Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for May 12, 2023

It's Friday! It's nearly lunchtime, it's practically the weekend. So don't allow the news to ambush you, know what you are getting up front here with Newspin.

Missing University of York duck Long Boi presumed dead -- BBC News (UK)

The mallard/Indian runner cross became a star of social media due to its height; University of York said it is forced to conclude that he has passed away

Outline: (what is this?) york duck long boi

Tone: (what is this?) ± mixed

Discussion: (what is this?) - BBC, ++ Boi, ? Romboy

Beyonc: Renaissance World Tour review a dizzying three-hour spectacular -- The Guardian

Queen Bey’s first solo headline tour in seven years is a lavish leap forward for live entertainment; The BeyHive is dripping with sci-fi disco decadence, sex and Black pride

Outline:  beyoncé shows

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Taylors, ? The GUARDIAN, ? Beyoncé

'It took me 20 years to build this brand... they dismantled it in a week', says man behind Bud's iconic ads -- The Telegraph

It took us 20 years to take Bud Light beer to the No. 1 beer in the country, and it took them one week to dismantle it, Mr Lachky, Anheuser-Buschs former chief creative officer, said

Outline:  bud light beer

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? Bud, ? Mulvaney, ? Nashville

'You're a nasty person': Trump snaps at CNN presenter Kaitlan Collins -- The Telegraph

'You're a nasty person': Trump snaps at CNN presenter Kaitlan Collins The ex-president took a personal swipe at the moderator during a fiery exchange over his handling of classified documents Read more

Outline:  cnn presenter kaitlan collins

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Trump, - CNN, ++ Biden

Biden visit to ensure 'Brits didn't screw around' -- BBC News (UK)

President Biden says his visit to Northern Ireland was to ensure "Brits didn't screw around"

Outline:  northern ireland executive

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ USA, ++ UK, -- Biden

BBC News Home -- BBC News (UK)

Friday's Times: "Food prices 'on way back down'"

Outline:  bbc news home friday

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Tesco, ? EU, ? The Daily Mail

I took painkillers before carrying sword at King's Coronation, says Penny Mordaunt -- BBC News (UK)

Penny Mordaunt carried the 17th Century Sword of State and Jewelled Sword of Offering for more than an hour; Working on the coronation has been a "huge privilege", Ms Mordaunt said

Outline:  17th century sword

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Penny, ± Tory, -- Tories

Penny Mordaunt says she took painkillers before sword-carrying role -- The Guardian

Lord president of privy council says coronation was ‘humbling day’ and democracy ‘is about dissent’ She was responsible for bearing the sword of the state and presenting the jewelled sword of offering to the king

Outline:  penny mordaunt

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ NHS, ? Saudi Arabia, ? Tory

I took painkillers before carrying sword at coronation, says Penny Mordaunt -- ITV News

Outline:  painkillers

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  -- Tory, ? Penny, ? Helms Deep

Ukrainian counter-offensive 'in full swing' -- The Telegraph

The UK has supplied Ukraine with multiple Storm Shadow cruise missiles, a Western official has said, making it the first country to send long-range missiles to the country in its war against Ukraine Read the full story here

Outline:  ukrainian operations

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Ukraine, -- Russia, -- NATO

Ukraine claims gains in Bakhmut after Russia denials -- BBC News (UK)

Russia denies advances by Ukrainian forces along front line

Outline:  ukrainian forces

Tone:  ± mixed

Russia-Ukraine war: UK to send long-range cruise missiles to Ukraine, says defence secretary as it happened -- The Guardian

Russia-Ukraine war live: Ukraine operation is difficult Kremlin says, as US thinktank warns Russian forces constrained in Bakhmut

Outline:  range storm shadow missiles

Tone:  ? Unclear

Discussion:  ? Bakhmut

Could Luton Town home ground host Premier League football? -- BBC News (UK)

Luton Town are preparing to move to a new 23,000-seat stadium on the site of a former electricity power station; The Hatters have been at Kenilworth Road since 1905 but the ground is no longer fit for purpose

Outline:  luton town home ground host premier league football

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ Luton, ++ Premier League, ++ PL

Notts County: Breastfeeding mum 'devastated' to miss Wembley final -- BBC News (UK)

Breastfeeding football fan "devastated" to miss Wembley final as stadium will not admit her seven-month-old baby

Outline:  final breastfeeding football fan

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Wembley, -- BBC, ? borehamwood

Elon Musk has said he will step down as Twitter CEO next month, announcing he has already hired his replacement -- ITV News

Outline:  twitter ceo

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Trump, ? Charlie Bucket, ? Boris Johnson

Oat milk is everywhere. Why is it still so expensive? -- The Guardian

Plant-based milk has seen a surge in popularity in the past decade; But the high prices are driving some back to dairy

Outline:  most plant milks

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? cancer, ? Covid, ? US

Children "distraught" after reading Year 6 Sats paper -- BBC News (UK)

Parents and teachers of Year 6 pupils say a Sats reading paper was so difficult it left children in tears; Head teachers' union said even staff struggled to understand the questions

Outline:  sats reading paper

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? dyslexia, ? Twitter

Can someone explain Newspin to me?

Consider buying me a coffee. so Newspin can continue to keep you informed

Know someone who might like to get this? Send them here: Newspin

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp