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Newspin: Holistic News Curation (UK)

News for Jun 22, 2022

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The Papers -- BBC News (UK)

Wednesday's Times: “Johnson ready for strike stalemate to last months”

Outline: (what is this?) strike, stalemate, months

Tone: (what is this?) - negative

Discussion: (what is this?) + Labour, - Tories, - Johnson, -- Tory


No 10 spoke to Times before Carrie Johnson story dropped -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  johnson, press, secretary

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ BBC, Cummings, Boris, Carrie

‘You do come up with the most remarkable twaddle.’ Good Morning Britain’s Richard Madeley has been slammed by rail trade unionist Mick Lynch for asking him if he is a Marxist -- Metro

Outline:  asking, marxist

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Madeley, ++ Mick Lynch, ++ Alan Partridge, + Richard Madeley


Majority of voters back rail strikes and think PM not doing enough to prevent them -- The Independent

Outline:  support, strikes, polling

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ± UK, ++ Twitter, YouGov, Starmer


'We need to stand up to this government' says RMT worker -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  stand, government, says

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ++ Labour, ++ UK, - BBC, ++ NHS

Transgender players banned from international rugby league -- BBC News (UK)

Rugby League bans transgender athletes from top events

Outline:  bans, transgender, athletes

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  - BBC, + Rugby League, Rugby, Stonewall


Megan Rapinoe defends transgender athletes in women’s sports, slams critics -- The Independent

Outline:  defends, transgender, athletes

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  Ben Shapiro, Megan, CBS, Dallas FC


Transgender women banned from competing in international rugby league -- ITV News

Outline:  league, banned, transgender

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  Caitlin Jenner, Chris Mosier, Kye Allums, George Washington University

Prince George holds bake sale for charity, following in his father’s footsteps -- The Telegraph

Prince George has followed in the footsteps of Prince William, Charles and Philip as he made his first foray into saving the planet, holding a bake sale to raise money for a conservation charity

Outline:  aid, tusk, prince

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  Prince George


Prince William turns 40: Birthday photos show duke's priorities -- BBC News (UK)

New photos of Prince William selling The Big Issue shared on his 40th birthday

Outline:  photographs, prince, william

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ Prince William, ++ Meghan, ++ Harry, ++ BBC


Duke of York Prince Andrew could lose title if bill becomes law -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  sued, duke, york

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ± Prince Andrew, -- York, Duke, Andrew

Stormzy receives honorary degree from University of Exeter -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  stormzy, receives, honorary

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  Gary Lineker, Jeremy Corbyn, BBC, Crystal Palace


Mum felt like she was drowning in debt -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  debt, jade, stanley

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  BBC, Walter

Farmers warn of "definite" turkey shortage this Christmas -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  shortage, turkeys, christmas

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ± Christmas, - BBC, - Turkey, - Boris


Food bills are set to soar by £380 this year -- BBC News (UK)

Average annual supermarket shop set to soar by £380 this year

Outline:  average, annual, supermarket

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- UK, Italy, Russia, Burke


Poorest Scots five times more likely to die of alcohol abuse -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  evaluating, scotland, alcohol

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  Nicola, Scotland, UK, England

Gary Lineker says he suffered racist abuse during career because of ‘darkish skin’ -- The Independent

Outline:  racist, abuse, career

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ Gary, Britain, Gary Lineker, David Icke


Gary Lineker: I suffered racist abuse for my ‘darkish skin’ when I was a boy -- The Telegraph

Former footballer reveals that he was bullied as a schoolboy despite being ‘as English at they come’

Outline:  lineker, suffered, racist

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ Gary, Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer, Donald Trump


Gary Lineker: I got racist abuse for my darkish skin -- The Times

Gary Lineker has said that he suffered racist abuse at school and during his football career because of his “darkish skin”

Outline:  lineker, got, racist

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  Gary Linekar

AstraZeneca: Vaccine death payout of £120k 'inadequate' - fiancÃe -- BBC News (UK)

Woman whose fiancé died following an AstraZeneca jab says £120k payout is "inadequate"

Outline:  vaccine, death, payout

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- BBC, ± UK, NHS, David


Covid-19 patients in hospital rise by 24% -- The Times

Increased mingling over half term and the jubilee weekend are thought to have helped the virus to spread

Outline:  covid, 19, increased

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  - Covid, - Hunter, ± NHS, Boris


Monkeypox jab to be offered to at-risk men -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  exposed, monkeypox, vaccine

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ± Ukraine, - BBC, ± Russia, Africa

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