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News for Jul 03, 2022

Old so and so is at it again… probably. Here's what else is happening, served with a delicious side of slow-cooked analysis.

Worker who was accidentally paid 300 times his salary takes the money and runs -- Metro

What would you do if you checked your bank account and found you had mistakenly been paid 300 times your normal salary? Well, this happened to an employee and he decided to cut and run. Intrigued? So were we

Outline: (what is this?) worker, accidentally, paid

Tone: (what is this?) Unclear

Discussion: (what is this?) Consorcio


Two men in hospital after fight at Silverstone circuit -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  hospital, fight, silverstone

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  - Lewis, Hamilton, Piquet, Horner


Texas man gets 10-year prison sentence for having sex with horse -- The Independent

Outline:  dna, taken, horses

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  america, Texas, USA, Republicans

EU roaming charges are back after Brexit – beware high mobile bills -- The Guardian

Outline:  eu, roaming, charges

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - UK, - EU, - Brexit, + Boris


Overcrowded Venice sets a date for day-tripper fee -- The Times

Venice will charge most of its visitors an entry fee from next year as it tries to tackle overcrowding

Outline:  venice, charge, visitors

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Venice, Simone Venturini, Alexa


Britain must pay EU eye-watering £9.4bn Brexit divorce bill - and it does not stop there -- The Telegraph

Britain is set to hand over an eye-watering £9.4 billion Brexit divorce payment to Brussels this year, according to official EU figures

Outline:  brexit, divorce, payment

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - UK, + EU, ++ Brexit, Britain

Adele performs first public concert in five years -- BBC News (UK)

Adele wows fans in London’s Hyde Park during her first public concert for five years

Outline:  concert, years, adele

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  Adele, Kevin, Las Vegas, Wdym Susan


Emotion and simplicity are enough at Adele's comeback Hyde Park gig -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  adele, told, fans

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  Adele, Frank Sinatra, Julia

Covid is rising again in the UK - should we worry? -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  covid, rising, uk

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  + Covid, - BBC, Boris Johnson, UK


Special Covid leave scrapped for NHS England staff -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  special, covid, leave

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - NHS, - UK, Boris, - Covid

Chris Pincher MP seeking medical support after groping claim -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  suspended, conservative, mp

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Tory, - Pincher, ± Boris, -- Johnson


Watchdog to examine allegations against former Tory MP Chris Pincher -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  pincher, parliamentary, watchdog

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ± Pincher, ++ Boris, Tamworth, Natalia


Chris Pincher seeking professional help after drunken groping claims -- The Guardian

Outline:  tory, whip, pincher

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  -- Pincher, Kevin Spacey, Tamworth, Chris Pincher

There is nothing inappropriate about drag queens performing for children -- Metro

Performing for children has its own magic, and it is very heartwarming that a generation of kids will grow up having been exposed to different identities and lifestyles.' |

Outline:  inappropriate, drag, queens

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ± Christmas, America, ++ Panto, Ken


I sent nudes to a boy at 13. It almost destroyed me — and my mum -- The Times

A week or two after her 14th birthday, Roxy Longworth tried to talk to her mother about a problem in her life. Not long after, engulfed with shame, the teenager teetered on the edge of a Tube platform, calm in the face of jumping in front of a train

Outline:  deep, shame, teenager

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Roxy, -- Russia, Ukrainian, twitter

'We have to drive a lot less', says Chris Boardman, the PM's new travel tsar -- The Telegraph

Cars should not be used for journeys less than a mile, Chris Boardman has said, as he takes up his post as Boris Johnson’s first National Active Travel Commissioner

Outline:  2bn, encourage, motorists

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  -- Betty, + London, -- UK, ++ Boardman


'Pavement parking frightens me' -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  pavement, parking, frightens

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- London, ± BBC, twitter, UK

Shetland celebrates historic first Pride event -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  shetland, pride, festival

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - BBC, UK, Sherlock Holmes, south london


Berlin mosque becomes ‘first’ in Germany to fly rainbow flag for Pride -- The Independent

Outline:  lgbt, solidarity, berlin

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  - Islam, ++ Allah, -- Quran, -- Muslims

William welcomes New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern to Kensington Palace -- ITV News

Outline:  welcomes, new, zealand

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ NZ, Matt, William, Royal Highness Duke


Prince Harry and Meghan missed Platinum Jubilee flypast as they rushed for exit door -- The Telegraph

Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose not to remain with other members of the Royal family for the Trooping the Colour highlight

Outline:  jubilee, celebrations, red

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ± Harry, ± Meghan, ± UK, -- Netflix

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