Friday, 8 September 2017

Courtney wins this week's newsquiz

Thirteen trainees started the Daily Mail training scheme in Derry Street this week. Seven are reporters, including two on the Stephen Lawrence fellowship, four are subs including one for Weekend magazine and one will be heading to sport. They have been training with Mike Watson and me but have also had sessions with chief reporter Sam Greenhill, invesigations editor Paul Bentley and Harriet Sime from showbusiness. They have been pitching story ideas and Georgia Edkins gained a byline on MailOnline for helping with a story on Stormzy. You can read it here
As always we finished with the newsquiz - 25 questions about the week’s events. The top online scorers in last week's quiz were Janet Boyle and Dominic Hurst who both scored 16, the same score as my mates in the Three Legs. Nobody could beat the 18 by trainee Tim Stickings though. This week’s top scorer was Courtney Bartlett, also with an impressive 18. Well played to him. Here are the questions, see if you can do better. 

The EU and the Royals (Questions 6, 7 and 12)
1. US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley told an emergency meeting of the Security Council that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's 'abusive use of missiles and nuclear threats show he is _____ for war’. What is the missing word?
2. What is the name of the school where Prince George started this week?
3. What is the severe form of morning sickness which forced the Duchess of Cambridge to cancel all engagements including taking Prince George to school on his first day?
4. Who took his family and guests into his wine cellar to shelter as Hurricane Irma destroyed his house above?
5. The Government was criticised for not reacting quickly enough to help British territories in the path of Hurricane Irma. One of those territories is the Turks and Caicos. Name the other two. Half a point for each.
6. Former attorney general Dominic Grieve called the European Union withdrawal bill an ‘astonishing _________ ‘. What is the missing word?
7. An 82-page Home Office paper on Britain's plans to end EU freedom of movement of labour after Brexit was leaked to which newspaper?
8. Who said: 'Our economic model is broken. Britain stands at a watershed moment where we need to make fundamental choices about the sort of economy we need’?
9. Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, in an interview with Good Morning Britain, described what as ‘morally indefensible?
10. What is the hashtag, intended to raise Jacob Rees-Mogg's profile among young voters, that was hijacked by LGBT users who posted images of same-sex couples?
11. What was the name of the 29-year-old woman who Wayne Rooney was driving home when he was stopped for drink driving?
12. One magazine featured an exclusive interview with Prince Harry’s girlfriend, another featured Prince Willam’s wife and was ordered to pay €103,000. Name the two magazines. Half a point for each
13. Who received this year’s Lifetime Achievement award at the TV Choice Awards in London?
14. Who scored the first goal in the charity game at Loftus Road for the Grenfell Tower survivors?
15. What, according to a new guide, sells for an average of £3.31 in Yorkshire and Herefordshire and £4.40 in Surrey?
16. Fifa rejected Leicester City’s application to register Adrien Silva because it missed the deadline. How late was it?
17. Which city has been chosen to represent England’s bid to host 2022 Commonwealth games
18. What was found on an Easyjet flight from Glasgow which grounded a plane in Paris?
19. The Foreign Office's cat has killed at least 27 mice, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. What is the cat called?
20. Walter Becker died aged 67. Which jazz rock band did he found?
21. The US attorney general said the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy would end next year leading to uncertainty for 800,000 people who are known as what?
22. Why has Tarot-card reader Maria Pilar Abel Martinez been in the headlines?
23. How did 41-year-old Aaron Joel Mitchell die?
24. Why was Piers Morgan disappointed with his old school, the Priory in Lewes?
25. Sufferers of ‘cyberchondria’ are now costing the NHS at least £420million a year, say experts. What is cyberchondria.

Answers here

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