Friday, 5 May 2017

The newsquiz: 25 questions about this week

The top solo scorer in last week's newsquiz was Nick Martin with 18, narrowly ahead of Simon O'Neill and Liz Gerard on 17. Other notable scores were by Ginger Elvis on 16 and Gavin Devine on 15.5. The top team was the Penman Partnership featuring Daisy, who is clearly the driving force, with 19. Adam Batstone and Lucy Thorpe scored a collective 16. Here we go again ... another 25 questions about the week. Let me know how you get on. Good luck.

Prince Philip's retirement dominates today's front pages (Questions 6 and 7)
1. Who insisted that derailing Brexit was not 'defying the will of the people’ and pledged to re-enter politics, even if he gets a 'bucket of wotsit' thrown over him?
2. Theresa May dismissed reports of her dinner with EC President Jean-Claude Juncker, published in German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine, by saying: 'I have to say from what I've seen of this account I think it's ______ ______.’ What are the two missing words?
3. In a muddled interview shadow home secretary Diane Abbott said the cost of providing how many extra police officers would be £300,000 ... before she revised the figure to £80 million?
4. What links Warwickshire, Lincolnshire, Gloucestershire, the Isle of Wight and Monmouthshire?
5. What is the name of the political party that is headed by French election favourite Emmanuel Macron?
6. Prince Philip’s last official engagement, before it was announced he would be stepping down from public life, was to open the Warner Stand? Where is it?
7. Which British newspaper’s website briefly reported that Prince Philip had died? 
8. Princess Charlotte, who celebrated her second birthday this week, is _____ in line to succeed the Queen. What is the missing number?
9. Prince William demanded €1.5 million compensation from which magazine over topless photographs of his wife Kate?
10. Londoner Anthony Joshua beat Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley to become unified world heavyweight boxing champion in how many rounds?
11. Which bank was named as the UK’s ninth largest mortgage lender in a report by Legal and General and the Centre for Economics and Business Research?
12. Samata Ullah from Cardiff, who was jailed for eight years after admitting being a member of Islamic State, used what to store extremist data?
13. Which supermarket announced plans to end the sale of all imported fresh meat in a drive to back British farmers?
14. Footballer Aaron Lennon is receiving care and treatment for a stress-related illness. Which club does he play for?
15. A service was held at St Mary and St John Church in Rothley to remember what?
16. Damon Smith was found guilty of leaving a bomb on which London Underground line?
17. What did Sheila Miyoshi Jaeger claim happened to her twice?
18. Why was insurance executive Guy Hedger in the headlines?
19. Surfer Matthew Bryce, who was found off the Argyll coast after drifting for 32 hours, set off from which beach?
20. What name did celebrity couple Cheryl and Liam Payne give to their five-week-old son?
21. According to Rentokil the number of call-outs to deal with infestations of which ‘pest’ have more than doubled since last year?
22. The hosts of Loose Women stripped to their underwear to be photographed for a body confidence campaign. Who was the photographer?
23. What did Natalie Lowe quit, after seven years, 'with a very heavy heart’?
24. Adele is the UK’s richest solo female musician with a fortune of £125 million, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. How much did she earn last year?
25. Catherine Hettinger revealed she hasn’t made a single penny from a toy she invented, which has become a global craze, because she couldn’t afford the £310 to renew the patent. What is the toy?

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