Friday, 14 November 2014

Answers to News Questions

In the News

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

Rurik Jutting
Compagnie Maurisienne de Textile
Sylvain Guintoli
Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany
Gancheh Ghavani
Misbah Ul Haq
Norman Baker
Will Cornick
Second Wind
Let me In Your Heart Again
H is for Hawk – Helen Macdonald
Sylvie Guillem
Matilda Thykier
Frederick Neij
Steve Williams
Sophie Hunter
Penny Marshall
Hanson Academy, Bradford
Teresa Romero
Phil Rudd
Matthew Williams
The Force Awakens
Rob O’Neill
Liam Lybird
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: My Life
Patrick Read

In Other News

Which British musician passed away aged 85
Which former Labour minister announced he will step down at the next election?
Lewis Hamilton has now won more GPs than any other British driver. How many?
Which tennis player completed her New York marathon run in 3 ½ hours?
What was the score between Man Utd and Man City?
Who was the 5th sleb voted off Strictly?
Which singer announced that she’d found a spider that had been living in her ear for a week?
The famous work makes you free sign was stolen from which concentration camp?
Which part in The Archers is being recast?
Who announced that they will reform for a 30th anniversary tour?
Which city is to get an elected mayor with new powers?
Who announced that she is removing all of her music from Spotify?
Whose memorabilia is to be exhibited at the O2 next month?
Which was the first company to open for business in the new World Trade centre last week?
Which party now controls both the US Senate and the House of Representatives
Who was denied 2016 lottery podium funding despite being Commonwealth and European champion?
Who was revealed as the highest earning entertainment personality in the US?
MPs have voted to ban abortion in which circumstances?
Eric Pickles announced that he will be appointing commissioners to take over which London Borough council?
What was the Champions’ League score between Liverpool and Real Madrid?
 – and Arsenal and Anderlecht?
– and Man City and CSKA Moscow?
– and Chelsea and Maribor?
Why did Aston Villa cancel their goal of the month competition?
The government announced it will waive VAT on which items?
The Pope announced that what will be displayed next year?
Whose effigy was made then reprieved from being burned in the annual Lewes bonfire?
Which former England footballer was auctioning off his memorabilia last week?
Who were the only two players for England named in this year’s ICC test team?
Which play did Dame Judi Dench say that she hates?
Which tennis player won the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award from the ATP?
Which associate of Lord Sugar took a seat in the House of Lords?
Who switched on the Oxford Street Christmas lights in London?
What was the Europa League score between Everton and Lille?
– and Spurs and Asteras Tripoli?
Name the great flamenco guitarist who passed away last week?
Who won the Manager of the Month Award for October?


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

British banker accused of three murders in Hong Kong
Company who made this is what a feminist looks like T shirts – allegedly using sweated labour
Won the world superbike title
Won men’s and women’s New York marathon
Leicestershire town hit by mini tornado
Woman jailed for a year in Iran for attending a volleyball match
Scored fastest ever test 50 (21 balls) and equaled fastest ever test 100 (56 balls)
Home Office Minister who resigned, blaming Theresa May
Teenager jailed for the murder of teacher Ann Maguire
Autobiography of Jimmy White
Previously unreleased Queen song, remixed and released in aid of AIDS charities
Book and author that won Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction
Ballerina retiring after 31 years
Daughter of Claudia Winkelman, hurt in Halloween accident
Horse that won the Melbourne Cup ridden by Ryan Moore
Pirate Bay founder arrested in Thailand
Former caddy to Tiger Woods, retired
New fiancée of Benedict Cumberbatch
Quit as BBC education editor before making first broadcast
Sent home 152 pupils in one day over uniform.
Spanish nurse with Ebola discharged from hospital in Madrid
AC/DC drummer charged with various serious offences in Australia
Suspected cannibal who died after being shot with a tazer
New Star Wars film title
Revealed as man who shot Bin Laden, since disputed
Accused of planning a pipe bomb attack on college he used to attend
Sophia Loren autobiography
Monet painting sold for £33 million
Golfer caught swearing and using homophobic abuse during WGC-HSBC Champions event.

In Other News

Acker Bilk
Alastair Darling
Caroline Wosniacki
1 – 0 City
Scott Mills
Katie Mehlua
Tom Archer
Simply Red
Taylor Swift
Elvis Presley
Conde Nast
Jo Pavey
Simon Cowell
Abortion for sex selection
Tower Hamlets
1 – 0 Real Madrid
3 – 3
2 – 1 CSKA
1 – 1
Because they didn’t score any goals in the month of October
Ceramic Poppies
Turin Shroud
Alex Salmond
David James
Joe Root and Stuart Broad
The Merchant of Venice
Andy Murray
Baroness Karren Brady
Cheryl Fernandez – Versini
3 – 0 Everton
2 – 1 Spurs
Manitas de Plata

Sam Allardyce

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