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Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for Jan 10, 2023

It's Tuesday! Things are happening. Let's take a step back, pop out of the old echo chamber, and see what's going on!

Single-use cutlery and plates to be banned in England, government confirms -- BBC News (UK)

Plastic cutlery, plates and polystyrene trays will be banned in England; It is not clear when the ban will come into effect but it follows similar moves by Scotland and Wales

Outline: (what is this?) use plastic goods

Tone: (what is this?) + positive

Discussion: (what is this?) ++ UK, - covid, ++ China


My grandfather was Britains biggest taxpayer, but we ate roadkill -- The Telegraph

Petra Barran found fame in 2012 on launching Kerb, a community of London street food providers; Kerb has a business incubator scheme and is also a food hall operator and event caterer

Outline:  london street food providers

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? The Miser, ? Molière, ? Jack Lalanne

Woman, 90, with suspected sepsis forced to wait three days in A&E chair -- BBC News (UK)

Morwen Griffiths woke up with breathing difficulties and a high temperature; Her GP advised her to go to Glangwili Hospital in Carmarthen, Wales, with suspected sepsis

Outline:  glangwili hospital

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Wales, - NHS, - Labour


Man in court after egg thrown towards King Charles -- BBC News (UK)

Harry May, 21, is charged with a public order offence relating to the King's visit to Luton; He is accused of using threatening/abusive words/behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress

Outline:  luton magistrates

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Charles, - Harry, ++ US


Ex-soldier jailed for shaking baby boy in Glenrothes -- BBC News (UK)

Man jailed for violently shaking baby and leaving him with life-changing injuries

Outline:  abusive head trauma

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Declan Walton, ? Rangers, ? US

BBC News Home -- BBC News (UK)

Tuesday's Express: "Harry's 'cruel' attack on Camilla crosses red line"

Outline:  ex - president jair bolsonaro

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Harry, - Camilla, ± Charles


Newspaper headlines: Harry interview reaction and 'US China fears' -- BBC News (UK)

Outline:  harry interview reaction

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Rwanda, ? Harry, ? ThePapers

London school votes to change name over slave trade link -- BBC News (UK)

88% of 450 parents, staff, pupils and local residents voted for a new name; It is now called Twin Oaks Primary School - the top choice among the respondents

Outline:  sir francis drake primary school

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ Francis Drake, -- UK, -- BBC

Prince Harry says Diana would be "heartbroken" over Royal Family rift -- BBC News (UK)

Prince Harry said there had to be "accountability" before reconciliation; He also ruled out a return to the UK as a working royal

Outline:  royal family rift princess diana

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Harry, -- Diana, ++ BBC


Royals despair as Prince Harry kidnapped by cult of psychotherapy -- The Independent

Revealed: Sources say reconciliation impossible as Charles, Camilla and William fear anything they say to Sussexes will be made public

Outline:  royals despair

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Harry, -- Meghan, ? Charles


Prince Harry on why he wrote memoir: 'I don't want history to repeat itself' video -- The Guardian

Prince Harry has defended his decision to publish a memoir that lays bare the rifts inside Britain’s royal family; He said 'certain members have decided to get in bed with the devil' to rehabilitate their own images

Outline:  video prince harry

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ++ Harry, ? USA, ? Royals

Couple propose to each other at same time -- BBC News (UK)

Bee Nichols and James Kavanagh met at primary school in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire; Miss Nichols proposed to James while on holiday, not realising he was planning to do the same

Outline:  miss nichols

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + BBC, ++ Harry, ++ Ukraine


The Traitors hun Amanda Lovett apologises after sparking upset with GB News appearance: Im absolutely disgusted -- Metro

Im absolutely disgusted to have sat next to a person that doesnt believe in diversity, equality and being yourself. This will never happen again.

Outline:  amanda lovett apologises

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Calvin, - twitter, - LGBTQ+

Why is the NHS under so much pressure? -- BBC News (UK)

Nicola Sturgeon defended her record as health secretary and first minister in Edinburgh; She said the NHS was under pressure even before the pandemic struck in 2020

Outline:  nhs crisis

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- NHS, -- Tory, ± Tories


NHS to buy care beds to make space in hospitals -- BBC News (UK)

NHS is being given £250m to buy extra beds in care homes and upgrade hospitals; It is hoped the move will free up 2,500 hospital beds so patients can be admitted more quickly

Outline:  hospital beds

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ NHS, -- Covid, ? Tory


200 million to buy care home beds to discharge NHS patients -- ITV News

Outline:  care home beds

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Nightingale, ? NHSCrisis, ? covid

Eurovision 2023: John Lydon's Public Image Ltd could represent Ireland -- BBC News (UK)

Public Image Ltd - the band John Lydon formed after the Sex Pistols split in 1978 - in running to represent Ireland at Eurovision

Outline:  band john lydon

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  -- Ireland, ? Trump, ? EU

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