Saturday, 2 January 2016

First newsquiz of the year

There was no Christmas quiz last week as I had other things to think about - and knew you would have too. But we are back this week with the first newsquiz of 2016. As usual there are 20 questions with five bonuses, so 25 points to be won. Let me know how you get on. 

Britain under water: A Sun spread on the floods (Question 1)

1. Twelve people had to be airlifted from something that was stuck in flood water in Dailley, South Ayrshire? What was the something?
Bonus: The historic bridge in which market town collapsed into the swollen river Wharfe?
2. Motorhead frontman Lemmy died this week. What was his real name?
Bonus: In which UK city was he born?
Bonus: Musician John Bradbury also died this week. He was the drummer for which famous band?
3. The Old Bailey heard that Mohammed Rehman planned to blow up either Westfield shopping centre or the London Underground to coincide with the 10th anniversary of what?
4. Why was 27-year-old Angus Villar from Saffron Walden in the headlines? 
5. The chief medical officer for England, Dame Sally Davies, is to recommend that everyone should abstain from what for at least two days a week?
6. Two people died and seven others were injured after a gunman opened fire at a bar in which city?
7. Natalie Cole, who died at the age of 65, had a hit in 1991 when her voice was remixed with that of her father, Nat King Cole, 25 years after his death. What was the name of the song?
8. A soldier guarding a mosque shot and wounded a driver who rammed him with a car in which French city?
Bonus: A terrorism alert shut down two railway stations in which city on New Year's Eve?
9. Iraq said it had ‘liberated’ which city which the jihadist group IS had held since May?
10. Why was 86-year-old Ronald King in the headlines?
11. The supporters of which football team were asked by the family of former player Pavel Srnicek to chant a song?
12David Cameron's policy chief, Oliver Letwin, apologised for blaming what on the 'bad moral attitudes' of black people?
13. An investigation was begun into allegations that two female police officers and eight soldiers engaged in group sex at a police station in which city?
14. Actor Russell Crowe vowed to never use which airline again after claiming the company stopped him from travelling with a hoverboard?
15. Who said: 'I was stupid and there's no fool like an old fool'?
16. Jacqueline Gold was controversially awarded a CBE in the New Year's Honours. She is chief executive of which company?
Bonus: Which event led to Steph Houghton and Fara Williams receiving MBEs?
17. According to a study by website Travelzoo, which country slipped out of the top ten hotspots that UK families are most likely to visit?
18. Later this year where will we find a skull and rose, a crown and sword and the Great Fire of London?
19. Which company agreed to pay €318m following an investigation into tax fraud allegations in Italy?
20. Why was Catholic priest Father Albert San Jose suspended from his church in the Philippines? 

Answers here

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