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Newspin: Balancing the News (UK)

News for Jan 09, 2023

A new week, some new News. This is Newspin. No gamification, no infinite scroll, no personalised feed - just like the good old days!

Rishi Sunak refuses to say if he uses private GP -- BBC News (UK)

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has repeatedly refused to say if he uses private healthcare

Outline: (what is this?) private gp prime minister rishi sunak

Tone: (what is this?) + positive

Discussion: (what is this?) ++ NHS, -- BBC, - US


Rishi Sunak: whether I use private healthcare is not really relevant -- The Guardian

PM urged to ‘come clean’ amid suggestions he is out of touch with millions who face long NHS waits; He said healthcare was a ‘private’ matter, adding that discussing his own situation was ‘a distraction’ from what the real issue is

Outline:  private healthcare

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ++ NHS, ± Rishi Sunak, ? UK


Sunak quizzed on nurses' pay and state of the NHS -- BBC News (UK)

PM Rishi Sunak's first major TV interview of the year is with the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg Follow live

Outline:  nhs pm rishi sunak

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Tory, -- Sunak, + BBC

Can batch cooking help cut your shopping bills? -- BBC News (UK)

Suzanne Mulholland, 47, is known as the Batch Lady in the Scottish Borders; She started using time management skills she learned in her career to help bring up her children

Outline:  less time cooking

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? McDonald's, ? Harry, ? ASDA


Dry January: I stopped drinking and never really went back -- BBC News (UK)

Dry January organisers say a month without alcohol can boost your sleep, give you more energy and help your mental health; Emma Bricknell, 45, is originally from London but relocated to Northern Ireland 18 years ago

Outline:  semi - sober lifestyle

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Dry January, ? UN, ? Python


Katie Price using turbulent experiences for surprise career change as life coach: I want to start helping people -- Metro

Katie Price has revealed a career change...shell now be training to become a life coach

Outline:  life coach news

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Jordan

Prince Harrys book could be beginning of end for royals, warns Charless biographer -- The Guardian

Catherine Mayer says anger over racism, misogyny and wealth in the royal family can undermine public consent for a monarchy; Mayer says the alleged racism, bullying and image manipulation inside the institution are not being examined

Outline:  royal family

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  - Harry, - Charles, - Meghan


Prince Harry live: Duke says he and William believed Diana faked her death for many years -- The Independent

- - ITV interview airs as Spare 'signals beginning of end of monarchy' FOLLOW LIVE

Outline:  prince harry news

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- Harry, - Mohammadghobadloo, - Mohammadbroghani


Prince Harry fallout could mark beginning of the end of monarchy, says biographer -- The Independent

Royal rift ‘not just a celebrity knockabout story’ about ‘British tourist attraction’, says Catherine Mayer; The ongoing fallout from the rift “is possibly something that will mark the beginning of the end of the monarchy, she says

Outline:  catherine mayer getty images royal family

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ± Harry, ? UK, ? Britain

Brazil Congress: Lula vows to punish supporters of Bolsonaro after riot -- BBC News (UK)

Bolsonaro supporters storm Brazilian Congress

Outline:  brazilian ex - president bolsonaro

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Trump, ± Bolsonaro, ± Brazil


Bolsonaro supporters storm Brazils political buildings in pictures -- The Guardian

Followers of the country’s far-right former president attacked congress, presidential palace and supreme court in the capital; The country's far-left former president was overthrown in 2010

Outline:  bolsonaro supporters

Tone:  ++ v. positive

Discussion:  ? Trump, ? Bolsonaro, ? Twitter


Brazil investigates pro-Bolsonaro rioters who stormed political buildings -- euronews

Pro-Bolsonaro protesters storm Brazil's Congress

Outline:  former brazilian president jair bolsonaro

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ? Russia, ? Jair Bolsonaro, ? Trump

Newport News: Condition of teacher shot by child improving -- BBC News (UK)

Abby Zwerner suffered life-threatening injuries after she was shot by a six-year-old pupil; She remains in a critical condition in hospital in Newport News, Virginia

Outline:  virginia teacher

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  ++ shib, -- US, ? America

High street fashion brands paid Bangladesh factories less than productions costs, report claims -- BBC News (UK)

Survey of 1,000 factories found many paid same prices as before pandemic two years ago; One in five said they struggled to pay Bangladesh's £2.30 a day minimum wage

Outline:  bangladeshi fashion factories

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - Qatar, ? UK, ? Europe


Labour would ban cigarette sales to stamp out smoking, says Wes Streeting -- The Telegraph

A Labour Government could ban the sale of cigarettes in order to eradicate smoking by 2030, says the shadow health secretary

Outline:  cigarette sales

Tone:  ± mixed

Discussion:  ++ NHS, ? Labour, ? UK

The South Korean draq queen raising LGBT awareness -- BBC News (UK)

South Korea has no anti-discrimination laws protecting LGBT people and same-sex marriage is not recognised; Being LGBT is often seen as a disability or mental illness and some conservative churches consider being gay or trans a sin

Outline:  seoul drag parade

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  - BBC, - LGBT, -- Drag

Tree at Queen Victoria's retreat falls in high winds -- BBC News (UK)

One of the Lebanese Cedars felled at Osborne House, East Cowes, on Isle of Wight; The cedar was planted in the 1770s by Robert Pope Blanchford

Outline:  other lebanese cedars

Tone:  - negative

Discussion:  -- BBC, -- Harry, ? Covid

Ukrainian refugees to be housed in Croke Park -- BBC News (UK)

Croke Parke stadium in Dublin is being used as temporary accommodation for Ukrainian refugees; Areas have been transformed to house up to 140 people fleeing the war

Outline:  gaa calendar croke parke stadium

Tone:  + positive

Discussion:  ++ EU, + Ukraine, ± Ireland

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