Friday, 21 July 2017

The newsquiz - 25 questions about the week

Last week's newsquiz was clearly a tough one with the top score a modest 16 by  Janet Boyle. The top team score was 14 by the Penman Partnership. Here's this week's quiz. As usual there are 25 questions about the week's events. Let me know how you get on. 

The Daily Mail reports on mutiny over the pay gulf at the BBC
(Questions 1 to 4)
1. How many names were on the list of presenters and actors who earn more than £150,000 at the BBC?
2. According to the salary figures who is the BBC's highest paid woman?
3. Which hashtag was used by disgruntled BBC staff after seeing the top salaries?
4. Jane Garvey said she would be happy to take a pay rise to help reduce the BBC's gender pay gap. Which programme does she present?
5. US Congress passed an amendment to give permanent resident status in America to who?
6. What was the name of the Polish concentration camp visited by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this week?
7. London’s mayor Sadiq Khan said, of the proposed State visit to the UK by Donald Trump, that he 'wasn’t sure it was appropriate for our government' to do what?
8. Political adviser and strategist Dominic Cummings said that who was as 'thick as mince, lazy as a toad and as vain as Narcissus'.
9. Chancellor Philip Hammond found himself in a sexism row after supposedly telling members of the Cabinet that what was so easy 'even a woman can do it’?
10. Sir Vince Cable has been elected leader of the Liberal Democrats. How old is he?
11. Pop star Ellie Goulding hit out at plans for what, arguing on Twitter that the 'money should be spent elsewhere’?
12. Why was General Pierre de Villiers in the headlines?
13. When will the state pension age rise to 68?
14. Which police force operated the helicopter used by officers to spy on naked sunbathers and naturists?
15. Which former US presidential election candidate was diagnosed with a brain tumour this week?
16. Paul Nicholls, the former star of EastEnders, is 'lucky to be alive' after plunging down a waterfall, breaking his leg and being trapped for three days in a jungle in which country?
17. How many times has Roger Federer won the men’s singles title at Wimbledon?
18. PC Jonathan Adams was sacked after being seen celebrating on television while he was on sick leave. Where was he filmed?
19. The new £10 note, which was unveiled this week, has the quote 'I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!' Which book is it taken from?
20. Ed Sheeran appeared as a musician strumming a campfire song and drinking blackberry wine in which TV programme?
21. A son of Cecil the lion suffered the same fate as his father …  being shot by trophy hunters in Zimbabwe. Name him
22. Who upset England cricket captain Joe Root by describing his side’s batting against South Africa as 'appalling' and asking if there was 'a lack of respect' for Test cricket?
23. After being give a toy bear designed to comfort babies by replicating the sound of the womb, who said: 'We’ll just have to have more babies.’?
24. Three million diesel models of which car brand are to be recalled to have software installed in a bid to slash toxic gases?
25. Jodie Whittaker will be what number Dr Who?

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Friday, 14 July 2017

Germania wins this week's US newsquiz

Drinks for the trainees at the Copper Still 
The trainees have enjoyed a busy second week in New York. They had sessions from chief product officer, Noah Szubski; commercial editor Annabel Grossman; health editor Mia de Graaf; assistant editors Hugh Dougherty, Candace Trunzo and Wills Robinson; photo director Jolie Novak, Femail reporter ClĂ©mence Michallon and news reporter Jen Smith
They also had two more stories published. Germania Rodriguez found and wrote a story about a mother who received death threats after tweeting her son's medical bill. You can read it here.

Chloe Castleberry also found a story that Stockton, where hot felon Jeremy Meeks is from, was considering paying felons not to use guns. You can read it here.

Last night they had a social night at the Copper Still where they met senior staff and former trainees for drinks.
We finished the week, as always, with the newsquiz. The top scorer this week was Germania with ten points, narrowly beating Megan Sheets on 9.5. Here are the 25 questions about the week. See if you can beat Germania's score. 

1. The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr was called Natalia ________. Spell her second name.
2. After Donald Trump Jr published the emails on his meeting with the Russian lawyer, the president issued a statement saying: 'My son is a high-quality person, and I applaud his ________.’ What is the missing word?
3. What two reasons did President Donald Trump give to explain why Vladmir Putin would have preferred Hillary Clinton as president? Half a point for each
4. For the first time in two months, President Donald Trump gave an interview to a broadcaster that wasn’t Fox News. Who was it?
5. What did Californian congressman Brad Sherman do which he said was 'the first step on a very long road’?
6. The longest-serving anchorman in American history said the revelations of the Donald Trump Jr emails were 'unlike anything I could even have imagined’. Who is he?
7. Former presidents George W Bush and Bill Clinton both took jabs at Donald Trump at a graduation ceremony for the Presidential Leadership Scholars program. In which city was the ceremony held?
8. Who described murdered New York police office Miosotis Familia as a 'beautiful New York City story' who 'embodied the American spirit’?
9. A KC-130T military airplane, with 16 people on board, crashed in which state?
10. Dr Robert Huizenga claimed which TV series will not be returning for another season?
11. Actor Shia LaBeouf was arrested in a hotel lobby at 4am on Saturday and charged with public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and obstruction in which city?
12. He was born in Illinois, studied at Juilliard, played characters including Lafayette, Martin Luther King Jr and singer Bobby Byrd. Who is he?
13. What was the name of the Madrid festival where an acrobat plunged to his death just before Green Day played?
14. Who became the first American male to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals since 2009?
15. The biography of which film star, by Kendra Bean and Anthony Uzarowski, has been making the headlines this week?
16. Actor and producer James Woods mocked a 'gender creative’ boy’s parents on Twitter saying: 'Wait until this poor kid grows up, realizes what you've done, and stuffs both of you dismembered into a _____ in the garage.’ What is the missing word?
17. An iceberg weighing a trillion tons and with an area of 2,239 sq miles broke off which ice sheet in the West Antarctic?
18. Air Canada flight AC759 almost landed on four fully loaded airliners waiting to take off at which airport?
19. Ben Affleck was photographed stepping out with Lindsay Shookus who is the producer of which TV programme?
20. Which country’s former president was sentenced to nine years and six months in prison after being found guilty on corruption and money-laundering charges?
21. 20-year-old Cosmo DiNardo was arrested in connection with what?
22. AirBnB host Tami Barker was fined $5,000 - after she cancelled a guest's booking, telling her in a message: 'One word says it all. _____.’ What was the word? 
23. Debra Tate said which actress was not pretty enough to play her sister Sharon Tate in the forthcoming Tarantino film about Charles Manson?
24. Beyonce put a picture of herself and her one-month-old twins on Instagram, Name the twins. Half point each
25. Matt Vogel is to replace Steve Whitmire in which role?

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The newsquiz - 25 questions about the week

Well done to Elly Rewcastle who was last week's top scorer in the newsquiz with 18.5 points. The nearest to her were Ian Watt on 15.5 and Gavin Devine on 15. The top team was the Penman Partnership with 16.5. Here is this week's quiz. As usual there are 25 questions about the week. Let me know how you get on. 

Give us hope Johanna: The Sun asks readers to sing along and help Konta into the Wimbledon final. (Question 13)

1. Who warned that Brexit may still not happen and said his party still wants a second referendum?
2. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said of the EU’s ‘extortionate' final payment from the UK on Brexit: ‘_____ _____ seems to me to be an entirely appropriate expression.’ What are the missing two words?
3. Why was Anne Marie Morris, the MP for Newton Abbot, suspended by the Conservative party?
4. In a debate on public sector pay in the House of Lords it was revealed that the highest paid Chancellor in Britain - who has 66 staff earning more than £100,000 - is from which university?
5. What did Fabian Picardo warn could not be traded 'like pawns in a chess game’?
6. The American neurologist invited to Britain by a High Court judge said Charlie Gard’s chances of life could be improved by up to what per cent by experimental treatment? 
7. What is the name of the British PR executive who organised the meeting between Donald Trump Jr and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya? 
8. Who did Donald Trump say was 'in such good shape’?
9. The Government is to set up an inquiry into how contaminated blood transfusions in the 1970s and 80s infected people with hepatitis C and HIV. According to the campaign group Tainted Blood how many people have died?
10. What ruling did ex-cavalry officer John Walker, 66, win in the Supreme Court?
11. St Albans Crown Court heard that Ian Stewart, who murdered author Helen Bailey, to get her near-£4m fortune, pocketed £10,000 from her murder - and spent a third of it on what?
12. Andy Murray lost in the Wimbledon quarter-finals to which player?
13. Venus Williams beat Britain No 1 Johanna Konta in the semi-final. How many times has Williams now reached a Wimbledon singles final?
14. TV host Kirstie Allsopp provoked a debate after posting on Twitter that it is disgusting to do what?
15. It emerged this week that John Downey received £50,000 in legal aid to defend himself against accusations that he committed which act?
16. Scott Parker and Hayden Cross both claimed to be the first what?
17. Who flew back from Spain to England to attend the funeral of six-year-old Bradley Lowery?
18. Which company took Julie Lavelle and her partner Michael McIntyre to court?
19. Why was Rhodri Philipps, the 4th Viscount St Davids, jailed for 12 weeks?
20. Janice St Fort, 58, died in hospital following a battle with cancer. Who is her famous son?
21. What was the name of the Madrid festival where a British acrobat fell to his death just before Green Day's performance?
22. Harper Beckham celebrated her birthday at a party at Buckingham Palace hosted by Prince Andrew’s ex wife Sarah Ferguson. Which birthday was Harper celebrating?
23. Retired TV producer David Harris, 68, was jailed at the Old Bailey for 17 years after attempting to pay three hitmen to murder his partner. Which television series did he work on?
24. How was New Zealander Gayleen McEwan, 57, killed?
25. Who took over Southern Rail’s Twitter account?

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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Kayla wins the US newsquiz

The eight trainees in New York, who have just started on the website's journalism scheme, have had an interesting week. They enjoyed sessions with deputy editor Louise Thomas, editorial operations manager Andy Abrahams and assistant editors Andy Milne and Sean O'Hare. Mollie Cahillane was the first trainee to be published on the site with a story she brought in about horses that had been left to die. Read it here. I am sure there will be many more stories to come in the following weeks. 

As usual we finished with the newsquiz - 25 questions about the week's events. This week's winner was Kayla Brantley with 16, narrowly ahead of Germania Rodriguez on 15.5. Give it a go and see if you can do any better.

1. Donald Trump said the West must decide if it has the 'will to survive' in the face of threats from North Korea and Russia when he gave a speech in which European capital city?
2. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said presidents Trump and Putin had agreed at their G20 Summit meeting that what issue had become a 'substantial hindrance' to the relationship?
3. Anti-capitalist demonstrators clashed with riot police on the eve of the G20 summit in Hamburg during a protest march which has been given what three-word name? 
4. What was the name of the New York police officer who died after being shot in an unprovoked attack while sitting in her car in the Bronx?
5. What was the name of the Reddit user who created the GIF of Donald Trump wrestling a man with the CNN logo on his head?
6. In which US city was it reported that at least 101 people were shot, 15 of them fatally, over the Fourth of July celebrations?
7. What is the name of the arts and crafts company that handed over the smuggled ancient artefacts from Iraq that it bought for a Bible museum and also paid $3million in settlement? 
8. Convicted gang member Jeremy Meeks and Topshop heiress Chloe Green caused a stir by kissing on a luxury yacht off which country?
9. What was the name of the hospital where a doctor was shot dead and six other people were injured?
10. Rob Kardashian claimed girlfriend Blac Chyna had threesomes with which hip hop artist and his wife? 
11. A newly discovered photo suggests American pilot Amelia Earhart might have died in Japanese custody and not in a plane crash in the Pacific. What year did she disappear?
12. What was the name of the YouTube star, the ex-girlfriend of actor Drake Bell, who took her own life on Saturday?
13. Ten people were taken to hospital after a taxi accidentally rammed into  a crowd near which airport?
14. A train bound for New Jersey carrying at least 180 passengers derailed at which station? 
15. A fight between rival gangs in a prison in which country has left at least 28 inmates dead?
16. A 22-year-old student from Austin, Texas, was beaten to death on which Greek island?
17. North Korea said that Kim Jong Un watched the launch of an intercontinental ballistic rocket (Hwasong 14) and described it as a ‘______ miracle'. What is the missing word?
18. Why was 33-year-old Isabel Martinez in the headlines?
19. A Delta Air Lines flight was forced to return to Seattle after a first-class passenger assaulted a flight attendant and tried to open the emergency exit. Where was the plane heading?
20. What offence was Brendt Christensen charged with in Illinois?
21. Four teenagers were arrested for allegedly having sex in the sea in front of a large crowd on a beach. Where was the beach?
22. The body of a fisherman's wife was found washed ashore, tied to an anchor and shot in the head, on the shoreline of which lake?
23. Accusations of sexual harassment led to TV host Charles Payne being suspended from which network?
24. George Clooney and Amal Clooney were pictured with their month-old twins for the first time. What are the twins called? Half point for each name.
25. Who was reported to have ‘just’ £961 in her bank account?

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Friday, 7 July 2017

Have a crack at this week's newsquiz

Last week’s newsquiz must have been tougher than usual with some low scores submitted. It means that the highest solo score of 18 by Simon O’Neill and Elly Rewcastle is even more impressive. Here is this week's quiz. As usual there are 25 questions about the week. Give it a go and let me know how you get on. 

A selection of front pages from the week
1. According to a survey by the ConservativeHome website, Theresa May is now the second most unpopular Cabinet minister among the party’s grassroots. Who is rated as the most popular Cabinet minister?
2. Elizabeth Campbell’s first job in her new position was to apologise. What is her new role?
3. Donald Trump warned that the West must decide if it has the 'will to survive' in the face of threats from North Korea and Russia when he gave a speech in which European capital city?
4. Anti-capitalist demonstrators clashed with riot police on the eve of the G20 summit in Hamburg during a protest march which has been given what three-word name? 
5. What is the name of the Vatican-owned hospital that offered to take Charlie Gard, the ten-month-old boy whose parents are fighting to keep him on life support?
6. Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg announced the name of his sixth child on Instagram. What is the boy’s first name?
7. Who told the high court he was not 'Obi-Wan Kenobi running the Death Star’?
8.  Convicted gang member Jeremy Meeks caused a stir by kissing who?
9. He started his career as a reporter on the Kensington Times, worked for the Daily Sketch, Daily Mail, The Times and The Guardian and was called 'a goddam liberal pinko faggot’ by John Wayne. Who is he?
10. Andy Murray's mother Judy tweeted: 'The bloke in the blue polo shirt and hat should be ashamed.’ What did ‘the bloke' do?
11. Four British tennis players reached the third round of Wimbledon for the first time since 1997. Andy Murray was one. Name the other three. Half point for each.
12. A newly discovered photo suggests American pilot Amelia Earhart might have died in Japanese custody - and not in a plane crash in the Pacific. What year did she disappear?
13. Who was reported to have ‘just’ £961 in her bank account
14. Carmaker Volvo announced that all new models would have an electric motor by which year?
15. Which country announced it would ban the sale of any car that uses petrol or diesel fuel by 2040?
16. Rugby player Sonny Bill Williams became the first person to do what since 1967?
17. Carol Lee Scott, who died age 74, was most famous for playing which TV witch? 
18. Donald Trump tweeted a video of himself wrestling somebody with which broadcaster's logo superimposed on his face?
19. Why was Robert Trigg in the headlines?
20. Oxfordshire police are investigating claims that a woman in her 20s was gang raped by three men after leaving a party to mark the end of what event?
21. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princes Harry and George and Princess Charlotte, attended a private service at Princess Diana's grave in Northampton to commemorate her birthday last Saturday. How old would she have been?
22. Who was disqualified from the Tour de France after elbowing Mark Cavendish into a barrier and breaking his shoulder blade?
23. North Korea said that Kim Jong Un watched the launch of an intercontinental ballistic rocket (Hwasong 14) and described it as a ‘______’ miracle. What is the missing word?
24. According to broadcasting regulator Ofcom, the most complaints it has received about Love Island have been for scenes showing what?
25. Which singer claimed he was 'terrorised' by a police officer in Rome who held him at gunpoint for half an hour on a busy street?

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Friday, 30 June 2017

The newsquiz - 25 questions about the week

The top scorer in last week's newsquiz was Janet Boyle with 20, narrowly ahead of Toby Brown on 19. Other high scorers were Gavin Devine on 17 and Dominic Hurst on 16. The top team was Adam Batstone and Lucy Thorpe with 16. Here is this week's quiz, As usual there are 25 questions about the week's events. Let me know how you get on.

Headline of the week, on a Government under pressure, goes to Metro 
1. What was signed by Gavin Williamson and Sir Jeffrey Donaldson?
2. A Labour amendment to the Queen’s speech, calling for an end to cuts to emergency services and to caps on pay rises for public sector workers, was defeated by a Government majority of how many?
3. Why were Catherine West, Ruth Cadbury and Andy Slaughter sacked?
4. Labour MP Stella Creasy tabled an amendment to the Queen's Speech calling for all Northern Irish women to be able to do what?
5. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the Scottish Parliament that ‘having listened and reflected, the Scottish government will ____ the plan I set out on 13 March’. What is the missing word?
6. What is the name of the retired judge who will head the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire?
7. Jerome Barson, 78, died after being involved in a crash with a car driven by which celebrity?

8. Jeremy Corbyn quoted which Percy Bysshe Shelly poem while on stage at Glastonbury?
9. Which television presenter faced calls for his resignation after allegedly chanting ‘Fuck the Tories’ at Glastonbury?
10. The six men charged with offences relating to 95 deaths at Hillsborough include policemen David Duckenfield and Norman Bettison. Name any two of the other four.
11. Speaker John Bercow announced that male MPs who wished to speak in the House of Commons would no longer have to do what?
12. The EU fined Google a record-breaking sum for abusing its internet search monopoly. How much, in euros, was the fine?

13. Why was 38-year-old Wayne Marques in the headlines?
14. Radical preacher Tarik Chadlioui was arrested at his home in Birmingham at the request of which country’s police force?
15. Andy Murray will be the men’s No 1 seed for the first time at Wimbledon? Who is the top seeded woman?
16. This writer's characters included The Herbs (Parsley, Sage and Dill) and Monsieur Pamplemousse. Who is he?
17. CCTV footage showed 53-year-old Simon Smith being knocked down by a bus, then getting up and walking into a pub in which town?
18. Captain Megan Couto became the first woman to do what?
19. Britain’s largest and most powerful ship ever to be built 
was described by Russia as an easy target as it began sea trials. What is the ship called?
20. A FIFA report revealed that David Cameron asked which country’s delegation to back England’s 2018 World Cup bid?
21. What was first unveiled in Enfield in north London on June 27 1967?

22. Why did Portugal’s football captain Cristiano Ronaldo fly home early from the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia?
23. Gayle Newland, 27, was found guilty at Manchester Crown Court of tricking a friend into what?
24. Who was the summer-holiday relief presenter on Radio 2’s the Jeremy Vine Show this week?
25. Shopkeeper Jel Singh Nagra, threated with legal action by Sainsbury’s after calling his store Singhsbury’s, changed its name to what?

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Friday, 23 June 2017

Have a crack at this week's newsquiz

Last week's top solo scorer in the newsquiz was Liz Gerard with 17. The top team efforts were by Christopher Dean and Ailsa Leslie and the Penman Partnership (with help from brother-in-law Matthew) who scored 19. James Dunn and Lydia Willgress also notched up an impressive 18. Here is this week's quiz. As usual 25 questions about the week - let me know how you get on.

The Mirror reports on Grenfell Tower (Questions 7 and 8)
1. How many Bills did Theresa May outline in the Queen’s Speech?
2. What do fox hunting, grammar schools and the dementia tax have in common?
3. A Day of Rage which aimed to 'shut down London' was organised by which Marxist group? 
4. Theresa May told an EU summit that a 'UK settled status' will grant equal rights on healthcare, education, benefits and pensions to EU citizens who have lived in the country for how many years?
5. In an interview on Radio 4, presenter Eddie Mair told Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson: 'It’s not a ____  ____ sketch. You can’t answer the question before last.' What are the two missing words? 
6. David Dimbleby ejected a member of the Question Time audience after the heckler refused to allow which politician to finish his answer?
7. Around 250 homeless survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire will be rehoused in a development bought by the City of London Corporation. What is the development called?
8. Which song was released as the fundraising single for victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze?
9. What is the name of the man arrested for the terrorist attack against Muslims in Finsbury Park?
10. Why did Prince Charles say he was ‘deeply impressed’ by Mohammed Mahmoud?
11. A man suspected of being a would-be suicide bomber was shot dead by police at which railway station?
12. Prince Harry said in an interview that he didn’t believe anyone in the royal family wanted to be king or queen. Which magazine was he talking to?
13. Which country suspended air combat missions over Syria after Russia threatened that it would treat any plane from the US-led coalition as a potential target?
14. He introduced the townsfolk of Camberwick Green, read out the roll call for Trumpton and was voted as having the best-loved UK kids’ television voice. Who is he?
15. Why was Otto Warmbier in the headlines?
16. Andy Murray crashed out in the first round of the Aegon Championships at Queen’s but donated his £11,986 appearance money to what?
17. Four former bank executives were charged by the Serious Fraud Office over the way the bank raised billions of pounds from Qatar? Which bank did they work for?
18. Thirty boys from ISCA Academy in Exeter wore what item of clothing in protest?
19. Odds-on favourite, Order Of St George, was defeated in the Gold Cup at Ascot by which large fruit?
20. Forest fires in which European country killed more than 60 people?
21. Who said: 'I feel like I have let a lot of people down and for that I am truly sorry. I want to thank my wife, family and closest friends for helping me through this really difficult time'?
22. Two men died and another man was airlifted to hospital after a crane collapsed in which town?
23. Who announced his retirement by saying: ‘I’m nearly 100, old thing. You know when it’s time. All the younger people are doing it so well, they don’t want to come back to an old fart like me. It’s time to say goodbye’?
24. Eight men were arrested in connection with an investigation into historical child sexual abuse in Rotherham as part of a National Crime Agency Operation. What is the operation called?
25. Who joked about assassinating President Donald Trump at Glastonbury Festival, asking 'When was the last time an actor assassinated a President?’

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Friday, 16 June 2017

Here's the newsquiz - give it a go

There were some first class scores in last week’s newsquiz. Nick Martin scored a very impressive 22, Ellie Rewcastle scored 20 and Janet Boyle and Chris Lennon, with a personal best, both clocked up 19. The Batstone Collective Adam Batstone and Lucy Thorpe - were the top team with 18.5. Other high scorers were Dave Bromage, also a PB, on 18, and Tom WitherowToby Brown and Dominic Hurst (who said he started strong and stable and ended weak and wobbly) who all scored 15. Here is this week’s quiz - another busy newsweek. Sorry it's a bit late ... I have been on a boat without wifi all day. As usual there are 25 questions about the week. Give it go and let me know how you get on.  

1. Grenfell Tower, which caught ablaze causing multiple deaths, is in which London borough?
2. Who was dropped from BBC’s Newsnight after making ‘controversial’ comments about the number of deaths in the Grenfell Tower blaze?
3. What is the name of the aluminium cladding system that was used on the walls of Grenfell Tower?
4. In 2016 the Grenfell Action Group published an article accusing the tenants' management organisation, responsible for the flats, of being an 'evil, unprincipled ______  What is the missing hyphenated word?
5. The Queen’s speech was delayed from its original date of June 19 to when?
6. Michael Gove returned to the Cabinet in which position?
7. Who was appointed shadow secretary for Northern Ireland?
8. Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams told Theresa May that a deal with DUP would be a breach of what?
9. After the election Downing Street’s two chiefs of staff resigned. Name them. Half a point for each
10. In his resignation speech Lib Dem leader Tim Farron said: ‘I have found myself torn between living as a ______ ______ and serving as a political leader.'
What are the two missing words?
11. Labour now has 30 seats more than before the election. How many seats does the party have in total?
12. The latest UK inflation rate, issued by the Office for National Statistics, is the highest since June 2013. What is the current rate of inflation?
13. The Guardian and Observer newspapers announced they would be moving to a tabloid size next year. What is the current size of the two papers known as?
14. Boxer Conor McGregor announced his fight with Floyd Mayweather on Twitter by saying 'THE FIGHT IS ON' and a picture of himself and which other person?
15. Former Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond was airlifted to hospital after crashing an electric supercar in which country?
16. Anita Pallenburg, who died this week age 73, had three children with which rock star?
17. Countess Mountbatten of Burma, who died age 93, survived which event that killed her father, teenage son and mother-in-law?
18. England footballers won the Under-20 World Cup. Which team did they beat?
19. A 31-year-old woman was charged with murder of a man in Manchester after he was killed by what?
20. Former BBC weatherman Fred Talbot was jailed for how many years for historical sex offences?
21. Five people, including congressman Steve Scalise and a policeman, were shot at what event in Alexandria, Virginia?
22. Public Health England reported that the UK has the second lowest percentage of smokers (15.8 per cent of adults). Which European country has the lowest rate?
23. Why was Erendira Wallenda in the headlines?
24. Which company cited the General Election and an ‘uncertain macroeconmic environment’ when it issued a profits warning this week?
25. Whose family issued a statement saying: ‘Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make an impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero’?

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