Friday, 28 July 2017

Have a crack at the newsquiz

The top solo scorer in last week's newsquiz was Dominic Hurst with a very respectable 18. Other notable scores were Elly Rewcastle with 15, and Producer Cleah and Gavin Devine on 14. The top team score was 15 by both the Penman Partnership and the Batstone Collective.
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

Charlie Gard - Question 5
1. Who urged Theresa May to 'actually lead’ and said it was time to get out of the 'defensive crouch' adopted since the General Election?
2. No. 10 announced that Theresa May and her husband Philip were embarking on a three-week holiday. Which three countries will they be visiting? Half a point for two countries, one point for all three.
3. The Government announced that Britain is to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from which year?
4. US President Donald Trump tweeted that who would be banned from serving 'in any capacity' in the military?
5. What is the full name of the rare syndrome that Charlie Gard is suffering from?
6. Confidential letters from the Prince of Wales to Tony Blair are to be made public, the information commissioner has decided. What is their subject? 
7. A thousand police officers in London are to be issued with what?
8. A group of experts, writing in the British Medical Journal, said a rule 'long embedded in the minds of doctors and the public' is wrong and should be overturned. What is the rule?
9. A London skyscraper that has been sold for £1.3 billion - a record for a single UK building - is known by which nickname? 
10. Jordan Spieth became the youngest American to win the British Open. How old is he?
11. A study by an international team of researchers involving almost 43,000 men said that what has more than halved in the last 40 years? 
12. Jeffrey Blue, a former investment banker, lost his High Court claim for £15 million against which businessman?
13. What was the full title of the documentary about Princess Diana’s life that was screened by ITV on Monday?
14. Rugby union referee Nigel Owens this week revealed his struggle with which disorder?
15. Which actor said he was ‘mortified' after receiving criticism for comments in which he appeared to support men being paid more than women?
16. Why was 28-year-old Eleanor Wilson in the headlines?
17. A fox broke into Chessington World of Adventures and killed eight what?
18. UKIP has conceded control of the final council where it had a majority. Which council? 

19. Fergus Beeley, who was filmed grabbing a man by the throat, shoving him against his car and screaming that he wanted the family dead, is a producer for which television programme?
20. A man has been arrested for allegedly trying to snatch a five-year-old girl from her mother outside which Manchester shop?
21. Simon Cowell spent £175,000 on what?
22. Who tweeted from the South of France: 'Luckily we were able to evacuate last night, not easy with 11 people in the house! We are all okay’?
23. Camilla Thurlow and Jamie Jewitt came second in what?
24. What was seven-year-old Dylan Turner, from Blackburn, given at school after he lost a tooth when another pupil allegedly punched him?
25. Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin, which costs less than £10, won a gold medal at the International Wine and Spirits Competition. Which supermarket owns the brand?

Answers here

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