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News for May 20, 2023

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Harry and Meghan demand agency hand over car chase images -- The Guardian

Backgrid picture firm rejects request to provide copies of photos and video taken on Tuesday in New York; Duke and Duchess of Sussex have reportedly demanded images taken during 'near-catastrophic' chase

Outline: (what is this?) celebrity photo agency hand

Tone: (what is this?) - negative

Discussion: (what is this?) - Harry, - Meghan, ++ Netflix

Agency refuses to hand over Harry and Meghan photos -- BBC News (UK)

Photo agency that took pictures of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex refuses to hand over them; Agency says it has rejected legal demand to share material taken in New York on Tuesday night

Outline:  meghan photos

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ± Harry, - NY, ++ UK

Boris Johnson's wife Carrie pregnant with third child -- BBC News (UK)

Carrie Johnson has announced she is pregnant with her third child; The couple, who married in May 2021, already have two children

Outline:  former prime minister boris johnson

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Boris, ++ Johnson, ++ Carrie

Boris and Carrie Johnson expecting third child with due date in just a few weeks -- The Guardian

Carrie Johnson announces pregnancy on Instagram, saying they 'can't wait to meet this little one' The couple have two other children: Wilfred, who was born in April 2020, and Romy, born in December 2021

Outline:  carrie johnson

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ++ Johnson, ? Robert Deniro, ? Nick Cannon

Boris Johnson's wife Carrie announces she is pregnant with their third child -- ITV News

Outline:  third child

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Boris, ± Johnson, ? USA

Appeal after man allegedly masturbates on train -- BBC News (UK)

Police appeal for information after man reportedly seen masturbating on train

Outline:  train police appeal

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Twitter, ++ BBC, -- UK

BBC News Home -- BBC News (UK)

Saturday's Telegraph: UK 'talking itself into economic decline'

Outline:  bbc news home saturday

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Tories, ± UK, ± Tory

Legal migration is too high, says PM Rishi Sunak -- BBC News (UK)

Rishi Sunak says legal migration to the UK is "too high" but refuses to put a precise number; PM says he is considering a range of options to bring down legal migration

Outline:  legal migration numbers rishi sunak

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- UK, ± Brexit, + Sunak

Rishi Sunak says he is crystal clear that he wants to reduce immigration UK politics live -- The Guardian

Prime minister says he wants level of net immigration to fall below 500,000 it was when he took over; Rishi Sunak works ‘incredibly closely’ with home secretary Suella Braverman on immigration policy

Outline:  immigration uk politics

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  -- UK, ? Lichtenstein, ? Britain

The Smiths bassist Andy Rourke dies aged 59 -- BBC News (UK)

Guitarist Johnny Marr confirms Rourke died after a lengthy illness with pancreatic cancer; Rourke played on The Smiths' most famous songs, including This Charming Man

Outline:  smiths bassist andy rourke

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Andy, -- pancreatic cancer, ++ Smiths

Andy Rourke, bassist for the Smiths, dies aged 59 -- The Guardian

Musician described as ‘supremely gifted’ by bandmate Johnny Marr had suffered long illness with pancreatic cancer; Rourke played on the Smiths’ classic back catalogue including hits such as This Charming Man and There Is a Light That Never Goes Out

Outline:  andy rourke

Tone:  -- v. negative

Discussion:  ? Andy Rourke, ? Patrick Swayze, ? Pancreatic cancer

Jake Humphrey will leave BT Sport after 10 years -- BBC News (UK)

Jake Humphrey will be stepping back from his lead television presenting role with BT Sport after 10 years; The 44-year-old's last show for BT Sport is expected to be the Champions League final between Manchester City and Inter Milan on 10 June

Outline:  bt sport

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - BT, - BBC, ++ Jake

Aaron Ramsdale: Arsenal bottled it? Thats just a quick, cheap narrative -- The Guardian

Arsenal keeper has signed a new contract with the Gunners; The Gunners slipped in the title race to slip behind Manchester City

Outline:  player arsenal

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Arsenal, ? Man City, ? Leicester

'Stillborn babies should have legal rights' -- BBC News (UK)

Laura Gallazzi was 25 weeks pregnant when she went into labour at Ninewells hospital; Her baby Steven was in the breech position but her doctor went ahead with a normal birth

Outline:  stillborn rights

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? BBC, ? UK, ? Twit

Huntingdon cyclist killer Auriol Grey fails in appeal bid -- BBC News (UK)

Auriol Grey, 49, shouted an expletive and gestured in an "aggressive way" towards Celia Ward; Retired midwife, 77, fell into the path of a car in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Outline:  huntingdon cyclist killer auriol grey

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Covid Tranche 1, ? Ward, ? UK

The Sussexes are frazzled, fraught and lacking romance like any couple with young kids -- The Telegraph

Five years after their wedding, the omens are bad as Harry and Meghan seem to be heading in different directions - writes Read the full article here

Outline:  london wedding

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Harry, + Meghan, ± Camilla

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are reportedly set to take a break from This Morning -- Metro

Rumours surfaced of a 'dwindling friendship' between the pair, who have worked together for decades; The pair's break coincides with half-term, which is when the pair are usually off-screen anyway

Outline:  holly willoughby

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Holly, ? Harry, ? Alison

Harry and Meghan celebrate fifth wedding anniversary -- The Independent

Harry and Meghan share two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet; In 2020, the couple made the decision to step back as senior members of the royal family

Outline:  royal family

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Harry, ++ China, ++ Meghan

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