Saturday, 30 July 2011

Answers to news questions

Sorry – been a bit busy – just realized that I hadn’t got round to posting the answers yet. Here they are : -
Broadfield Industrial Estate Boston
There was an explosion in an illegal brewing operation which killed 5 men

Jaycee Dugard
The sex captive whose book topped the Amazon lists before it was published

Philip Pook
Bridgend man in court for using an electric shock collar on his dog

Steve Williams
Tiger Woods’ sacked caddie

Mark Smith
BA Manager who made £250,000 by buying cheap advance tickets, then selling them as last minute tickets at huge mark up.

Lucy Harris
Student jailed for fraud – using credit cards obtained in her mother and grandmother’s names

Hina Rabbani Khar
First female Pakistani Foreign Minister

Sean Hoare
News of the World whistle blower who passed away last week

Colin and Chris Weir
Couple from Largs who scooped the biggest Euromillions jackpot of £161 million

RAF’s biggest ever transport plane

Harold Jones of Brecon
Completed his degree which he abandoned during World War II

Tim Godwin
Acting Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police

John Allen
US General taking over the mission in Afghanistan from David Petraeus

Brian Fields of Hessle
Butcher whose wife leaving led to rumours about his sexuality, so he put notices up in shop window saying ‘I’m Not Gay’

Clare Evans
Internet glamour model convicted of benefit fraud

Malcolm Hughes
Man found guilty of driving his landrover straight at a helicopter

John Whittingdale MP
Chairman of Commons Media, Culture and Sport select committee questioning the Murdochs

Tom Pellereau
Winner of the Apprentice

Tom Lewis
Winner of silver medal for best amateur golfer in the Open

Steve Tasker
Barnsley postman convicted of hoarding mail when drunk

Johnnie Marbles
‘Comedian’ who attacked Rupert Murdoch with a foam pie

Richard Parks
Former Wales rugby international who completed his ascent of highest peaks of all continents for charity last week

Anthony Harman
Postman who stole letters, claiming stress caused by homophobic bullying

Freddie Ratliff
6 ft 6 tall 13 year old, youngest person to play basketball for England

Angie Scoular
Former Bond girl, wife of Leslie Phillips – died in April – inquest returned verdict of suicide

Goran Hadzic
Croatian serb leader arrested – the last fugitive sought by the UN War Crimes court

Oscar Pistorius
‘Blade Runner’ – double amputee South African athlete whose personal record set last week has qualified him for the London Olympics, after being cleared to compete by international bodies

Rebecca Leighton
Nurse arrested in connection with Insulin poisoning in Stepping Hill Hospital

Secret of the Unicorn
Steven Spielberg’s forthcoming Tintin film

Glen Mulcaire
Private Investigator whose legal fees were underwritten by News International

What is the top name for both cats and dogs in the UK ?

What are being used to bait mosquito traps in Tanzania ?
Smelly Socks

Springbok Captain John Smit has joined which club ?

Wales are currently ranked immediately below whom in FIFAs international rankings ?
Faeroe Islands

Which grandson of King George V died last week ?
The Earl of Harewood

Which welsh town has asked for more traffic wardens ?

Which is the world’s most expensive city based on the cost of living for ex-pats ?

Which premier league footballer was convicted of driving at 107mph, yet not banned ?
Thomas Hitzlsperger

For which club has Jonathan Woodgate signed ?
Stoke City

Which strategically important town has been captured by Libyan rebels ?

To which team did Bangor City lose in the Champions League ?
HJK Helsinki

Who is the captain of the Indian cricket team ?

Which country has introduced a controversial carbon tax ?

In a survey what emerged as Britons’ top holiday hate ?
Not being able to sleep in own bed

What was the nationality of the 5 men killed in the illegal brewing explosion ?

Shay Given has moved from which team to which other ?
Man City to Aston Villa

Zahi Hawass has been sacked. What was his job ?
Chief of the Antiquities service in Egypt – described himself as the ‘Egyptian Indiana Jones’

With which club has the off again on again off again transfer saga with Man City’s Tevez run ?

Which is the first Afghan province handed over to Afghan security forces by NATO ?

Jane Fonda’s appearance on what was cancelled due to their lingering resentment over her political activism over the Vietnam War ?

China were enraged about who meeting whom ?
Barack Obama meeting the Dalai Lama

Which is the UK’s top college for degree results ?
Trinity , Cambridge

Who beat whom in the women’s football world cup final ?
Japan beat USA on penalties after extra time

What was the name of JK Rowling’s childhood home, put up for sale ?
Church Cottage

Name the Cornish animation company which collaborated on Jungle Junction ?
Spider Eye

Which Olympic athlete was in court last week over driving charges ?
Linford Christie

What is the unusual phobia that Rebecca Adlington confessed to having last week ?
Fear of odd numbers

Which radio 1 DJ angered deaf people with her uncomplimentary tweets about film subtitles ?
Sara Cox

Who said that he feels that he is past his sell by date ?
Prince Charles

What is the name of the News International Lawyers who also represent the Royals in various capacities?
Harbottle and Lewis

Who is the first British competitor to qualify for the London Olympics ?
Keri Ann Payne – the world 10k Open Water Champion

A website has been created asking ordinary Americans to make donations for the building of what ?
A better border fence with Mexico

To whom or what has Darren Clarke donated his Open Winner’s gold medal ?
Royal Portrush Golf Club

Which actor has a suspected case of DVT after filming “The Hobbit” in New Zealand ?
James Nesbitt

Who is leading the High Court challenge to the library closures in the London Borough of Brent ?
Alan Bennett

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