Friday, 10 October 2014

Answers to News Questions

In the News

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

John Manzoni
Newport Road, Cardiff
Chris Cairns
Nathaniel Clyne
Nick Griffin
Anthony Horowitz
Chris Patten
The Historical Enquiries team
Kim Jong Un
Richard Barnes
Neil Fox
Dannie Abse
Mount Ontake
Menachem Vargas
Craig Whyte
Eniola Aluko
Dorothy Tyler
Max Verstappen
Dennis Kimetto
Charlotte Mezvinsky
Hannah Cockroft
Alan Henning

In Other News

The first woman ever to win an Ivor Novello for songwriting passed away last week. Who was she?
How much has Wonga had to write off in losses for loaning money to people who didn’t have the means to pay?
Which collection has been saved for the nation by public donations?
15 priceless paintings were seized from the home of which widow of a former world leader?
Which team did St. Helens defeat in their semi final to reach the RL Grand Final?
What was the Europa League score between Spurs and Besiktas?
Which tournament gave Andy Murray his first title in 14 months?
The first ebola case was reported in which US State?
Which council painted over a Banksy mural?
What has been installed in the Sistine Chapel?
What was the champions league score between Liverpool and Basel?
– and Arsenal and Galatasaray?
 – and Roma and Man. City?
 -  and Chelsea and Sporting Lisbon?
What is the new adult hour minimum wage rate?
Whose win secured the Ryder Cup for Europe?
Which terminally ill actress announced she has chosen to voluntarily end her chemotherapy sessions?
What was the final score in the Ryder Cup?
Which member of the US team blamed captain Tom Watson for the defeat?
Why did the cast and crew of Top Gear have to flee Argentina?
Last week scientists claimed that loss of ice in Antarctica has had what unforeseen result?


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

New Chief Executive of the Civil Service
Site of speed camera that has made £800,000 in fines in 6 months
Former NZ cricketer in court over a perjury charge
Received his first call up for the full England football squad
Expelled from BNP
Writer who will be writing next James Bond novel.
Last Governor of Hong Kong claims that China has reneged on promises over democracy.
To be shut down in 2015 as part of cuts made by Police Service of Northern Ireland
Reported to have had surgery after breaking an ankle
Former conservative Deputy Mayor of London defected to UKIP
DJ arrested as part of investigation into historic sex abuse claims
Welsh writer passed away
Japanese volcano where several people were killed in an eruption
Mexican man recognised by Guinness book as having biggest collection of Harry Potter merchandise and memorabilia
Former Rangers owner banned as a company director for 15 years.
First female Match of the Day pundit
First British woman to win an Olympic Games Athletics medal – passed away
Became youngest ever driver to take part in a formula 1 weekend.
Set a new world marathon record of 2:02:57 in Berlin
First grandchild of Bill and Hilary Clinton
Challenged Boris Johnson to spend one day in a wheelchair using public transport
Taxi driver and aid worker murdered by Isis.

In Other News

Lynsey De Paul
£220 million
The Wedgewood Collection
Imelda Marcos
Catalan Dragons
1 – 1
Shenzen Open
Clacton Council
7000 LED lights
1 – 0 Basel
4 – 1 Arsenal
1- 1
1 – 0 Chelsea
Jamie Donaldson
Lynda Bellingham
16 ½ - 11 ½
Phil Mickelson
Using a car with the number plate H982 FKL which was seen to refer to the Falklands conflict

Weaker gravity

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