Saturday, 26 April 2014

Answers to News Questions

In the News

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

1. David Stone
2. Wilson Kipsang
3. Edna Kiplagat
4. Chimerica
5. ZaZZZ
6. Iain Corby
7. Robert Berry
8. Jan Tipper and Barb Burden
9. Bluefin 21
10. Stefano Domenicali
11. Robert Hannigan
12. Nick Martin
13. M & M Hair Salon, South Ealing
14. MV Sewol
15. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
16. Lee Joon-Seok
17. Kepler 186f
18. Paul Flowers

In Other News

1. Why did sending an email make news among the scout organization?
2. Which city allowed foreign competitors to take place in its marathon for the first time last week?
3. Which position did Mo Farah finish the London Marathon in?
4. Which controversial plan for the opening ceremony of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games has been scrapped due to local opposition?
5. Who won the US Masters?
6. What was the score in the FA Cup semi final between Hull and Sheffield United?
7. What was the score in the match between Liverpool and Man City?
8. Which TV presenter was rapped for adding to a teenage guest’s distress?
9. The author of ‘Uses of Literacy’ passed away last week. Who was he?
10. Who confirmed that he was quitting mainly due to comments about his age?
11. Which very popular website was hacked last week, amid concerns that details of subscribers may have been stolen?
12. What punishment has Silvio Berlusconi received?
13. Who was charged last week with a further count of sexual assault?
14. Who was accused of, and denied, misuse of expenses last week?
15. Which 88 year old received her Damehood last week?
16. Which F1 team lost their appeal over a disqualification at the Australian GP?
17. Which infamous prison was temporarily closed last week?
18. Inhabitants of which UK city have the lowest average life expectancy?
19. Who apologized for driving off after hitting another motorist’s car and not stopping?
20. Who is selling off his rarest red wines?
21. Which musician received $10,000 privacy damages?
22. Former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg has pledged to spend up to $50 million to support which cause?
23. What was the score in the match between Man City and Sunderland
24. Who scored the winning goal in the Copa del Rey?
25. Chelsea Clinton announced what last week?
26. Which news reader and presenter announced that he is suffering from bowel cancer?
27. Which daily newspaper announced to its journalists that it will not be joining the new press regulatory body?
28. In which country was a 7.3 magnitude earthquake recorded?
29. Which company announced that it is to open its first new store in 6 years?
30. Brentford FC have won promotion to which division?
31. Who has been reappointed as England cricket head coach?


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

1. He ran the fastest ever marathon wearing the costume of a TV character in the London Marathon
2. Winner of men’s London Marathon
3. Winner of Women’s London Marathon
4. Play which won 5 Olivier Awards
5. World’s first cannabis automatic vending machine
6. He was removed from the Conservative Party list of approved candidates following allegations of the misuse of taxpayers’ money
7. Passed away tragically after collapsing at the end of the London Marathon
8. The first same sex couple to have a church wedding in the UK
9. The robot submersible searching for flight MH370
10. Team boss of Ferrari who has stepped down after a series of disappointing results.
11. New Head of GCHQ
12. Resigned as the Mayor of Swindon following remarks he made about disabled people
13. South Ealing Hair academy which used a poster of Kim Jong UN along with the words ‘Bad Hair Day’. The North Korean Embassy, no more than a mile or two away in Gunnersbury, has issued a formal complaint.
14. South Korean ferry which capsized with tragic loss of life
15. Award winning novelist who passed away
16. Captain of the MV Sewol
17. Earth like planet newly discovered in a galaxy far afar away
18. Former head of Co-op bank, charged with drug possession

In Other news

1. You can earn a new scout badge for doing it
2. Pyongyang
3. 8th – new English record, but a minute outside the British record
4. The plan to blow up tower blocks in Red Road
5. Bubba Watson
6. 5 – 3 Hull
7. 3 – 2 Liverpool
8. Jeremy Kyle
9. Richard Hoggart. My first year at Goldsmith’s College was Richard Hoggart’s last year as Warden of the College, and I was fortunate enough to participate in a series of seminars he ran on Twentieth Century literature.
10. Sir Bruce Forsythe
11. Mumsnet
12. Community service with the elderly
13. Dave Lee Travis
14. Nigel Farrage
15. Angela Lansbury
16. Red Bull
17. Abu Graibh
18. Glasgow
19. Ed Balls
20. Sir Alex Ferguson
21. Paul Weller
22. Gun control
23. 2 – 2
24. Gareth Bale
25. She is pregnant
26. George Alagiah
27. The Financial Times
28. Mexico
29. Waterstones
30. The Championship
31. Peter Moores

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