Friday, 22 February 2019

Time to tackle the newsquiz

The top scorer in last week’s newsquiz was Bruce Hayward with a personal best of 18, narrowly ahead of the Roberts Family on 17. Here is this week’s quiz. As usual there are 25 questions about the week. Give it a go and let me know how you get on. 

Today's front pages
1. Eight Labour and three Conservative MPs quit their parties to form which group, claiming to 'represent the centre ground of British politics’?
2. Seven MPs quit Labour on Monday to form the breakaway centre group. They included Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger and Angela Smith. Name any two of the other four. 
3. The seven Labour defectors were joined by Joan Ryan who said the 'party under Jeremy Corbyn has become infected with the ____ of anti-Jewish racism’. What is the missing word?
4. Defecting Labour MP Angela Smith apologised for having ‘misspoke' after she appeared to refer to people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds as having a funny what?
5. Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Heidi Allen, the three Tory MPs who quit their party, said in a statement: 'We no longer feel we can remain in the party of a government whose policies and priorities are so firmly in the grip of the ___ and ___.’ What are the two missing abbreviations?
6. Labour’s Paul Flynn, who died this week, was the second eldest MP in parliament and the oldest person to speak from the frontbench since Gladstone was prime minister. How old was he?
7. Who was readmitted to the Labour Party on Monday only to be suspended on Wednesday?
8. In a row over Gibraltar, Spain threatened to block British citizens from free travel in Europe after Brexit meaning they could have to pay how much for a visa?
9. Lawyers representing which two female television personalities said they were preparing legal action against up to 70 Twitter users for libel or harassment over remarks about anti-semitism in the Labour Party? Half point for each name.
10. Which East Midlands-based company, which employs 376 staff went bust, blaming Brexit as the main cause of its collapse?
11. Isis bride Shamima Begum has been stripped of her British nationality but her son, who was born on Saturday, has not. What is the name of her new-born son?
12. Which country said that Isis bride Shamima Begum was not a citizen, never applied for dual nationality and that 'there is no question of her being allowed to enter’ the country?
13. A 16-year-old boy was found guilty of the murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail after her body was found on which island?
14. Honda has confirmed it will close its factory, which employs 3,500 staff, in which town?
15. Which company's shares dived by 15 per cent after the Competition and Markets Authority cast doubt on its merger plans?
16. People were injured after a ceiling collapsed into a bar at which holiday park in Brean Sands near Weston-super-Mare?
17. In an attempt to try to prevent a repeat of the Christmas chaos at Gatwick, flying drones within how many kilometres of an airport is to be made illegal?
18. Musician Peter Tork, who died age 77, was bass guitarist for which famous 1960s band?
19. A study, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, said one in 13 young people in England and Wales experiences what disorder by the age of 18?
20. The General Synod voted to end a law that has existed since the 17th century, meaning churches will no longer be legally required to do what?
21. A 32-year-old supporter of which English football team was fighting for his life after a violent attack in the German city of Gelsenkirchen?
22. The Duchess of Sussex flew back from her New York baby shower on a private jet with which of her celebrity friends?
23. Who took home the awards for best British group and album of the year at the Brit Awards?
24. Hugh Jackman opened the Brit Awards singing which song?
25. Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who died aged 85, left some of his $200m (£153m) to Choupette? Who is Choupette?

Answers here

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Farewell to the Daily Mail Australia trainees


Wade Zaglas with the newsquiz champagne in front of fellow trainees (left to right) Mary Mrad, Wade Sellers, Thomas Duff, Tom Place and Shive Prema

I said goodbye to the Daily Mail trainees in Sydney on Friday. They had an intense final few days getting stories published, covering a breaking news story in real time and drawing up a newslist for their start in the newsroom on Monday. They enjoyed sessions with senior journalist Stephen Gibbs, executive editor Lachlan Heywood, social media editor Cameron Carpenter and former trainees Matilda Rudd and Holly Hales. The trainees also had another five stories published on the Daily Mail Australia site - bringing their total during the course to 11. 

Shive Prema wrote about the dark secrets behind the song Waltzing Matilda. Read it here.


Thomas Duff found a story about a 3D graphic which shows a Japanese submarine that was sunk in Sydney Harbour during World War II. Read it here.



Tom Place wrote a story for Femail about the odd things an escort carries to work each day ... including a pacifier. 



Wade Zaglas had two stories published. One about a grieving mother who is upset with the Australian government after her daughter was killed while backpacking. Read it here



Wade also wrote a fun story for Femail about the petty reasons people give for ditching their dates. His story is here. 



On Wednesday evening the trainees joined the senior staff for drinks at the All Hands Brewing House on Darling Harbour. A good night was had by all. I have really enjoyed my four weeks with the trainees. They are a bright and likeable bunch. I wish them well in their careers and will watch their successes with interest. 

As always we finished the week with the newsquiz ... 25 questions about the week's news stories. This week's joint winners were Wade Zaglas and Tom Place, each with ten points. Wade collected the champagne for being the top scorer over the five weeks ... well done to him.

Here's this week's quiz. See if you can score better than Wade and Tom's ten.

1. Footballer Hakeem al-Araibi returned to Australia after being detained in Bangkok for two months. Which country had asked for him to be extradited over claims he had attacked a police station with petrol bombs?
2. Daily Mail Australia climbed to a unique audience of what figure (to the nearest million) in January, a growth of 18 per cent month on month?
3. A petition, that had received more than 50,000 signatures by Wednesday, demanded who should be fired from Married At First Sight? 
4. Gangster Tony Mokbel was stabbed in which jail? 
5. Australian Tasneem Fakhoury, 20, said that when she was 14 she was sent to which country 'for a holiday' - only to be forced into an 'abusive' arranged marriage?
6. Which airline refused to fly Ian Smith, 67, home from Melbourne after saying he was too heavy?
7. Why was 33-year-old Tara Brooks in the headlines?
8. The medivac bill passed through the Senate on Wednesday by 36 votes to how many?
9. Mohamed Ghanem, 35, who faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to dealing in drugs was previously jailed for being part of which gang of rapists?
10. Senator Brian Burston claimed that who had once 'rubbed her fingers up my spine' while listening to the national anthem?
11. An eight-year-old boy died after becoming entangled on what piece of equipment in a playground near Wanguri Primary School in Darwin?
12. Melbourne-based personal assistant Elisha Bakes said she was attacked by vicious bullies on social media because of what?
13. Why was 27-year-old doctor Gemma Diessel in the headlines?
14. Former rugby league star, Chris Dawson, appeared at Sydney's Downing Centre court accused of doing what 37 years ago?
15. Kate Miller-Heidke was chosen to represent Australia in what?
16. Karito and Ian were the first to couple to leave what?
17. Yvie Jones, Richard Reid and which other contestant will appear in Sunday’s finale of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here? 
18. Which Australian comedian revealed a 'darker' time in her life when a procedure to fix a hole in her heart resulted in her having open-heart surgery at 25?
19. According to real estate data group CoreLogic, Australia's property price crash has worsened with median prices in how many suburbs falling below the $1million mark?
20. Which festival at the Mount Penang Parklands in New South Wales's Central Coast was cancelled - with police saying it was because it breached safety regulations and organisers feared they would not make enough money?
21. Daniel Jones said he doesn't have a 'healthy relationship' with his former band member Darren Hayes - adding that he wouldn't reunite despite 'running out of money’. What was the name of the band?
22. A farmer fired two blasts from his shotgun while confronting vegans from which activist group outside his property in Western Australia?
23. Australian dive instructor Daniel Broadhurst is lucky to be alive after he was almost hacked to death by a machete-wielding attacker on which island?
24. The former North Queensland Cowboys and Cronulla Sharks rugby player Ben Barba, banned from the game earlier this month, began work this week as what?
25. How has Mr Squiggle from the ABC television show been recognised on his 60th anniversary

Answers here 




Friday, 15 February 2019

Tackle this week's newsquiz

The top solo score in last week's newsquiz was Liz Gerard with 18, ahead of Janet Boyle on 16. The top team score was by the Roberts family also with 18. Here is this week's quiz - 25 questions about the week. Let me know how you get on. 

Friday's front pages
1. The Government's motion endorsing Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans was rejected by what majority?
2. Business minister Richard Harrington accused members of which Tory group of ‘treachery’ over Brexit?
3. Downing Street blamed Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for the motion defeat, saying he had 'yet again put ___ considerations ahead of the national interest’. What is the missing word?
4. Defence secretary Gavin Williamson announced a plan to convert two passenger ferries or cargo vessels into what?
5. Inflation dropped to what per cent last month - its lowest level in two years - as wholesale energy prices tumbled. 
6. The shadow chancellor John McDonnell said that Winston Churchill was a villain rather than a hero, because of his role in what?
7. Shamima Begum, the pregnant 19-year-old who fled to Syria to marry an Islamic State fighter and is seeking to come home, was brought up in which London district?
8. England cricketer Joe Root responding to a question from West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel by saying: 'Don’t use it as an insult. Nothing wrong with being gay’? What was Gabriel’s question?
9. He became famous in 1960 with the lead role in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and his last film was Skyfall in which he played a gamekeeper from James Bond’s childhood. Who is he?
10. Which BBC current affairs programme is to finish after its presenter announced he was stepping down after 16 years?
11. Which bank reported profits of £1.62bn for 2018, more than double the £752m it made in 2017?
12. A fire swept through the Arpit Palace Hotel, killing at least 17 people, in which city?
13. What is the name of the rover which has been on Mars for 15 years that has been declared dead by NASA?
14. Whose hand-written letter said: 'Please stop lying, please stop creating so much pain, please stop exploiting my relationship with my husband’?
15. Buckingham Palace released a statement, saying that after 'careful consideration' the Duke of Edinburgh had taken what decision?
16. Which football team suffered its biggest ever Premier League defeat and its biggest in any competition since they lost 7-0 to Nottingham Forest in 1971?
17. A man was arrested on suspicion of triple murder after the bodies of three elderly men, including twins, were found within 24 hours of each other in which city?
18. What was officially made illegal, with a maximum sentence of two years in jail, after a Bill received Royal Assent in the House of Lords?
19. How many caps did Gordon Banks, who died this week age 81, win for England?
20. The hashtag, #FakeTrump____, was among the top trending topics in the United States on Twitter today (Friday). What is the missing word?
21. Who went topless on Sky news programme The Pledge as a tribute to Dr Victoria Bateman?
22. The FBI is investigating whether which musician committed a crime by engaging in sexually explicit communications with an underage fan?
23. How many awards did The Favourite win at the BAFTAs?
24. Michael Rice was chosen to represent the UK in what?
25.  Former squadron leader and prisoner of war Dick Churchill, who died age 99, was the last surviving member of a team immortalised in which Hollywood movie?

Answers here

Monday, 11 February 2019

The rise of the hyperlocals

With local newspapers in decline, could the rise of hyperlocals be the answer to making sure communities are covered? Here is my piece in this month's InPublishing magazine. 

Friday, 8 February 2019

Wade wins the Aussie newsquiz

The Daily Mail trainees in Sydney have had another good week. They pitched news stories to the newsdesk, Femail and the travel editor. Well done to Tom Place for getting this story published on Femail.


I look forward to their other stories being published soon. They had sessions with Femail editor Laura House, video editor Ian Perry and former trainee Josh Hanrahan. Thursday was a legal day with MD Peter Holder and Kimberley Brunt from the managing editor’s office who dealt with the Australian Press Council and the consequences of making mistakes. Lawyer Paul Svilans then went through defamation and contempt. Trainee Shivé Prema won the best picture headline and shared the best video headline award with Wade Sellers. We finished the week, as always, with the newsquiz … 25 questions about the week’s events. The top scorer this week was Wade Zaglas with 14. Give it a go and see if you can do any better. 


The Queensland floods (Questions 22 and 23)
1. Name the National Australia Bank chairman and chief executive who resigned this week. Half a point for each name.
2. Australian Bureau of Statistics figures suggest the national average salary for a full-time worker in Australia is about ____ meaning those earning that amount can only borrow $450,000 - half of Sydney’s average home price. What is the missing figure?
3. Malcolm Turnbull admitted this week that he should have launched a royal commission into what at least a year earlier while he was still prime minister?
4. According to government insiders, some of the 895 refugees who came to Australia from which two islands for medical treatment are using a loophole to remain in the country? Half a point for each.
5. Why was 48-year-old Therese Butler in the headlines?
6. Why did Married At First Sight's Sam Ball tell Elizabeth Sobinoff he was cancelling their honeymoon?
7. Australia's National Rugby League banned which player after viewing footage of him in an alleged 'physical altercation' with his partner?
8. Napoleon Perdis fired back at critics of his 'lavish' lifestyle saying: 'Was I going to turn up to major celebrities and major things looking like some sort of ____? No! I'm proud, I was brought up in a Greek family.’ What is the missing word?
9. Whose brother, Sasha, was murdered by a bikie gang in the same year his mother died on the operating table?
10. What did 30-year-old Matthew Bennett apparently lose?
11. Footage emerged this week of troubled AFL star Jack Watts appearing to inhale white powder off a woman's breasts during what celebrations last year?
12. Former Weekend Today co-anchor Peter Stefanovic returned to television this week when he made an unexpected appearance on which programme?
13. Why was Dr Emil Gayed in the headlines this week?
14. What was the first name of the six-month-old baby who was found dead next to the body of his 46-year-old father in a car in the Beerwah State Forest, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast?
15. David Thomas has stepped down for 'personal reasons' after just 18 months as chief executive of which company?
16. Nationals deputy leader and sports minister Bridget McKenzie came under fire for spending $20,000 of taxpayers' money on a private jet to attend a game of what sport in Melbourne last year?
17. Top chef Justin Bull, 46, who cooked for Russell Crowe and James Packer has been found dead in his cafe in Bronte, Sydney. What is the name of the cafe?
18. Former Sydney nun Magaret Harrod told a story of sexual abuse that resulted in her twin brother being jailed for paedophlia in a book. What is the name of the book? 
19. Westpac announced it is to close how many branches across Australia?
20. Headteacher Richard Jarrett said he ordered which Australian singer and TV personality to leave the grounds of his school in Maidenhead, England?
21. Radiologist Denise Lee, 39, appeared in Sydney's Downing Centre Court accused of menace and harassment by sending how many text messages in eight months to her former partner, his family, new girlfriend and her family?
22. What did mother-of-two Alicia Populin do to help her neighbours in Idalia in Townsville?
23. Social media users trolled two men who were swept to their deaths as they ran from police after allegedly looting what store in Townsville?
24. Australian Olympic swimmer Cate Campbell, 26, revealed she has been diagnosed with what type of cancer?
25. Karryn and Jason Fletcher are demanding a refund after they paid $299 each for concert tickets at Christchurch Stadium, New Zealand, but claim their view was obstructed. Which singer was appearing?

Answers here

Test your knowledge with the newsquiz

The top solo scorer in last week's newsquiz was Gavin Devine with an impressive 18, pipping Janet Boyle with 16 and Liz Gerard on 15. The top team was Maura and Phil Parsons with an impressive 20. The Penmans scored 18. Here is this week's quiz ... as usual 25 questions about the events of the last seven days. Give it a go and let me know how you get on.


Friday's front pages
1. European Council president Donald Tusk said in Brussels: 'I have been wondering what that ___ ___ ___ ___ looks like for those who promoted Brexit without even a sketch of a plan to carry it (out) safely.’ What are the four missing words?
2. Which former Labour leadership contender said the idea he could be asked to 'row in behind' Government policy on Brexit meant he was now considering resigning from the party?
3. ‘Bollocks to Brexit’ demonstrator Mark Johnston, who rushed Theresa May’s motorcade outside the headquarters of the European Commission, was carrying a placard that said what?
4. Nissan has confirmed that which of its cars, originally planned for its Sunderland plant, will now be made in Japan, saying Brexit uncertainty is not helping it to plan for the future?
5. Why was Scottish Conservative MP Ross Thomson escorted from the Strangers' Bar in the House of Commons by police on Tuesday?
6. A man died in Devon after a tree fell on to a car as a storm with what name hit southern parts of the UK?
7. The BBC said its licence fee will increase by £4 per year in April to what price?
8. HMV was rescued from collapse by a Canadian music entrepreneur but how many of its stores closed this week?
9. Actor Liam Neeson has revealed in an interview that he walked the streets carrying what while looking to kill a 'black bastard' after someone close to him was raped?

10. Why could Cardiff City face a Premier League points deduction?
11. According to NHS Digital what percentage of people in the UK aged over 16 drink more alcohol than the recommended safe level?
12. Who was given a one-year suspended prison sentence and fined €2.2m (£1.9m) after admitting tax fraud?

13. A candlelit vigil has been held to remember four young children killed in a house blaze in which town?
14. An outbreak of what has led to all horse racing been cancelled in Britain until at least next Wednesday?
15. Who was voted as the most influential figure of the 20th Century in the finale of the BBC Icons series?
16. A woman has been arrested on suspicion of starting a fire killing ten people in an apartment block in which city?
17. Headteacher Richard Jarrett said he ordered Rolf Harris to leave the grounds of his school in which English town?
18. Which publication has Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos accused of blackmail after it threatened to publish nude photos of him?
19. The House Democratic Women’s Working Group invited all women attending Donald Trump’s State of the Union address to wear what in honour of the legacy of women’s suffrage in the US?

20. Who went viral as the 'Queen of the Condescending Applause’ after her performance at the State of the Union address in Washington?
21. What did BBC presenter John Humphrys say he should have done years ago?
22. Actress Danniella Westbrook said she had agreed to three months rehab on the advice of which television presenter?
23. Why was 56-year-old Adrian McManus in the headlines?
24. What did Lincolnshire police recommend should be placed on a sufficiently high platform to make it difficult for vandals?
25. Which band were criticised by fans for a lack-lustre half time performance at the Super Bowl?


Answers here

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Time to tackle the newsquiz

The top team score in last week's newsquiz was 18 by Jon Roberts and familyTeam Hayward (Sarah, Bruce and the neighbour's cat) got 15. Liz Gerard was the top solo scorer with 16 followed by Gavin Devine on 14. Here's this week's quiz. As usual there are 25 questions about the week's events. Let me know how you get on.


Today's front pages
1. How many Labour MPs voted against a cross-party amendment, which had their party's backing, to delay Brexit?
2. Britain objected to Gibraltar being described as what in EU legislation? 
3. Gary Lineker, along with Labour and Tory representatives, wrote a letter saying ‘we still want to be friends’ which appeared on the front page of a newspaper in which country?
4. Former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab, giving evidence to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, admitted that he had not read what document all the way through, comparing it to a novel?
5. The Institute of Directors warned that what per cent of firms, in a survey of 1,200 members, had either moved part of their businesses abroad or were planning to do so because of Brexit?
6. Which Cabinet minister said that this week that 'extra time' may be needed to finalise legislation for Brexit?
7. Which supermarket announced it will close food counters in 90 of its stores as part of a wider cost-cutting plan that will affect 9,000 staff?
8. Wreckage from the light aircraft carrying football Emiliano Sala has been washed up on which French beach?
9. More than 140 people, including a child with a heart condition, crammed into which famous inn after being trapped by the snow on Bodmin Moor?
10. A baby girl found in a shopping bag in a park in east London has been given what name by hospital staff, after the road where she was found?
11. More than 300 people are dead or missing after a dam burst in which country?
12. A 37-year-old mother from east London became the first person in the UK to be found guilty of what at the Old Bailey?
13. An employee of which company claimed to have given birth in the staff toilet as she was too scared to miss her shift?
14. Who is Dr Terry Sanderson suing for £2.3million claiming brain damage after a skiing accident?
15. Laura Plummer, 34, has been released after serving 14 months of her prison sentence for taking 290 Tramadol tablets into which country?
16. Michael Jacobs-Hagen, who claimed he was abused by Michael Jackson when he was 14, said the singer used what nickname for him when they were in bed?
17. Tennis player Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open for a record mumber of times. How many?
18. What name did Prince George use when he introduced himself to a dog walker when out with grandma Carole Middleton?
19. Who said she was ‘not amused’ and felt ‘insulted’ when Prince Harry called her granny?
20. During a tour of One25, a charity in Bristol, the Duchess of Sussex wrote personal messages of empowerment and support on what for vulnerable sex workers?
21. Which comedian, a regular on BBC Radio 4 panel shows The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, died of cancer aged 57?
22. Actor Clive Swift, who died aged 82, was best known for his role as a beleaguered husband in which BBC sitcom, which ran between 1990 and 1995? 
23. Comedian Russell Brand called for what to be banned because it ‘violates’ children’s space?
24. Shoppers endured a 40-minute ordeal that they described as being like a horror film at St David’s shopping centre in Cardiff. What was the ordeal?
25. What did singer Kelsey Karter have tattooed on her face?

Answers here

Mary and Tom win the Aussie newsquiz

The Daily Mail trainees in Sydney had a good week with six stories published to add to the two by Shivé Prema last Saturday. Wade Sellers got the banner for his story about Australian tattoos. Read it here.


Mary Mrad was published twice with stories about how Muslims celebrated Australia Day and a look at surprising Aussie inventions.



Thomas Duff wrote a story on the social media reaction to Prime Minister Scott Morrison's rule on formal dress at Australia Day ceremonies. 

Tom Place spoke to One Nation's Mark Latham who told of the plan to ban the burqa in government buildings. Read it here.

And Shivé was published again when he picked up a story about a fast food lover who was banned after getting 20 free MacDonald's orders in 20 minutes. Read it here.



They also had sessions by showbiz editor Jade Watkins, deputy editor Felicity Hetherington and Clementine Cuneo and Daniel Piotrowski from the exclusives team. Yesterday they pitched exclusive stories to acting news-editor Ollie Gillman and these will hopefully be published next week.

As always, we finished with the newsquiz. The trainees reckoned it was a tough one but Mary and Tom finished joint top with 11 correct answers. Give it a go and let me know if you do better.


1.  Name Australia's most successful horse trainer who has been charged over offences against the rules of training?
2. Police raids on the horse trainer's properties allegedly found four taser-like devices, known as what in the horse-racing industry?
3. Name the make-up empire which has collapsed putting hundreds of jobs at risk.
4. Comedian and tv presenter Denise Scott, cricket legend Curtly Ambrose, Karl Stefanovic's ex-wife Cassandra Thorburn and blogger Constance Hall will all be doing what this month?
5. Why was 28-year-old Thomas Harris in the headlines?
6. A father who pleaded guilty at the Gosford District Court to the rape of a 12-year-old girl is known as the ____ rapist. What is the missing word?
7. What was the occupation of Andrew Carll, who was found dead with his wife in their bed with shotgun wounds, in a house in Rockhampton in Queensland?
8. Sydney couple Luis Taliberti and Fernanda Damian are believed to be among nearly 300 people who died when a dam burst its gates in which country?
9. Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is grieving the loss of his British bulldog who died after a 15-month battle with lymphoma. What was the name of the dog?
10. Melbourne’s Bourke Street killer James Gargasoulas, in a rant at the Supreme Court of Victoria, said: 'What I want you to know is I am a victim of government ____. It is because of ____ six people have died and many were injured.’ What is the missing word?
11. A girl who gave birth to a baby by her step-brother in Perth was how old?

12. In a heated row about Australia Day's date, broadcaster Yumi Stynes told Kerri-Anne Kennerley that 'every time you open your mouth you're sounding ____’. What is the missing word?
13. Yumi Stynes renewed her Invasion Day feud with Kerri-Anne Kennerley by calling her a ‘____ who can't be extinguished’. What is the missing word?
14. The bodies of Australian microbiology professor Lily Pereg and her sister were found in which country?
15. Novak Djokovic obliterated rival Rafael Nadal in Melbourne to win a record number of Australian open singles titles. How many has he won?
16. On their Married at First Sight honeymoon, Mike Gunner told his new bride Heidi Latcham: 'Look, I'm not your ____.’ What is the missing word?

17. Who said, after meeting his bride-to be Elizabeth Sobinoff at the altar on Married At First Sight that 'I've never really dated girls as big as Elizabeth in the past?’ 
18. A nine-year-old boy was filmed being dragged across the schoolyard by the principal, Steve Warner, of which school?
19. Police threatened to ban which festival if organisers do not stamp out drug use after seven people overdosed on Australia Day weekend?
20. My Kitchen Rules contestant Ash Keillah told the story of how he broke up a fight a decade ago which resulted in what injury?
21. What did singer Kelsey Karter apparently have tattooed on her face?
22. Ben Simmons, 22, became the first Australian ever to do what?
23. Sydney's 2019 lunar festival, the largest celebration of the Chinese New Year outside of Asia, ushered in the year of what animal?
24. NSW Food Authority chief executive Dr Lisa Szabo said on Friday that if consumers had any what that were stamped with BEC or BEC115 they should discard them?
25. A report showed that America had the most attacks in the world in 2018 - 32 confirmed and one death - and that Australia was second with 20 attacks. What type of attacks were they?
Answers here