Friday, 25 May 2018

Here's the newsquiz: 25 questions to tackle

The top scorer in last week's newsquiz was Jake Hurfurt with a hugely impressive 21. Liz Gerard also posted a good score of 19 and Toby Brown 18. The top team was Dominic Hurst and Tony Smith with 16. They did the quiz while covering the Royal Wedding in Windsor and blamed the 5am start for their 'limp' score. Here is today's newsquiz. As usual there are 25 questions about the week. Give it a go and let me know how you get on.
Front page of the week goes to the Manchester Evening News
1. Meghan Markle’s wedding dress was created by Clare Waight Keller who works for which fashion house?
2. The registration plate on the E-type Jag that Prince Harry drove to his wedding reception was E followed by six numbers. What were they?
3. What was the name of the bishop who told Royal Wedding guests: 'I know that the Bible says, and I believe it, that Jesus walked on the water. But I have to tell you, I did not walk across the Atlantic Ocean to get here’?
4. Who said on ITV's Peston on Sunday that the Royal Wedding had inspired him to consider 'tying the knot’ with his partner of 20 years, Reinaldo Avila da Silva?
5. The GDPR, aimed at restricting how companies use personal details, becomes enforceable in all EU countries today. What does GDPR stand for?
6. Irish voters cast their ballots today in a referendum to decide whether to repeal an amendment to the constitution on abortion. What number is the amendment?
7. A Ryanair flight carrying dozens of Irish voters home for the abortion referendum crashed with another plane on the runway which airport?
8. Downing Street confirmed an investigation was under way after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson held an 18-minute phone call with a prankster claiming to be the prime minister of which country?
9. US President Donald Trump cancelled his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un saying: 'Sadly, based on the tremendous ____ and open ____ displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting.’ What are the two missing words? Half a point for each
10. A graphic video shown without a warning led to people walking out of what?
11. A Labour motion to have whose salary reduced by £2,400 per year was defeated in the Commons?
12. Who missed the FA Cup Final amid reported problems over renewing his visa?
13. Harry Kane became the youngest ever England World Cup captain. How old is he?
14. The Institute of Cancer Research London said that children who were not exposed to what were more likely to develop leukaemia?
15. Who suggested he might make a return to party politics saying: 'It depends on how long I live doesn’t it?’
16. Tesco announced it was doing what to its apples, potatoes, tomatoes, lemons, other citrus fruit and onions?
17. Liverpool supporters were stranded after tour operator Worldchoice Sports cut flights when controllers at which airport said they could not allocate landing slots?
18. Who apologised to 'anyone who felt uncomfortable or disrespected’ following allegations of sexual misconduct made by eight women?
19. Which company reported a 75 per cent drop in profits and admitted its online capability was behind its competitors and that its website was 'too slow’?
20. A couple, who were convicted of killing their French nanny, were said in court to have a warped fantasy about a former pop star from which band?
21. Why was 38-year-old Emile Cilliers in the headlines?
22. He received a Pulitzer Prize for his 1997 novel American Pastoral, the WH Smith Literary Award in 2001 for The Human Stain and the 2011 Man Booker International award. Who is he? 
23. BBC newsreader Louise Minchin denied accusations of cheating during what?
24. Plans were revealed to build Europe's biggest observation wheel - nicknamed the 'Whey Aye’ - on the banks of which river?
25. What did pop star Ariana Grande reveal she had tattooed behind her left ear?

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