Friday, 6 July 2018

The heat is on, so be cool and do the newsquiz

The top scorer in last week's newsquiz was Janet Boyle who romped home with a massive 20 points. Next was Gavin Devine with 15. Adam Batstone was flying solo and scored 14.5 on his own, pipping his usual co-quizzer Lucy Thorpe and her pals who posted 14 from Spain. Jamie Johnson also scored 14. Here is this week's quiz. As usual there are 25 questions about the week's events. Give it a go and let me know how you get on. 

England's penalty shootout victory dominated Wednesday's front pages
(Questions 8 and 9)
1. Seven Brexiteer ministers held a private meeting at the Foreign Office on Thursday ahead of the Cabinet session at Chequers. They included Boris Johnson, David Davis, Liam Fox and Michael Gove. Name two of the other three. Half a point for each.
2. Jaguar Land Rover told the Government that 'while its ____ and ____ are in the UK' at least 40,000 jobs would be at risk if Britain leaves the EU without a free trade deal. What are the two missing words?
3. Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey apologised for misleading MPs and the public about what Government scheme?
4. A 50-year-old man whose claims started an investigation into an alleged Westminster paedophile ring has been charged with fraud and perverting the course of justice. For legal reason he is known only by what name?
5. What will controversially fly over Parliament Square next Friday after approval was granted by London Mayor Sadiq Khan's Greater London Authority?
6. Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess fell ill from reported exposure to the nerve agent Novichok at a house in which town?
7. The 12 boys trapped in the Tham Luang caves in Chiang Rai all play for Moo Pa Football Club. What is the club known as in English?
8. Who scored the final penalty for England in the shootout against Colombia?
9. Colombian footballers accused referee Mark Geiger of favouring England in the World Cup match. What nationality is Geiger?
10. Why was 28-year-old Lucy Letby in the headlines?
11. The Big NHS Singalong Live culminated in choirs singing which song in an attempt to break a world record to mark the service’s 70th anniversary?
12. Aldi, Lidl, Iceland, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose all removed what from their shelves because of concerns over listeria contamination?

13. Kayla Hanna, 20, was awarded £2,000 after security staff at a Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in Belfast confiscated what from her?
14. A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the death of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on which island?
15. A Lord Mayor branded Donald Trump a ‘wasteman’ and banned him from coming to which city?
16. Children’s TV pioneer Peter Firmin, who died age 89, said his favourite programme, of all those he made, featured small, pink, knitted, mouse-like creatures living on a blue moon, with neighbours including the Soup Dragon and the Froglets. What were they called?
17. Paedophile football coach George Ormond, who worked with Newcastle United’s youth players and sexually abused boys over three decades, was jailed for how many years?
18. Twelve British players started Wimbledon in the men's and women's singles draws but by the fourth day who was the only one remaining?
19. Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki complained to a Wimbledon umpire saying: 'I want to be here to focus on tennis, not ___ ___?’ What are the two missing words?
20. According to her daughter, Joan Callaghan had ‘ absolutely nothing to do' with what?
21. Alan Longmuir, who described himself as 'just a plumber from Edinburgh who got lucky’, has died age 70. He was the founding member of which chart-topping band?
22. Passengers on a Thomas Cook flight heading for Stansted were reportedly forced to wait for three hours on a sweltering plane without air conditioning, resulting in vomiting and fainting, at which airport?
23. Who said he was leaving the BBC after more than 30 years 'to do something a little different’?
24. Ofcom received 650 complaints about producers unnecessarily causing distress by showing a misleading video on which programme?
25. Who accompanied 16-year-old Chloe Robson to her school prom at Lumley Castle in Chester-le-Street, County Durham?

Answers here

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