Saturday, 9 July 2011

Answers to News Questions

Answers, then, to the latest set : -

Who or what are : -
Christine Lagarde
French finance minister appointed as head of IMF

Brown Panther
Horse owned by Michael Owen

Kelsey Donkin
Forced to apologise in court for shouting ‘bang bang’ at police officer David Rathband

Heidi Withers and Carolyn Bourne
Carolyn Bourne is the so called ‘mother in law from hell’. She sent a letter to her stepson’s fiancĂ©e, Heidi Winter, who published the letter on the internet. The letter berated her for lack of manners !

Luke Yeomans
Sadly killed by one of the king cobras he kept in a snake farm.

Carson Yeung
Birmingham City FC chairman in court in Hong Kong on money laundering charges.

Craig Thomson
Hearts FC footballer on sex register, suspended following public pressure.

Ugo Monye
England Rugby Union Player to whom police apologized for presuming that he had stolen his own car.

Jeffrey Warren
Man who used a mini digger to destroy his neighbour’s hedge

Daniel Tredinick
Man who stole and wore a police woman’s uniform to get into Glastonbury festival

Charlene Wittstock
Married Prince Albert of Monaco

Treasure Beach
Horse that won the Irish Derby

David Lewis
Diabetic who was refused a bottle of Lucozade by staff of Superdrug , Bangor , although they did call him an ambulance

Sergeant Ian Craven
Dog handler officer accused of letting two dogs bake to death in a car

Johann Hari
Award winning left wing political journalist accused of plagiarism

Reem Haddad
Syrian spokeswoman nicknamed ‘comical Sally’

Declan Spencer
Passenger turned away by EasyJet because his motorized wheelchair was too heavy

Ladislav Stojka
Elected King of the Roma community in the UK

Jasmine Orieta
New baby daughter of Julian Lloyd Webber

Danilo Restivo
The ‘hair fetish’ killer

Liam Broady
Reached boys singles final at Wimbledon

Isabelle Campbell
Her job title was given as Hitler on the Highland Council website

Hermann Fuster
Accosted Nicholas Sarkozy on a walkabout

Abby Clancy
Married Peter Crouch

Kia Abdullah
Guardian Writer who made an offensive tweet about the gap year students murdered while backpacking

Tobias Baker
Caught driving at 160mph – spared a jail sentence to care for his sick wife

Jamie Hince
Married Kate Moss

Lord Hanningfield
Tory Peer jailed and called a benefit cheat by trial judge

Robin Ticciati
Next Music director at Glyndebourne

Plans for a new Monty Python film were announced last week. What will it be called ?
A Liar’s Autobiography ( based on Graham Chapman’s book of the same name )

Britain’s newest motorway opened last week. Where and what is it ?
M74 Extension , Glasgow

Which became the 6th US state to legalise same sex marriage last week ?
New York

A statue of whom is due to be unveiled in Grosvenor Square ?
Ronald Reagan

Which cathedral has plans to be the first English cathedral to use solar panels ?
Coventry Cathedral

Petitions have been raised for a new road sign to warn of what ?
Pot Holes

Which I,Claudius actress passed away last week ?
Margaret Tyzack

Which European country has banned kosher and halal slaughter ?

The last Blue Peter from London has been broadcast. From where will it be broadcast in future ?

Which Cornish estuary was struck by tidal waves ?
Yealm Estuary

Which pop performer has been participated in the acquisition of MySpace ?
Justin Timberlake

Which company acquired all the assets of Jane Norman ?
Edinburgh Woollen Mills

Now that Greece has voted through a range of spending cuts, how much aid will they receive ?
110 billion Euros – 98 billion pounds

Plans were announced to ask voters to give what detail before they will be allowed to vote ?
National Insurance Number

Which famous Italian beach is due to be opened to the general public ?
The Lido in Venice

Speaker’s wife Sally Bercow was rapped after tweeting that which retailer were ‘going under’

In a poll by QVC – who was voted the most beautiful British woman of all time ?
Audrey Hepburn ( British ? )

What can you buy in a new vending machine in the Westfield Centre in Shepherd’s Bush ?

Why were the nuclear reactors shut down in the power station in Torness, East Lothian ?
Huge number of jellyfish in the waters which they use for cooling the reactors

The world’s longest sea bridge opened where ? How long is it ?
Jiaozhou Bay, China – 26 miles

Which country announced that all of its nuclear power stations will be shut down by 2022 ?

What has been announced to be the current population of the UK ?
62.3 million

Last week flights in JFK airport were disrupted because of what on the runway ?
Diamond back Terrapins

Which online gambling site was suspended in the Channel Islands, where it is registered ?
Full Tilt Poker

Health officials in India are offering cars and motorcycles as incentives for men to volunteer for what ?

A survey has found that women with which size feet are the most attractive to men ?

Princess Beatrice received a 2:1 degree last week. From where , and in what ?
From Goldsmith’s College ( yeah ! ) in History and History of Ideas

Who wrote the folk opera “Dr. Dee” about Elizabethan Dr. John Dee, which was premiered last week ?
Damon Albarn

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