Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for Nov 27, 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.

'Not enough' done to help early development - Kate -- BBC News (UK)

"Not enough done" to help early development of children, says Princess of Wales

Outline: (what is this?) early childhood

Tone: (what is this?) ++ v. positive

Discussion: (what is this?) ++ Tory, ++ Kate, ++ Wales

Forget the photo ops, I've seen how much children's development really means to the Princess of Wales -- The Telegraph

'If anyone can speak up for our youngest children and their futures, it is the new Princess of Wales. She, and the next generation she is fighting for, just need people to listen,' writes

Outline:  own royal children

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Princess of Wales

Late Queen thought Prince Harry 'a little too in love' with Meghan -- The Telegraph

The late Queen was worried that Prince Harry was perhaps a little too in love with his wife Meghan during the early days of their marriage, it has emerged

Outline:  prince harry

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? Diana, ? America, ? The Telegraph

Doddie Weir: Former Scotland lock dies at 52 after battle with motor neurone disease -- BBC News (UK)

Scotland rugby legend Doddie Weir dies after MND battle

Outline:  scottish rugby legend doddie weir

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Doddie, ? BBBc, ? Doddy

The rugby titan who captured the heart of Scotland -- BBC News (UK)

Doddie Doddie earned himself 61 caps for Scotland throughout the 1990s; He was selected for the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa in 1997

Outline:  rugby titan

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Toomajsalehi, ? Toomaj Salehi, ? Moharebeh

The former Health Secretary has made the final four as another contestant left the jungle -- ITV News

Outline:  former health secretary

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Matt, + Hancock, -- covid

Matt Hancock reaches Im A Celebrity final as eighth contender eliminated -- ITV News

Outline:  eighth contender

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Matt, ? Jungle, ? UK

Matt Hancock through to final on Im A Celebrity -- The Guardian

Former health secretary could be crowned king of the jungle as he reaches last three along with Owen Warner and Jill Scott; Former England rugby player received the fewest votes from the public

Outline:  former health secretary

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? Matt, ? Karl Pilkington, ? Covid

Fame and Flashdance singer Irene Cara dies aged 63 -- BBC News (UK)

Fame and Flashdance singer Irene Cara has died at the age of 63; Cara was best known for her title track in the 1980 film Fame

Outline:  flashdance singer irene cara

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Twitter, ++ Irene, -- Pillock

An incomplete history of pop on BBC television -- BBC News (UK)

More than 70 pop and rock shows have elbowed their way into the schedules since the BBC's inception 100 years ago; Top Of The Pops ruled the roost for 42 years, introducing the UK to Marc Bolan, David Bowie, Madonna, The Stone Roses and the Spice Girls

Outline:  pop music

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- BBC, ± Jimmy Savile, ? US

Elon Musk says he will back Trump rival Ron DeSantis in 2024 if he runs for president -- The Guardian

Billionaire says he would support Florida governor Ron DeSantis in 2024; Says he prefers'someone sensible and centrist' but has been disappointed by Democrats so far

Outline:  elon musk

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Trump, ++ Elon, ++ Desantis

Trump condemned for dining with white supremacist Nick Fuentes -- The Guardian

Democrats, anti-racist groups and some Republicans criticize president for meeting Fuentes at dinner with Kanye West; Some Republicans too joined in the chorus of condemnation of the meeting

Outline:  white supremacist nick fuentes democrats

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ± Trump, -- US, -- Nick Fuentes

Elon Musk says he'll invent new phone if Twitter is pulled from App Store -- The Independent

Elon Musk has confirmed he will create his own smartphone if Apple and Google pull Twitter from their app stores; The SpaceX owner is trying to make his takeover of the social networking site a success

Outline:  tech billionaire elon musk

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Musk, ? Trump, ? Ye

US bans sale of Huawei, ZTE tech amid security fears -- BBC News (UK)

First time US regulators have taken such a move on security grounds; Companies listed include Huawei, ZTE, Dahua, Hytera, Hikvision and Dahua

Outline:  huawei

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - China, -- US, - Huawei

240 rainbow scarf is latest splurge of choice to beat the blues -- The Guardian

Acne Studios’ oversized plaid scarf is ubiquitous on the streets of London and farther afield; Swedish fashion house has been selling the distinctive wool-blend item since 2019

Outline:  acne scarf owners

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Guardian, ? Primark, ? lunacy

Brexit blow: exports to Japan slump after landmark free trade deal -- The Guardian

First such accord after leaving EU was predicted to bring £15bn boost but UK now lags rivals; Labour's Nick Thomas-Symonds: ‘Falling trade with Japan is irrefutable evidence ministers are not delivering for UK exporters’ Rishi Sunak under pressure inside Whitehall over his current plans

Outline:  uk trade

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Brexit, -- Europe, ? UK

Rich nations have promised to pay for the climate crisis but will they? | Gordon Brown -- The Guardian

For too long pledges have gone unmet, so at Cop28 new solutions need to be explored; An action plan for Cop28 that requires donors to contribute to climate finance based on their capacity to pay should be the starting point for the next round of climate finance

Outline:  climate finance

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Brown, ? China, ? UK

Leonardo DiCaprio lauds birth of bison calf in Canterbury -- BBC News (UK)

DiCaprio posted image of the bison to his 55.6 million Instagram followers; It was the first bison born in the UK wild in thousands of years

Outline:  baby bison

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ± BBC News, ? The, ? Leonardo Dicaprio

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