Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for May 23, 2023

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!

Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary pay tribute to Phillip Schofield on This Morning -- BBC News (UK)

Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary pay tribute to Phillip Schofield on This Morning; Hammond said everyone on the show wished him "all the best for the future" Eamonn Holmes, who was dropped from This Morning in 2021, was less complimentary about his departure

Outline: (what is this?) phillip schofield alison hammond

Tone: (what is this?) - negative

Discussion: (what is this?) ± BBC, ++ Schofield, ? ITV

Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary pay This Morning tribute to Phillip Schofield -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  alison hammond

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Phillip Schofield, ? BBC, ? Jim Salvile

Rail passengers in England could lose wifi access amid cost cuts -- The Guardian

DfT tells operators wifi is low priority for travellers and they need to justify business case for it

Outline:  train wifi

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + WiFi, ++ Wi-Fi, ? Europe

Train wi-fi at risk as part of cost-cutting move -- BBC News (UK)

Government says on-train wi-fi on trains is a low priority for passengers; Department for Transport says it will review whether it delivers the best possible value for money

Outline:  train wi

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  - WiFi, ± Wi-Fi, ± UK

Explaining the 'how' - the launch of BBC Verify -- BBC News (UK)

BBC's new brand, BBC Verify, will be home to specific expertise and technology; It comprises about 60 journalists who will form a highly specialised operation

Outline:  bbc verify

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  + BBC, ++ covid, -- UK

Amateur radio heard Titanic SOS in Welsh town 2,000 miles away -- BBC News (UK)

Arthur Moore intercepted the Italian government's declaration of war on Libya in 1911; The self-taught amateur radio operator received the Titanic's distress signal 3,000 miles (4,800km) away

Outline:  radio telegraphy inventor

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Radio1, ? Titanic, ? Tory Government

Sir David Attenborough mural painted on building -- BBC News (UK)

7m by 6m (23ft by 20ft) artwork is part of a new site for the W.Ave Arts project; It took artist Abraham.O1 three days to create the artwork in St Leonards, East Sussex

Outline:  sir david attenborough mural

Tone:  + positive

Weapons expert cut from government event due to Twitter posts -- BBC News (UK)

Dan Kaszeta was invited to speak at the 25th annual Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference; Ministry of Defence said checks on people speaking at government-organised events ensured a balanced discussion

Outline:  mr kaszeta

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? Sarah Jane, ? George Bush, ? Syria

Anti-Putin militia claims to have overrun Russian border village -- The Guardian

Self-described partisans the Freedom of Russia Legion say they launched cross-border raid from Ukraine; Another anti-Kremlin militia, the Russian Volunteer Corps, also said it had taken part in the raid

Outline:  anti - putin militia

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Moscow, ++ Bilhorod, ? Putin

Madeleine McCann: Police to search Portuguese reservoir -- BBC News (UK)

Police investigating disappearance of Madeleine McCann to search Portuguese reservoir, local media reports

Outline:  portuguese reservoir

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? Portugal, ? UK, ? Mccann

BBC News Home -- BBC News (UK)

Tuesdays Star: Maddie cops dig at reservoir

Outline:  reservoir

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Germany, ? Comedy Off Central

I'm confident nothing untoward happened over speeding course, says Suella Braverman -- BBC News (UK)

"I am confident nothing untoward has happened", says Home Secretary Suella Braverman, after criticism over her handling of speeding offence

Outline:  private speed awareness course

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ Brexit, - Tories, ? Suella

Covid train trip MP Margaret Ferrier loses appeal over Commons ban -- BBC News (UK)

Rutherglen and Hamilton West MP lost appeal against 30-day ban for breaching Covid rules; Ferrier spoke in parliament while awaiting results of a Covid test in September 2020

Outline:  commons ban mp margaret ferrier

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? London, ? Covid, ? Ted Bundy

Home Secretary set to face questions over her speeding ticket response -- ITV News

Outline:  ticket response

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Braverm, ? Suella

Brain cancer fundraiser, Laura Nuttall, dies aged 23 -- BBC News (UK)

Laura Nuttall was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer in 2018; She presented BBC North West Tonight's weather as part of her bucket list of ambitions

Outline:  cancer patient laura

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Laura, ? Peter Kay, ? Twitter

Rhod Gilbert returns to the stage after cancer treatment -- BBC News (UK)

Comedian Rhod Gilbert said it was wonderful to be back on stage after treatment for cancer; The 54-year-old performed at Swansea Arena on Friday for the first time in a year

Outline:  cancer treatment comedian rhod gilbert

Tone:  ++ v. positive

BBC's Naga Munchetty reveals womb condition adenomyosis -- BBC News (UK)

BBC presenter Naga Munchetty reveals how womb condition means she is in constant pain

Outline:  condition adenomyosis bbc presenter naga munchetty

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? adenomyosis, ? Naga, ? NHS

Graeme Souness: Football legend to swim Channel for 'butterfly skin' girl -- BBC News (UK)

Scotland football legend and ex-Sky pundit Graeme Souness to swim English Channel for charity

Outline:  english channel football legend graeme souness

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Black Isle, ? Graham

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