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Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for Jan 07, 2023

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Bet365 gambling boss earns 213m in one year -- BBC News (UK)

Denise Coates earned £213.4m in the year to March 2022, the highest paid director of Bet365 Group; She was also entitled to at least half of the £100m in dividends despite a fall in profits

Outline: (what is this?) gambling firm bet365

Tone: (what is this?) + positive

Discussion: (what is this?) + uk, -- Bet365, ? twitter


Bet365 boss Denise Coates was paid more than 260m in year to March -- The Guardian

Pay package is drop of about £35m on previous year but she still ranks as one of world's best-paid executives; Coates built Bet365 into one of the biggest online gambling companies from her father's Stoke-on-Trent bookmaking business

Outline:  bet365 boss denise coates

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Bet365, ? UK, ? Coates

Prince Harry first heard of Queen Elizabeth's death from BBC website -- BBC News (UK)

Prince Harry says he first found out about the death of his grandmother Queen Elizabeth from the BBC website; In his memoir Spare, the Duke of Sussex says he had a phone call from his father, then Prince Charles, to say that the Queen's health was worsening

Outline:  bbc website prince harry

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Harry, - BBC, -- Meghan


Prince Harry saw red mist in William during brothers alleged attack -- The Guardian

Duke of Sussex recounts altercation with brother, saying ‘he wanted me to hit him back, but I chose not to’ In a newly released clip from ITV’s forthcoming interview with Harry, the duke of Sussex said his brother, William, was so frustrated during the 2019 incident he saw “the red mist in him” The ...

Outline:  red mist

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ? Harry, ? Diana, ? Guam

BBC News Home -- BBC News (UK)

Saturday's Mail: "Harry faces global fury over Taliban kill claims"

Outline:  bbc news home saturday

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Harry, -- Andrew, - Taliban


Democrats commemorate January 6 attack with tears and silence at US Capitol -- The Guardian

Hundreds of members of Congress gathered to pay tribute to five police officers whose deaths have been tied to the insurrection; Many were in tears at Friday morning's event, including Nancy Pelosi, the former House speaker who had to flee for safety two years ago

Outline:  united states capitol police

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ? 9/11

Census data reveals LGBT+ populations for first time -- BBC News (UK)

More than 1.3 million people in England and Wales identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual, census data reveals for first time

Outline:  lgbt+ populations

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  + LGBTQ+, ++ UK, ++ BBC


Around one in 200 people are transgender, census reveals -- The Telegraph

There are more than a quarter of a million transgender people in England and Wales, the census has revealed for the first time

Outline:  transgender people

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? UK, ? England, ? Wales

Harry has turned against military, says ex-commander -- BBC News (UK)

Prince Harry's remarks on killing Taliban in Afghanistan ill-judged, says ex-commander

Outline:  taliban fighters

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Harry, -- Taliban, - H

British Airways unveils jumpsuits in first uniform revamp for 20 years -- BBC News (UK)

Designer Ozwald Boateng has also created a tunic and hijab for BA's new uniform; It has taken some time to get the clothes from the page to the plane - nearly five years in fact, including two years of delays because of the coronavirus pandemic

Outline:  jumpsuits

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Gypsy Airlines, ? BA, ? Virgin Atlantic

Essex couple's 100k stolen car found in Tilbury en route to Africa -- BBC News (UK)

Couple's 100k stolen Range Rover found en route to DR Congo

Outline:  range rover

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Range Rover, ? Scotland, ? Harry


Serial killer Robin Ligus dies aged 70 -- BBC News (UK)

Robin Ligus was jailed for life in 1996 for the murder of Robert Young; The former painter and decorator was moved to a psychiatric hospital in 2011

Outline:  serial killer robin ligus

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Covid 19, ? BBC, ? Saddam


Extinction Rebellion co-founder fined for smashing Barclays window -- BBC News (UK)

Dr Gail Bradbrook smashed a pane of glass at Barclays Bank in Stroud, Gloucestershire; She admitted her actions but denied a charge of criminal damage at Taunton Magistrates' Court

Outline:  extinction rebellion co - founder

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ? Mohammad Hosseini, ? Barclays, ? Mohammad Ghobadlu

UK plan for national mRNA cancer-vaccine advance -- BBC News (UK)

Britain is the first nation to sign up to such a partnership with BioNTech; The mRNA treatment is tailor-made for the individual and presents the immune system with bits of genetic code from the specific cancer so it can attack only the tumour

Outline:  mrna cancer vaccines

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  + covid, -- cancer, - MRNA


Gianluca Vialli, former Italy, Juventus and Chelsea striker, dies aged 58 -- The Guardian

Gianluca Vialli passed away on Friday afternoon; Chelsea tweet: 'You’ll be missed by so many

Outline:  gianluca vialli

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Chelsea, ? Norway, ? Gianluca

Have leaks of his book helped or hindered Prince Harry's PR strategy? -- BBC News (UK)

Prince Harry's tell-all autobiography, Spare, was leaked by a newspaper, followed by its surprise sale by some Spanish bookshops; Publishers had gone to great lengths to keep the book under wraps to maximise the impact of its release

Outline:  newspaper leak

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Mohamad Broghani, -- Mohammad Hosseini, -- Mohammad Ghobadlu


Whats in Prince Harrys memoir Spare? Heres all we know so far -- The Guardian

Duke of Sussex writes about tussles with his brother, that Nazi uniform, his mother’s death, and losing his virginity

Outline:  prince harrys memoir spare

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? The Guardian, ? Frankfurt, ? Charles


The 20 key claims made in Prince Harrys book Spare -- The Times

In many areas, from details of royal life to his sexual exploits, Harrys book delivers on his publishers' promise of pages filled with raw, unflinching honesty. Here are the 20 most revealing sections

Outline:  prince harrys book spare

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Harry, ? William, ? Taliban

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