Saturday, 16 June 2012

News Questions

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

1. Sara Errani
2. Kate Rothschild
3. Pennal
4. Timothy Bradley
5. Benzo Fury
6. Denesh Ramdin
7. High Kingdom
8. John Maples
9. Jerry Sandusky
10. Park Lane
11. Habbo Hotel
12. Nicholas Mahut
13. Rita Isidori
14. Henry Hill
15. Major Lui Yang
16. Dan Penteado
17. Daniel Pytlarz
18. Nick Wallenda
19. John Edwards
20. Allen Stanford
21. Jonathan Joseph
22. Zaha Hadid

In Other News

1. Theresa May has announced that foreign nationals wishing to settle in the UK will need to have a minimum annual income of what to be allowed ?
2. How much was asked for by Spain for a bailout ?
3. Which were the first team to defeat Netherlands in this year’s Euro ?
4. How many women before Maria Sharapova have done the career Grand Slam in the Open era ?
5. What was the score in the first test between England and the Springboks ?
6. Which members of the Royal Family visited Gibraltar last week ?
7. The Saudi version of Britain’s Got Talent received criticism last week – for what reason ?
8. Which team drew 1 – 1 with Spain ?
9. How long is Roberto di Matteo’s new deal with Chelsea ?
10. Who won the Canadian Grand Prix ?
11. Which race was won for the second year running by Bradley Wiggins ?
12. Where did GB and Ireland win the Curtis Cup ?
13. A rare letter in English by whom fetched £262,000 at auction last week ?
14. Where did England play their 1 – 1 draw with France ?
15. Name the 4 players who scored goals for England in their first 2 games at the Euro ?
16. How many times has Rafael Nadal won the Men’s singles at the French Open ?
17. What announcement did the AA make about their road guides ?
18. What was denied listed building status last week ?
19. For his part in which play did James Corden win a Tony award last week ?
20. How old is the Duke of Edinburgh ?
21. Parts of which Rome landmark was reported as crumbling last week ?
22. Which former Everton and England goalkeeper passed away last week aged 69 ?
23. Who is the coach of the Russian football team ?
24. In a survey which city has become the world’s most expensive ?
25. Who apologized to Morrisey for accusing him of racism ?
26. After how many years has a coroner finally ruled that Lindy Chamberlain’s daughter Azaria was killed by a dingo ?
27. Which legendary Olympic boxer passed away last week ?
28. What was voted the most popular advertising jingle of all time in the UK ?
29. An Edexcel A Level exam paper in which subject had to be cancelled after papers were mistakenly sent to Egypt ?
30. Which English resort was criticized last week for promoting itself by highlighting the eyesores of other UK resorts ?
31. Which TV series has been criticized for showing a decapitated head of George W. Bush in a couple of scenes ?
32. Who has been accused of doping offences – which he continues to strenuously deny ?
33. Actress Ann Rutherford passed away. Her most famous role was in which famous Hollywood film ?
34. Who has left US X Factor to join the panel of the British show ?
35. Which lyricist, musician and humourist was knighted in the Birthday Honours ?

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