Friday, 4 May 2018

Give this week's newsquiz a crack ...

There were some cracking scores in last week's newsquiz. Courtney Bartlett was the top solo scorer with 20 points, the same score as the best team, the Penman Partnership. Will Cole and Liz Gerard both scored 19 - a winning total any other week - and Toby Brown and Janet Boyle clocked up 18. There is a special mention for Enid Shelmerdine whose 17 was a Personal Best. Here's 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. 

Amber Rudd's resignation late on Sunday led to quick front page changes (Question 1)
1. Sajid Javid succeeded Amber Rudd as Home Secretary. What was his previous Cabinet position?
2. Conservative MP for Plymouth Moor View, Johnny Mercer, said Labour winning control of Plymouth City Council in the local elections was because of the Government's handling of what?
3. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt blamed a computer glitch for 450,000 patients between which two ages not receiving letters inviting them for a final mammogram?
4. How many Tory MPs sent Prime Minister Theresa May a 30-page report warning that her Government will ‘collapse' if she does not abandon plans for a post-Brexit customs partnership with the EU?
5. The chief executive of TSB, Paul Pester, told the Treasury Select Committee: 'If there is one decision in my life that I could change it was the decision to go ahead with the ____.’ What is the missing word?
6. MPs voted by 316 votes to 221 against an opposition motion calling on the Government to disclose what?
7. The chief executive of Sainsbury's, Mike Coupe, apologised after being caught on camera singing which song as he was waiting to be interviewed for ITV News?
8. What is the name of the Barrow MP who has been suspended by the Labour Party after claims he sent inappropriate messages to a former female member of staff?
9. Michael Martin, who died on Sunday at the age of 72, held which role from 2000 to 2009?
10. What role was announced for father and son Storm and Tyrone?
11. What is now the minimum price of a unit of alcohol in Scotland?
12. Rapper Kanye West, in an interview with TMZ, said: 'When you hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That sounds like a ____.’ What is the missing word?
13. Liverpool became the first English team to reach the Champions League final for six years by beating Roma. What was the aggregate score?
14. The Australian prime minister’s wife Lucy Turnbull was 'flattered and charmed' to be described by French president Emmanuel Macron as what?
15. Mount Kilauea erupted prompting a state of emergency and the evacuation of 1,700 residents? Where is it?
16. What company, founded in 1894 and based in Nashville, which included B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Duane Allman and Slash among its customers, announced it was filing for bankruptcy?
17. Angus Sinclair said that his former boss had undermined him in front of staff, smashed a mobile phone over his desk and was prone to 'over-the-top anger’. Who was he talking about?
18. YouTube stars are being paid to promote cheating for students by encouraging them to buy essays on which website?
19. Whose family asked people to take down tributes outside two homes, in Oxfordshire and Highgate, by May 27?
20. What has been waived for one-day only on May 19?
21. The winner of what award will not be announced this year - only the seventh time in its 117-year history that it hasn’t been made - following sexual assault allegations?
22. Why did Ken Bruce start his BBC 2 radio show one hour early on Thursday?
23. Why was Dr Harold Bornstein in the headlines?
24. Which cartoon character, regarded as ‘politically incorrect’, was apparently targeted by online censors in China?
25. A pub called The Princess Royal near Turf Moor in Burnley is to be renamed what?

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