Newspin: Holistic News Curation (UK)

News for Jun 09, 2022

The news is so noisy. An endless slew of stories pulling you every which way. Here's Newspin, with some noise-cancelling analysis!

Transgender women are women, says Wales First Minister Mark Drakeford -- BBC News (UK)

Outline: (what is this?) trans, rights, female

Tone: (what is this?) + positive

Discussion: (what is this?) - Mark Drakeford, ++ Michelle, Trump, Wales

'Biological sex matters,' Javid says on trans cyclist Emily Bridges -- ITV News

Outline:  biological, sex, matters

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Emily, ++ Javid, -- Tories, ++ NHS

Schoolboy nicknamed ‘hero of Ukraine’ held off Russian tanks using a toy drone -- Metro

A 15-year-old boy who flies drones as a hobby helped to prevent Russian soldiers from overrunning Kyiv Andrii Pokrasa has revealed his role in the defence of the capital after being hailed 'a hero of Ukraine' by the military. Let's discuss

Outline:  hero, ukraine, military

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Ukraine, - Russia, -- Kiev, + Putin

Hacked Russian radio station plays Ukraine’s national anthem and anti-war songs -- Metro

A Russian radio station’s lunchtime bulletin was interrupted by the Ukrainian national anthem and anti-war songs. Kommersant FM was taken over by hackers to protest Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine before being pulled off the air. Let's Discuss

Outline:  hacked, russian, radio

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ± Russia, Vladimir Putin, Ukraine, China

You’re a Cossack now, Ukrainians tell Boris Johnson and his ‘freedom-loving hair’ -- The Telegraph

Boris Johnson has been officially inducted into Ukraine’s Cossack community and given a new name that pays homage to his hairstyle in another token of gratitude for his support during the war

Outline:  cossack, mamay, ukrainian

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ++ Ukraine

Sir David Attenborough receives royal honour at Windsor -- BBC News (UK)

Sir David Attenborough knighted for second time to become Knight of the Grand Cross

Outline:  david, attenborough, knighted

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ David Attenborough, + Sir David, ++ Knight, ++ St George

The Queen turned down photo with Lilibet during Platinum Jubilee -- The Telegraph

The Queen refused to allow a private photographer to attend the first meeting with her great-granddaughter, Lilibet, over the weekend of her Platinum Jubilee

Outline:  photos, queen, lilibet

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Meghan, ++ Harry, ++ Archie, Lilibet

Foo Fighters announce Taylor Hawkins tribute shows -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  foo, fighters, announced

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Chad, Taylor, Nandi, Matt

Fly-tipper who dumped 51 tonnes of tyres jailed -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  tyres, jailed, fly

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  Simon, Hankook

YouGov ‘banned’ release of 2017 election poll because it was too good for Labour -- The Independent

Outline:  labour, elected, polling

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  Corbyn, Blairites, YouGov, Starmer

Why do polling firms like YouGov tweak polls? Because they are scared of being wrong | Peter Kellner -- The Guardian

Outline:  tweaked, pollsters, determined

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  Tories, YouGov, Tory, The Guardian

Keir Starmer, you have a golden opportunity. Now try a bit of Corbynism | Neal Lawson -- The Guardian

Outline:  corbynism, offered

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ± Labour, + Corbyn, ± Starmer, ± Tories

The Papers -- BBC News (UK)

Thursday's Express: "Now that is a promise! PM vows to slash bills"

Outline:  papers, thursday, express

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ UK, ++ Russia, ++ U.K., France

Artist Paula Rego, known for her visceral and unsettling work, dies aged 87 -- The Guardian

Outline:  gallery, paula, rego

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Paula Rego, Tate Britain, Portugal, London

'If I go back to Iran, my husband will kill me' -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  honour, killings, iran

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ UK, Iran, Christian, Bruce Jenner

Cineworld cancels The Lady of Heaven film screenings after protests -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  islam, pulled, cineworld

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - UK, - Brian, -- ISIS, -- Iraq

Meet the boss who lets staff have masturbation breaks -- The Independent

Outline:  staff, masturbation

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  Darren Grimes

Boris Johnson urged to sack ministers ‘for disloyalty’ -- The Times

Boris Johnson is being urged by cabinet ministers to sack members of the payroll who did not announce that they were backing him in Monday’s confidence vote

Outline:  sack, ministers, disloyalty

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + Johnson, - Boris, ± UK, -- Tory

As it happened: No-one can stop us delivering, Johnson tells MPs -- BBC News (UK)

"Get by a tree... something that puts something big between you if there's a secondary attack" This was the advice actor John Barrowman was given as he witnessed a car drive into pedestrians in Berlin One person has been killed and more injured

Outline:  minister, faced, mps

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  John, Barrowman, Jack Harkness, Malcolm Merlyn

Boris Johnson vows to "get on" with being UK prime minister -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  baroness, morrissey, said

Tone:  - negative

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

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