanka and Bucha, suburbs in which Russian forces committed war crimes during their unsuccessful assault in March. Read more here

Outline:  kyiv visit boris johnson

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Boris, + Ukraine, ? Germany

Russia-Ukraine war live: Boris Johnson says Ukrainians should get all the tools they need to beat Russia during latest visit -- The Guardian

Ex-UK PM Boris Johnson visits Borodyanka and hints at support for more tanks to be sent to Kyiv; Cabinet dismisses deputy minister Vasyl Lozynskiy who allegedly received a $400,000 bribe

Outline:  ukraine war live

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Borisjohnson, ? Florida, ? NATO

Women tell of their ADHD diagnosis struggles -- BBC News (UK)

Singer Bronwen Lewis paid £650 for a private assessment for ADHD; GPs in Wales said it can take over a year to get an assessment on the NHS

Outline:  adhd diagnosis struggles

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - ADHD, ? bbc, ? Nadim

Hospital suspends gas and air over nitrous oxide levels -- BBC News (UK)

The decision follows tests on nitrous oxide levels at the Princess Alexandra Hospital; The hospital said it would temporarily suspend the use of Entonox while safety equipment was installed

Outline:  princess alexandra hospital

Tone:  -- v. negative

Discussion:  ? Romania, ? London, ? Ukraine

Probe urged over claims BBC chair helped Boris Johnson secure loan -- BBC News (UK)

Labour's chairwoman Anneliese Dodds has written to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, Daniel Greenberg, asking for an urgent investigation into the facts of this case; Mr Johnson's spokesman said he did not receive financial advice from Mr Sharp

Outline:  former goldman sachs banker mr sharp

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ BBC, + Tory, ± Boris

Johnson denies conflict of interest in appointment of BBC chairman -- The Guardian

Labour asks watchdog to examine recruitment process after reports Richard Sharp helped former PM with personal finances; Shadow culture secretary Lucy Powell has written to William Shawcross, the commissioner for public appointments, to request he examine how Sharp was appointed

Outline:  boris johnson

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Ukraine

Swan brings M4 motorway traffic to halt near Newport -- BBC News (UK)

Swan brings M4 traffic to halt

Outline:  newport swan

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? BBC, ? Korea, ? Tory

Is this the UK's most important meteorite? -- BBC News (UK)

Niamh Topping, 23, is in her first year at the University of Leicester; She is studying water and rock reactions in the early solar system

Outline:  important meteorite

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ? Ukraine, ? meteorites, ? London

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