Sunday, 15 December 2013

News Questions

In The News

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

1. Goldthorpe, Barnsley
2. Stan Tracey
3. Gemma Steel
4. The Bridge Church, Neath
5. Felix Sturm
6. Barry Jackson
7. Lord Edward Somerset
8. Henrik Stenson
9. Eleanor Parker
10. Maggie Aderin-Peacock
11. Billy Foulkes
12. Viktor Yanukovitch
13. Thamsanqa Jantjie
14. Ian Dibell
15. Cathie Sabin

In Other News

1. Whose statue was toppled in Kiev?
2. How much did Jesse Owens’ gold medal sell for in auction?
3. What % pay rise did IPSA recommend for MPs?
4. What was the score between Fulham and Arsenal?
5. Which team have Arsenal been drawn to play in the 3rd round of the FA Cup?
6. In cricket South Africa won their series against whom?
7. Who was the contestant who left Strictly in the quarter finals?
8. Which politician played Schumann in public?
9. Which singer announced she has been officially diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome?
10. Man Utd. have been drawn against which Premiership club in the FA Cup?
11. Which two players contested the UK Snooker championship final?
12. Which former X Factor judge was formally charged with selling drugs?
13. What did the EC rule that people should be allowed to do on planes?
14. Which actor did the Foreign Office warn not to go to Russia?
15. By how many runs did England lose the 2nd test?
16. Name the final 3 footballers on the shortlist for the Ballon d’Or?
17. Which rule change did the FIA suggest last week, to condemnation from the sport’s world champion?
18. Graham Norton was told off for wearing what?
19. Who is the new Wigan manager?
20. Which dancer announced his retirement last week?
21. Who was banned from entering the UK to promote his autobiography?
22. What will happen for the first time in the UK on 29th March 2014?
23. What was the score between Bayern Munich and Man City?
24. – and Man Utd and Shaktar Donetsk
25. Why was the match between Galatasaray and Juventus in Istanbul abandoned?
26. What toy topped the Royal Mail survey of most requested gift in letters to Santa?
27. Where will Andy Murray not be on 15th December?
28. Whose house was burgled during the Mandela funeral?
29. Who is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year?
30. Describe the new symbol for the rouble
31. What was the score between Arsenal and Napoli?
32. – and Chelsea and Steau Bucharest?
33. – and Swansea and St. Gallen
34. – and Wigan and NK Maribor?
35. – and Spurs and Anzhi Makhachkala?
36. Who admitted smacking his kids when they were younger?
37. Who won the Varsity rugby match?

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