Saturday, 16 May 2015

In the News

In the News

Who or what are the following and why have they been in the news?

The Magic Whip
Lars Peter Nordhaug
Armata T14
Lindsey Vonn
Bobby Heath
Sir Norman Bettinson
Robert Blay
Dave Goldberg
Richie Porte
Alessandra Ferri
Grant Ferguson
Gavin Caldwell
Richard Colton
Danae Stratou
Memphis Depay
John Whittingdale
Greg Clark
Pritti Patel
Amber Rudd
Anna Soubry
Sajid Javid
Matthew Hancock
Norman Lamb
Georgina Campbell
Woman of Algiers
Tracey Crouch
Killer Women
Paul Cook
Patagonian Toothfish
Marshal Hyon-Yong-Choi
Mary Creagh
Amelia Caller
Patrick O’Flynn
Roger Smith
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Manu Tuilagi

In Other News

Which politician called for “Doctor Who “ and “Strictly Come Dancing” to be scrapped?
What are the three first names of the royal baby
Which crime writer passed away?
What was the result of the Mayweather Pacquiao fight?
Chelsea confirmed their league title with victory over which team?
Which club won The Championship?
What was the result in the European rugby championship?
For which team did Danny Jones, who tragically passed away during a rugby league match, play?
Who publically backed, and then later repudiated the Labour Party before and after the election?
Which French politician was suspended from the party he formed?
Which Spurs and England all time great suffered a severe stroke?
Which England player retired from international cricket?
Which European champion announced that she won’t run in this year’s world athletics championship in Beijing?
What was the score in the first leg champs league semi between Real and Juventus?
 – and Barcelona and Bayern?
Which excuse for defeat was given by Manny Pacquiao
What was the result in the final of the world snooker championship?
Which attraction quickly included a model of new Princess Charlotte?
Who is England’s new Director of Cricket?
Which singer passed away , aged 71?
The Who were confirmed for which festival?
The BBC4 show All Aboard! The Canal Trip – was filmed on which canal?
What did Graham Taylor deny he was ordered by the FA?
Which 4 teams contested the Championship play offs?
What was significant about May 8th?
Who became Singapore’s first celebrity anti drug ambassador?
Which 4 teams contested the League 1 play offs?
Which party leader’s resignation was not accepted?
Who resigned from the Labour Party over its attitude towards business?
Whom did Andy Murray defeat in the final of the Madrid Masters?
Who won the Spanish GP?
Stephen Hawking is to appear where?
Which country banned the use of its National Anthem as a ringtone?
Who entered and then withdrew from the Labour Leadership contest?
With whom was it announced that Sally Bercow has had an affair?
Which british heptathlete has pulled out of Gotzis?
What was the score in the second leg champs league semi between Bayern and Barcelona?
– and Real and Juventus?
Which decision did Greece reach over the Elgin marbles?
What is the world’s most valuable brand, according to the Forbes Magazine list?
What has Sarah Brightman pulled out of?
Who was named Britain’s most influential Catholic?
What stipulation have AQA made about their new GCSE Music course?
What has happened to the USA men’s 4x100m sprint team from the 2012 Olympics?
Which british actress is on the jury at the Cannes film festival?
Who is the RFUs England player of the year?
Who won the Babcock Trophy?
Who quit The Simpsons?
Which former world Motorcycle champion passed away last week?
Whose dogs had to be deported from Australia?
A new earthquake struck which country?
Europa League – semi final Dnipro v. Napoli
Europa League – semi final – Seville v. Fiorentina
Which injury did Alberto Contador suffer in stage 6 of the Giro D’Italia?
Which tournament did Andy Murray quit due to fatigue?
How much were Aston Villa fined for crowd trouble in the match against West Brom?
Which royal event will only be screened by ITV in 2016?
Which musician passed away aged 89?

Monday, 4 May 2015

In The News

In the News

Who or what are the following and why have they been in the news?

Hudsonian Godwit
Tigist Tufa and Eliud Kipchoge
Len Blavatnik
Surrey Storm
Loretta Lynch
Claude Littner
Jim Wells
Protein World
James Holmes
Curtis Elton
Helena Lucas
Clandon House
Progress
Stuart Bingham
Carcraft
Freddie Gray
Jean Ndietch
Rod Weston
Ben E. King

In Other News

What has been banned for Wimbledon ?
What was the score between Arsenal and Chelsea?
For what specifically was Ronnie O’Sullivan warned during his match against Matthew Stevens?
What was the score between Everton and Man Utd.?
Which became the first Championship team promoted as by right to the Premier League?
Who is the PFA Player of the Year?
Who criticized fellow authors Michael Ondaatje and Pete Carey’s opposition to Charlie Hebdo receiving a PEN award?
Who won the FA Youth Cup?
Who is the PFA Young Player of the year?
Which bank announced it is opening 100 branches on Bank Holiday?
Which team won the Championship?
What was announced by Sandi Toksvig?
Which British entertainer and ventriloquist passed away?
Which US city was riven by rioting?
Which was pronounced the best font to use for writing a CV?
Which were the first two teams relegated from the Championship?
Who were awarded £357,000 from the Portuguese Police in damages for libel?
What was the score between Hull and Liverpool?
How much money is in this year’s Wimbledon Prize Pot?
Who gave himself an umlaut and a hyphen?
Which party leader met Russell Brand online?
Where will the HQ of the square kilometer array – the world’s largest radio telescope – be?
What was the score between Chelsea and Leicester?
Where will December’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year be hosted?
In which country did the king controversially alter the line of succession last week?
Which country banned unofficial weather forecasts last year?
Who are the new sponsors of the FA Cup?
A Chinese skyscraper of 57 storeys was built in how many days?
Which anniversary did the penny black and the tuppenny blue celebrate last week?

Which two players contested the world snooker final?

Answers to News Questions

In The News

Who Or what are the following and why have they been in the news?

Rima Horton
Sir Philip Carter
Box Office
420 celebration
Oskar Groning
Clive Howard
Matthew Warchus
Ankit Kishri
Lelisa Desisa and Caroline Rotich
Patrick Bamford
Katie Cross
Roy Mason
Jack Grealish
Sunrise Farms Iowa
Reanne Evans
Phil Rudd
Don the Sheepdog
Navinder Singh Sarao
Lutfur Rahman
Calbuco
Alison Saunders
Adam Johnson
Box Office

In Other News

Which High Street Bank said that it may move headquarters out of the UK?
What went back on display in Italy after 4 months?
Leaked emails suggested which star had a slave owning ancestor which he tried to cover up?
What was the result of the Liverpool v. Villa FA Cup semi?
How many medals did team GB win in the European Gymnastics championships?
Who won the Bahrain GP?
Which item on This Morning received a huge number of complaints?
Who announced that 2015 will be his last Open Golf Championship appearance?
Who announced he will ride in the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire?
What specifically was criticized as unrealistic in Poldark?
Pep Guardiola announced he is staying at which club this year?
Which New Zealand player was ruled out of the Rugby World Cup?
Who was inducted as a soloist into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Where in London did an Air Ambulance land last week?
Name the teams contesting the Rugby European Champions Cup final?
Name the teams contesting the Rugby European Challenge Cup Final?
Which USTV star announced that she is going blind through macular degeneration?
What form of propulsion did the Japanese train which set a speed record of 374mph use?
Who denied editing his and other Tory MPs’ Wikipedia entries?
Which venue will host the GB v France Davis Cup quarter final?
What was the Champions’ league result of the Bayern v. Porto tie?
– and Barcelona v. PSG?
Where was a conference about the Charlie Hebdo Massacre cancelled?
Robert Downey Jr. walked out of an interview with whom?
What was the score between Real Madrid and Atletico?
 – and Monaco and Juventus?
Who scored a century for the W. Indies in the first innings of the 2nd Test?
Which Hollywood star joined the campaign for the return of the Elgin Marbles?
Which Premier League club have promised to slash season ticket prices the season after next?
Which anniversary did the Hubble Space Telescope celebrate?
Which US figure was given 2 years’ probation for leaking military secrets?
Which product did Apple launch last week?
Who announced a return to boxing promotion?
Which cycling team escaped a ban from the UCI over doping offences?

Answers
Who Or what are the following and why have they been in the news?

She married Alan Rickman
One of the architects of the Premier League who passed away
AP McCoy’s last ride
Celebration in support of legalization of cannabis
Auchwitz guard on trial in Germany – the ‘bookkeeper of Auschwitz’
‘Nightstalker’ rapist jailed
Taking over fro Kevin Spacey as artistic director of Old Vic
Indian cricketer who died during an IPL match
Men’s and Women’s winners of Boston Marathon
Football – Championship Player of the Year
Daughter of former striker David Cross, 1st woman to play cricket in the Lancashire League
Former Northern Ireland Secretary who passed away
Footballer wanted by both England and Republic of Ireland
Farm that has to slaughter 3 million chickens with bird flu
Women’s World Snooker Champion for the last 10 years lost in this year’s semis to Ng On Yee
AC/DC Drummer pleaded guilty to threat to kill in New Zealand
He ‘drove’ a tractor onto the M74
The so called bedroom trader accused of causing mayhem on US stockmarkets
Mayor of Tower Hamlets stripped of office for corruption
Chilean volcano which erupted without warning
DPP who faced criticism for her decision not to prosecute Lord Janner
Sunderland footballer charged with sex offences
Tony McCoy’s last ride

In Other News

HSBC
Turin Shroud
Ben Affleck
2 – 1 Villa
8
Lewis Hamilton
Bondage for Beginners
Sir Nick Faldo
Bradley Wiggins
Aidan Turner’s scything
Bayern Munich
Aaron Cruden
Ringo Starr
Trafalgar Square
Toulon and Clement Auvergne
Edinburgh and Gloucester
Roseanne Barr
Maglev
Grant Shapps
Queen’s Club
6 – 1 Bayern (7 – 1 aggregate)
2 – 0 Barcelona ( 5 – 1 aggregate)
Queen’s University Belfast
Krishnan Guru-Murthy
1 – 0 Real
 0 – 0 (1 – 0 Monaco)
Marlon Samuels
Liam Neeson
West Ham Utd
25 years
David Petraeus
iWatch
Kellie Maloney
Astana

Saturday, 25 April 2015

In The News

In The News

Who Or what are the following and why have they been in the news?

Rima Horton
Sir Philip Carter
Box Office
420 celebration
Oskar Groning
Clive Howard
Matthew Warchus
Ankit Kishri
Lelisa Desisa and Caroline Rotich
Patrick Bamford
Katie Cross
Roy Mason
Jack Grealish
Sunrise Farms Iowa
Reanne Evans
Phil Rudd
Don the Sheepdog
Navinder Singh Sarao
Lutfur Rahman
Calbuco
Alison Saunders
Adam Johnson
Box Office

In Other News

Which High Street Bank said that it may move headquarters out of the UK?
What went back on display in Italy after 4 months?
Leaked emails suggested which star had a slave owning ancestor which he tried to cover up?
What was the result of the Liverpool v. Villa FA Cup semi?
How many medals did team GB win in the European Gymnastics championships?
Who won the Bahrain GP?
Which item on This Morning received a huge number of complaints?
Who announced that 2015 will be his last Open Golf Championship appearance?
Who announced he will ride in the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire?
What specifically was criticized as unrealistic in Poldark?
Pep Guardiola announced he is staying at which club this year?
Which New Zealand player was ruled out of the Rugby World Cup?
Who was inducted as a soloist into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Where in London did an Air Ambulance land last week?
Name the teams contesting the Rugby European Champions Cup final?
Name the teams contesting the Rugby European Challenge Cup Final?
Which USTV star announced that she is going blind through macular degeneration?
What form of propulsion did the Japanese train which set a speed record of 374mph use?
Who denied editing his and other Tory MPs’ Wikipedia entries?
Which venue will host the GB v France Davis Cup quarter final?
What was the Champions’ league result of the Bayern v. Porto tie?
– and Barcelona v. PSG?
Where was a conference about the Charlie Hebdo Massacre cancelled?
Robert Downey Jr. walked out of an interview with whom?
What was the score between Real Madrid and Atletico?
 – and Monaco and Juventus?
Who scored a century for the W. Indies in the first innings of the 2nd Test?
Which Hollywood star joined the campaign for the return of the Elgin Marbles?
Which Premier League club have promised to slash season ticket prices the season after next?
Which anniversary did the Hubble Space Telescope celebrate?
Which US figure was given 2 years’ probation for leaking military secrets?
Which product did Apple launch last week?
Who announced a return to boxing promotion?
Which cycling team escaped a ban from the UCI over doping offences?

Answers to News Questions

In the News

Who or what are the following and why have they been in the news?

1.       Isis
2.       Alexander Pacteau
3.       Manjinder Virk
4.       Bloomberg
5.       Lord Janner
6.       Periscope
7.       Adam Peaty
8.       Seedling – Balder Success
9.       Waleed Ghani
10.   Viv Nicholson
11.   Many Clouds
12.   Watson
13.   Delroy Facey
14.   John Zylinski
15.   Lance Corporal Joshua Leakey
16.   SS City of Cairo
17.   Jurgen Klopp
18.   Aaron Hernandez
19.   USS Oklahoma
20.   Alex Reppold
21.   Richard Desmond
22.   Escape from Camp 14
23.   Aaron Cook
24.   Mustafa Kamal

In Other News

1.       What was Sir Ian Botham’s England test wickets record beaten by James Anderson this week?
2.       Who described the killing of 1.5 million Armenians  during world war II as genocide
3.       Who said last week “I’m more British than UKIP”
4.       Who announced candidacy for the Democratic Nomination?
5.       Who won the Olivier Award for playing Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit?
6.       Which team won the Boat Race?
7.       What was the score in the Manchester football derby?
8.       What position did Sir Bradley Wiggins finish in Paris – Roubaix – and why did he and a number of other competitors face censure?
9.       Who won the Chinese GP?
10.   How far did 300 runners in last weekend’s Portsmouth 10K actually run?
11.   Whose notebook sold for £700000 last week?
12.   Who is to receive a BAFTA Fellowship?
13.   Who called for a ban on chewing gum in pubic?
14.   Gunter Grass passed away last week. What was the English title of his famous book Die Blechtrommel?
15.   The 5th June will be marked how by the BBC?
16.   Which Liverpool player was supposedly shown in a Youtube video inhaling laughing gas?
17.   Who won the US Masters?
18.   Which famous rugby club are celebrating their 125th anniversary
19.   Who faced Twitter death threats after speculation that she might replace Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear?
20.   Who became the UN’s global advocate for elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards?
21.   Which singer passed away , aged 73?
22.   Who was named Laureus Sports Person of the year?
23.   What was the champions league score between Barcelona and PSG?
24.   – and Porto and Bayern Munich?
25.   A surplus of £38million angered fans of which football club?
26.   In which country were the world’s oldest ‘tools’ discovered?
27.   Who scored a century for England in the second innings of the first test in Antigua?
28.   Who appeared in Westminster Magistrates Court on sexual assault charges?

Answers

Who or what are the following and why have they been in the news?

1.       It has been removed from the UN Weather agency list of names for Hurricanes
2.       Charged with murder of Karen Buckley
3.       Actress playing first Asian regular character in Midsomer Murders
4.       Financial trading platform crashed
5.       Escaped trial over historic sexual allegations due to advanced dementia
6.       Video streaming app which BBC bosses have told Tony Blackburn off for using
7.       Broke world 100m breaststroke record – first man under 58 seconds.
8.       Both were horses put down after the Grand National
9.       Man who has revived the Whig Party
10.   Pools Winner, subject of Spend Spend Spen – passed away
11.   Horse that won the Grand National
12.   IBM supercomputer that has now written a cook book
13.   Ex Bolton Wanderers player convicted of match fixing
14.   Polish Prince who has challenged Nigel Farage to a duel in Hyde Park
15.   He received his VC from the Queen
16.   Wartime wreck from which £34 million of silver rupees have been recovered
17.   Quit as Borussia Dortmund Manager
18.   Former New England Patriots star jailed for murder
19.   Pearl Harbour ship – USA to exhume over 300 of the crew
20.   Became Britain’s youngest head teacher at 28
21.   Daily Express owner donating £1.3 million to UKIP
22.   Book given to hundreds of prisoners to promote literacy
23.   British Taekwondo fighter, switched allegiance to Moldova
24.   Resigned as IOC President

In Other News

1.       383
2.       Pope Francis
3.       Amir Khan
4.       Hillary Clinton
5.       Angela Lansbury
6.       Oxford
7.       4 – 2 Man Utd
8.       18th – he and others were censured for crossing a level crossings just seconds before a train passed
9.       Lewis Hamilton
10.   A missing marshal caused them to run 13000m
11.   Alan Turing
12.   Jon Snow
13.   Jamie Oliver
14.   The Tin Drum
15.   National Music Day
16.   Raheem Sterling
17.   Jordan Spieth
18.   The Barbarians
19.   Sue Perkins
20.   Daniel Craig
21.   Percy Sledge
22.   Novak Djokovic
23.   3 – 1 Barcelona
24.   3 – 1 Porto
25.   Newcastle United
26.   Kenya
27.   Gary Balance
28.   Neil “Doctor” Fox