Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for May 22, 2023

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Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby: What went wrong for This Morning pair? -- BBC News (UK)

Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby's relationship went off the rails last week; Viewers could tell something was up after tabloid stories about an apparent feud

Outline: (what is this?) holly willoughby

Tone: (what is this?) + positive

Discussion: (what is this?) + BBC, - Phil, - Holly

Alison Hammond and Dermot OLeary will fill in as hosts on This Morning on Monday following Phillip Schofields departure from the show -- ITV News

Outline:  alison hammond

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Alison, + Dermot, ++ Holly

Phillip Schofield feels hung out to dry by ITV after showing signal of resilience in final This Morning sign-off -- Metro

Phillip Schofield reportedly told friends ITV has hung him out to dry after stepping down from hosting duties on This Morning

Outline:  phillip schofield

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ? Philip

Labours top team pushes Starmer to replace tuition fees with graduate tax -- The Guardian

Keir Starmer urged by shadow cabinet figures to replace tuition fees with a graduate tax; Labour leader urged to create a fairer system that also raises enough money for the sector

Outline:  graduate tax

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Starmer, ++ UK, -- Labour

Government rules out more help on energy bills -- BBC News (UK)

Ofgem is expected to announce a sharp drop in the price cap on energy bills; It is forecast to fall to £2,000, nearly double the amount when the cap was announced in 2019

Outline:  household energy bills

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ± Ukraine, ? Tory, ? Putin

The environment secretary appeared to accept that bill-payers will have to pick up a lot of the cost relating to infrastructure improvements designed to prevent sewage entering Englands seas and waterways -- ITV News

Outline:  environment secretary

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? Tories, ? Tory, ? UK

Three in hospital after bus roof cut off in Glasgow bridge crash -- BBC News (UK)

The crash happened in Cook Street in Glasgow, near the O2 venue, at 11.35 BST; The injured people were taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Outline:  glasgow bridge crash

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? Glasgow, ? Coventry, ? HGV

Plane flips over on County Londonderry beach -- BBC News (UK)

A pilot's plane flipped over on a beach in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland; The incident happened after the pilot came in to land on soft sand

Outline:  emergency landing

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Derry, ? Australia, ? Joe Biden

CCTV appeal after London rail worker knocked unconscious -- BBC News (UK)

Attack happened at Harrow on the Hill station in London shortly before 00:15 BST on Sunday; Staff member was knocked unconscious and suffered a bleed on the brain and a fractured skull

Outline:  cctv appeal

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? CCTV, ? London, ? U.K.

Jennifer Lawrence Bread and Roses documentary gives Afghan women a voice -- BBC News (UK)

Jennifer Lawrence's secret filming in Afghanistan

Outline:  jennifer lawrence bread

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Afghanistan, ? BBC, ? Taliban

The Guardian view on Pakistans army: go back to the barracks | Editorial -- The Guardian

Outline:  pakistans army

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Pakistan, ± Imran Khan, ? Raheel Sharif

Starbucks: What a coffee ad reveals about transphobia in India -- BBC News (UK)

A Starbucks ad featuring a transgender model has been viewed over a million times on YouTube and has over eight million views on Twitter; The ad was released earlier this month with the hashtag - It Starts With Your Name

Outline:  coffee ad

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ± India, ++ UK, ++ BBC

Can you tell that these 'photographs' are created by artificial intelligence? -- BBC News (UK)

None of the people depicted are real and each picture has been generated by a text prompt; A text prompt can be something as simple as "woman shouting" or "twins" Dr David Gyimah thinks it is worth considering the potential ill-intentioned uses of AI imagery in journalism

Outline:  ai images

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ AI, ? photoshop, ? Wally Swinburn

Rishi Sunak to consult ethics adviser over Suella Braverman speeding claims -- BBC News (UK)

Suella Braverman speeding course claims prompt inquiry calls

Outline:  suella braverman speeding

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - BBC, -- Tory, - Braverman

Valencia 1-0 Real Madrid: Vinicius Junior sent off after racist chants at Mestalla -- BBC News (UK)

Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior was sent off for violent conduct in the 97th minute of the 1-0 defeat at Valencia; The 22-year-old Brazil international was racially abused by opposition fans during the match

Outline:  valencia fans

Tone:  -- v. negative

Discussion:  ? FIFA, ? Ivan Toney, ? UK

Constant craving: why we cant shake the salt habit -- The Guardian

There’s a French expression, ‘Long like a day without bread’, and my equivalent is ‘interminable, grey and tasteless’ My salt intake must vastly exceed the UK recommended 6g a day; Action on Salt has an app, FoodSwitch UK, to help people navigate the shelves

Outline:  salt habit

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? UK, ? Netflix, ? Britain

A low birthrate is good news for the planet | Letters -- The Guardian

Outline:  conservative mp miriam cates

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? covid, ? Elon, ? Guardian

Labour's NHS plan will offer patients more choice, shadow health secretary says -- BBC News (UK)

Wes Streeting said organising waiting lists by region would give patients more freedom; Party says this would allow patients to get treatment more quickly if queues are shorter at nearby hospitals

Outline:  nhs plan

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- NHS, - Wales, ± Labour

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