Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Liberal Democrats conference tops news poll

The start of the Liberal Democrats conference grabbed the most attention in the UK press for the week ending Sunday, September 18, according to journalisted.

The first few days of the Lib Dem Autumn Conference in Birmingham generated 220 articles (including: tax, generated 100 articles; health, 70 articles; and Europe, 50 articles); Four miners are trapped and later found dead at Gleision Colliery near Swansea, 152 articles; Kweku Adoboli, a trader for UBS, is arrested after an incident costing the bank billions, 115 articles; the Trades Union Congress gathers, 105 articles (including mentions of strike action, 88 articles).

Covered little, according to journalisted, were daughter-in-law of former Labour leader Neil Kinnock, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, set to become Danish Prime Minister, 21 articles;l pipeline fire in Kenya kills over 100, 20 articles; violence in Yemen erupts as anti-government protesters clash with authorities, 16 articles; House of Lords passes Fixed Term Parliaments Bill, 2 articles.

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