Friday, 30 May 2014

Answers to News Questions

In the News

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

1. Martin Bartlett
2. Shaun Walker and Trevor Duckworth
3. Xscape
4. Sean HArris
5. Olivia Colman
6. Arnold Pickering
7. Jerome Kerviel
8. Becky DOwnie
9. Evo Morales
10. Welcome to New York
11. Luis Enrique
12. Cheeky Rafiki
13. Danny Nightingale
14. Lucy Li
15. Merville
16. Spirit
17. Ghost Stories
18. Robbie Grabarz
19. Justice Russell
20. Prince Rupert Zu Loewenstein
21. Matthew Warchus
22. Nick Herbert MP
23. Lou Vincent and Naveed Arif
24. Charlie Fitch
25. Independence of the Seas
26. Steve White

In Other News

1. Which of the Dragons from Dragon’s Den was fined for using a mobile while driving?
2. Which anniversary are the Brownies celebrating?
3. Who scored Arsenal’s winning goal in the FA Cup final?
4. What was the result of the Conference final?
5. Which cycling tour was won by Bradley Wiggins last week?
6. Which tennis player won the Prague Open?
7. Which famous US novelist announced his retirement?
8. What was the aggregate score between Burton and Southend in their Div 2 play off semi?
9. Who won the Spanish Open, being the first 50 year old to win a tour event?
10. Who won his 5th Moto GP in a row?
11. Who will perform stand up in 3 languages for the D-Day anniversary?
12. Who was convicted in New York of assisting terrorist groups?
13. Which all time great from the world of motor racing passed away aged 88?
14. What action was taken over Richard Scudamore’s allegedly sexist emails?
15. Who is retiring from rugby union after the Heineken cup final to become coach with his current club?
16. Who confirmed he is retiring as a player to concentrate on football coaching?
17. What did John Inverdale blame his last year’s comments about Marion Bartoli on?
18. Which of the Rolling Stones became a great grandfather last week?
19. Which town was named the happiest place to live in Britain?
20. Which sports presenter admitted being part of the same tax scheme as three members of Take That, and pledged to repay the money?
21. Who expressed a wish to visit the tomb of Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism
22. Who asked Silvio Berlusconi about his comments about Angela Merkel?
23. Who was finally confirmed as manager of Man Utd.?
24. What reason did Yaya Touré give for his transfer request to Man City?
25. George Groves predicted he will stop Carl Froch in which round?
26. Which sporting couple announced an end to their engagement?
27. A polish refugee claimed that Prince Charles had made which comment to him?
28. Which announcement did Theresa May make to the Police Federation?
29. Which store announced that they will remove sweets and chocolate from the checkouts of all their stores?
30. Why was Australian PM Tony Abbott criticized for his performance in a phone in last week?
31. Which team did England’s under 17 footballers defeat in order to become European Champions?
32. Name the England fly half ruled out of the tour by injury last week?
33. What fatal flaw was discovered in new French trains last week?
34. Who was alleged to have been involved in an assault outside a wine bar in Clitheroe?
35. In which Asian country did a military coup take place?
36. Which original Radio 1 DJ appeared in court on a charge of sex attacks on boys?
37. Name the manager who left Celtic?
38. Which London building was struck by lightning last week?
39. Which Wales international footballer announced his retirement in the same week as Ryan Giggs?
40. Which iconic Glasgow building was damaged by fire?

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

1. He won BBC Young Musician of the Year
2. They drove a toilet at 70mph
3. Michael Jackson posthumous album currently topping the charts
4. Won BAFTA for best actor
5. Won BAFTA for best actress
6. Convicted murderer who escaped from Chadderton and was then recaptured
7. French ‘rogue trader’
8. New European Uneven Bars gymnastics champion
9. 54 year old Bolivian President, signed by pro football club
10. Controversial film starring Depardieu as Dominique Strauss Khan
11. New coach of Barcelona
12. Capsized yacht – sailors presumed lost
13. Ex SAS lost appeal against conviction for illegal possession of firearm
14. Youngest ever qualifier for US Women’s golf open (11)
15. French village up in arms because they mistakenly thought Prince Charles would be paying them a royal visit during the D Day 70th Anniversary
16. US Group who have claimed that Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin plagiarized their earlier song Taurus
17. New Coldplay album
18. Olympic high jump medalist ruled out of Commonwealth Games by injury
19. The first to be referred to as Ms. Justice – Ms. Justice Russell
20. Rolling Stones former business manager passed away
21. New artistic director of the Old Vic who will succeed Kevin Spacey
22. He was criticized for swearing on the Daily Politics
23. Both were charged by the ECB for match fixing with Sussex
24. Chosen as the referee for the Groves v. Froch fight
25. Royal Caribbean cruise ship seized by bailiffs in Alesund
26. New Chairman of the Police Federation

In Other News

1. Duncan Bannatyne
2. 100 years
3. Aaron Ramsay
4. Cambridge 2 – Gateshead 1
5. Tour of California
6. Heather Watson
7. Philip Roth
8. Burton 3 – Southend 2
9. Miguel Angel Jimenez
10. Marc Marquez
11. Eddie Izzard
12. Abu Hamza
13. Sir Jack Brabham
14. None
15. Jonny Wilkinson
16. Ryan Giggs
17. Hay Fever
18. Mick Jagger
19. Harrogate
20. Gaby Logan
21. Pope Francis
22. Jeremy Paxman
23. Louis Van Gaal
24. Because they didn’t wish him a proper Happy Birthday
25. 3rd
26. Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki
27. He allegedly compared Putin to Hitler
28. It will be stripped of private funding
29. Tesco
30. He winked and smirked when a woman caller announced she had been forced to find work as a sex worker
31. Netherlands (4 – 1 on penalties)
32. George Ford
33. They are too wide for the platforms of over 1000 stations
34. David Moyes
35. Thailand
36. Chris Denning
37. Neil Lennon
38. The Shard
39. Craig Bellamy
40. Glasgow School of Art

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