Friday 24 May 2024

It's newsquiz time

The top solo scorer in last week’s newsquiz was George Mann with an impressive score of 23.5. Others on the leaderboard were Janet Boyle on 21.5, Andy Reed on 20.5, Toby Brown on 19, Giles Borg on 18.5 and Robert Rea on 16.5. The top team was Global's Newsroom with Amelia Cox, Tim Humphrey, Alicia Edwards, Lucinda Horsley and Tom Croasdell who scored 22.5, just ahead of Maura and Phil Parsons on 22. Bruce and Sarah Hayward scored 20.5 and Adam Batstone and Lucy Thorpe 16.5. Here is this week’s newsquiz. As usual there are 25 questions about the week’s news. Give it a go and let me know your score.

Thursday's election announcement front pages

1. What is the name of Labour's 1997 election anthem that blared out while Prime Minister Rishi Sunak revealed the date of the General Election?
2. Who told local newspaper, the Islington Tribune, that he would fight to retain a seat he has represented for 40 years?
3. Who said he would not stand in the General Election, saying six weeks was 'not long enough' to fight a constituency but added 'I will do my bit to help in the campaign’?
4. Why did SNP leader John Swinney say holding the General Election on July 4 was an act of disrespect and showed the 'contempt' the Government had for Scotland?
5. According to the Office for National Statistics what fell by ten per cent last year to 685,000?
6. Inflation fell to what per cent … its lowest level in almost three years?
7. Victims of the infected blood scandal called on who to be stripped of his peerage after he was criticised in a report by inquiry chairman Sir Brian Langstaff?
8. Paymaster General John Glen announced that interim payments of how much would be made within 90 days to 'living infected beneficiaries' of the infected blood scandal?
9. At the Horizon IT inquiry an email revealed that former Post Office boss Paula Vennells dropped a review into the convictions of sub-postmasters after being advised it would make '__ __ news’. What are the two missing words?
10. Geoff Kitchen, 73, suffered a suspected heart attack on board a London to Singapore flight, hit by turbulence, which was diverted to what city’s airport?
11. Ireland, Norway and Spain announced plans to recognise what?
12. MP Craig MacKinlay returned to the Commons after revealing he had lost his hands and feet to what condition?
13. Former Royal Marine Matthew Trickett, who was facing charges of assisting the Hong Kong intelligence service, was found dead in a park in which town?
14. Census information revealed that, for the first time since records began, the majority of people in Scotland do not have what?
15. How was Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi killed?
16. Campaign group Liberty said it was a '
victory for democracy’ after the High Court ruled that what was unlawful? 
17. At least nine people were killed and 50 injured after a stage collapsed at an election rally in which country?
18. Which online car retailer fell into administration after cutting hundreds of jobs?
19. What was the name of the Majorcan club and restaurant which collapsed, killing four people and injuring at least 16?
20. Who said she was left ‘shocked' and ‘angered' after a chatbot 'stole her voice'?
21. Rapper Sean Combs (Diddy) said what was ‘inexcusable' and that he was ‘disgusted’?
22. What was the name of the swimmer, who won an Olympic gold medal in Montreal in 1976, as well as two Olympic silver medals and three world titles, who died aged 70?
23. Manchester City became the first Premier League team to win the title for how many consecutive seasons?
24. Which 17-year-old collected £275,000 by winning a Premier League title at the O2 Arena in London?
25. Veterinary surgeon Brin Pirathapan, 29, beat 57 other contestants to be crowned victorious in the 20th series of what?

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Friday 17 May 2024

Time to tackle the newsquiz

The top solo scorer in last week’s newsquiz was George Mann with 23, ahead of Janet Boyle on 21, Marion Fountayne on 20 and Robert Rea on 18. The top teams, also with 23, were Georgina Harland and Nick Turner and Global's Newsroom including Amelia Cox, Tim Humphrey, Tom Croasdell, Chris Golds and Charlotte Lynch. Neil and Jo Benson scored 20, Bruce and Sarah Hayward and Maura and Phil Parsons both scored 19 and Adam Batstone and Lucy Thorpe scored 17. Here is this week's quiz. As usual there are 25 questions about the week's news. Give it a go and let me know your score.


1. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak warned that an axis of authoritarian states like China, Russia and which other two countries was working together 'to undermine us’. Half a point for each.
2. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer announced six commitments, if his party wins the election, which included the recruitment of how many teachers?
3. Health Secretary Victoria Atkins said she was determined to improve the quality and consistency of what services after an inquiry found poor care is 'all-too-frequently tolerated as normal’?
4. Under new Government guidelines, schools in England will be banned from teaching sex education to children under what age?
5. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt gave a speech on the Government’s economic record with what three words, in red, used twice on the wall behind him and on the front of his lectern?
6. Which country declared British defence attache Adrian Coghill as a 'persona non grata’ and told him he must leave within a week’?
7. What is the name of Donald Trump’s ex-lawyer who told the New York court he had submitted false invoices for legal services to cover up a $130,000 hush-money payment to Stormy Daniels?
8. Two men appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court charged with terrorism offences over an alleged plan for a gun attack targeting which community in the North-West of England?
9. Just Stop Oil protesters, the Rev Sue Parfitt, 82, and retired teacher Judy Bruce, 85, used a hammer and chisel to smash the glass around what at the British Library?
10. In which town were 22 cases of cryptosporidiosis, caused by drinking contaminated water, confirmed and a primary school closed because it had no drinking water?
11. Roberto Fico, the Prime Minister of which country, was in a serious condition after being shot?
12. Ahmed Ali Alid was jailed for life for an attack, motivated by events in Gaza, where he prowled the streets of which English town and stabbed a 70-year-old grandfather to death?
13. French police shot and killed an armed suspect who was reported to be intent on setting fire to what in the town of Rouen?
14. Who became the first UK musician to reach billionaire status, according to the Sunday Times Rich List?
15. US secretary of state Antony Blinken performed which song at a bar in Kyiv after being called on stage by the frontman of a Ukrainian rock band?
16. What is the name of the artist who painted the 'vivid red' portrait of King Charles III which was unveiled at Buckingham Palace?
17. James Anderson, from Burnley, known as 'Britain's kindest __', had his citizen award rescinded after it emerged he had faked stories about helping vulnerable people. What is the missing word?
18. Georgia Laurie, 31, from Sandhurst, is to receive a King's Gallantry Medal for repeatedly punching what in the face?
19. Premier League clubs will vote next month o
n whether to scrap what?
20. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited which country to mark ten years of the Invictus Games?
21. Which team won their first Women’s FA Cup trophy, beating Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 at Wembley?
22. Who collected the Leading Actress and Leading Actor awards at the Baftas? Half a point for each name.
23. TV presenter Ant McPartlin, 48, announced the birth of his first child with a message saying: 'Baby is beautiful, Mummy's a legend, Sisters are over the moon. Dad's a mess!’ What is the baby’s first name?
24. Which country’s act was disqualified from Eurovision after an allegation of intimidation by a female member of the production crew?
25. Which long-running TV series returned, with Ncuti Gatwa as the 15th actor to have played the title role?

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Friday 10 May 2024

Have a crack at the newsquiz

The top solo scorer in last week’s newsquiz was Janet Boyle with 21, ahead of George Mann on 19 and Gavin Devine, Nick Turner and Robert Rea all on 18. The top team was Global's newsroom with Tim Humphrey, Alicia Edwards, Lucinda Horsley, Tom Croasdell, Amelia Cox and Andy Ivy who scored 23. Maura and Phil Parsons scored 20, Adam Batstone and Lucy Thorpe 18 and Bruce and Sarah Hayward 17. Here is this week’s newsquiz. As usual there are 25 questions about the week. Give it a go and let me know your score. 

Today's front pages

1. President Joe Biden said the US would stop supplying some weapons if Israel did what?
2. Which Conservative MP defected to the Labour Party, saying the Tories 'have become a byword for incompetence and division’?
3. Former Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi quoted which of his 'most famous constituents' when he announced he would stand down as an MP at the next election? 
4. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak met with university bosses in Downing Street to address the rise in what?
5. Kate Forbes returned to the Scottish government in what role, as new leader John Swinney unveiled an almost entirely unchanged cabinet?
6. Re-elected Manchester mayor Andy Burnham said he wanted to 'press pause' on what flagship initiative introduced by Margaret Thatcher?
7. Businessman and politician Andy Street said he was 'not putting the blame elsewhere' for what?
8. The Home Office said that chaos where was not caused by a cyber attack?
9. What did China describe as a 'fabricated and malicious slander’?
10. King Charles was said to be ‘too busy’ to meet Prince Harry who returned to Britain to celebrate which anniversary of the Invictus Games?
11. Porn actress Stormy Daniels told the Donald Trump fraud trial in New York that she had spanked him with a rolled-up copy of Forbes magazine that featured who on the cover?
12. Equalities Minister Kemi Badenoch said proposed legislation would mean that new restaurants, shopping centres and offices in England would be required to have what?
13. The UK Health Security Agency announced that cases of what infection were rising, with five babies reported to have died this year?
14. A five-month-old baby died after a 'neglect incident' at which theme park?
15. British toddler Opal Sandy was able to do what after becoming the first person in the world to take part in a pioneering gene therapy trial?
16. Actor Bernard Hill, who died aged 79, got his television break playing which character in BBC's Bafta award-winning Boys From The Blackstuff?
17. What is the name of the breast cancer charity founded by Kris Hallenga, who died aged 38?
18. What is the name of the author of best-sellers, including Superwoman and Lace, who died aged 91, just days after receiving her damehood?
19. Hollywood actor Will Ferrell is to join other celebrity investors in which Championship football club?
20. People in the town of Chatteris have been told by Cambridgeshire County Council to complete a £165 safety course before they are allowed to do what?
21. North Yorkshire Council announced it was to ban what on street signs to avoid problems with computer systems?
22. Which British driver took the chequered flag for the first time in more than 100 races at the Miami Grand Prix?
23. What role, previously carried out by Catherine Tate, Nigella Lawson, Mel Giedroyc, Richard Osman and Cheryl Baker, will Joanna Lumley be performing this weekend?
24. Daniel Rooney, 26, was playing in a hotel bar in Glasgow when he was asked to stand-in for Olly Murs and support which band at the Ovo Hydro?
25. Who said her mother had been fooled by an artificial intelligence photo into thinking she was at the Met Gala in New York?

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Friday 3 May 2024

Time to tackle the newsquiz

Last week's newsquiz was obviously a bit tougher than usual with a few regular quizzers posting below average scores. Several didn't make it on to the leaderboard. The top solo scorer was George Mann with a score of 21 ahead of Johnny Jenkins on 20, Jo Wadsworth and Robert Rea on 19, Toby Brown on 17 and Gavin Devine on 14. The Global Newsroom with Alicia Edwards, Tim Humphrey, Lucinda Horsley and Rachel Gerish was the top team with 22. The Red Lion drinkers Kevin, Amanda, Pete and Les scored 19 as did Maura and Phil Parsons and Bruce and Sarah Hayward scored 16. Here is this week's newsquiz. Give it a go and let me know your score.

Today's front pages

1. Labour won the Blackpool South by-election, with a swing of what per cent … the third largest from Tories to Labour since the second world war?
2. After the by-election Labour leader Keir Starmer said: 'This __ win in Blackpool South is the most important result today.' What is the missing word?
3. Who was turned away from a polling station in South Oxfordshire, where voters were choosing a police and crime commissioner, for not having photo ID?
4. What is the name of the former health minister who announced he was resigning as a Tory MP and would be taking the Labour whip until the next election?
5. Announcing his resignation as leader of the SNP Humza Yousaf said: 'Unfortunately, in ending the Bute House Agreement in the manner that I did, I clearly underestimated the level of hurt and upset I caused __ colleagues. What is the missing word?
6. What is the name of the former finance secretary who announced she would not be in the running to be the next leader of the SNP?
7. Marcus Arduini Monzo, 36, was charged with murdering 14-year-old Daniel Anjorin using what weapon?
8. In which area of London was Daniel 
Anjorin killed and four other people, including two police officers, injured?
9. A plan to draft new Irish legislation, which would redesignate where as a 'safe country' to which asylum seekers could be returned, was approved?
10. Protesters slashed the tyres of a coach after it arrived at a hotel in Peckham to take illegal migrants to where?
11. Which member of the Royal family was the first to visit Ukraine since the conflict with Russia started?
12. Daniel Graham and Adam Carruthers, from Cumbria, were charged with criminal damage to what?
13. More than 300 pro-Palestinian protesters at university campuses in which city were arrested after hundreds of police officers raided a building which students had taken over?
14. Eleven British tourists were injured after an open-top bus hit another bus and overturned in which country?
15. Which actor was summoned to a Paris police station and is to be tried in October over allegations of sexual assault?
16. How was Peter Smith, 64, from Hertfordshire, seriously injured while on holiday in Tobago?
17. King Charles returned to public duties with a visit to where?
18. Noel Quinn, the chief executive of which bank, announced he was to quit after an 'intense five years’?
19. Brian McCardie, who died aged 59, was well known for playing mafia boss John Thomas 'Tommy’ Hunter in which TV drama?
20. The cost of a prescription in England increased on Wednesday from £9.65 to how much?
21. At a tribunal in London who did Martine Croxall, Karin Giannone, Kasia Madera and Annita McVeigh accuse of ‘grinding down’ women on pay?
22. Which magazine announced it was closing 'after 86 wonderful years' with editor Eva Mackevic saying it 'just couldn’t withstand the financial pressures of today’s unforgiving magazine publishing landscape'?
23. Who said: 'I would like to thank everyone for their kindness and good wishes, especially all the medical staff, all my wonderful colleagues at ITV News, and our viewers who expressed concern’?
24. Which singer-songwriter said she was 'so bummed’ after two of her tour dates were cancelled, following a 'technical issue' at the Co-op Live arena in Manchester?
25. A photo, taken by the Princess of Wales, was released to mark Princess Charlotte’s birthday. How old is Charlotte?

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Friday 26 April 2024

Time to tackle the newsquiz

The top solo scorer in last week’s newsquiz was George Mann with 22, ahead of Robert Rea, Tony Smith and Hilary Scott on 19. Marion Fountayne, Jayme Bryla and Toby Brown all scored 18 and Johnny Jenkins scored 17. The top team was the Global Newsroom with Alicia Edwards, Chris Golds, Tim Humphrey and Simon English who scored an impressive 24, ahead of King’s Head drinkers Peter, Amanda, Kevin and George and Maura and Phil Parsons and Adam Batstone, Lucy Thorpe and the Deal Massive who all scored 20. Bruce and Sarah Hayward just made it on to the leaderboard with 15. Here is this week’s newsquiz. As usual there are 25 questions about the week. Give it a go and let me know your score. 

A selection of today's front pages

1. The Rwanda Bill cleared Parliament, after eight hours of debate, with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak declaring the first flight would leave in how many weeks?
2. The Metropolitan Police apologised after an officer described an antisemitism campaigner as '__ Jewish' at a demonstration in London. What is the missing word?
3. Two men were charged in connection with a Channel boat crossing that led to the deaths of how many people, including a seven-year-old girl, on Tuesday?
4. The SNP now has a minority in the Scottish Parliament, with 63 of the 129 seats, after cancelling the power-sharing agreement with the Scottish Green Party who hold how many seats?
5. JK Rowling tweeted that 'Karma is a __' as First Minister Humza Yousaf faced backing down on gender ID policies to gain support for his government. What is the missing word?
6. News presenter Huw Edwards resigned from the BBC with the corporation saying, after 40 years of service, the decision was made on what grounds?
7. Parliamentary researcher Christopher Cash and co-defendant Christopher Berry appeared at Westminster Magistrates accused of what?
8. Military horses that ran five miles through London had been 'spooked' by what, according to the Household Cavalry?
9. US President Joe Biden signed a $95billion (£76billion) package for aid for Ukraine, Israel and which other country?
10. Shadow cabinet minister Louise Haigh announced that, if Labour wins the next election, one of its first major acts would be to do what within five years?
11. On BBC Question Time policing minister Chris Philp appeared to asked if Rwanda was different to which country? 
12. A 13-year-old girl was charged with attempted murder after three people - two teachers and a pupil - were taken to hospital with stab wounds at a school in which Welsh town?
13. Who was ordered by the High Court to pay £180,000 in libel damages to a drag artist and a charity boss after he referred to them as paedophiles on social media?
14. What three-word insult did Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner use to describe Rishi Sunak during Prime Minister’s Questions?
15. Notting Hill headteacher Andrew O’Neill introduced what in an attempt to tackle pupils’ addiction to smartphones?
16. What was the name of the former Labour minister, MP for Birkenhead for 40 years, who died aged 81?
17. Manchester United reached the FA Cup final by beating which Championship team on penalties?
18. A 7ft bronze statue of Queen Elizabeth II, thought to be the first permanent memorial to the late monarch, was unveiled in which English county?
19. Which comedian said he had been 'outrageously shaded’ by Prince William after he referred to his ‘dad jokes’ during a school visit in the West Midlands?
20. What did runner Tom Gilbey stop and do at each mile of the London Marathon?
21. Whose autobiography was released in the UK with sections of text blacked out?
22. Manchester's Co-op Live arena, which will be the largest venue in the UK, postponed its opening sell-out shows, featuring who, as it is not ready?
23. The Spice Girls reunited for a rare performance featuring all five members to mark what occasion?
24. Nine-year-old Cooper Wallace from Chesterfield became a European champion impersonator of what at a competition in Belgium?
25. Which ITV show is to come to an end after 14 years after the lead actress announced she was quitting at the age of 78?

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Friday 19 April 2024

It's newsquiz time ...

The top solo scorer in last week’s newsquiz was George Mann with 23, just ahead of Toby Brown and Johnny Jenkins on 22, Tony Smith and Janet Boyle on 20, Gavin Devine on 18 and Robert Rea on 17. The top team was the Global Newsroom including Amelia Cox, Steve Holden, Charlotte Lynch and Tim Humphrey on 24, ahead of Bruce and Sarah Hayward on 22, Maura and Phil Parsons on 19 and Adam Batstone and Lucy Thorpe on 16. Here is this week’s newsquiz. as usual there are 25 questions about the week. Give it a go and let me know your score.




1. How many people were stabbed to death at the Westfield Shopping Centre in Bondi Junction, Sydney?
2. The Israeli military said it, with the help of other countries, had intercepted more than how many missiles and drones launched from Iran?
3. Russian military deaths in the war with Ukraine topped what figure, according to research by the BBC’s Russian unit?
4. Which city’s police were ordered by the mayor to shut down a conference for right-wing politicians, including Nigel Farage and Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban?
5. The Commons voted by 383 to 67 in favour of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s plan to make it illegal for anyone born in which year or later to buy tobacco products?
6. Tory MP Mark Menzies was suspended after claims he made a late night call to ask for £5,000 as a matter of 'life and death' to pay off what kind of 'people'?
7. Lawyers representing more than 250 survivors of what announced they were taking legal action against MI5?
8. Inflation fell to 3.2 per cent, its lowest level in two-and-a-half years, driven by slowing prices but the cost of which of these did not fall a) pork b) crumpets c) petrol d) chocolate biscuits?
9. A report by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health called for what to be made illegal in England and Northern Ireland, saying existing laws were 'unjust and dangerously vague’?
10. Who reacted to advice from Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron by saying: 'I want to make it clear - we will make our own decisions’?
11. Police released a statement on Peter Murrell, the husband of ex-first minister Nicola Sturgeon, saying he had been 'charged in connection with the __ of funds from the Scottish National Party’. What is the missing word?
12. Former Prime Minister's Liz Truss's memoir, which she spent the week promoting, is called what?
13. After days of discussion, seven men and five women, including a sales professional, a software engineer, an English teacher and lawyers, were selected for what?
14. More than 14cm (5.6 inches) of rain - the most since records began - caused 'absolute carnage' in which city - with schools closed and flights suspended?
15. Coventry Building Society agreed to pay £780million for which bank? 
16. Lloyds Bank issued an 'urgent warning' after more than 600 of its customers were scammed while attempting to buy what?
17. A 17th Century stock exchange building in the centre of which European city was engulfed by fire with its iconic dragon spire falling into the street?
18. What was the name of the Italian fashion designer, who dressed stars including Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift and Zendaya, who died aged 83?
19. Who settled a privacy case against the publisher of the Sun, saying he could have faced a bill of up to £10million even if he had won?
20. Cricketer Derek Underwood, one of England's greatest spin bowlers, who died aged 78, was known by which nickname?
21. What is to be scrapped from the FA Cup from next season? 
22. How many teams does England have in the semi-finals of the Champions League and Europa League?
23. What did boutique gym boss Rachel Woolford, 28, win?
24. Which musical dominated the Olivier Awards, winning seven of its 11 nominations?
25. Hannah Waddingham was cheered by onlookers after she chided a photographer who appeared to ask her to do what as she arrived for the Olivier awards?

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Wednesday 17 April 2024

Celebrating the regional Press

I had a really enjoyable day at the Regional Press Awards yesterday. The lunch at Quaglino’s in London was a reminder that, despite the hefty challenges our newsrooms face, there is still excellent work by first class and committed journalists out there. As chairman of the judges, alongside Alison Gow, I know that selecting the winners was the toughest of tasks. The quality of submissions was outstanding. So congratulations to all those shortlisted. A special mention has to go to the Belfast Telegraph which collected eight of the 21 awards, including large news brand. Sam McBride picked up three individual awards. Impressive.

The Belfast Telegraph's winning team

The full list of winners and nominations is here. Thanks to Haymarket, the judges, presenter Philip Collins and in particular to Tom Rossage who worked hard to make the day a big success. It was a bonus to meet up with old friends too, some who I had not seen for years. 

Golden oldies: Judges Cathy Duncan, Dave Nicholson, me, 
Neil Fowler, Terry Ramsey, Alan Geere and Michael Crozier

We inevitably continued the celebrations in the Chequers Tavern around the corner. A lovely way to round off a cracking day.

Friday 12 April 2024

Time to tackle the newsquiz

The top solo scorer in last week’s newsquiz was Robert Rea with 20, ahead of George Mann on 19, Marion Fountayne and Toby Brown on 18 and Andy Reed on 17. The top team was Bruce and Sarah Hayward also on 20 ahead of Adam Batstone and Lucy Thorpe on 17.5. Here is this week’s newsquiz. As usual there are 25 questions about the week. Give it a go and let me know your score.

A selection of today's front pages

1. Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron said having dinner with who was 'entirely in line with precedent’?
2. Hamas's political leader Ismail Haniyeh said that what incident would not change the organisation's demands in talks on a ceasefire deal?
3. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated his vow to do what and declared: 'There is a date.’
4. The Cass Review said children had been let down by a lack of research and made 32 recommendations on how '__ services' for young people should operate. What is the missing word?
5. It was announced that what is to become a separate criminal offence in England and Wales, with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak saying it would send the message that 'enough is enough'?
6. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak apologised after being accused of ruining the credibility of what?
7. Former gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner reacted to the death of ex-NFL footballer OJ Simpson by posting what two-word message on social media?
8. Two political advisers, after keeping a secret for 50 years, revealed that which politician had an affair with a deputy Press secretary, 22 years younger than him?
9. Police charged a 25-year-old man with the murder of Kulsuma Akter, who was stabbed to death as she pushed her baby in a pram in which city?
10. In a witness statement to the Horizon IT inquiry, former sub-postmaster and campaigner Alan Bates said the Post Office was being run by 'little more than thugs in __' in 2010. What is the missing word?
11. New York Mayor Eric Adams told people to go about their normal day and that first responders were 'working to make sure the city is safe’ after what event?
12. Who declared, in a 20-page document, that sex change operations and surrogacy were 'grave threats to human dignity'?
13. The Arizona Supreme Court reinstated a law from 1864 that bans what, with offences punishable by two to five years in prison?
14. Who said his three eldest children were 'fine' after they were taken to hospital following a three-car crash in Germany.
15. Government minister Kevin Hollinrake called for an investigation into allegations that factories in China were mass-producing fake what for export?
16. Who delivered a list of recommendations about Parkinson's to Downing Street and said the disease 'makes you wish you hadn't been born'?
17. Everton were fined a further two points for a second breach of Premier League financial rules meaning they have been deducted how many points in total this season?
18. Who took part in the Changing the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Monday for the first time?
19. The president of the Paris 2024 Olympics said the triathlon could be delayed, or the swimming leg cancelled, for what reason?
20. World Athletics announced Olympic gold medal winners would be paid for the first time at the Paris games. How much, in dollars, will a gold medalist be given?
21. Joe Kinnear, who died aged 77, managed clubs including Wimbledon and Newcastle United after a playing career which saw him make 258 appearances for which team?
22. A total eclipse of the Sun could be seen by people in which three countries?
23. Who did Dorset council apologise to after their vehicles were given parking tickets?
24. A new version of which game, designed to be more collaborative and less 'intimidating', is to be launched?
25. Why was Russ Cook, known as the Hardest Geezer, in the headlines?

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