Saturday, 24 January 2015

Answers to News Question

In the news

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

Amedy Coulibady
Wilfred Bony
Scott Mitchell
Brian Clemens
Alex Rukin
Jo Swinson
7:29 Brighton to Victoria
Jeremy Jackson
Sir Jack Hayward
Judge Joanna Greenberg
Beagle 2
MTN Qhubeka of South Africa
Trevor Ward Davies
Bhavik Patel
Ethel Lang
Eddie Tipton
Raif Badawi

In Other News

Transport officials have suggested a new road sign warning about which creatures?
Which Swedish film star died aged 83?
Which british TV and film actor passed away aged 87?
Where was a statue of Margaret Thatcher unveiled?
What was the score between Soton and Man Utd?
Roger Federer reached which milestone last week?
What did Cardiff City do for the first time in 2 years?
Who was the second sleb kicked out of Big Brother?
Why did Crayola apologise last week?
Who was the Ballon D’Or world footballer of the year?
Whose was voted FIFA goal of the year?
Who was the only premier league player to make the world XI of the year?
Who received a lifetime award at the Golden Globes?
Which storm brought weather chaos to the UK?
Who won the Golden Globe, playing Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything”?
Which alcoholic drink is to either have its alcohol content reduced or to be served in smaller cans?
Martin Luther King’s children are embroiled in a court battle over what?
Which football team rejected a takeover bid from the owners of the Phoenix Suns basketball team?
What has been banned in the vicinity of the Taj Mahal
Who launched his Reality Party then had to scrap it because he’d missed the deadline for registering it?
What has David Cameron said that he will give up until the election?
Inflation was announced as the lowest for how long?
Which former world leader had his last remaining conviction overturned last week?
London Irish parted company with their director of rugby last week – who is he?
Ronnie O’Sullivan overhauled Stephen Hendry’s world record of career century breaks. What was Hendry’s figure?
Who was reported as considering a bid for the US presidency ?
Who overtook Elvis as the solo artist with the highest number of career album sales last week – although still behind the Beatles overall?
Who announced his intention to stand against Nigel Farage in the South Thanet seat in the General election?
Who announced they will run their last race in the London marathon 2015?
What was the score in the FA Cup between Spurs and Burnley?
How many presents has Prince George been given on overseas tours?
Who was rescued by staff on Richard Branson’s Necker Island?
Which best selling crime author suffered a stroke?
Which two films have received most Oscar 2014 nominations?
Which team are to refund money to the fans who travelled to see them beaten 4 – 0 by Bradford in the FA Cup?
The US officially ended its ban on the importation of which items?
The Toru de France organisers announced that the 2016 race will again visit which country?
What did Rory McIlory do for the first ever time in a tournament last week?


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

Campaign group questioning the G4 involvement with Guantanamo Bay
Charlie Hebdo gunman who had posted suicide video beforehand
Finally sold by Swansea City to Man City
Won BDO World Darts
US Pentagon twitter account hacked by Islamists
TV Producer and scriptwriter remembered for the Avengers – passed away
9 year old who accused the government of getting its sums wrong over HS2
Lib Dem equalities minister says boys should be made to play with dolls so more of them might become carers
Train late every day for a year
1st celebrity removed from celebrity Big Brother
Life president of Wolves, passed away
Caused outrage by saying that school pupil had ‘groomed’ 44 year old teacher for sex
British probe found on Mars by US space agency
West Ham goalkeeper scored winning penalty in 9 – 8 FA Cup shootout
1st African based cycle team to be given place in Tour de France
Dozy from Dave Dee , Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich – passed away
US golfer given one year ban for violating anti doping policy
Britain’s last Victorian – passed away aged 114
Former lottery worker arrested for lottery win fraud
Man sentenced to 1000 lashes in Saudi Arabia – cause of international outcry

In Other News

Wild Boar
Anita Ekberg
Lance Percival
Port Stanley
1 – 0 Southampton
1000th career win
Wore their traditional blue kit
Ken Morley
Because hackers had filled its Facebook page with ‘off-colour’ comment
Christiano Ronaldo
James Rodriguez
Angel di Maria
George Clooney
Storm Rachel
Eddie Redmayne
Carlsberg Special Brew
The plan to sell off his Bible and his Nobel Peace Prize medal
Glasgow Rangers
Burning dried cow dung
14 years
Hosni Mubarak
Brian Smith
Mitt Romney
Garth Brooks
Al Murray – The Pub Landlord
Paula Radcliffe
4 – 2 Spurs
Sir Ben Ainslie and wife Georgie Thompson
Ruth Rendell
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Birdman
Millwall FC
Cuban cigars

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