Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for May 11, 2023

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

Im not going to take lectures on privacy invasion from Prince Harry. Amid allegations of phone hacking while he was at the Mirror, Piers Morgan tells ITV News Harry should apologise to the royal family for invasion of privacy hes been perpetrating -- ITV News

Outline: (what is this?) privacy invasion

Tone: (what is this?) - negative

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

Prince Harry: Mirror publisher apologises in phone hacking trial -- BBC News (UK)

Phone hacking trial involving Prince Harry begins

Outline:  mirror publisher apologises

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? BBC, ? Pauldacre, ? United States

Prince Harry phone-hacking trial against Mirror due to begin -- The Guardian

Claims by high-profile figures including Duke of Sussex allege unlawful information gathering; MGN is contesting the claims, arguing that some have been brought too late

Outline:  sunday mirror

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Harry, ? Doha

'I wasn't Meghan in disguise at Coronation' -- BBC News (UK)

Composer Sir Karl Jenkins tells TikTok: 'I wasn't Meghan Markle in disguise at Coronation'

Outline:  glance welsh composer sir karl jenkins

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Meghan Markle, ± BBC, ? Karl Jenkins

Dont call me Dad: What your name for your father reveals about your class -- The Telegraph

The Prince of Wales' use of the word 'Pa' confirms the Royal family is undoubtedly posh... but what about the rest of us? Find out more

Outline:  royal family

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Pa, ? Daily Telegraph, ? Harold

NHS scheme will allow school leavers to train as doctors without traditional medical degree -- The Telegraph

Apprenticeship scheme for doctors and nurses would put people on wards straight after their A-levels, avoiding five years at medical school and pricey annual fees

Outline:  traditional medical degree apprenticeship scheme

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- UK, ± NHS, ? Tory

Apprentice doctors considered in radical NHS plan -- BBC News (UK)

NHS trusts will be given funding to run the five-year apprenticeship roles; At the end of the programme, the apprentices will become junior doctors

Outline:  radical nhs plan apprentice

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? NHS, ? Ukraine, ? ToriesOut

Campaigners urge king to do more to acknowledge UKs slavery role -- The Guardian

Charles urged to go further towards offering reparatory justice for UK's role in transatlantic slavery; Academics and campaigners called on Charles to adopt specific measures to help build understanding of the legacy of enslavement of black people

Outline:  uks slavery role charles

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- UK, -- Africa, + Britain

Man in Londonderry fears for family trapped in Sudan -- BBC News (UK)

Amar Osman's family have been in the capital Khartoum for more than a month; The Sudanese man living in Londonderry fears for his family in his native country

Outline:  londonderry fears

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Poland, ? Osman

BBC News Home -- BBC News (UK)

Thursday's Mail: "What's so moral about not stopping people smugglers?"

Outline:  bbc news home thursday

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- COVID, ? UK, ? youtube

How Eurovision became an LGBTQ+ safe space -- BBC News (UK)

Eurovision has been a supportive hand on the shoulder of the LGBTQ+ community for decades; Austria's Conchita Wurst won the contest with Rise Like a Phoenix, in front of a crowd packed to the rafters with members of said community

Outline:  huge eurovision fan

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - BBC, ± LGBTQ, ++ Eurovision

Eurovision: Lime green outfit foxes BBC reporter in Eurovision mix-up -- BBC News (UK)

Fan mistaken for Finland's Eurovision entry in BBC interview

Outline:  eurovision singer

Tone:  ± mixed

Single-use plastic banned in Eurovision fan zone -- BBC News (UK)

Single-use plastic has been banned in the fan zone at the Eurovision Song Contest; All vendors in the official Eurovision village at Pier Head have signed up to provide recyclable materials only

Outline:  official eurovision village

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Romania, ? Ukraine, ? Bitcoin

Queen Cleopatra review the idea that you need a white actor is utterly insidious -- The Guardian

Queen Cleopatra is a docudrama about ancient Egypt’s most famous queen; Adele James, a mixed-race actor, is the best thing about it - despite the furore around her race

Outline:  docudrama queen cleopatra

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  + Cleopatra, ++ Egypt, ++ Netflix

'Terribly white' Coronation balcony comment from Bridgerton star tops Ofcom complaints of the year -- The Telegraph

A Bridgerton stars comment that the Royal familys balcony appearance during the Coronation was terribly white has become the most complained about moment on TV this year

Outline:  itv viewers

Tone:  -- v. negative

Discussion:  ? Japan, ? Enoch Powell, ? Britain

Robert De Niro welcomes seventh child at 79 -- BBC News (UK)

Robert De Niro confirms fathering a seventh child

Outline:  seventh child robert de niro

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Robert, ? Trump, ? Likley

Autistic teenager was stuck on general hospital ward for months -- BBC News (UK)

16-year-old Molly spent 200 days in a side-room of a children's ward at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth; Her family says she was traumatised by the hospital environment

Outline:  autistic teenager

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - NHS, ? Simon, ? America

Finlands prime minister Sanna Marin files for divorce -- The Guardian

Marin filed jointly with her husband of three years, Markus Raikkonen; “We are grateful for the 19 years together and our beloved daughter

Outline:  divorce marin

Tone:  + positive

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin files for divorce -- euronews

Finland's PM and her teenage sweetheart announce divorce on Instagram; PM and Markus Räikkönen were married in August 2020, and have a 5-year-old daughter together

Outline:  finnish prime minister sanna marin files

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Finland

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