Newsquiz answers

Friday August 18 newsquiz answers

1. Cambrils (on the Costa Dorada)
2. Moussa Oukabir
3. Heather Heyer
4. Magnified
5. A statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee
6. Fantasy
7. James Chapman
8. North East Somerset
9. Bruce Forsyth, who died today age 89
10. The Garden Bridge
11. Freetown
12. 3.6 per cent
13. Vancouver
14. Fanny Hill
15. For his efforts to protect MP Jo Cox as she was attacked by right-wing extremist Thomas Mair
16. Workers who will be refurbishing Big Ben, causing it to be silenced for four years
17. Tom Cruise broke his ankle during a stunt
18. Bond 25
19. 26 per cent
20. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal)
21. He was the American investment banker arrested by police seeking a jogger who pushed a woman into the path of a bus - but released because he could prove he was in the U.S.
22. Madeira
23. Nearly 20mph
24. OurMine
25. Primark (Pr-eye-mark is correct)


Friday August 11 newsquiz answers

1. Fire, fury

2. Senator John McCain
3. Sanctuary (accept Operation Shelter)
4. XY
5. Taylor Swift
6. Royal Bank of Scotland
7. Lucifer
8. Botswana
9. Fipronil
10. Mollie King 
11. Guam
12. Marxism 
13. Putney Bridge 
14. Cadiz
15. Arsenal (Stan Kroenke)
16. Theresa May
17. Glen Campbell
18. Game, set and match
19. Paris
20. He was the Google engineer who wrote an internal memo which said women were too 'neurotic' to cope with top jobs
21. Tesco
22. Brazil
23. She was the British model allegedly kidnapped during a modelling assignment in Milan
24. 83
25. He wasn’t prepared to lose his hair

Friday August 4 newsquiz answers

1. Secretary of State for International Trade (President of the Board of Trade)
2. 0.25 per cent
3. Prince Philip who retired from solo royal duties this week
4. (The battle of) Passchendale
5. Ten
6. He is the actor and voice coach who recorded the Diana Tapes which will be broadcast on Channel 4 on Sunday? 
7. Torch Tower (the Marina Torch)
8. Checking the passports of departing passengers
9. 10
10. Calculation and rationality
11. The AA 
12. He was an IRA bomb maker - amassing bomb materials intended for use in attacks by dissident Irish republicans
13. Win a cricket Test match with a hat-trick
14. Hywel Bennett, who died age 73
15. Six empty bus seats
16. Portugal
17. The Three Musketeers 
18. Staff thought they were on a stag do
19. The Netherlands.
20. Tunnels covered with pollution-absorbing material 
21. Winston Churchill
22. The Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland
23. Their own language
24. A gold medal for the 2011 heptathlon title (following the disqualification of the original medalist for doping)
25. Celebrity Big Brother

Friday July 28 newsquiz answers


1. Ruth Davidson
2. Italy, Belgium and Switzerland
3. 2040
4. Transgender people 
5. Mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome (MDS) 
6. Fox hunting
7. Acid attack response kits 
8. Always finish a course of antibiotics
9. The Walkie Talkie
10. 23
11. Sperm counts 
12. Mike Ashley, CEO of Sports Direct
13. Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy
14. Bulimia (nervosa)
15. Tom Chambers (from Casualty)
16. She was found guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and banned from teaching after having had drunken sex with a pupil on a flight
17. Penguins
18. Thanet
19. Planet Earth
20. Primark
21. A life-changing operation to remove BGT dancer Julia Carlile's severe back pain
22. Dame Joan Collins
23. 
Love Island 2017
24. A sticker with the words ‘My tooth fell out today’
25. Aldi

Friday July 21 newsquiz answers

1. 96
2. Claudia Winkleman
3. #notonthelist
4. Woman's Hour
5. Charlie Gard
6. Stutthof
7. Roll out the red carpet
8. David Davis, the Brexit secretary
9. Driving trains
10. 74
11. HS2
12. He is head of France's armed forces who resigned over military budget cuts planned by President Emmanuel Macron
13. 2037
14. South Yorkshire
15. John McCain
16. Thailand
17. Eight
18. Royal Ascot
19. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
20. Game of Thrones
21. Xanda
22. Test cricket?
Former England captain Michael Vaughan
23. Duchess of Cambridge
24. Mercedes
25. 13th


Friday July 14 newsquiz answers

1. Vince Cable (Lib Dem)
2. Go whistle
3. She used the N-word during a discussion about Brexit
4. Bath 
5. Territories (specifically Gibraltar) after the Spanish King hinted at 'new arrangements' for the Rock
6. 56 per cent 
7. Robert Goldstone
8. Bridgette Macron, wife of the French president 
9. 2,400
10. Equal pension rights for gay couples
11. Arsenal season tickets.
12. Sam Querrey
13. Nine
14. Keep washing machines in the kitchen
15. The Hyde Park bombing in 1982, which killed four soldiers and seven horses
16. First Man in Britain to have a baby
17. Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe
18. Thomas Cook - for fraudulent sickness claims
19. He offered £5,000 on Facebook for someone to ‘accidentally' run over anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller
20. Footballer Rio Ferdinand (accept Anton Ferdinand)
21. Mad Cool 
22. Six
23. The Bill
24. She was blown off her feet by a jet blast while watching an airliner take off on the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten
25. Eddie, a 15-year-old work experience boy 

Friday July 7 newsquiz answers

1. David Davis (Brexit Secretary)
2. Leader of Kensington and Chelsea council (after the resignations following the Grenfell Tower fire)
3. Warsaw 

4. Welcome to Hell
5. Bambino Gesù
6. Sixtus
7. Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley
8. Topshop heiress Chloe Green
9. Barry Norman, BBC presenter and film critic, who died age 83
10. He wrestled a towel from a young tennis fan that had been thrown by US tennis player Jack Sock
11. Heather Watson, Aljaz Bedene and Johanna Konta
12. 1937
13. Mel Brown (Scary Spice)
14. 2019
15. France
16. Be sent off for the All Blacks during a test match
17. Grotbags
18. CNN
19. He was sentenced to life for the murder and manslaughter of two ex-girlfriends
20. The Henley Regatta
21. 56
22. Peter Sagan
23. Glistening
24. Smoking
25. Morrissey

Friday June 30 newsquiz answers

1. The 'confidence and supply' agreement between the Conservative Party and the Democratic Unionist Party
2. 14 (323 votes to 309)
3. For voting against the Labour Party by supporting an amendment to the Queen's Speech to stay in the single market and customs union
4. Access all medical services including abortion without charge
5. Reset
6. Sir Martin Moore-Bick
7. Venus Williams  
8. The Masque of Anarchy
9. Jon Snow

10. David Denton (former chief superintendent), Alan Foster (former detective chief inspector), Peter Metcalfe (solicitor), Graham Mackrell (former Sheffield Wednesday club secretary)
11. Wear a tie
12. €2.4 billion

13. He was the policeman who told his story of how he was attacked and stabbed by three terrorists on London Bridge
14. Spain’s
15. Angelique Kerber (Germany)
16. Writer Michael Bond, creator of Paddington Bear, who died age 91 this week
17. Reading
18. Command troops guarding the Queen at Buckingham Palace
19. HMS Queen Elizabeth
20. South Korea

21. ATM cashpoint machine (which celebrated its 50th anniversary this week)
22. To see his newly born twins (by a surrogate mother)
23. Having sex by pretending to be a man
24. Iain Duncan Smith
25. Morrisinghs
Friday June 23 newsquiz answers

1. 27
2. They were Tory manifesto pledges that weren’t included in the Queen’s Speech
3. Movement for Justice By Any Means Necessary
4. Five
5. Two Ronnies  
6. David Lidington, Justice Secretary
7. Kensington Row
8. Bridge Over Troubled Water
9. Darren Osborne
10. He shielded the Finsbury Park terror suspect from attackers
11. Brussels Central Station
12. Newsweek
13. Australia 
14. Brian Cant (the Playschool presenter who died age 83)
15. He was the 22-year-old American college student who died after being released by North Korea in a coma after more than a year in captivity
16. The victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy
17. Barclays
18. Skirts … after being told they weren’t allowed to wear shorts in the hot weather
19. Big Orange
20. Portugal
21. Ant McPartlin
22. Crewe
23. Cricket comentator Henry Blofeld (who is actually 77)
24. Operation Stovewood
25. Johnny Depp

Friday June 16 newsquiz answers

1. Kensington and Chelsea 
2. Singer Lily Allen
3. Reynobond
4. Mini-mafia
5. Wednesday (June 21)
6. Environment Secretary
7. Owen Smith
8. The Good Friday agreement
9. Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy
10. Faithful Christian
11. 262
12. 2.9 per cent
13. Berliner
14. Mayweather’s father 
15. Switzerland
16. Keith Richards (Rolling Stones)
17. An IRA bomb on exploded on the family boat in Sligo
18. Venezuela 
19. A tram
20. Four years
21. A baseball game 
22. Sweden
23. She hung by her teeth from a helicopter over Niagra Falls  (and broke a world record) 
24. DFS
25. Adam West (who played Batman in the sixties TV series) who died age 88

Friday June 9 newsquiz answers

1. The Democratic Unionist Party
2. Confidence
3. Kensington
4. Female Sikh MP
5. Alex Salmond 
6. 69 per cent (68.7).
7. UKIP leader Paul Nuttall
8. Newcastle Central
9. Running through fields of wheat
10. Shadow Home Secretary (replacing Diane Abbott 'for the period of her ill health')
11. The Wheatsheaf
12. Eight

13. Issuing parking fines to drivers who abandoned their cars in Borough High Street
14. Saudi Arabia
15. Notre Dame in Paris
16. Parrs Wood High School
17. Somewhere Over the Rainbow 
18. Qatar
19. Phil Collins
20. Turin (they were Juventus fans watching the Champions League final in Piazza San Carlo) 
21. Magician Issy Simpson, aged 8
22. Peter Sallis who died this week at 96
23. Children’s laureate
24. Meddlesome priest
25. Ella and Alexander 

Friday June 2 newsquiz answers

1. Amber Rudd (Home Secretary) and Angus Robertson (deputy leader of the SNP)

2. It claimed the audience had a Left-wing bias
3. Abolish the monarchy
4. Blowhard 
5. She said 'We’ve not yet shot anybody’ while campaigning for the seat formerly held by the murdered MP Jo Cox
6. Boris Johnson (Foreign Secretary)
7. The Paris Agreement (Accord de Paris) on climate change
8. Covfefe
9. Person of Interest
10. 15 years
11. Kabul (Afghanistan)
12. Hamerton Zoo Park in Cambridgeshire
13. Go an entire season undefeated in all domestic competitions 
14. International Airlines Group
15. Former Blue Peter presenter John Noakes
16. So it does not clash with Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester benefit concert 
17. Ingenious Media
18. Ladbible
19. Florida
20. Beards - so that workers could 'wear appropriate dust masks effectively’
21. 
Alec Gilroy

22. £5.56
23. The Parker Solar Probe (named after astrophysicist Eugene Parker) 
24. Seven
25. 21


Friday May 26 newsquiz answers


1. Ariana Grande
2. Libya
3. Critical
4. This Is The Place
5. Jason Manford
6. The New York Times
7. Royal Manchester Children's Hospital 
8. Paul Pogba
9. BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg
10. Half-baked
11. Five
12. Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams
13. Theresa May (She also admitted making bomb threats to Harrods, London's Kings Cross Station and Edinburgh Airport)
14. Rolf Harris
15. Sam Allardyce (Crystal Palace) Marco Silva (Hull City) and David Moyes (Sunderland)  
16. A diamond ring (with a 26.27-carat, cushion-shaped, white diamond)
17. Twin Peaks
18. Martin Luther King
19. Montenegro
20. He designed Pippa Middleton’s wedding dress
21. Charlie Gard
22. Seven
23. M6
24. This Morning
25. Gary Lineker (as part of a Walkers crisps advert that was hijacked)

Friday May 19 newsquiz answers

1. Mayism
2. £100,000
3. The National Health Service
4. One year
5. Four (on national saints days)
6. At a reception celebrating the re-election of President Assad in Syria
7. Danny DeVito
8. 1p
9. Ashworth Hospital
10. Saddleworth Moor
11. He drove a car into New York's Times Square, killing a teenager and injuring 22 people
12. WannaCry
13. Bitcoins
14. Marcus Hutchins 
15. 30 
16. Plymouth
17. Portugal
18. Édouard Philippe
19. James Matthews
20. Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
21. White Hart Lane
22. Casino Royale (You Know My Name)
23. Rolf Harris
24. Joanna Lumley
25. The pinny, hair curlers and headscarf of Coronation Street legend Hilda Ogden

Friday May 12 newsquiz answers

1. The railways
2. £80,000 a year
3. Capping household energy bills
4. Take the bins out

5. His left foot was run over by a car driving Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to a meeting in London
6. 2.8 per cent
7. 56
8. Terminated
9. 66.1 per cent (accept 66)
10. Le Touquet 
11. Splash Canyon
12. 82
13. France and Argentina
14. Geoffrey Bayldon
15. David Beckham
16. They appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court charged with the preparation of a terrorist act and conspiracy to murder
17. Emma Watson
18. Australia
19. Dappy (Costadinos Contostavlos)
20. £453 million
21. Paul Pogba (for his £89 million transfer from Juventus to Manchester United last summer)
22. Never Give Up on You
23. Children
24. The menopause
25. Llamas

Friday May 5 newsquiz answers

1. Tony Blair
2. Brussels gossip
3. 10,000
4. They are all councils where the Conservatives gained control in the local elections
5. En Marche!
6. Lords cricket ground
7. The Sun
8. Fourth
9. Closer (French edition)
10. Eleven
11. The bank of mum and dad
12. Cufflinks
13. The Co-op
14. Everton
15. Missing children (it is the local church of Kate and Gerry McCann who attended)
16. Jubilee
17. She was proposed to by former US president Barack Obama
18. He was shot by intruders at his home in Dorset 
19. Westport (on the Kintyre peninsula)
20. Bear
21. 
Moths
22. Bryan Adams
23. Strictly Come Dancing
24. £40 million
25. The Fidget Spinner 

Friday April 28 newsquiz answers

1. Strong and stable
2. Mugwump
3. The Liberal Democrats
4. 61 per cent
5. Richard Branson (Virgin)
6. Jewish people
7. Mahatma Gandhi
8. He is 39 and she (Brigette) is 64
9. St James's Park 
10. Lee Charnley
11. Colston Hall 
12. Arsenal and Chelsea
13. The penguin
14. Actor Tom Hardy
15. Blue Riband
16. Kate McCann, referring to the tenth anniversary of the disappearance of her daughter Madeleine
17. The crisis on the Korean peninsula
18. Ride a bike
19. He was the ex-Royal Navy officer who was killed as he tried to prevent thieves from stealing his car from his home in Manchester
20. Chocolate with milk
21. Las Vegas
22. Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN)
23. Jeremy Meeks (former felon turned model)
24. Hummus
25. A giant rabbit

Friday April 21 newsquiz answers

1. 13
2. Wales (Snowdonia)
3. Not taking part in televised election debates
4. Establishment
5. Sky editor-at-large Adam Boulton
6. Brenda from Bristol (Brenda Parsons in an interview with the BBC’s John Kay)
7. Mr Fish Finger
8. They are Labour MPs who announced they will not be contesting their seats in the General Election
9. The shooting of a police officer on the Champs Elysees
10. USS Carl Vinson
11. Lady Gaga
12. Stiff upper lip
13. Harry Redknapp (at Birmingham FC)
14. Sicily (Catania)
15. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan after winning a referendum giving him sweeping new powers
16. Jessica Ennis-Hill after becoming a dame
17. April the giraffe (at the Animal Adventure Park in New York)
18. The Sahara Desert (southern Morocco)
19. Snapchat.
20. The Seagulls (Brighton and Hove Albion)
21. Mangle (in Dalston)
22. Marks & Spencer and Debenhams
23. She finished the Boston Marathon 50 years after becoming the first woman to officially enter the race
24. Lidl 
25. ‘Donald Trump has been impeached.’

Friday April 14 newsquiz answers

1. Mother Of All Bombs
2. Chemical weapons 
3. Lucca
4. North Korea
5. Monaco
6. Chris Bevington
7. 
No 1 Daddy 

8. Chicago
9. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
10. He was appointed as the first male editor of British Vogue
11. One For Arthur
12. 
San Bernardino 
13. Gordon Ramsay
14. Target
15. Justin Rose 
16. The Hatton Garden Job
17. Tesco
18. Photograph and Amazing
19. Eight-month-old Charlie Gard
20. Derry (Londonderry)
21. Jaeger
22. She stared down English Defence League protester (Ian Crossland) at a Birmingham demo
23. Dunkirk
24. For posting comments (some of which were abusive) on a newspaper website about cases in which he had been a judge and a barrister (His real name is Jason Dunn-Shaw) 
25. Donna

Friday April 7 newsquiz answers

1. 59
2. In Florida (hosting Chinese president Xi Jinping)
3. Sarin
4. Cuckolded husband
5. Infanta Cristina
6. £490 million (accept £500 million)
7. A bomb exploded killing 13 people on the metro in St Petersburg

8. Vicki Sparks
9. She did not wear a headscarf
10. Stephen Belafonte (Mel B's estranged husband who is denying claims he physically and emotionally abused her)
11. Marmite
12. Ken Livingstone, after being suspended from the Labour Party for 'anti-semitic' comments
13. Pepsi (after its controversial advert featuring Kendall Jenner at a protest was widely criticised)
14. Brian Matthew
15. Diesel cars
16. Deliveroo (in a document to ensure that some workers are self-employed rather than staff)
17. Katie Walsh
18. (A bunch of) gangsters
19. She was the fifth victim of the Westminster Bridge attack who died after her life support machine was switched off
20. Cadburys and the National Trust
21. Mark Reckless
22. A Supreme Court ruling that parents who take their children out of school for term time holidays can be prosecuted  
23. Free school meals for every primary school child
24. Because they feared a father who booked in with his 13-year-old daughter was a paedophile
25. Singer Barry Manilow 

Friday March 31 newsquiz answers

1. Sir Tim Barrow
2. Blackmail
3. Lloyds of London
4. 69
5. The Daily Mail’s front page ‘Legs it’ picture showing her legs (and those of Nicola Sturgeon)
6. 
WhatsApp
7. Bristol
8. Lioness
9. She is the wife of killer Khalid Masood who issued a statement saying: 'I am saddened and shocked by what Khalid has done.'
10. £10
11. Postman Pat
12. Daffodils (that they had picked from a grass verge)
13. Penelope Fillon (wife of French presidential candidate)
14. Mosul
15. Sunderland
16. Highgate
17. He was mauled to death by his own Staffordshire bull terrier
18. Milton Keynes
19. Madeira
20. Karen Millen
21. Coal
22. Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum And Dad
23. David Beckham
24.
Heads Together (A
national conversation about mental health)
25. The new £1 coin

Friday March 24 newsquiz answers

1. London Mayor Sadiq Khan

2. Bournemouth East
3. Brighton
4. Charlton Athletic
5. Boxing
6. Antwerp
7. Bogside and Derry
8. Lord (Norman) Tebbit
9. Cherry-picking
10. George Galloway

11. US Vogue
12. My Ding-a-Ling
13. Thomas Gainsborough 
14. The white cliffs of Dover
15. Colin Dexter (the creator of Inspector Morse) who died this week age 86
16. £8.60
17. Mozambique
18. Google
19. Piers Morgan gagged (from Twitter for 24 hours) and in a Spurs shirt
20. Lukas Podolski (who scored for Germany in the friendly game against England)
21. Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia
22. Norway
23. Galaxy (Ultimate Marshmallow) hot chocolate 
24. Saturday Kitchen
25. Autism

Friday March 17 newsquiz answers

1. A second Scottish independence referendum
2. BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg
3. Remnants
4. The investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann 
5. Sicily (after an explosion on Mount Etna)
6. Wetherspoons
7. Presenting the Great British Bake Off
8. The Daily Mail
9. Former deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg
10. The re-election of Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte
11. He shot four people including the headmaster at his school in Grasse in France
12. A cheetah
13. 1974
14. Verbieron
15. Broke spending limits at the 2015 general election
16. Ruby Walsh
17. Trowbridge
18. Sergeant Alexander Blackman
19. Claims that President Obama used GCHQ to spy on Donald Trump during the election
20. Grizz
21. Pakistan
22. Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Manchester City
23. Ruby Wax 
24. McDonald’s
25. Cuntageddon

Friday March 10 newsquiz answers


1. Nine per cent

2. Brexit
3. Driverless vehicles 
4.The UK’s first black female Lord Lieutenant (in Bristol)
5. South Lakes Safari Zoo
6. Vince
7. Double cream
8. PSA
9. Michael Heseltine (by Prime Minister Theresa May after rebelling on the Brexit bill in the Lords) 
10. Hawaii
11. Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell
12. Heroin
13. Knights Templar 
14. Dusseldorf
15. She was involved in a fracas at Los Angeles airport that led to the arrest of her boyfriend Louis Tomlinson Of One Direction
16. The bell from the Herald of Free Enterprise that sank off Zeebrugge 30 years ago killing 193 people.
17. Kenya
18. 27 (one behind the DUP on 28)
19. French presidential election candidate Marine Le Pen  
20. The BBC (which sent the pictures to Facebook as part of an investigation)
21. Arsenal v Bayern Munich (12 goals). Barcelona v Paris St Germain was 11 goals
22. Malta (Gozo)
23. George Michael
24. Budgens
25. Black Sabbath

Friday March 3 newsquiz answers

1. Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz
2. Manchester by the Sea
3. Bill Paxton

4. 102 (358 to256)
5. Lord (Norman) Tebbit

6. TUI
7. JoJo bows
8. 89
9. Rye, Southwold and Harpenden.
10. Gerald Kaufman who died aged 86 

11. Soft coup
12. Durham (outstanding) and Bedfordshire (inadequate)
13. £147
14. Crisps
15. Tommy Gemmell
16. Liverpool Lime Street
17. Red Under the Bed
18. £363million

19. Attorney General Jeff Sessions 
20. She kept a £20 note she found in a shop in Stoke
21. Sinn Féin in the Northern Ireland Assembly elections. (She replaced Martin McGuinness)
22. He was jailed for eight years for stealing £1million from the home of Simon Cowell
23. Team Sky and British Cycling 
24. Charm and rhetoric
25. Bagels 

Friday February 24 newsquiz answers

1. Gareth Snell
2. 1982
3. The House of Lords
4. Wolverhampton
5. Ronald Fiddler
6. Metropolitan Police Commissioner (Cressida Dick)
7. 34 years
8. They lost their Court of Appeal fight to get civil partnerships for heterosexual couples legalised
9. Rag ’n’ Bone Man
10. Album of the Year (for Blackstar)
11. 8/1
12. Montenegro
13. The steps of the Queen's throne in the House of Lords
14. Former Prime Minister Ted Heath
15. Kraft Heinz
16. Ben Stokes
17. Melbourne
18. David Cassidy
19. Badminton and wheelchair rugby
20. Sweden
21. Nightscape
22. Presenting the National Television Awards
23. Indesit, Creda, Swan and Proline
24. The sacking of manager Claudio Ranieri by Leicester City
25. A sun-like star that has seven earth-like planets orbiting around it, increasing the likelihood of alien life


Thursday February 16 newsquiz answers

1. No (the motion stated that the Commons had 'no confidence in the speaker’
2. CNN
3. The Russian ambassador
4. That heading a football was a potential cause of dementia (her father Jeff Astle died in 2002 from early dementia, which the coroner found was caused by heading footballs)
5. Aslef
6. Rolls Royce
7. Kuala Lumpur
8. Five (best film, leading actress, director, cinematography, original music)
9. Worcester Cathedral
10. Tignes
11. Top Gear
12. Co-operative Bank
13. Google chief Sundar Pichai replied in person to her job application
14. Ben Stokes
15. Prue Leith
16. (Lime) Green
17. Mistakes on UKIP leader Paul Nuttall's website claiming he had lost close friends at Hillsborough
18. Pakistan
19. Vauxhall
20. JK Rowling
21. Reading
22. Harrison Ford 
23. X Factor singer James Arthur
24. Pressing the wrong button and voting against a controversial report on homosexuality and same-sex marriage
25. A mammoth and an elephant

Friday February 10 newsquiz answers

1. 52
2. John Bercow, the Speaker, after he said Donald Trump should not address Parliament

3. Surrey
4. £500 million
5. 78
6. Bowling Green (Kentucky)
7. She is a French politician who has been sharing the Chelsea home of Nigel Farage
8. 59
9. The Dubs scheme - named after Lord Dubs, whose successful amendment introduced it
10. Steptoe and Son
11. Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, socialite and TV personality, who died aged 45
12. New England Patriots
13. Gibraltar
14. JK Rowling
15. The delay by police and security teams in dealing wth the massacre on the beach at Sousse, Tunisia
16. Coke
17. Malawi
18. Moorside
19. Red Cross
20. Lady Gaga after her ‘pot belly’ at the Super Bowl was criticised
21. Sheffield
22. He was filmed burning a £20 note in front of a homeless man
23. Travel to Syria to join the fight against Islamic State
24. Blackmail (of former England rugby player Danny Cipriani)
25. 
Present Blind Date

Friday February 3 newsquiz answers

1. 114
2. March 9

3. Migraine
4. Enoch Powell
5. Sudan and Yemen
6. The Queen
7. Malcolm Turnbull, Australian Prime Minister

8. A petition calling on Donald Trump to be prevented from making a State Visit to the UK
9. She was the acting attorney general fired by Donald Trump after refusing to defend his order closing the nation’s borders to refugees and people from predominantly Muslim countries
10. 18
11. Actor John Hurt who died aged 77
12. Alexandre Bissonnette
13. Become the next Dr Who
14. Richard Branson and his family
15. Dragons’ Den
16. Rail Delivery Group
17. A photo of Beyonce showing her pregancy bump
18. Under the O2 Arena (Millennium Dome)
19. Cameroon and Egypt
20. His libel battle with Kate and Gerry McCann
21. Jane Austen College
22. Emmerdale 
23. HBOS
24. Safeway 
25. Washed his hair
Friday January 27 newsquiz answers

1. Theresa (it was spelt Teresa)
2. Piers Morgan
3. Trans-Pacific Partnership
4. #Fucking Wall
5. Opposition
6. Florida 
7. Eight,  three
8. Tulip Siddiq
9. 1984 by George Orwell
10. 14
11. Venus and Serena Williams
12. 80
13. Northumbria
14. Hull City footballer who was taken to hospital for emergency surgery after fracturing his skull
15. Formula 1
16. Booker Group
17. Tam Dalyell,who died age 84 this week
18. Mary Berry
19. Philip Schofield
20. Having his teeth knocked out by guards at HMP Belmarsh
21. British Vogue, after 25 years
22. It is on a list of foods which the Food Standards Agency’s new campaign has advised people not to eat
23. A sling, after breaking his arm falling on ice
24. Mischa Barton
25. Rooster

Friday January 20 newsquiz answers

1. Punishment beatings
2. HSBC 

3. She will sing the National anthem
4. CNN
5. New York Jets 
6. Sasha
7. Martyr
8. Michael Gove
9. Melbourne
10. A WWII bomb was dredged up from the Thames
11. David Beckham
12. MoneySupermarket.com
13. Meghan Markle’s brother Thomas
14. A bacon roll
15. It was buried under an avalanche
16. Switzerland
17. Walk on the moon
18. Six-time champion Novak Djokovic
19. Qatar
20. 1.6 percent
21. Gambia
22. Vogue (the US edition) 
23. Poland
24. Rachael Heyhoe Flint, the former England women's cricket captain, who died this week age 77
25. Cilla Black

Friday January 13 news quiz answers


1. Christopher Steele

2. January 20 
3. Jared Kushner (Donald Trump’s son-in-law)
4. Buzzfeed
5. Stevie Wonder
6. Presidential Medal of Freedom
7. Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex
8. She billed a friend £325 after her three-year-old daughter scuffed her shoes during a playdate
9. The heel of her shoe got stuck between paving stones
10. Ray J
11. Martin McGuinness
12. Aston Villa and Watford
13. Fort Lauderdale
14. The robbery of Kim Kardashian in Paris
15. The number of teams will be increased to 48
16. He shot dead a truck driver who ran over Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem
17. Moonlight
18. Cecil B. DeMille award
19. He was the first British transgender man to announce he was pregnant
20. 249
21. The decision to hire a white actor, Joseph Fiennes, to play her father Michael Jackson in the comedy show Urban Myths
22. 1969
23. U2
24. Victoria and Albert Museum
25. David Beckham

Friday January 6 newsquiz answers

1. Tim Barrow
2. Reina nightclub
3. Oldham 
4. Jamie Oliver
5. The Dambusters (last member of 617 squadron)
6. 2.3 percent
7. Misogynistic
8. The leader of Unite union, Len McCluskey
9. M62
10. Hull City (Mike Phelan)
11. Mariah Carey
12. Scarborough
13. Janet Jackson (at 50)
14. A bookseller (Bloomingdales) which charges a 50p entry charge
15. 5 cms
16. Changed it to Hollyweed
17. He mocked Bournemouth footballer Harry Arter on Twitter over the death of his baby 
18. The Paris Metro (he was free-runner who co-founded the Brewman Parkour group
19. She was on trial at Ipswich Crown court accused of conspiracy to murder her former boyfriend by hiring a hit squad
20. Chelsea
21. Next  
22. Michael Fish
23. Living next to a busy road
24. A teddy bear (it was Campbell's mascot that floated to the surface after the crash) 
25. Bradley Walsh (Chasing Dreams)

Friday December 30 newsquiz answers

1. A nationwide ceasefire in Syria
2. 35 
3. Star Wars and Singin’ In The Rain (His sister’s character Princess Leia and his mother’s character Kathy Selden)
4. George Michael
5. Henry VIII
6. Acid House parties (raves)
7. Hillsborough campaigner Prof Phil Scraton 
8. The Calais ‘Jungle'
9. Ukraine
10. One Direction
11. Drive on motorways
12. Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne
13. Bristol
14. Kilburn
15. Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt, who died this week age 68
16. Heading the ball
17. Edinburgh
18. Life-long anonymity 
19. Reddit
20. The M40
21. Go to church
22. He was arrested for drink driving
23. 80
24. Richard Adams (author of Watership Down) who died this week age 96
25. Giant pandas  

Friday December 23 newsquiz answers

1. Breitscheidplatz 
2. Łukasz Urban
3. Blood on her hands
4. Milan
5. 22 
6. Zurich
7. Malta
8. Triathlete Alistair Brownlee (second) and equestrian Nick Skelton (third)
9. Michael Schumacher in his sick bed
10. They were hit by a tipper truck that had faulty breaks in Bath
11. He was jailed for life for murdering a woman he paid to be his escort
12. 25 
13. Marine A
14. Mary Poppins Returns
15. Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova
16. Indiscriminate
17. Michelle Obama in an interview with Oprah Winfrey
18. Mexico
19. Lionel Rabbi Blue who died this week aged 86
20. Southern Rail services
21. For displaying poppies during World Cup qualifiers 
22. On the TV programme The Apprentice.
23. Unite
24. Nine (although by her own reckoning she was only married eight-and-a-half times - as one was annulled). 
25. Barbara and Conor



Friday December 16 newsquiz answers

1. Russia’s
2. National Action
3. James (Jim) Prior who died aged 89
4. Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen
5. Dublin
6. The US presidential election campaign (the Kremlin is alleged to have hacked the emails of the Democratic Party)
7. Yahoo
8. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
9. Lederhosen
10. 78
11. Karen Matthews (who was jailed for faking her daughter’s kidnapping and is seeking plastic surgery to build a new life) 
12. Besiktas and Bursaspor
13. Rio Ferdinand
14. Oldham
15. Sweden
16. Shergar in 1981 
17. Burton upon Trent
18. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (accept Rogue One)
19. She hit back after being mocked for her appearance by cyber bullies after her face was used in an internet meme
20. Love Actually
21. Boxer Amir Khan
22. The ‘liberation' of Aleppo (described by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad)
23. Lidl supermarket
24. £3million
25. He wore a multi-coloured woollen hat to raise awareness of a breast cancer charity


Friday December 9 newsquiz answers

1. 89
2. Bahrain
3. Students
4. Proxy
5. Austria
6. Matteo Ranzi
7. Pfizer and Flynn Pharma
8. Michelle Thomson

9. Tata Steel
10. HMS Illustrious
11. The Man in the Hat?
12. Thomas Bjorn
13. She is the 2016 Turner Prize winner
14. Operation Hydrant 

15. Maester Aemon (Game of Thrones) and Harry Grout or Grouty (Porridge)
16. Donald Trump (2016). They are the last four Time Magazine People of the Year
17. Greg Lake, who died age 69
18. 1962
19. 1. Conservative. 2. UKIP. 3. Lib Dems. 4. Labour
20. If Every Day Was Christmas
21. Jane Austen
22. The giraffe
23. Lord Sumption, at the Supreme Court hearing on Brexit
24. I’m A Celebrity contestant Martin Roberts (by fellow campmate Larry Lamb)
25. Mick Jagger

Friday December 2 newsquiz answers

1. Sarah Olney (Lib Dem)
2. Chelsea
3. Poof
4. Cuba (attending the funeral of Fidel Castro)
5. Announce he would not seek re-election
6. She is the parliamentary aide who walked down Downing Street with her handwritten notes revealing, apparently, the Government’s Brexit strategy ('have cake and eat it')

7. James Blunt
8. Chapecoense
9. Ohio State University
10. Disgraced former football coach Barry Bennell
11. Anorexia
12. Tranmere Rovers
13. Take an HIV test
14. Prime Minister of Poland
15. Kate Bush
16. Tallow
17. 89
18. Having a 'boob job’
19. Ed Balls after being voted out of Strictly Come Dancing
20. On the 2017 Pirelli Calendar

21. Lincolnshire (at Thornton Abbey, near Immingham)
22. Andrew Sachs (Manuel in Fawlty Towers) who died aged 86
23. Hull
24. He became Liverpool’s youngest ever goalscorer at 17 years, one month, 14 days
25. Tommy Tippee

Friday November 25 newsquiz answers

1. Autumn Statement (it is to be replaced by an Autumn Budget and Spring Statement)
2. Just about managing
3. 2.2 per cent
4. Affordable homes
5. Cowardice
6. Cardigan Bay
7. BBC Panorama
8. François Fillon
9. Barcelona
10. Heinz Beans
11. All the toilets on the plane were blocked
12. Crewe Alexandra
13. 2005
14. Kanye West
15. British ambassador to the United States
16. Tony Blair
17. Hamilton
18. Blackpool (he is a Strictly Come Dancing dancer)
19. Jurgen Klinsmann as football coach of the U.S. national team
20. £25million
21. Corona Beer
22. He was found guilty of the murder of four men he met using dating apps
23. Montpellier
24. India’s 
25. Beauty and the Beast 

Friday November 18 newsquiz answers

1. Whether there had been any official conversations regarding giving Nigel Farage a peerage
2. Marine Le Pen
3. Because of staff shortages after 10,000 prison officers walked out in a dispute over safety
4. The Rolling Stones' You Can't Always Get What You Want
5. Breitbart News
6. Hillary Clinton in her first speech since her election defeat
7. Post-truth
8. Alfred Dorris 
9. JS
10. A 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit New Zealand
11. Abu Dhabi (UAE)
12. Emily Bishop
13. Watford
14. She is the four-year-old girl who saved her mother’s life by ringing 999
15. 1948 
16. Walnut
17. (BBC) Wogan House
18. Dementia
19. The NHS
20. Hillsborough Untold
21. Ant and Dec
22. For protesting about the felling of eight 100-year-old trees in Sheffield.
23. Bob Dylan, who said he would not be attending the Nobel Prize award ceremony in Stockholm
24. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
25. Ripley's Believe It or Not museum

Friday November 11 newsquiz answers

1. 306 (Clinton got 232)
2. 45
3. Wounds of division
4. Mexico’s peso
5. Portland, Oregan
6. India
7. Croydon (in honour of the seven people who were killed in the tram crash)
8. Rupert Brook
9. Paris Masters
10. Damilola, Our Loved Boy
11. Doncaster
12. Fort George
13. The Netherlands (Holland)

14. Tesco Bank announcing that money had disappeared from 20,000 of its accounts
15. Jimmy Young
16. Pentonville Prison
17. Sports Direct
18. Toblerone bars
19. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
20. Operation Midland
21. 30

22. The Gentle Touch
23. Leonard Cohen, who died aged 82
24. He is the A-level media student who created a John Lewis Christmas advert that was mistaken for the real thing
25. Carol Vorderman announcing she will be a contestant in I’m A Celebrity

Friday November 4 newsquiz answers

1. The Supreme Court
2. Gina Miller
3. A General ­Election being held in 2017
4. Stephen Phillips, MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham 
5. The Battle of Orgreave during the 1984 Miners' Strike
6. Royal Clarence 
7. The Justice Select Committee
8. Toronto
9. Kim
10. Kempton
11. Simon Cowell and Louis Tomlinson at the Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain awards
12. The battle to reclaim Mosul. He is the US Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL
13. Andrew Parker
14. Scotland
15. He is the lorry driver who killed four people while driving and using a mobile phone
16. Croydon
17. Donald Trump (carrying Hillary Clinton’s head)
18. Bangladesh
19. None
20. Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner
21. A hi-viz yellow jacket and a hard hat
22. Bank of England governor Mark Carney
23. The arrival of his new grand-daughter, only to realise he hasn't got one
24. 12
25. Sting

Friday October 28 newsquiz answers

1. Richmond Park 
2. Bulldozers
3. The demolition of the Jungle in Calais
4. Estonia
5. Cueta
6. Thunder River Rapids 
7. PE teacher
8. Jimmy Perry
9. She is a porn star who accused Donald Trump of grabbing and kissing her and offering her money to go up to his hotel room a decade ago
10. Malta
11. Henry VI, Parts One, Two and Three
12. Justin Timberlake
13. Oscar Wilde and Dorothy Parker
14. The Sellout
15. X-Trail and Qashqai
16. Eight (Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez of Leicester; Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne of Man City; Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba of Man Utd; Dimitri Payet of West Ham and Hugo Lloris of Tottenham)
17. Michael Barrymore
18. Rurik Jutting
19. Sex
20. Italy (4-1)
21. Vine
22. North Greenwich
23. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho  
24. Bobby Vee (who died aged 73 this week)
25. The Apprentice
Friday October 21 newsquiz answers

1. Dental X-rays to determine the age of migrants
2. Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker

3. Killing missing toddler Ben Needham
4. Chancellor Philip Hammond (over Brexit)
5. Beijing and Shanghai
6. Pantglas Junior School
7. An unpublished newspaper column in which he argued the case to remain in the EU
8. Mosul
9. Loose Women
10. 1987
11. Death spiral
12. In the Great British Bake Off final
13. Spalding, Lincolnshire
14. Tracy Brabin (a former Coronation Street actress) 
15. The decision on a third runway for London
16. Former goalkeeper Gary Sprake, who died aged 71 this week
17. Vogue
18. Bad and nasty 
19. None
20. Saudi Arabia
21. He was stabbed to death at Pentonville prison 
22. Sandra
23. Fencing
24. Pamela Anderson
25. Undiluted blackcurrant squash

Friday October 14 newsquiz answers

1. Nancy O’Dell
2. When they go low, you go high
3. #repealthe19th 
4. Shadow Attorney General 
5. Pariah
6. Penguin
7. David Cameron
8. Colchester, Essex
9. That inheritance should skip a generation
10. Karen Clifton

11. Sir Roderick (Rod) Stewart after being knighted at Buckingham Palace
12. For health and safety breaches which resulted in actor Harrison Ford being crushed by a hydraulic door at Pinewood Studios
13. The murder of a 12-year-old girl
14. 27
15. Singer Lily Allen
16. Samsung (it withdrew the Galaxy Note 7 after battery fires)
17. Unilever
18. Bob Dylan, on receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature
19. £243 (£238 with a £5 booking fee)
20. 21
21. Queen Elizabeth II (of Britain)
22. AK47
23. Clowns
24. Derby County (Steve McClaren)
25. Kumbuka

Friday October 7 newsquiz answers

1. Seize the day
2. Start Me Up by the Rolling Stones 
3. 1,500
4. Hurricane Matthew
5. Hôtel de Pourtalès
6. 17-11
7. 18
8. Mike Hookem
9. Chief Whip
10. Durham
11. Physics
12. He was the British songwriter, who wrote Michael Jackson's Thriller and Rock With You, who died this week
13. Republican candidate Mike Pence and Democratic candidate Tim Kaine 
14. Cardiff Crown Court
15. Hungary
16. Bullying
17. Nothing. He remained silent and a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf
18. Human life expectancy
19. John Cleese
20. 15
21. The bombardment of Aleppo in Syria
22. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson
23. Down’s syndrome
24. Former England manager Sven-Göran Eriksson
25. Blue and Lonesome

Friday September 30 newsquiz answers

1. Singapore and Hong Kong
2. Football agent Scott McGarvey
3. 67
4. Peaceful world
5. The Guardian
6. 84 million
7. Westminster Abbey
8. Arnold Palmer, who died this week aged 87
9. Merlin Attractions
10. To perform an operation (illegal in the U.S.) which led to the birth of the world’s first three-parent baby
11. Shimon Peres

12. Monarch
13. Therapeutic Use Exemption
14. Lily-livered
15. Alexander McQueen
16. Sharif Nazir
17. Hoboken
18. Tube Chat?
19. 58
20. Marks & Spencer
21.
Really Good
22. Macy’s (Burlington, Washington)
23. The independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in England and Wales 
24. Minnesota
25. Our rainbow

Friday September 23 newsquiz answers

1. Actress Marion Cotillard
2. Maddox, Pax, Zahara
3. Farewell to soggy bottoms
4. Berry 81, Hollywood 50
5. Squirrels
6. Syrian president Bashar al-Assad
7. Annihilation
8. A bodyguard
9. Charlotte
10. The World Triathlon Series
11. Penguins
12. The 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards
13. Gigi Hadid
14. He is a former panelist on BBC quiz show Eggheads who was arrested on a warrant for an alleged killing
15. Actor
16. The Bahamas
17. Nicolas Sarkozy
18. Perverting the course of justice
19. Rangers footballer Joey Barton after his latest training room bust-up
20. A bowl of Skittles
21. Cats
22. The new £5 note
23. Goa, India
24. Jose Mourinho: Up Close and Personal

25. He was too ginger

Friday September 16 newsquiz answers

1. 15
2. Batley and Spen, Yorkshire, (following the killing of Labour MP Jo Cox)
3. The plan to build Hinkley Point C
4. £25million
5. Love Productions
6. Name the French foreign minister (Jean-Marc Ayrault)
7. James Brown's I Feel Good?
8. 116/70
9. Rolf Harris
10. Crystal Palace
11. Middlesbrough  (top was Waverley)
12. Winston Churchill
13. He was photographed grinning at Ground Zero with an inflatable naked woman under his arm
14. County Durham
15. Coldstream Guards
16. Leamington Spa
17. Win gold medals in two sports at one Games (cycling and athletics)
18. She featured in the iconic kiss photograph in Times Square, New York, on VJ Day
19. Gary Younge
20. Fancy Bear
21. Ibiza
22. Konnichiwa
23. Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years
24. Club Brugge
25. They are new words that have been added to Oxford England Dictionary

Friday September 9 news quiz answers

1. Washing machine salesman
2. Leicestershire East
3. Home Affairs Select Committee   
4. The Archers 
5. He is the Bishop of Grantham who has announced he is gay and in a celibate relationship
6. Five years and six months
7. Grammars

8. On a dinghy
9. Hinckley
10. She was the first person to have a face transplant after a dog attack
11. Air China
12. Lee Pearson
13. 23
14. Keith Hellawell
15. Liberty Media
16. She made £48,000 by helping to give Chinese children English names
17. Luton
18. Bangladesh.
19. Hartsdown Academy in Margate
20. His photo was used in a feature calling for death to Westerners (it is an Isis magazine).
21. Bob Geldof’s eldest daughter Fifi
22. ISIS 
23. Mont Blanc
24. Pink
25. Braconid (a parasitic wasp)

Friday September 2 news quiz answers

1. Junior doctors
2. 22
3. Lord (Gus) O’Donnell
4. The Eden Project in Cornwall
5. Actor Gene Wilder 
6. OCS Group
7. Facebook 
8. Colombia
9. M20
10. A deep fat fryer
11. Virgin Gorda
12. Boots
13. United Airlines
14. Valetudinarianism
15. Amelia and Oliver
16. 444 (for 3)
17. President of Mexico
18. Comedian Stephen Merchant 
19. 11 years
20. Notting Hill Carnival
21. To discuss the European Commission’s decision to order Apple to pay back £11billion in tax and accusations that Ireland breached state aid rules
22. He took a selfie with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
23. Edinburgh
24. Sherbet
25. Footballer Jack Wilshere who left Arsenal for Bournemouth on transfer deadline day

Friday August 26 news quiz answers

1. 67
2. Kate Richardson-Walsh (captain of the Women’s Hockey Team)
3. VictoRIOus
4. Cirque le Soir
5. 6.2
6. The Apennines
7. Amatrice
8. Jackson, Mississippi
9. River Rocket
10. Newcastle
11. The result of the Brexit vote
12. Camber Sands
13. Yes, Minister
14. Airlander-10
15. Danny Dyer
16. Wearing a burkini
17. Ghana
18. Andre Gray
19. HRT
20. The number of people attaining C grade or above at GCSE
21. On BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing
22. It was the Turkish town where 54 people were killed at a wedding?
23. He was stabbed trying to save murdered backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung in an Australian hostel
24. Redhill
25. After my own heart

Friday August 19, news quiz answers

1. 11
2. Emma Trott, her sister
3. Kyrgyzstan
4. Jane Tomlinson Foundation
5. The Headhunter
6. New Zealand
7. Cheshire
8. Zombie
9. Should’ve
10. Harrogate
11. Ayia Napa
12. Sarah Williams and Katrina Walsh
13. MeteoGroup
14. He was filmed looking dazed and alone in an ambulance after being rescued from a building in Syria 
15. Aston Villa, Ipswich Town, Sheffield Wednesday, Manchester City
16. Edina Monsoon (Edi) from Ad Fab
17. A portrait of Donald Trump
18. Nothing  (or more precisely a blank screen with the message 'We’ve gone running – why don’t you join us?’)
19. She used social media to accuse her fiancé, UKIP leadership contender Bill Etheridge, of cheating on her
20. Anjem Choudray
21. Asda 
22. On a train in Switzerland
23. Kanye West
24. Ant and Dec
25. Shake it Off

Friday August 12, news quiz answers

1. Women's 10m air rifle
2. Adam Peaty

3. Kayaking
4. 22
5. Boomer
6. Daniel Goodfellow’s mother (Sharon) who was upset her medal-winning son had been cropped off
7. Judge Patricia Lynch
8. Chelmsford Crown Court
9. The Duke of Westminster
10. Rat urine 

11. Verrueckt
12. The Rotherham abuse inquiry
13. Trots
14. Second Amendment people
15. Lloyds Bank
16. Kidz Fest
17. Junior Bake Off
18. Waving a white handkerchief
19. £89million
20. Coonan
21. Hua Hin
22. Ed Balls
23. Boris Johnson’s
24. Rail Maritime and Transport (Union) and Transport Salaried Staffs' Association
25. Butter

Friday August 5, news quiz answers


1. 0.25 per cent
2. 65
3. A knighthood. He was named in David Cameron’s honours list
4. Darlene Horton
5. Corsica
6. £225
7. Knauss
8. 17
9. Ban alcohol on early flights 
10. She was given the all-clear for her cancer and then her family won £61.1million on the EuroMillions
11. The British Airways i360
12. Belgium
13. Men only swimming
14. Birmingham Crown Court 
15. Doncaster
16. 16
17. A bouncy castle
18. Pussy
19. Enchantress
20. Counter-Terrorist Specialist Firearms Officers
21. Pants
22. Posting a joke photograph on Facebook with the caption 'ISIS training day'.
23. Nottingham
24. Helicopter pilot
25. Child Genius. The correct spelling of the word meant ten-year-old Rhea won the title  

Friday July 29 newsquiz answers

1. Father Jacques Hamel
Bonus: Adolf Hitler
2. The last minute postponement of a decision on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station  
3. Party donor Michael Foster
Bonus: That he wanted to smash Theresa May back on her heels

4. Frank Field
Bonus: Lionheart

5. Philadelphia
Bonus: Nuclear weapons
6. Facebook

7. She is the Alton Towers crash victim who posed without her prosthetic leg in a sexy photoshoot
8. Former England captain Ray Wilkins
9. Because John Hinckley, who tried to assassinate her father Ronald Reagan in 1981, was released from the psychiatric hospital where has has been held for 35 years. 
10. Roger Moore (after his stepdaughter Christina Knudsen died of breast cancer)
11. She was kidnapped from her gated home in Sao Paulo
12. A private pool party in Headley, near Epsom, where a man was shot dead
13. Byron Burgers
14. Rabat Zoo in Morocco
15. Human crap
16. They are characters from Pokeman Go
17. The menopause 
18. Lloyds Banking Group
Bonus: Ryanair
19. 28
20. The birth of their 19th child
21. The Celebrity Big Brother House
22. 19 
23. To save a woman from drowning in the River Thames
24. Postman Pat
25. Her heart

Saturday July 23 newsquiz answers

1. Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande 
2. Wallasey
3. Mcdonald's. Bonus: Four. Bonus: Five
4. RAF Marham
5. Gender neutral. Bonus: Alright Now by Free
6. Primark
7. They were banned from wearing shorts when temperatures reached 32C
8. Pippa Middleton
9. Bitch. Bonus: Famous. Bonus: Lady Gaga
10. 13 and 14
11. August 5
12 Rupert Murdoch 
13. Missy Elliott
14. Lupo
15. David Moyes
17. He was the scooter rider who tried to stop the Nice truck killer
18. Lord Chancellor
19. Spalding
20. His wife. She was left at the airport after he thought she had already boarded the plane

Friday July 15 newsquiz answers

1. Promenade des Anglais
2. July 26

3. 31
4. Rihanna
5. Future once
6. Home Secretary
7. Andrea Leadsom
8. Larry and Palmerston
9. The Camerons’ move out of Downing Street
10. Owen Smith 
11. Dancing with women’s champion Serena Williams
12. Seven
13. Nico Rosberg
14. Moths 
15. Italy
16. He didn't go. He was stopped from travelling to Greece due to visa issues. His wife went with her inlaws and took photos which went viral
17. Mick Jagger
18. Playing Pokeman Go
19. It refers to the amount French president Francois Hollande pays to his hairdresser each month - €9,985
20. China - the court ruled it has no rights over the South China seas
21. Hull 
22. Prince Harry on having a HIV test 
23. 113
24. Mont Ventoux
25. It is the name of the Lynx that escaped from Dartmoor Zoo

Friday July 8 newsquiz answers

1. 46. Bonus: September 9. Bonus: A ‘bloody difficult woman’?

2. The Rock. Bonus: Whatever. Bonus: Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond
3. Black Lives Matter 
4. James Martin. Bonus: Grand Tour
5. Kieren Fallon
6. B&M
7. Juno
8. Hawkeswood Metal, Birmingham
9. Harper’s Bazaar
10. Royalty
11. Italy
12. A celebrity Brexit Big Brother
13. George Bush
14. 52
15. That the Star Trek character Sulu, who he played in the TV series, will be openly gay in the forthcoming movie Star Trek beyond
16. T in the Park
17. Ryanair
18. Gem
19. The Deerhunter
20. Mrs White and Dr Orchid 

Friday July 1 newsquiz answers


1. Treasury Minister Andrea Leadsom, Work and Pensions Secretary Stephen Crabb and ex-Defence Secretary Liam Fox  

2. Stand tall in the world
3. Et Tu, Brute?
4. Ruth Smeeth
5. Shadow Education Secretary
6. Angela Eagle
7. Nigel Farage
8. Istanbul Atatürk Airport
9. Motherwell
10. Adele
11. He proposed to his partner while on duty at a Gay Pride parade in London
12. Former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher
13. Why anyone would want the England manager’s job
14. Seven
15. She went on Twitter
16. He was the pioneering guitarist who featured in Elvis Presley’s first band
17. Because a sinkhole closed the northbound A1 
18. 60
19. Rylan Clark and his husband Dan Neal
20. Kate Moss
21. The Trumptonshire Trilogy (accept Trumpton, Camberwick Green and Quigley)

22. Fallujah
23. Donald Trump’s running mate
24. The Thiepval Memorial
25. A tattoo on her wrist that says Carpe Diem (seize the day)

Friday June 24 newsquiz answers

1. 52 (51.9) per cent. Bonus: 72 (72.2) percent
2. The Conservative Party conference in October. Bonus: Theresa May
3. That £350million a week would be spent on the NHS
4. Gibraltar
5. Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England
6. A Brexit campaign plane flying a banner over a memorial service to Jo Cox in Trafalgar Square. Bonus: Bernard Kenny. Bonus: Death to traitors, freedom for Britain
7. He was arrested for trying to shoot Donald Trump at a campaign event in Las Vegas
8. Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood talking about twins Gracie Jane and Alice Rose
9. Chesterfield 
10. The Year Six boys who held hands to allow their Down’s Syndrome classmate Rory Kettles to win 
11. Gloria Hunniford
12. No 2
13. Ben Butler who was jailed for life for murdering his six-year-old daughter Ellie
14. Robbie Brady. Bonus: Come on you boys in green
15. Bill and Hillary Clinton
16. He was pinned against a wall by his runaway jeep
17. Notting Hill Carnival
18. Gatwick airport
19. Astronaut Tim Peake
20. A charity duck race

Friday June 17 newsquiz answers

1. Pulse. Bonus: 29
2. 
Radical Islam. Bonus: Sky News Press Preview 

3. Birstall. Bonus: Gibraltar
4. Bob Geldof 
5. Norway (Erna Solberg)
6. David Guetta
7. €150,000 euro (£120,000). Bonus: MP and Russian Football Union executive Igor Lebedev. Bonus: Daniel Sturridge
8. He was killed by an alligator at Disney’s Grand Floridian resort 
9. Sir Philip Green at a Commons Select hearing into the closure of BHS
10. Live bait
11. Release graphic pictures of their daughter’s gunshot wounds
12. Clement Freud’s widow (Lady Jill Freud)
13. Loose Women
14. Attitude
15. Taurus, by American band Spirit
16. It is where ISIS supporter Larossi Abballa murdered a police commander and his wife
17. The beehive hairstyle
18. Ascot ... she presented the Gold Cup to the jockey who rode Order of St George 
19. Pimm’s and Pressed Windsor Apple Juice
20.
Rhode Island


Friday June 10 newsquiz answers

1. Phoenix, Arizona. Bonus: Lennox Lewis and Will Smith (you could also have Mike Tyson who was named as a pallbearer after the quiz was published). Bonus: It coincided with his daughter’s graduation
2. The Cologne sex attacks and the possibility of them happening in Britain. Bonus: Python 
3. Hillary Clinton in her victory speech after securing the Democrat nomination
4. Premier League 
5. Daughter of a whore 
6. Prince Harry and Ellie Goulding
7. Mike Ashley of Sports Direct
8. Super Victor. Bonus: Chantilly. Bonus: Ex-Towie star Mark Wright
9. Leytonstone Tube station
10. Meryl Streep
11. 95
12. Sydney
13. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
14. Photograph
15. Tel Aviv 
16. Meldonium 
17. He sentenced Stanford University rapist Brock Turner to only six months in prison
18. Serving alcohol on the first day of Ramadan
19. He is the Tory MP for St Austell and Newquay who apologised for an affair with his 26-year-old married assistant
20. Orange. It fell into a vat of chicken tikka masala

Friday June 3 newsquiz answers

1. An Australian style points system. Bonus: Waffling
2. Harambe. Bonus: Cincinnati
3. Orkney (Kirkwall and Hoy). Bonus: Prince Philip
4. Butterflies, Bread, the Liver Birds, Bless this House, Solo, the Mistress, Luv, No Strings, I Woke Up One Morning, the Screaming, The Last Song, Leaving, Three Piece Suite, Going Going Gone, Searching. Bonus: Animal cruelty. Bonus: Sid Perks
5. Lego 
6. Vanity Fair
7. If passengers arrive later than 30 minutes before a flight the scanning machine at security will not let them through
8. The closure of 163 BHS shops with 11,000 lost jobs
9. Harry Kane
10. Dymchurch
11. Donating blood
12. The new plastic £5 note
13. For wearing an offensive t-shirt about the Hillsborough disaster.
14. Wayne Woodward
15. Reach 10,000 test runs
16. Taylor Swift
17. The Seine in Paris (the museum is the Louvre)
18. The Tavern in the Town and Mulberry Bush
19. Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood (at the age of 69)
20. The full stop

Friday May 27 newsquiz answers

1. Steve Hilton. Bonus: 333,000. Bonus: Clothing and footwear
2. Cato (the manservant in the Pink Panther series)
3. In France - the Confédération Générale du Travail (General Confederation of Labour) has been organising strikes and protest over the Labour Reform Act 
4. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson. Bonus: Lisa and Phil Vardy (mother and stepfather of Leicester City striker James Vardy)
5. Hiroshima
6. Marks & Spencer. Bonus: Ryanair
7. Central and Victoria lines
8. Chocolate
9. Jose Mourinho (Manchester United have a watch endorsement deal in place with Bulova and Mourinho is an ambassador for Hublot. United have Chevrolet as their shirt sponsor and Mourinho is contracted to use a Jaguar).
10. Paris
11. Barron 
12. Bpop Live, a concert organised by Leave.EU 
13. Peanuts
14. Insect droppings (it has been invaded by an insect called Chironomus Calligraphus)
15. Sheffield. Bonus: Fallujah
16. A tomato
17. Hibernian
18. Double mastectomy 
19. Psychoactive Substances Act
20. A Chewbecca mask 

Friday May 20 newsquiz answers


1. Egyptair. Bonus: 66

2. HMPs Wandsworth, Holme House (County Durham), Kirklevington Grange (North Yorkshire), Coldingley (Surrey), High Down (Surrey) and Ranby (Nottinghamshire).
Bonus: A lift - instead of using the stairs
3. Bayeux Tapestry. Bonus: Lord Heseltine. Bonus: Vladimir Putin (Russia) and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (Isis)
4. Angus MacNeil and Stewart Hosie
5. They were the names given to the celebrity couple who won the right, at the Supreme Court, for details of their sex life to be kept anonymous
6. A goat
7. The Lion of England
8. The Zika virus
9. 11
10. She was the first girl found in Nigeria, more than two years after she was kidnapped from a school in Chibok by Boko Haram
11. 
Tom Hiddleston (she was talking about his chances of becoming the next James Bond)
12. Muirfield
13. His company left a fake device after a training exercise at Manchester United's ground Old Trafford causing the game to be abandoned
14. Sevilla. 
Bonus: Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday
15. Toilets
16. 
They advertised for Saturday staff with the following requirements: No drama queens, no drunks, no drug addicts, no emotional wrecks, no mummy’s boys, no scruffs
17. Venezuela
18. Brazilian footballer Neymar
19. Cigarette packets
20. A 14.62 carat diamond known as the Oppenheimer Blue

Friday May 13 newsquiz answers

1. Demented. Bonus: Germany and Poland

2. Proposals to change the BBC including having a government appointed board of directors. Bonus: Thomas Cromwell in Wolf Hall. Bonus: Funny Girl
3. Newcastle United and Norwich City. Bonus: Everton’s Roberto Martinez. Bonus: An attack on Manchester United’s team bus
4. London's new mayor Sadiq Khan
5. He is Ian Brady's doctor who claims the Moors Murderer has revealed to him where one of his 12-year-old victims is buried
6. TV presenter Andrew Marr
7. They had a baby, Violet May, after losing their children Mo, Evie and Otis when flight MH17 was shot down in the Ukraine in 2014 
8. Grafing station
9. Sadiq Khan, London’s newly-elected mayor
10. The Philippines
11. Balmoral
12. She launched a petition calling for the law on dress code to be changed after she was told to wear high heel shoes while working at finance company PwC
13. You’re Not Alone by Joe and Jake
14. The Chilcot inquiry report into the Iraq war
15. Nigeria and Afghanistan
16. The Trafford Centre, Manchester
17. Kos
18. Orlando, Florida
19. Peggy Mitchell (played by Barbara Windsor) 
20. Mercury passing between the Earth and the sun


Friday May 6 newsquiz answers

1. 5000/1. Bonus: Opera star Andrea Bocelli. Bonus: Mark Selby, from Leicester, won the World Snooker Championship. Bonus: London Mayor hopeful Zac Goldsmith
2. UKIP. Bonus: Nicola Sturgeon on the third successive victory for the SNP
3. Heidi
4. Northumbria
5. Chanel
6. Bradninch
7. Hillary Clinton
8. She is the prostitute who named her British actor client
9. The Philippines
10. Air Galactica
11. Let Our Kids Be Kids
12. Sticking Plaster. Bonus: Hamas and Hezbollah
13. Django Unchained
14. Vogue
15. Mike Ashley, the billionaire founder of Sports Direct
16. Salford City who were promoted to National League North
17. Alison Phillips, editor of NewDay which closed this week
18. Sainsbury’s 
19. Celebrity astrologer Jonathan Cainer who died this week
20. Leaf blowers


Friday April 29 newsquiz answers


1. Unlawful killing. Bonus: David Crompton and Dawn Copley. Bonus: The Times 

2. Retail Acquisitions. Bonus: £400 million
3. Winston Churchill 
4. Minneapolis. Bonus: Prince Rogers Nelson
5. Team GB’s Olympic kit
6. Bradford West. Bonus: Mein Kampf
7. President of the National Union of Students
8. Hi-de-Hi
9. Aleppo
10. The Forth
11. Emma Thompson
12. Technical director for British Cycling
13. Lucifer
14. MPs voting down his amendment to take in 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children
15. Leicester City footballer Riyad Mahrez, who won Player of the Year
16. She had to dump 15 litres of breast milk at airport security
17. Gatwick airport 
18.  Natasha Argent - sister of reality TV star James Argent
19. Snapchat  
20. #EdBallsDay

Friday April 8 newsquiz answers

1. Mossack Fonseca. Bonus: Süddeutsche Zeitung (in Germany). Bonus: Blairmore Holdings Inc. Bonus: £30,000. Bonus: Iceland

2. Printing and distributing a 16-page glossy leaflet outlining the benefits of Britain’s continued EU membership
3. At 55 she became Britain’s oldest mother of triplets
4. Something In The Air (by Thunderclap Newman)
5. England cricketer Ben Stokes after being hit for four sixes in his last over in the T-20 final
6. Michaella McCollum (following her release from a Peruvian jail for drug smuggling)
7. Health secretary Jeremy Hunt
8. Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (in a statement saying she was leaving the X Factor)
9. Bonnie Armitage, nine, who was killed while riding with the Cotswold hunt
10. Marks & Spencer. Bonus: The Co-op
11. Juventus
12. He died just before the case was due to go-ahead
13. The Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea
14. She was arrested on suspicion of stabbing her husband Rob in the Archers
15. A wooden chair in which she sat while writing Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets
16. Liberty House
17. Actress Anne Hathaway
18. £35.1m 
19. Windsor Castle
20. Watch Glastonbury


Friday April 1 newsquiz answers

1. Mumbai, India. Bonus: Stephen Kinnock. Bonus: Community

2. 1930. Bonus: Crystal Palace and Hearts. Bonus: Light four candles 
3. Lahore 
4. He posed for a photograph with an EgyptAir hijacker
5. London Olympic Aquatic Centre
6. 
Magician Dynamo … a mobile phoned trapped in a wine bottle failed to ring
7. Kolkata
8. Terminated a pregnancy (had an abortion)
9. Google
10. 12
11. West Indies
12. Wolf Hall 
13. Pinocchio
14. River Wey in Guildford. Bonus: Oklahoma
15. Gary Neville
16. £7.20
17. Prince William
18. Sainsbury’s 
19. Agony aunt Denise Robertson who died this week
20. Afia (which means 'Friday born child' in Ghanaian)


Friday March 25 newsquiz answers


1. Maelbeek. Bonus: Papa Noel. Bonus: Tihange nuclear station

Bonus: David Dixon
2. Muslim - a reference to presenter Mishal Husain
3. He was charged with social-media race hate charges after sending a tweet saying he had confronted a Muslim woman over the Belgian terror attacks. The charges were later dropped.
4. 88. Bonus: The Rolling Stones
5. Dead fish (to support the Fishlove campaign)
6. 12. Bonus: £50,000
7. For suggesting that the £200m polar research boat should be called Boaty McBoatface
8. Twitter
9. Women’s tennis. He was the CEO and director of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament
10. Child marriages
11. South Africa
12. Stephen Crabb
13. The Queen
14. Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher (referring to singer Eddie Fisher)
15. Sports Direct
16. Fifty Shades of Grey
17. 14 (Cruyff's shirt number)
18. Mail on Sunday
19. Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland
20. A large ancient stone in France


Friday March 18 newsquiz answers


1. £520m. Bonus: Annual ISA limit 

2. Boris Johnson, after the US president had urged Britain to stay in the EU
3. Looking in the mirror. Bonus: Chris Evans for the Top Gear Cenotaph stunt. Bonus: Gipsy Boy
4. Lady Penelope (Thunderbirds)
5. By a bomb that killed 37 people in Ankara, Turkey
6. Sitting on the left
7.  Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011
8. AFD (Alternative Fuer Deutchland/Alternative for Germany 
9. Beating his wife
10. Four
11. Florida and Ohio
12. Ruby Walsh. Bonus: Northampton Town and MK Dons
13. Hotel du Lac
14. It ‘could not move freely’. (It had a sloping back and was said to be deformed). Bonus: West Highland Terrier (Westie)
15. Chris Gayle (West Indies)
16. Prince Andrew (Duke of York)
17. Paul Daniels’s son Gary 
18. Admiral
19. Nefertiti (in Luxor, Egypt)
20. Manchester

Friday March 11 newsquiz answers

1. Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England. Bonus: Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO)

2. Courchevel. Bonus: The Press Association
3. To relax Sunday shopping laws
4. Meldonium
5. Victoria Derbyshire
6. Moonpig
7. Nancy Reagan 
8. Zaman. Bonus: United Nations. Bonus: The Atlantic 
9. Sunderland FC chief executive Margaret Byrne who resigned over the Adam Johnson affair
10. Thank you. Bonus: Forensic
11. Ellie Goulding
12. £30 
13. The at symbol - @. He was the man who invented email.
14. George Martin, producer of the Beatles, who died aged 90 this week
15. For blogging about a Muslim surgeon who refused to remove her hijab ahead of an operation 
16. Michigan
17. Trunki (owned by Magmatic - which sells children's ride-on cases decorated to look like animals or insects)
18. 2,400 jobs 
19. On Amazon
20. A baby girl

Friday March 4 news quiz answers

1. Vladimir Putin. Bonus: No Borders 

2. Boston Globe. Bonus: Chris Rock. Bonus: That he was the first openly gay man to win an Oscar. Bonus: Cool Hand Luke
3. Seven. Bonus: Alaska, Oklahoma, Texas (Ted Cruz) and Minnesota (Marco Rubio)
4. 50p
5. Wincanton
6. Berlin
7. Sinn Féin
8. 92nd
9. Barclays
10. 24
11. One of its driverless cars hit a bus
12. Murdering 29 people in Omagh in 1988 (Omagh bomb)
13. Morrisons
14. Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce, talking about Adam Johnson
15. Space - they came back to earth after 340 days on the International Space Station
16. She was the nanny who beheaded a four-year-old child in Moscow
17. Tackling in rugby matches
18. 18 years
19.cleaner
20. We Didn’t Start The Fire, by Billy Joel

Friday February 26 news quiz answers

1. Voting in the General Election. Bonus: Michael Howard. Bonus: Whitbread

2. Global Success
3. Paul Daniels, who was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour
4. Super Tuesday. Bonus: Marco Rubio
5. Jacob Rees-Mogg
6. Eighteen-year-old Marcus Rashford scoring twice on his debut for Manchester United against FC Midtjylland
7. Kalamazoo 
8. Matthew Perry (he was preparing for a play in London)
9. To open the new Elizabeth Line - which will be purple on the Tube map
10. Stacey Flounders. Bonus: £60,000
11. She went missing and was then found in Thailand
12. £4.2 million. Bonus: The National Railway Museum in York 
13. Didcot A power station, which collapsed this week
14. 55
15. Run over and kill a stray foxhound
16. They had the decorators in (so didn’t want people coming round to their house)
17. Cleansed
18. 73
19. Gorilla
20. Benidorm, where she performed an x-rated magic show

Friday February 19 newsquiz answers

1. 5am. Bonus: Czech Republic
2. Donald Trump, reacting to criticism from The Pope
3. Ben Nevis
4. America
5. Warrington. Bonus: Wings and Waterslides
6. She is a junior doctor who is missing from a Torbay Hospital who left a note mentioning health Secretary Jeremy Hunt
7. Rochdale
8. £10,000
9. Cilla Black
10. Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em
11. A laser blinded one of the pilots
12. 89
13. Heroes. Bonus: Duncan (Zowie Haywood) Jones. Bonus: Chris Martin’s (Coldplay). Bonus: Mad Max: Fury Road
14. They have all been dropped by Nike
15. Vellum (calf skin)
16. First class 64p, second class 55p
17. Libya
18. The Falkland Islands
19. Cake-filled
20. Hairy panic 



Friday February 12 newsquiz answers


1. Le Touquet. Bonus: Pegida (accept Fortess Europe coalition)

2. 11.5 per cent. Bonus: Canada
3. They were the two men who were killed in the Dublin gangland shootings
4. Tumble dryers
5. For blowing up a bus on Lambeth Bridge in London
6. George Galloway
7. Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, who won with 60.4 per cent of the vote. Bonus: Third
8. Six 
9. Deepcut
10. Formation
11. 77th minute. Bonus: Jamie Carragher
12. Health secretary Jeremy Hunt (referring to  the morale of junior doctors)
13. BBC presenter Alex Jones. Bonus: Scalpel
14. Downton Abbey 
15. A broken leg
16. Mary
17. Eagles
18. Hong Kong
19. Save stranded bird (gannets)
20. Judy Murray (after the birth of her Andy Murray and Kim Sears’s daughter)

Friday February 5 news quiz answers

1. Donald Tusk. Bonus: Negotiator
2. Limerick. Bonus: Terry’s Old Geezers and Gals. Bonus: Chris Evans
3. He was a helicopter pilot shot by poachers in Tanzania 
4. The condition of Michael Schumacher who is receiving treatment for head injuries caused in ski accident
5. £7billion ($10billion)
6. Actor Frank Finlay
7. Tea and coffee
8. Dislocating her shoulder on Channel 4’s The Jump
9. By the toss of a coin. Bonus: Telling Donald Trump not to use their music
10. Co-presenting Top Gear 
11. Blood donations
12. Legless
13. Thailand
14. Gary Neville after Valencia’s 7-0 defeat to Barcelona. Bonus: Manchester City. Pep Guardiola is to replace Manuel Pellegrini as manager at the end of the season
15. Sandra Rivett
16. Google (Alphabet)
17. Six years
18. Junior doctors (in a bid to avert the strike)
19. They beat 600,000  other code-breakers to crack GCHQ's Christmas card 'impossible puzzle'.
20. Its spelling. There is a proposal to change 2,400 French words including changing oignon to ognon.

Friday January 29 newsquiz answers

1. A bunch of migrants. Bonus: Dunkirk (Grande-Synthe)

2. The Hague
3. She was stabbed to death while looking after child refugees in Molndal, Sweden
4. 2002 
5. Slide one ski in front of the other 
6. Storm Jonas
7. Liverpool and Manchester City. Bonus: Longford AFC

8. 84. Bonus: Disgraced
9. Doris
10. Three whales that were washed up on Skegness beach
11. A pornographic video was accidentally played during the service
12. Black (singer who had a hit with Wonderful Life) 
13. Tesco. Bonus: £130million
14. Zika
15. They were covered up for the visit of Iranian president Hassan Rouhani
16. Wearing pyjamas, nighties and slippers on the school run
17. £33million lottery winnings after claiming she put her ticket in a washing machine
18. Kit
19. Catherine Zeta-Jones in Dad’s Army. Bonus: Michael Jackson
20: Berlin

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Friday January 22 newsquiz answers

1. The Dublin Regulation. Bonus: Prime Minister of Holland. Bonus: (Civilised) Flirting. Bonus: The Jungle
2. Davos (Switzerland)
3. The teapot that Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko used in a London hotel (a becquerel is a unit of radioactivity)

4. Places where job losses were announced by Tata Steel
5. Bacha Khan. Bonus: Tajikistan
6. They were charged with the murder of businesswoman Sadie Hartley
7. It is the district of Middlesbrough where refugees are living in houses with red doors
8. The BBC - referring to the Jimmy Savile scandal
9. His Millennium Falcon
10. American singer Don McLean 
11. 'Terrorist house’ instead of 'terraced house'.
12. She sold up and travelled the world after being jilted before her wedding
13. Five
14. Transgender pupils 
15. Oven gloves
16. Scurvy 
17. Billy Connolly. Bonus: Ant McPartlin
18. Poppers (alkyl nitrite or amyl nitrite)
19. Worcester 
20. Glenn Frey (Eagles guitarist)

Friday January 15 news quiz answers

1. Backstar. Bonus: Howard Donald (Take That)
2. We are not afraid. Bonus: Joko Widodo. Bonus: Ten
3. Tim Kopra. Bonus: The Union Jack
4. Rennes
5. Canada
6. Alan Rickman, who died age 69
7. Four. Bonus: Genette Tate
8. 84 and 59
9. Celine Dion
10. Jeb Bush
11. Her divorce from Gary Lineker was announced
12. Huffington Post (UK)
13. Les Deux Alpes
14. £33 million
15. Somalia
16. Birthday cake
17. Hot water with a slice of lemon
18. Labour peer Lord (Greville) Janner
19. Basil
20. Charlotte Rampling


Friday January 8 newsquiz answers


1. 47. Bonus: Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Bonus: Bouncy castles

2. Cocktail. Bonus: Circuit-breaker
3. Kevan Jones, Jonathan Reynolds and Stephen Doughty. Bonus: Culture (and Media and Sport). 
4. Frankie Pierre
5. How many sugar cubes are in each product
6. 10,000 characters
7. He asked a TV interviewer out for a drink 
8. He was given asylum after walking the 31 miles through the Channel tunnel
9. Crossing a giant puddle
10. Six or 
seven
11. The Big Brother House (he is on Celebrity Big Brother)
12. South Africa cricket captain (immediately after his side drew the second Test against England)
13. 
Ramadan
14. Scoring more than 1,000 runs in a single cricket innings 
15. Next Tuesday (January 12)  
16. Chief executive of Marks & Spencer
17. Sandringham
18. Sharon Osbourne
19. Cologne. Bonus: Dusseldorf is Watching
20. He ate an entire water melon (rind and all) at the Melbourne Cricket Ground 'Big Bash derby’

Saturday January 2 newsquiz answers

1. A bus. Bonus: Tadcaster
2. Ian (Fraser) Kilmister. Bonus: Stoke-on-Trent. Bonus: The Specials
3. The 7/7 London bombings 
4. He carried his disabled mother down 15 flights of stairs at the burning Address hotel in Dubai
5. Alcohol
6. Tel Aviv
7. Unforgettable
8. Valence. Bonus: Munich
9. Ramadi
10. He was charged with shooting his dementia-stricken wife Rita in an Essex care home
11. Newcastle United. They were asked to sing 'Pavel is a Geordie'. Srniceck died of a heart attack age 47
12. The 1985 Broadwater Farm riot 
13. Brussels
14. Virgin Australia
15. Labour MP Simon Danczuk after bombarding a 17-year-old girl with sexual text messages
16. Ann Summers. Bonus: England women's football team coming third at the World Cup in Canada
17. Turkey
18. On £2 coins
19. Apple
20. Riding a hoverboard during a mass (and attempting 'to get the attention of the people in a personal manner')

Friday December 18 newsquiz answers


1. Kazakhstan. Bonus: Major
2. Nurofen
3. Hoverboards
4. He fell off a hoverboard in London and was killed after being hit by a bus
5. (Kemal) Ataturk. Bonus: 34
6. Four
7. The Great British Bake Off final
8. Nelson’s Column. Bonus: Gary. Bonus: While reading the weather forecast on Channel 5. She dropped in lines such as 'the Force is strong for northern Scotland’, 'tonight the weather strikes back’, ‘if you Luke father west' and a 'Leia of cloud covering the UK'
9. A teenager punched him
10. A Sahara dust cloud (sand)
11. Downton Abbey actress Michelle Dockery (after the death of her fiancé John Dineen) 
12. Donald Trump
13. Russia and Slovakia
14. Stuart Hall
15. Kidney
16. Kellingley
17. Rooftop solar panels
18. Npower 
19. None
20. For saying winner Louisa Johnston was was the only contestant besides Leona Lewis to make such a great impression on the public  (ignoring previous winner Murs who was standing next to her). Bonus: Bob Dylan

Saturday November 21 news quiz answers

1. Boko Haram
2. Radisson Blu
3. Diesel
4. Saint-Denis
5. Run Hide and Tell
6. Jihadi John
7. Pope Francis
8. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
9. Mark Clarke
10. The death of former teammate Phillip Hughes 
11. Brothel owner Cynthia Payne (Madam Cyn) who died aged 82 this week
12. Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
13. Katy Perry
14. Till Death Us Do Part
15. Dulwich
16. Perth (Cottesloe beach)
17. 55
18. Music
19. Jonah Lomu
20. 
Made in Chelsea's Spencer Matthews
21. She claimed to have regular unprotected sex with Charlie Sheen, even though she knew he was HIV positive
22. Her white cane (she is blind)
23. Cold Feet 
24. Political Animal Lobby (PAL)
25. Warren Beatty 

Friday November 13 news quiz answers

1. World Anti-Doping Agency. Bonus: Lamine Diack. Bonus: Fourth
2. Storm Abigail
3. She died at Dignitas, Switzerland, after her daughters organised a fundraiser
4. The National League for Democracy (NLD)
5. Ripon, North Yorkshire. Bonus: The National Anthem (God Save The Queen). Bonus: The ‘poppy hijab’
6. Former Chelsea FC doctor Eva Carneiro
7. Apple
8. Shauna Hoare. Bonus: Bristol Crown Court
9. Pat Eddery who died aged 63 this week  
10. So that they could get a pass into the CBI conference and heckle David Cameron over Europe
11. Menthol cigarettes (supposedly anticipating an EU ban on flavoured cigarettes)
12. Former Prime Minister John Major in a London lecture which attacked George Osborne’s position on tax credits
13. Penn
14. Oxfordshire County Council
15. Black Friday 2015
16. England Rugby Union team head coach
17. CBE
18. Brighton
19. Rolls-Royce
20. People who allow their dogs to make a mess in public places under the cover of darkness

Friday November 6 newsquiz answers


1. 9286. Bonus: 224. Bonus: Checked (hold) baggage

2. Million Mask March. Bonus: A pig’s head
3. £12.50 per person if booked 24 hours in advance
4. Two (there are seven men). Bonus: Architect Elisabeth Scott and mathematician Ada Lovelace.
5. She is recovering from 'incurable' leukaemia after doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital gave her treatment that had been tested only on mice
6. Seattle
7. 0.5 percent
8. Reddit
9. Zafira B
10. Age UK. Bonus: Noel Gallagher (Oasis) 
11. Eva Carneiro (former club doctor at Chelsea who is suing Jose Mourinho)
12. France
13. Maghaberry
14. He tried to smuggle a four-year-old Afghan girl into Britain
15. Bedfordshire
16. Real Madrid
17. DJ Neil Fox
18. Tom Graveney who died this week, aged 88
19. Food beyond its 'best before' date
20. The 'favourite' star icon to a heart and calling it 'like'

Friday October 30 newsquiz answers


1. £4.4billion. Bonus: 307 to 277. Bonus: Lord (Andrew) Lloyd Webber  

2. 50g. Bonus: Human DNA
3. Long Road To Hell: America In Iraq (accept Long Road to Hell)
4. Leviathan II
5. Royal Albert Hall. Bonus: Jenny Packham
6. Roar and Firework
7. The Bodyguard 
8. Derek Wilton 
9. Lady Kitty Spencer 
10. Juan Manuel Fangio (Arg), 5; Alain Prost (Fra) and Sebastian Vettel (Ger), 4. Bonus: A cap
11. She is a 26-year-old transgender woman who was sent to an all-male prison in Bristol for assault
12. M&S and British Gas
13. Apple 
14. A modern gentleman
15. Hindu Kush
16. Cults Academy, Aberdeen
17. 29
18. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Parts 1 & 11)
19. Phil Collins
20. Use motorways

Friday October 23 newsquiz answers

1. The Plough Inn in Cadsden. Bonus: Nancy
2. Oldham West and Royton
3. Oxford. Bonus: Canadian
4. Lisbon and Dublin. Bonus: 80
5. Ataturk, Instanbul (half point for each)
6. He was the South African rugby referee who sprinted off the pitch after making controversial decisions in the Scotland v Australia World Cup quarter-final
7. York
8. Neville Chamberlain
9. Kevin Brennan
10. A white Christmas somewhere in the UK
11. £5.1bn. Bonus: Jamie Oliver
12. He is suing a Chinese toymaker which has produced a Nazi doll,  Bastian, that looks like him
13. St George, Ontario
14. Wentworth
15. Manchester Stock Exchange. Bonus: Angels
16. Trollhättan
17. Talk Talk
18. They are things predicted to have happened by October 21 2015 in the movie Back To The Future … that didn’t.
19. Akrotiri

20. 51

Friday October 16 newsquiz answers

1. 320. Bonus: £4,327. Bonus: 1.77 million
2. Seek larger divorce settlements
3. The Care Quality Commission
4. Sandi Toksvig
5. Royal Free (in London)
6. Dridex
7. Sevenoaks, Kent 
8. Touch rugby/street rugby in Tokyo
9. Claude Littner
10. Worst bowling figures for a Test debutant, 0-for 163. Bonus: Scotland
11. Hugh Scully and Gordon Honeycombe
12. In a Las Vegas brothel
13. She tweeted about Jeremy Hunt's Chinese wife 
14. £12.6m 
15. Bewick 
16. Buk 
17. This year's Man Booker prize? 
18. The Islam Tea House. Bonus: Rage. Bonus: Cup of tea
19. Hamble
20. The world's biggest Charleston

Saturday October 10 newsquiz answers

1. Life expectancy in London. Bonus: Crusties with nose rings. Bonus: Justice Secretary. Bonus: Albert Einstein
2. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Metropolitan Police commissioner. Bonus: West Bromwich East
3. 32 minutes (half mark for 30 minutes)
4. 250 full-time employees. Bonus: VAT
5. He drove a bus that crashed into Sainsbury’s in Coventry, killing two people
6. Phoenix to Boston
7. 13.4 million (average). 14.5 million (peak). Accept either 
8. Sacramento
9. Indecent assault. He is the former Bishop of Gloucester who groomed young priests
10. Sisters Uncut
11. Stoke City
12. She was the babysitter who was spared jail after being found guilty of having sex with an 11-year-old boy
13. Kings Canyon (also accept Kestrel Falls)
14. Jurgen Klopp, on taking over as the new manager of Liverpool FC 
15. Frimley Park
16. Great Heck
17. Aston Martin
18. Denis Healey, who died this week. 
19. La Brague
20. Shag a Ginger

Friday October 2 newsquiz answers


1. Richard Heller. Bonus: GMB (General, Municipal, Boilermakers and Allied Trade Union). Bonus: Move to China
2. 150,000. Bonus: Sally-Anne Jones (Umm Hussain Britaniya or Mrs Terror)
3. Redcar
4. 1.2 million  (1,189,906)
5. She was jailed for life by Norwich Crown court for running an 'utterly depraved' sex abuse ring
6. Cereal Killer Cafe
7. Conspiring to pervert the course of justice. Bonus: Political editor
8. Sombrero
9. Four youngsters were killed when a quad bike and sports car crashed
10. Blindness
11. Margate
12. Peppa Pig
13. Uruguay. Bonus: Borussia Monchengladbach and Wolfsburg
14. Pupils have to run or walk a mile a day
15. La Fontana delle Naiadi
16. Cathriona White (girlfriend of Jim Carrey)
17. The most deprived English neighbourhood
18. Umpqua Community College
19. Ronnie Pickering
20. His body was found strapped to a shopping trolley in the Regent's Canal


Friday September 25 quiz answers


1. Call me Dave. Bonus: Isabel Oakeshott. Bonus: Piers Gaveston Society Bonus: Glee Club

2. Alex Ferguson
3. The devil. Bonus: Iran
4. World In Union. Bonus: South Africa 32 Japan 34
5. 84
6. 20
7. Martin Winterkorn, as CEO of Volkswagen following the diesel emissions scandal
8. Bay City Rollers
9. Somerset
10. £18,000
11. Bob Geldof
12. Game of Thrones
13. New Democracy
14. Novelist Jackie Collins, who died this week
15. Paint a kitchen wall
16. Watermelon
17. The world's longest glass-bottomed suspension bridge
18. Drying her travel top
19. They were quizzed by police following the death of a burglar at their £1.5million family home on the Algarve in Portugal
20. For setting off sirens at a primary school to resolve an ‘important' debate about whether they go nee-nah or woo-woo


Friday September 18 quiz answers

1. Hilary Benn. Bonus: He said he would like to go back to the 80s and assassinate Margaret Thatcher. Bonus: Brighton. Bonus: Manhole covers
2. Ice (for their water jugs)
3. Anna Freud Centre in North London
4. Mexico. Bonus: Queen Rania of Jordan
5. 20. Bonus: Macarena
6. The BBC wrongly accused him of sleeping during a Commons debate
7. Photograph 51
8. BBC's Bargain Hunt?
9. Arnold Schwarzenegger
10. Kings Cross, London
11. First Direct
12. Pylons
13. Brown Panther
14. Malcolm Turnbull
15. They were convicted of outraging public decency by performing sex acts on a train
16. They are the family who have been told to demolish a Wendy house in their front garden
17. It served liquid nitrogen in a cocktail to an 18-year-old who had to have her stomach removed
18. Irwell
19. Chile
20. Vladimir Putin (and his press secretary Dmitry Peskov) in a hoax call to Elton John.

Friday September 11 quiz answers

1. Chris Henkey. Bonus: Pub landlord
2. LinkedIn. Bonus: Mr Carter-Silk is 57, Miss Proudman is 27
3. 63 years and 217 days (23,226 days, 16 hours and approximately 30 minutes). Bonus: Edinburgh to Tweedbank. 
4. Morning Star
5. Denmark. Bonus: Ikea
6. Homo naledi
7. University College London. Bonus: 80 per cent 
8. A Buried Alive stunt nearly cost the escapologist his life
9. Reapers (MQ-9 Predator B)
10. Writing’s on the Wall. Bonus: 20 
11. £22 million
12. Khat
13. A stylus/pencil
14. Thynn
15. Harry Kane
16. She was a Hungarian TV camera woman who was filmed kicking and tripping over fleeing migrants
17. Arlene Foster
18. They are among 26 politicians named by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority for not paying back outstanding expenses of up to £500 last year - forcing them to be written off
19. Wales
20. He shot a brown bear

Friday September 4 quiz answers


1. Galip. Bonus: Kobane. Bonus: Bob Geldof. Bonus: Luxembourg

2. Faslane
3. Caroline Flint, Ben Bradshaw, Tom Watson, Anna Eagle and Stella Creasy
4. She refused to issue marriage licences to gay couples
5. A 23-year-old woman found a hidden camera in the shower
6. They are the Vice News Journalist who were arrested in Turkey on terror charges.
7. The Naked Rambler
8. Clover. Bonus: His bees
9. President Obama on a trip to Northern Alaska with Bear Grylls
10. A lost Nazi gold train in Poland
11. McBusted’s Tom Fletcher - to announce that his wife Giovanna is expecting their second child
12. He was tricked out of £35,000 by scam firms after the charities he supported passed on his details
13. Monaco. Bonus: 48
14. Actress Tori Spelling
15. Net-a-Porter
16. He died after being stung to death by hundreds of wasps
17. Katie Derham
18. Beaulieu
19. Sunderland
20. Wildest Dreams

Friday August 28 quiz answers


1. Hawker Hunter. Bonus: Andy Hill. Bonus: Worthing United FC

2. Amsterdam. BonusLegion d’Honneur. BonusArras. BonusThe Schengen Agreement
3. Alison Parker
4. Former MP Harvey Proctor
5Smoke with a passenger who is under 18
6. Queen Victoria
7. Greg Rutherford (Men's long jump), Jessica Ennis-Hill (Heptathlon), Mo Farah (Men's 10,000m) 
8. He was released after being held hostage in Yemen for six years
9. Outgoing Fifa President Sepp Blatter
10. He was hit by debris at an Indy Car race in Pennsylvania
11. Manspreading
12. The Celebrity Big Brother House
13. Katrina
14. Yuan
15. It's Hans free
16. People who were born abroad
17. David and Samantha Cameron
18. Pull his hair (to prove it was real)
19. Facebook
20. Sunderland footballer Jermain Defoe


Friday August 21 quiz answers

1. Faithful One. Bonus: St Mary’s Church, Woolton
2. The Impact Team. Bonus: Michelle Thomson. Bonus: A Twitter account named @DadSecurity 
3. Erawan Shrine
4. An ice cream seller
5. Avon and Somerset
6. Dismaland
7. September 12
8. Darwinism. Bonus: CEO Jeff Bezos (jeff@amazon.com).
9. Storm Flower Noir
10. Gene Simmons, frontman of Kiss
11. Poland
12. Four years
13. The 23-year-old rugby player died a month after being tackled during a match
14. Seb Coe  
15. Paprika Pringles
16. Dorret Conway
17. Answer certain questions in court.  He was the driver of the bin lorry which crashed in Glasgow
18. Phil Neville
19. Ultimo. Bonus: 43
20. The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep


Friday August 14 quiz answers


1. Yvette Cooper

2. Tianjin
3. They have all signed up as contestants on Strictly Come Dancing
4. Former boxer 
Chris Eubank

5. Chelsea first team doctor Eva Carneiro
6. Ecuador's decision to 'harbour' Julian Assange in its London embassy
7. Liver. Bonus: 90
8. The New Clarkson, Hammond and May Car Show
9. He drowned in a kayaking accident on the Hudson, New York (the boyfriend of Annie Lennox’s daughter) 
10. Lettuce
11. Alphabet
12. David Beckham
13. Bedfordshire
14. 
Blakey in On The Buses
15. Moustaches, hessian
16. Zimbabwe
17. The Co-operative Bank
18. Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins
19. Magaluf. Bonus: 
West Midlands
20. He starred in the film The Artist
21. Oscar Pistorius 
22. Havana
23. Miley Cyrus


Friday August 7 quiz answers


1. Myra (Ling-Ling) Forde. Bonus: Salisbury

2. Estepona. Bonus: 72
3. 14. Bonus: London Inter Bank Offered Rate

4. An Instagram account showing his migration from Senegal to Spain was revealed to be fake (a campaign to promote a photography festival).
5. Brighton
6. Hamlet
7. Mustique. Bonus: Professional Association of Diving Instructors 
8. 14. Bonus: All 8.
9. Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)
10. Miss Piggy (who announced her split with Kermit the Frog)
11. Vietnam
12. Chili peppers
13. Cheshire
14. Debris found on Reunion island believed to be from missing airliner MH370 
15. Enola Gay
16. She ended her life at a Swiss suicide clinic, even though she had no serious health problems, because she did not want to end up as a 'hobbling old lady’.
17. Zayn Malik of One Direction
18. A Greek island (said to be worth €50m)
19. 4,000 Syrian refugees.
20. Actor George Cole (most famous as Arthur Daley in Minder) who died this week aged 90.

Friday July 31 quiz answers

1. Swarm. Bonus: Nine. Bonus: M20

2. The Sun on Sunday. Bonus: Orange
3. Win the Tour de France twice
4. Turkey. Bonus: 2013
5. Prostate cancer
6. Walter Palmer. Bonus: Zimbabwe
7. Sainsbury’s
8. Unison
9. To mark the death of ‘the voice of racing’ Sir Peter O’Sullevan
10. Ricin 
11. Burglary
12. Bobbi Kristina Brown (Whitney Huston’s daughter)
13. Réunion (in the Indian Ocean)
14. Stuart Baggs
15. Six
16. Jack the Ripper
17. India
18. Centrica (owners of British Gas)
19. Amazon
20. Radhiohead

Friday July 24 quiz answers


1. Liz Kendall. Bonus: A transplant.  Bonus: Taken recreational drugs

2. River Nile 
3. Hong Kong International Airport
4. She is the new political editor at the BBC, replacing Nick Robinson
5. Anaconda. Bonus: Beyonce, Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar 
6. South African Louis Oosthuizen and Australian Marc Leishman. Bonus: 15
7. Zurich
8. Doing a bungee jump 
9. Turkey 
10. Donald Trump
11. Nice. Bonus: 17
12. IKEA
13. Manchester (Royal Eye Hospital)
14. Toshiba
15. The Koran
16. The Financial Times newspaper group
17. JK Rowling
18. A Down’s syndrome boy in a washing machine
19. Earth 2.0
20. Life is short. Have an affair


Friday July 17 quiz answers

1. Relaxing the fox hunting ban
2. €7bn. Bonus: 38
3. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt (who is reviewing doctors’ contracts so that they work at weekends)
4. For charging his iPhone using an electric socket on a train
5. 81p
6. The Queen’s corgis (she isn’t going to breed any more as she does not want to leave any behind)
7. Six. Bonus: Night Fever by the Bee Gees
8. Belfast
9. She wasn’t wearing a bra
10.Vienna. Bonus: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 
11. Nick Cave
12. New Horizons. Bonus: Dwarf
13. Smuggling dogs into Australia (she is Johnny Depp’s wife)
14. Harper Lee’s novel Go Set A Watchman
15. He is the Mexican drugs cartel boss who escaped using a tunnel under prison showers
16. Deirdre Barlow’s (Coronation Street)
17. Archbishop Desmond Tutu
18. BBC
19. Lord’s. Bonus: St Andrews 
20. An inflatable shark

Friday July 10 quiz answers

1. £7.20 (£9 by the end of next parliament). Bonus: Iain Duncan Smith. Bonus: Defence. Bonus: The inheritance tax threshold (IHT)

2. Carli Lloyd. Bonus: 1-0 to England
3. Greek Finance Minister. Bonus: Oxi
4. Presenting Radio 4’s Today programme
5. Tom Selleck
6. Sandringham 
7. Police were chasing immigrants who had jumped from a lorry
8. The Tour de France - after a crash involving more than 20 riders
9. Brighton
10. Some of us
11. Richard Gasquet (France)
12. Jersey
13. A leprechaun
14. 75
15. Rochdale
16. Go to university
17. 134
18. The number of Boris’s Bikes that were hired
19. Because of the death of Simon Cowell’s mother
20. Damon Albarn (Blur)

Friday July 3 quiz answers


1. Imperial Marhaba. Bonus: Luton

2. Harmondsworth, Longford and Sipson. Bonus: Boris Johnson
3. Majorca
4. Alton Towers

5. 102. Bonus: Showed a black bar strap. Bonus: Andy Murray’s wristband
6. 36.7C (98F) 
7. BP - for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010 
8. Singer Val Doonican 
9. €60. Bonus: Sunday
10. Kauto Star
11. She scored the own goal that put England’s women football team out of the World Cup
12. 61. The 'leap second’ was added to the official time set by atomic clocks 
13. William Tell (Guillaume Tell) 
14. Primark (and Penneys)
15. BBC
16. Sesame Street 
17. Prague
18. Skirts
19. Operation Strong Tower
20. A ‘vicious’ fox

Friday June 26 quiz answers

1. Myferrylink. Bonus: Uber. Bonus: Singer Courtney Love
2.  A painting depicting her as a child on a blue horse
3. Confederate flag merchandise 
4. Afghanistan
5. Three. Bonus: Serena Williams
6. 1989
7. He was filmed snorting cocaine
8. Skinny jeans
9. Devil's Helmet (Aconitum - also known as Monkshood)
10. Sir Chris Woodhead, the former head of Ofsted, who died aged 68
11. A cat
12. He was in court for beheading 82-year-old Palmira Silva
13. My Heart Will Go On. Bonus: The Avengers
14. Kingsley
15. Eight
16. Auschwitz
17. Tom Bradby
18. They are among 500 words which have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. Bonus: First Lady Of The United States
19. A Rhea
20. Glastonbury festival

Friday June 19 quiz answers

1. By a suicide bomb … he was the teenager from Dewsbury involved in car bombings near Baiji, north of Baghdad. Bonus: Thomas Evans. Bonus: Bradford

2. Protaras
3. Nuneaton, a marginal seat Labour failed to win at the election.
Bonus: Changing the party rules in order to make it easer for MPs to get rid of a failing leader
4. Brother
5. Tbilisi, Georgia
6. Jack Wilshere. Bonus: Six 
7. Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw
8. Players Rory Burns and Moises Henriques collided on the field while trying to take a catch and were taken to hospital
9. They were all killed off in the final episode in series 5 of Game of Thrones
10. Ten (from 49 to 59)
11. The New York Times - which said students travelling to Berkeley on J-1 visas, like those that died in the collapse, were 'not just a source of aspiration, but also a source of embarrassment for Ireland'
12. 0.1 per - up from -0.1% in April
13. 100g of chocolate
14. He is Mo Farah’s coach and is facing doping allegations
15. Through clues in The Times cryptic crossword on Tuesday (he arranged for puzzle editor Richard Rogan to place the message in the clues)
16. Charleston. Bonus: Dylann Storm Roof
17. They are the five favourites to take over as Chris Evans’s co-presenters on Top Gear, according to bookmakers William Hill
18. She faced criticism for portraying herself as black, even though she was born white
19. €1.6bn (£1.1bn) 
20. Florence + the Machine 

Friday June 12 quiz answers

1. The European Union Referendum Bill. Bonus: Gloating. Bonus: Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

2. She is facing jail in Malaysia for stripping on the ‘sacred' mountain Kinabula
3. Royal Bank of Scotland 

4. Barn owl
5. James Last, who died this week aged 86 
6. Twitter
7. Lance Armstrong 
8. Six months. Bonus: Jose Mourinho
9. HSBC. Bonus: Boots
10. Snoop Dogg
11. West Ham United and Newcastle United
12. Christopher Lee, who died this week aged 93
13. The most time in space on a single mission by a female astronaut (200 days)
14. The National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire
15. Sky TV presenter Kay Burley’s interview with Nick Varney, the chief executive of the company which owns Alton Towers 
16. Dixons Kings Academy
17. 408. Bonus: Matt Prior, who was forced to retire from all forms of cricket this week
18. David Miliband
19. The four-fingered KitKat
20. One Direction

Friday June 5 quiz answers

1. 1998 (France) and 2010 (South Africa). Bonus: Thierry Henry’s infamous handball which saw France progress to the 2010 World Cup and Ireland knocked out

2. The Smiler
3. Chase
4. She wrongly tweeted that the Queen had died.
5. Accra (Ghana)
6. It would have caused too much paperwork. Bonus: Solihull
7. Call me Caitlyn - over a picture of the newly transformed Bruce Jenner
8. Southampton
9. Japan

10. Ross, Skye and Lochaber. Bonus: 1999
11. Royal Mail. Bonus: Urban seagulls
12. Pont des Arts
13. Complete a full marathon (the Rock n Roll Marathon In San Diego with a time of 7:24:36)
14. She was killed by a lioness that jumped through a car window in a South African safari park
15. Rafael Nadal
16. Skull and scalp
17. Labour leader contestant and shadow health secretary Andy Burnham
18. Yangtze  
19. Edinburgh. Bonus: Scottish MSP Tommy Sheridan
20. Abby Clancy and Peter Crouch

Friday May 29 quiz answers

1. Loretta Lynch. Bonus: Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner. Bonus: Visa  
2. 2017. Bonus: £23,000. Bonus: Applaud (when Westminster leader Angus Robertson delivered his response to the Queen’s Speech)
3. He took his family to Switzerland before killing himself by assisted suicide at Dignitas
4. Didcot
5. Delia Smith (to celebrate Norwich City's promotion to the Premier League)
6. Watched television
7. United Cabbies Group
8. Punting on the River Cam in Cambridge (and meeting Stephen Hawking)
9. Give birth to quads
10. Mersey (the flag ships of the Cunard Line to mark its 175th anniversary)
11. Fat
12. Taylor Swift (25) who was number 65. Bonus: German Chancellor Angela Merkel 
13. Aer Lingus
14. Head coach of the England cricket team
15. Never Mind The Buzzcocks
16. He beat a baby rabbit to death with a bicycle pump (then skinned and ate him)
17. Take Prince George to a football match
18. Heatwave (temperatures reaching 48C/118F)
19. Mayor of London
20. Hashtag 

Friday May 22 quiz answers

1. Tristram Hunt. Bonus: 35 
2. Galway. Bonus: 1979
3. Vienna. Bonus: Still In Love With You
4. It refused to make a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan 
5. 4.2
6. £1.53 billion (accept £1.5 billion)
7. Bessie (a cow which escaped from a field and was said to pose a 'significant risk' to the public) 
8. They were among the eight men remanded in custody accused of carrying out the £60m jewel heist at Hatton Gardens
9. Palmyra. Bonus: A bazooka
10. Thomas Cook (it was the Corfu bungalow where two children died from carbon monoxide poisoning during a 2006 holiday)
11. They are all phone-hacking victims who received compensation payments from Trinity Mirror
12. The official Scrabble dictionary
13. Net migration to the UK
14. Jeremy Clarkson, in his first interview (with Chris Evans) since being dropped from Top Gear
15. Liverpool footballer Raheem Sterling. Bonus: Norwich City and Middlesbrough
16. Stockport
17. Magnox 
18. Same-sex marriage
19. 
Not wearing high heels (she is an amputee)
20. Erectile dysfunction


Friday May 15 quiz answers

1. Sajid Javid. Bonus: Energy Secretary.
2. The Guardian. Bonus: 27. Bonus: The Patagonian Toothfish - because its demise is causing problems for the albatross, which is Prince Charles’s real concern
3. The influx of foreign workers from the EU. Bonus: Seven
4. Barcelona and Juventus
5. Philadelphia
6. The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies. Bonus: Radio Times Audience Award
7. Grand Union Canal in London 
8. He was charged with treason, including disobeying Kim and falling asleep at a military event 
9. Lyndsey Vonn (Olympic skier)
10. Bank Holiday Monday (May 25) 
11. Dogs belonging to Johnny Depp who arrived into the country on a private jet and were not declared to Customs
12. Announce she was standing for the Labour leadership
13. Sexual harassment
14. 355 not out
15. Prince Charles
16. BB King who died this week aged 89
17. Charlotte Church to Katie Hopkins
18. Nigel Farage
19. Steven Gerrard’s final game for Liverpool at Anfield (v Crystal Palace)
20. 331

Friday May 8 quiz answers

1. Andrea Jenkyns (Conservative). Bonus: Morley and Outwood
2. Mark Williams. Bonus: Eat his hat
3. Labour’s Douglas Alexander. Bonus: Labour 1, Lib Dems 1, Conservatives 1
4. Esther McVey
5. Sunderland Central
6. Fourth. Bonus: 8lb 3oz
7. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho referring to those who criticised Chelsea after winning the Premier League title
8. Ruth Rendell who died this week aged 85
9. Pikey - whether its use was racially offensive to Gypsies and Travellers.
10. So You Win Again
11. She is the right-wing blogger who organised the 'Draw Muhammad' event in Texas that was targeted by two gunmen
12. Deliberately driving their car into an embankment at 80mph on the M1 in Leicestershire
13. Rome
14. Bollywood Star Salman Khan, found guilty of hit & run and drink driving
15. The Who
16. China. Bonus: HSBC
17. Prince Harry after she asked if he would marry her
18. Facebook
19. 17th-Century Scottish pirate Captain (William) Kidd
20. Black players he selected for the national team 

Friday May 1 quiz answers

1. 100,000. Bonus: Ed Balls. Bonus: Leeds
2. His execution in Bali
3. AFC Bournemouth’s promotion to the Premier League

4. €500,000 (£357,953)
5. She reported builders to the police for wolf-whistling at her
6. Emirates
7. 24-hour drinking
8. She was caught on video slapping her 16-year-old son to stop him rioting in Baltimore
9. Five (till 2020). Bonus: Russell Brand
10. 7.8. Bonus: Four months. Bonus: Department for International Development
11. Drawing pictures of the prophet Mohammed
12. Claude Littner
13. Orville (the duck partner of Keith Harris who died this week)
14. England
15. He killed 12 people and wounded 70 others at a showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado, in 2012
16. Have I Got News For You
17. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao
18. Airbus
19. Mercury
20. Tattoos



Friday April 24 quiz answers

1. John Major. Bonus: #milifandom. Bonus: His Wikipedia entry - removing all criticism. Bonus: mumandsons.com
2. £6.4 billion. Bonus: Wonga
3. Italy’s dedicated search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean 
4. He allegedy stopped a fire engine on its way to a 999 call
5. Jamelia
6. 383
7. It is the chemical in diet pills that killed 21-year-old Eloise Aimee Parry
8. Anzac Day (commemorated on April 25 in memory of Australian and New Zealand soldiers who have died in war).
9. Drove a tractor on to the motorway
10. He shot American president Ronald Reagan in 1981
11. Saudi Arabia, saying it was ending its airstrikes in Yemen and seeking a political solution 
12. Aston Villa and Arsenal. Bonus: Liverpool 
13. 89
14. Teddy Houlston, who became Britain’s youngest organ donor. 
15. Avengers: Age of Ultron
16. This weekend’s London Marathon
17. Me at the Zoo
18. Everybody Loves Raymond
19. Rhodes
20. The hole drilled by the thieves into the vault at the Hatton Gardens Safe Deposit company 

Friday April 17 quiz answers


1. Plaid Cymru (3). The SNP had 6, Ukip 2 and Greens 1.

Bonus: Blukip.
2. Daily Express and Daily Star. Bonus: A sword fight in Hyde Park
3. Viv Nicholson (the 
'Spend Spend Spend' pools winner)
4. Ancient Iraqi city destroyed by Islamic State
5. He was asked to drop his Northern accent
6. They were all included in the UK's first weekly vinyl singles chart, launched by the Official Charts Company. Bonus: When A Man Loves A Woman. Bonus: 
Frozen soundtrack
7. Malta
8. As a show of support for the family of murdered student Karen Buckley
9. 21. Bonus: (Minus) 18
10. Hillary Clinton’s father (Hugh Rodham)
11. To mark the death of Australian cricket commentator Richie Benaud
12. She painted her Kensingtom town house in red and white stripes
13. Sue Perkins
14. Borussia Dortmund
15. He was awarded the Victoria Cross by the Queen at Windsor Castle
16. Google
17. The Dragon
18. Leicestershire
19. Morrisons
20. July 16


Friday April 10 quiz answers


1. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon. Bonus: The non-domicile (non-dom) rules that allow British residents, whose permanent home is outside the UK, to not pay tax on foreign income. Bonus: Change the Tune

2. Grimsby. Bonus: A porn star (under the name of Johnny Rockhard) and promoter of adult films 
3. Georgia. Bonus: Niall Horan (One Direction)
4. Ten years
5. Queen Victoria, aged 10
6. Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd
7. Barry Manilow
8. Oil
9. Have I Got News For You
10. American Pie
11. Milan
12. South Carolina police officer charged with murder for shooting an unarmed black man in the back 
13. Toby Jones (Marvellous) and Jason Watkins (The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies). Bonus: House of Fraser
14. Blackpool
15.  A First Great Western driver who joined a train at Banbury and headed for London instead of Reading
16. The English word that foreigners said they found the hardest to pronounce (according to submissions to Redditt)
17. Tikrit
18. To allow England to retake a penalty after the referee made a mistake in the original game
19. Alderney
20. Win the Grand National


Friday April 3 quiz answers

1. He was the 17-year-old student who asked the first question from the audience. Bonus: Salford
2. £3,000. Bonus: Institute for Fiscal Studies
3. Martin Freeman. Bonus: The Daily Telegraph. Bonus: Being HIV Positive
4. They were all subjects of April Fool jokes. Cowell’s face to be on £5 note (Sun); Clarkson to support Guardian’s climate change campaign; Ant & Dec to join forces with Anton Du Beke to become a trio called Ant & Dec & Anton Du Beke (Radio Times) and Longleat to wrap cars in bubble wrap to save them from monkeys (Daily Mail)
5. Borneo
6. Prince William
7. B&Q 
8. Alice
9. British couple found shot dead in their villa near Benidorm
10. Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari
11. Nigeria
12. They won £1 million in the Lottery for the second time
13. Joni Mitchell who was taken to hospital in LA
14. At least 147 students were killed and others taken hostage by masked gunmen (it’s in Kenya)
15. £53 million (£53,193,914)
16. Tottenham (Andros Townsend) and Southampton (Graziano Pellè)
17. The International Criminal Court (ICC)
18. Majorca. Bonus: The toilet
19. He boasted he had fathered 40 children by 20 different women
20. Coronation Street

Friday March 27 quiz answers

1. Dusseldorf. Bonus: Andreas Lubitz. Bonus: Wolverhampton Wanderers (Molineux)
2. Zero-hour contracts. Bonus: Vladimir Putin
3. Shredded Wheat. Bonus: May 27
4. Neighbours
5. Singapore (Lee Kuan Yew)
6. Wales (61) 
7. Nigel Farage (and his family)
8. A Government bid to change the rules on electing the Commons speaker
9. Downton Abbey
10. Firing squad
11. A non-beating heart. The first transplant of a heart that had stopped functioning was carried out at Papworth hospital 
12. Fans blame her for Zayn Malik leaving One Direction (the same charge that was levelled at Yoko Ono when John Lennon left the Beatles)
13. It is the gene that’s mutation has led to Angelina Jolie's decision to have her ovaries removed 
14. The cost of living
15. Prince Charles
16. Their game was postponed last September when UEFA ruled that no matches would be played in Israel during the conflict with Hamas 
17. Rest and Be Thankful
18. Desertion (and misbehaviour in the face of the enemy)
19. The reburial of Richard III. Bonus: Carol Ann Duffy
20. The next presenter of Top Gear

Friday March 20 quiz answers

1. 1p. Bonus: £10,800. Bonus: 12. Bonus: Agincourt and Waterloo 

2. £6.70
3. Danny Alexander
4. Vladimir Putin when asked about his ten-day ‘disappearance’ from public life
5. Headlining at Glastonbury
6. Bardo National Museum. 
Bonus: Sally Adey
7. None
8. Cyril Smith
9. Pam
10. Synthetic 
11. Deputy Mayor of London
12. Israel
13. Sainsbury’s. Bonus: Aldi
14. Michael Green.
15. Sunderland (Ellis Short is the owner of Sunderland AFC who sacked Gus Poyet as manager and appointed Dick Advocaat)
16. Jersey
17. Viewing porn via their official accounts
18. April 8
19. Attacked by a polar bear
20. Sparrow
Friday March 13 quiz answers

1. Jagger. Bonus: Thendara Satisfaction

2. David Duckenfield, police commander on the day of the Hillsborough disaster, admitting to the inquest that he lied about opening the gates at the stadium
3. Got to Give It Up
4. The Dancing Man 
5. The Rotherham sex scandal
6. Poldark
7. €1.40. Bonus: North Korea
8. Nancy. Bonus: Grey Coat Hospital School in Westminster
9. Scotland
10. 2 percent
11. Rona Fairhead
12. Fly around the world without fuel
13. Electro Velvet
14. He was struck by a horse at the Cheltenham festival. 
15. St Paul’s Cathedral  
16. Out of respect to the ten people, including three French sport stars, who died in a helicopter crash in Argentina
17. He is the producer who was involved in a 'fracas' with Jeremy Clarkson
18. The End. Bonus: 66
19. £1.9 million. Bonus: Forest Green Rovers
20. A washing machine 

Friday March 6 quiz answers


1. Cage. Bonus: M1. Bonus: Science teacher

2. He was charged with the murder of 16-year-old Becky Watts
3. The end of the miners’ strike 
4. Peppa Pig (via a malfunctioning 'fun and learn' tablet)
5. £106,000
6. Bert. Bonus: Alfred
7. Eurostar
8. 5.2 inches or 13.12cms (or 5.16 inches to be more exact)
9. Free banking 
10. A photograph of a kingfisher flying in flight carrying a weasel on its back
11. Musketeers
12. Stopped eight landmark clocks in Swansea at midnight for ‘safety reasons’ when he learned his job wasn’t being replaced
13. Seven. Bonus: Sunderland
14. K-cup coffee pods (which he says are bad for the environment, expensive and encourage addiction)
15. Syria
16. New Zealand and India
17. William Shatner (Captain Kirk), explaining why he did not attend Leonard Nimoy’s funeral
18. The eighth hole. Bonus: 72
19. Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff talking about his depression
20. Christian Grey

Friday February 27 quiz answers
1. £67,000. Bonus: Kensington and Chelsea
2. Sound of Music. Bonus: Still Alice
3. Afghanistan
4. Chris Kyle (the American sniper)
5. Mumsnet
6. Flying a drone
7. Lance corporal who received the Victoria Cross for dogged bravery in the face of the enemy in Afghanistan
8. George Ezra. Bonus: Armani. Bonus: Lionel Richie
9. Everton (beat BSC Young Boys 3-1)
10. The Valley (Charlton Athletic)
11. Jihadi John
12. Aerotoxic syndrome (memory loss, tremors, lethargy and death through expose to jet fuel in the cabin)
13. November and December
14. Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). Bonus: Lloyds Banking Group
15. Mosul
16. £6,000
17. Use their mobile phone
18. Sleeping for more than eight hours a night
19. Cliff Richard
20. TV licence


Friday February 20 quiz answers


1. Tripoli. Bonus: Dan Uzan

2. 0.3 per cent
3. Editorship of The Guardian
4. On Mars
5. How’s Adam? Bonus: Hetti Bywater (current), Eva Brittin-Snell (1993 to 1996), Casey Anne Rothery (1996 to 2004), Melissa Suffield (2004 to 2010) 
6. Seven. Bonus: West Indies
7. 400 Jewish headstones were desecrated and painted with swastikas
8. Lesley Gore
9. Not in Education, Employment or Training
10. The Arndale shopping centre in Manchester
11. Esther McVey (Employment Minister). Bonus: The Bishops of the Church of England. Bonus: Corner shop
12. It is the name of the Metro station in Paris where Chelsea fans were filmed pushing a black man off a train 
13. England and Ireland
14. Brian
15. He walked home alone for one and a half miles from a Middlesbrough nursery
16. Geneva
17. Jake Bugg
18. Centrica (owners of British Gas)
19. Iron Maiden (Bruce Dickinson) 
20. The teeth of a limpet

Friday February 13 quiz answers


1. Woman To Woman. Bonus: Girls Aloud 

2. Bath
3. Julianne Moore. Bonus: Tom Cruise. Fry said 'OMFG It’s Tom F***ing Cruise'. Bonus: Beck
4. Australia
5. Kayla Mueller
6. Nigel Pearson (Leicester City), Paul Lambert (Aston Villa)
7. All were listed as holding accounts in Switzerland with HSBC’s private bank
8. Memory loss ... he can’t remember the lines
9. Filming his young daughter on an iPad
10. £5 billion (specifically £5.136 billion)
11. Heathrow Airport
12. 12 
13. Three Muslim students were shot dead
14. Minsk (in Belarus). Bonus: Midnight on Sunday (Feb 15)
15. Names of customers who bought a copy of Charlie Hebdo magazine
16. The amount of chocolate they eat
17. Melbourne and Christchurch. Bonus: Australia
18. Pope Francis 
19. 16 years
20. Go shoe shopping
Friday February 6 quiz answers

1. None. He lost the last set 6-0. Bonus: Parental advisory explicit content
2. 
Go Set A Watchman. Bonus: Harper Lee

3. Robin Williams
4. Three parent families (the law which allows the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man)
5. 
Disabled pensioner whose mugging in Gateshead led to £330,000 in donations

6. 21
7. New England Patriots. Bonus: The Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 
8. Tristram Hunt
9. Fox News. Bonus: Abdullah 
10. Rotherham
11. Taipei
12. Al-Jazeera
13. Boots (the Chemists). Bonus: Bill
14. Bob Dylan
15. Nicole Scherzinger on her split with Lewis Hamilton 
16. Twitter
17. A snowman
18. The Speaking Clock. BT will donate 10p for each call made from a BT landline to Comic Relief
19. Kiev
20. A packet of melon and grapes (because it can ferment into alcohol)

Friday January 30 quiz answers


1. Tripoli

2. Not in the Bible. Bonus: York Minster
3. McDonald’s
4. Chelsea and Tottenham
5. Auschwitz (he was locked in the visitors’ centre while filming and later arrested)
6. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe
7. Benedict Cumberbatch after using the term ‘coloured’ when referring to black actors
8. Forever and Ever (on the Roussos Phenomonen EP). Bonus: Aphrodite’s Chlld
9. To intercept two Russian bombers in the English Channel
10. Juno
11. The Stone Roses (Ian Brown). Bonus: Paul Gadd
12. Scottish National party
13. King Salman. Bonus: Half-brother
14. An asteroid (with a moon) that passed earth only 750,000 miles away on Monday
15. Millennium Hotel, Mayfair
16. Stay With Me by Sam Smith (which uses the same chords as Petty's song I Won’t Back Down)
17. Tomas Berdych. Bonus: Kim Sears
18. Alexis Tsipras
19. He is on trial in Sheffield for having sex with a Shetland pony
20. She lied abut her age (Katie Redford claimed to be 19 when she is 25)

Friday January 23 quiz answers

1.  February 27. Bonus: Eon
2. 60. Bonus: Langton and Rachid
3. Barack Obama, in his annual State of the Union address to Congress
4. 1,000 (20 sets of 50)
5. Jack Hayward, life president of Wolverhampton Wanderers
6. On The Sun’s Page 3
7. £15.95 
8. James Blunt
9. Austria
10. Sir John Chilcot. Bonus: 29
11. His own death
12. King Lear
13. Tel Aviv
14. Davos
15. A wheelie bin 
16. David Tennant. Bonus: She was stuck in traffic
17. Gordon Ramsay
18. Sledging (on-field spats). Bonus: £35,000
19. Leon Brittan (Lord Brittan of Spennithorne) who died this week
20. 11.57

  
Dead people in 2014: Quiz answers

Quiz 1 


1 Mandy Rice Davis

Lyndsey de Paul
3 Billie Whitelaw
4 Alvin Stardust
5 Mike Smith
6 Ian Paisley
Richard Attenborough
8 Acker Bilk

Quiz 2 

PD James
2 Joe Cocker
3 Peaches Geldof
4 Lauren Bacall
5 Robin Williams
6 James Garner
7 Phillip Hughes
8 Dora Bryan

Quiz 3 

Bob Crow
2 Malcolm Glazer
3 Kate O'Mara
4 Donald Sinden
5 Pat Partridge
6 Eusebio
7 L'Wren Scott
Rik Mayall 

Quiz 4

1 Elaine Stritch

2 Roger Lloyd Pack
3 Ariel Sharon
4 Mickey Rooney
Sue Townsend
6 Clarissa Dickson Wright
Richard Kiel
8 Tommy Ramone

Quiz 51 Lynda Bellingham
Bobby Womack
Joan Rivers
4 Bob Hoskins
5 Felix Dennis
6 Tony Benn
James Ellis
8 Shirley Temple Black

Quiz 6

1 Phil Everly
2 Jeremy Thorpe
3 Philip Seymour Hoffman
4 Eli Wallach
5 Jimmy Ruffin
6 Jack Bruce
7 John Bardon
8 Warren Clarke

Friday January 16 quiz answers


1. Tout est pardonné. Bonus: Dieudonne (M'bala M’bala). Bonus: Verviers

2. My mother
3. Towns in North-East Nigeria that were attacked by Boko Haram
4. Free United Kingdom Party (Fukp). Bonus: Brick it up
5. Cadbury’s Creme Eggs
6. Walking for 20 minutes
7. Mold
8. Alastair Campbell
9. South Oxfordshire District Council
10. The Swiss Franc
11. Birdman. Bonus: Meryl Streep
12. Manchester United
13. Yosemite
14. Ruth Rendell
15. Nicky Morgan
16. Ken Morley - who was kicked out of Celebrity Big Brother
17. Stephen Hendry
18. Suspended sentence (for 18 months)
19. President of Fifa
20. Joseph Stalin

Friday January 9 quiz answers


1. Stephane Charbonnier. Bonus: Weekly (short for hebdomadaire). Bonus: Donald Trump

2. Yemen
3. Oldham Athletic Football Club (over Ched Evans)
4. Conversations. Bonus: Germany
5. Pink (to remember Glenn McGrath's wife, Jane, who died of breast cancer in 2008)
6. 43
7. Red Cross. Bonus: Andy Burnham
8. She claimed to have been sexually abused by Prince Andrew when she was underage (17)
9. It beached on a sandbank in the Solent (it is a 51,000-tonne cargo ship)
10. LA Galaxy
11. Mark Pritchard
12. Sri Lanka
13. Salmonella
14. Stansted
15. Adult nappies (as the streets are expected to be gridlocked and they won’t be able to use the toilets)
16. The Cavern in Liverpool (where the Beatles used to play)
17. He is to marry Stephen Fry (and he was also banned from driving after speeding at more than 100mph) 
18. Darts
19. A print of a flower thrower signed by Banksy
20. He was on the toilet and had run out of paper 

Friday January 2 quiz answers


1. Norman Atlantic
2. Java. Bonus: Queen’s Park Rangers

3. Big Ben
4. 
Falmouth, Cornwall. Bonus: Claire Perry

5. Gallipoli
6. Crystal Palace (Alan Pardew) and West Bromich Albion (Tony Pulis)
Bonus: Nothing (or alphabetical order). They had identical records.
7. Margaret Thatcher
8. 
Nurse who flew to Glasgow with Ebola and who was moved to an isolation ward in London

9. Artist and designer of the ceramic poppies display at the Tower of London
Bonus: Poet Laureate
10. Barack Obama
11. The Belfry
12. Shanghai
13. Cancer 
14. West Ham
15. Convert to Islam
16. British Airways and EasyJet
17. Jenson Button. Bonus: Miranda’s (Miranda Hart's TV wedding to Gary)
18. Steve Gerrard (announcing his departure from Liverpool FC)
19. The title of Chevalier (the equivalent of knighthood) in France's Legion of Honour
20. Mobile phone

Friday December 26 quiz answers

1. Billie Whitelaw, who died this week
2. Climb Online. Bonus: 70

3. God is great (greater, greatest). Bonus: Manuel Valls
4. Sheffield. Bonus: With A Little Help From My Friends

5. The marriage of Elton John and David Furnish
6. Blackpool, Leeds United, Watford, Luton, Preston, Northampton or York
7. A Texan hospital
8. George Square. Bonus: Turned their Christmas lights off
9. Thorntons
10. Bjorn Borg
11. Reading a back-lit e-book
12. James Bond
13. Jordan
14. Fostering ambassador
15. Hong Kong
16. Bryan Ferry
17. The ceramic poppies at the Tower of London. Bonus: Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, who was ill.
18. Black 18-year-old shot dead by police in St Louis
19. City Link
20. Sacked a manager

Friday December 19 quiz answers


1. Peshawar. Bonus: The death penalty (for terrorism offences)

2. The Interview. Bonus: The Guardians of Peace
3. Tori Johnson. Bonus: Barrister
4. Jo Pavey, 10,000m gold winner in the European Championships

5. Stockport
6. 1961
7. Sam Smith
8. Appearing in a nativity play (she was the innkeeper). The school was concerned about the online safety of other pupils in the video.
9. Three children are believed to have been murdered by an establishment paedophile ring
10. Her finger may have swollen after being in hospital
11. Iraq War veteran, wanted for the killing of six family members in Pennsylvania, who was found dead of "self-inflicted cutting wounds”.
12. Jury service
13. North Sea oil
14. Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur
15. The father, Andrew Michael, is to stand as a UKIP candidate for Hastings and Rye. Bonus: Nigel Farage
16.  A leaked memo advising Labour MPs on how to handle immigration and UKIP
17. Mandy Rice-Davies, who died this week age 70
18. Aer Lingus
19. The Millies. Bonus: The Sun
20. The Queen announcing her abdication during her Christmas speech

Friday December 12 quiz answers

1. Cobalt. Bonus: Waterboarding
2. Playing Candy Crush on his iPad
3. Ukip candidate who resigned after accusing the party’s general secretary of sexual harassment
4. St Andrew’s University (where they met). The money will fund scholarships and bursaries for under-privileged students
5. The prosecution evidence in the case against Shrien Dewani
6. Papiss Cisse. Bonus: Sporting (Club de Portugal)

7. Oslo
8. 'Poor people don't know how to cook’ Bonus: Sent porn DVDs to families instead of summer school plays
9. Selfie. Bonus: Katy Perry 
10. Prince Charles
11. Pele
12. Converted their civil partnerships to marriage
13. Editor of The Guardian (Alan Rusbridger said this in an email to all staff)
14. Hereford United
15. 43 per cent
16. Pugsley in the Addams Family 
17. Happy by Pharrell Williams. Bonus: Ed Sheeran 
18. Office for Budget Responsibility
19. Palestinian Minister who died in a protest on the West Bank
20. Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella

Friday December 5 quiz answers


1. £10,600. Bonus: Air passenger duty

2. Parkinson’s. Bonus: David Steel
3. Public speaking 
4. David and Brooklyn Beckham
5. Spectre. Bonus: M (replacing Judi Dench)
6. Addenbrooke’s hospital in Cambridge
7. 31.5 (accept 31 or 32 … he was first elected in June 1983). Bonus: Ten
8. Her goal for Irish club Peamount United is one of three shortlisted for Fifa’s goal of the year (the other two are from the World Cup)
9. Starbucks
10. Once every 12 days
11. Leeds United
12. 56
13. Artificial Intelligence (robots). Bonus: An asteroid
14. He was the ‘whistleblower’ who told The Sun about Andrew Mitchell’s behaviour in Plebgate
15. He drank ten cans of Coke a day
16. 'I can’t breathe' (as he was held in a chokehold by police officers in New York)
17. Wigan Athletic and Fulham
18. She drank excessively while pregnant
19. He told primary school pupils that Father Christmas did not exist
20. Russell Brand 

Friday November 29 quiz answers

1. 40. Bonus: Severe
2. Graham Hill and Jim Clark. Bonus: 11
3. Bayeaux Tapestry
4. Paper driving licence
5. Michael Brown. Bonus: Missouri
6. Pay day loans
7. ASDA. Bonus: A tonque-eating louse (cymothoa exigua)

8. His wife, Lady Cobham, received the CBE. Bonus: £29
9. The Pope (Pope Francis)
10. £337 million
11. The Belfry Golf Club (it reopened again on Wednesday)
12. Mad Frankie Fraser
13. Coca-Cola

14. First Britons to be jailed for terrorism training in Syria
15. Middlesex, Hampshire, Worcestershire. Bonus: 26
16. East Coast (mainline rail route)
17. P.D. James (Phyllis Dorothy)
18. News Group Newspapers (owners of The Sun)
19. Not throwing Jimmy Savile off the QE2. He said: "My other regret is standing at the rail of the QE2 with Jimmy Savile who I personally disliked intensely before everyone else did, and my regret is not tipping him over the rail while I had the chance."
20. Vinyl records

Friday November 21 quiz answers


1. Liberal Democrats. Bonus: Image from #Rochester (along with a picture of a house flying three flags of St George and with a white van in the drive)
2. Bridlington
3. Snow storms
4. Cousins. Bonus: Liverpool
5. Paddington (Bear)
6. A cycling accident in Central Park, New York
7. The East Yorks breeding site where there was an outbreak of bird flu 
8. Stuart Lancaster. Bonus: Samoa 
9. 26-year-old woman who is to marry mass murderer Charles Manson
10. Honduras
11. The Agenda. Bonus: Littlewoods
12. Premier Range. Bonus: Uwe Rosler
13. Bournemouth (and Christchurch) Hospital
14. JJB Sports
15. All claimed to have been drugged and sexually abused by Bill Cosby
16. What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?
17. T-Mobile phone shop in Caerphilly (to prove he was dead after the company contined to send her bills)
18. £56 million 
19. Mexico
20. Jeremy Vine


Friday November 14 quiz answers


1. 888,246? Bonus: Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red. Bonus: Joss Stone (with Jeff Beck)
2. Smoke if an under 18 is also in the car
3. Real Sociedad
4. Panorama (Fake Sheikh: Exposed)
5. Rogue city traders who cheated clients out of millions of pounds
6. Casualty and Holby City actress who died after a six-year battle with cancer
7. Bobby Charlton. Bonus: Slovenia
8. Cranberries
9. Philip Hammond
10. 2004. Bonus: Philae

11. 69
12. Jennifer Aniston (talking about Brad Pitt)
13. Samantha Lewthwaite. Bonus: Canberra
14. Australian waters (they are Russian battleships)
15. The cover of the Band Aid 30 single - Do They Know It’s Christmas (2014)
16. They have all withdrawn, or threatened to withdraw, their involvement with Sheffield United over the club’s position on convicted rapist Ched Evans
17. One (6-0, 6-1)
18. He is the American lawyer who claims his report into FIFA corruption has been ‘misrepresented'
19. Nottingham
20. Michael Buerk (68)

Friday November 7 quiz answers


1. Leeds Crown Court. Bonus: Spanish  

2. Anonymous
3. England (v the All Blacks at Twickenham). He qualifies on grounds of residency  
4. Karren Brady, Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge
5. Identified as the Navy seal who shot Osama Bin Laden 
6. Stephen Fry
7. Mud. Bonus: Lynne Featherstone
8. Alex Salmond
9. Sonya Milkshake. Bonus: Tetley's
10. Zoe Ball
11. 13. Bonus: 68 
12. The client would not employ Irish people because of their alcoholic nature’
13. November 12  
14. (Star Wars Episode VII) The Force Awakens
15. November 30. Bonus: £2.50
16. They are among the Labour MPs Ed Miliband to stand down as party leader.
17. Tom Odel
18. 51
19. She became engaged to Benedict Cumberbatch 
20. European Central Bank and Quantitive Easing



Friday October 31 quiz answers 

1. Camp Bastion. Bonus: 453. Bonus: £25
2. Leeds
3. Diet Coke (8 or 9 cans a day)
4. Isis (Lord and Lady Grantham’s labrador)
5. Surgeon who died while trying to rescue surfers at Mawgan Porth beach in Cornwall
6. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple
7. i) He spoke to a manager, Neil Warnock of Crystal Palace, on the phone after the game and ii) he left the football ground on his own, rather than with the other two officials. Bonus: Newcastle
8. Antares
9. Charlton (Valentine). Bonus: Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody
10. Morrisons
11. Nick Clegg
12. Latvia
13. Strawberries. Bonus: Pumpkins
14. Sistine Chapel 
15. Pop musicians
16. Maureen Lipman
17. Dementia/Alzheimers
18. £500m
19. The Queen
20. Chocolate coins


Thursday October 23 quiz answers 



1. House of Commons Sergeant at Arms who shot dead gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau in the Canadian Parliament building
2. 0.99 per cent. Bonus: HSBC​
3. Glaucoma
4. Murdering three unarmed police officers, who stopped him after an armed robbery
5. Soothing blue lights
6. Waitrose. Bonus: Brazilian wanderer (or Brazilian wandering spider)
7. Goodfellas
8. The Total oil boss was killed in an accident at a Moscow airport

9. Alvin Stardust
10. Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards
11. Fiona Woolf
12. 1974 Bonus: Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein 
13. £55
14. King Tutankhamun
15. Detriot Lions and Atlanta Falcons
16. 66. Bonus: Wilko Johnston
17. Lloyds Bank
18. Survive an avalanche in Nepal
19. Kanya King. Bonus: Four
20. Designer watch

Friday October 17 quiz answers 

1. Inherent Resolve
2. Bob Geldof, talking about the death of daughter Peaches  
3. Sheffield United Bonus: Loose Women
4. 1.2 per cent
5. Pink slime
6. Berkshire (Sonning) Bonus: British Museum
7. Councillor David Scott from Tunbridge Wells (a point which Lord Freud said he understood)
8. The Narrow Road To The Deep North Bonus: American authors
9. Backpacker who found a 3in leech living up her nose
10. Gozo (accept Malta)
11. The Apprentice programme
12. Apple and Facebook
13. Sally Davies
14. Serbia and Albania Bonus: 0-0 
15. Honorary Dame (or to be exact, Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George)
16. Clipboard man Bonus: Amber Joy Vinson
17. Ed Miliband
18. Salcombe
19. Oasis of the Seas
20. Rochester and Strood (half point for Rochester)


Friday October 10 quiz answers 

1. Mumbai. BonusRecon. Bonusasiansubguy

2. Barton Upon Humber - half point if you said Hull
3. The Second Half. BonusRoddy Doyle
4. He won a Nobel prize for discovering the brain’s ‘inner GPS system’.
5. Excalibur 
6. Heywood and Middleton.
7. Kobane (or Kobani) Bonus - (Recep Tayyip) Erdoğan
8. Cardiff
9. Won’t Somebody Dance With Me? BonusMorrissey
10. Home Secretary
11. Gregg Wallace
12. BE11 END
13. Colombia and Mexico
14. KPgenius
15. She has 1,000 pairs of shoes stored here  
16. Marussia
17. Older
18. China (overtaking America) 
19. Bill Nighy
20. Accommodate (accept Accommodation); Accessory; Appearance; Acquire

Friday October 3 quiz answers 

1. £41,900 (accept £42,000)
Bonus: Yorkshireman
Bonus: Ed Miliband
Bonus: Irvine Welsh (referring to George Osborne quoting Trainspotting)
Bonus: Glasgow
2. Charlotte
3. Phil Mickelson. Bonus: Minnesota
4. The Clooney wedding
5. Twiggy
6. Roman Catholic bishop of Arundel and Brighton who resigned after admitting breaching his vows
7. Akrotiri
8. Director of the United States Secret Service
9. Lynda Bellingham
10. Tom and Jerry
11. Her photograph was used in the Sunday Mirror sting that caught out Tory MP Brooks Newmark
12. The umbrella
13. More Fool Me
14. He is the millionaire Tory donor who announced he is switching to UKIP - and decided to raise his donation from £100,000 to £1million
15. Battersea
16. Mount Ontake
17. Paris St Germain and Barcelona
18. Jeremy Clarkson
19. Ebola
20. Piers Morgan

Thursday September 25 quiz answers

1. Sir Richard Broadbent. Bonus Marks & Spencer
2. She lied about her address in an attempt get her daughter into a secondary school in a neighbouring borough (actual offence was forging a tenancy agreement)
3. Sir Alex Ferguson. Bonus Europe - Paul McGinley. US - Tom Watson.

4. £2.5 billion. Bonus The Northern Echo. Bonus Justine (Miliband nee Thornton)
5. Slough
6. Bahrain and Jordan Bonus: Algeria
7. Victoria Beckham
8. #HeForShe
9. Warrington
10. Pollsters
11. Sadie Frost
12. 69
13. He is the prime suspect in the search for missing teenage Alice Gross
14. Middlesbrough
15. A doorbell (the dog barked when it heard the doorbell, so the owner used it to find which rabbit hole he was trapped in)
16. He was holding a styrofoam cup in his saluting hand
17. Barnett Formula
18. Trinity Mirror (owners of the Mirror newspapers) for hacking their phones
19. Mangalyaan
20. Rod Stewart

Saturday September 20 quiz answers

1. 84.5 per cent (so 84 or 85 is correct). Bonus - Andy Murray. BonusNorth Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire 
2. Cilla Black
3. Thailand
4. 14
5. Greg Norman
6. The Riot Club
7. The musical director allegedly impersonated Hitler in front of a German choir
8. Enduro Charity Bike ride Bonus - John Cantlie. Bonus - 47
9. Marry George Cooney (in Venice)
10. Watching a volley ball game
11. Koh Tao
12. Barbie
13. Phones 4U 
14. Liverpool and Everton
15. Swansea
16. Agent Fifi - her job was to test if trainee secret agents could keep their mouths shut
17.  Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St Andrews
18.  A pedestrian mobile texting lane
19. Wilbur Smith  
20. The lower section is flesh coloured and they appear to be naked

Friday September 12 quiz answers


1. Elizabeth and Victoria. Bonus - Invictus Games 

2. Penny Junor.
3. Steffi Graf. Bonus - 17
4. The Saltire. Bonus - North Korea
5. Discharging a firearm in public (in a restaurant)
6. Bread
711
8. Luton
9. Justin Beiber
10. British businessman killed by a great white shark in Bryon Bay, Australia
11. The 16.46 between London Euston and Crewe
12. Dave Gorman
13. Michael Schumacher
14. Claudia Winkleman
15. U2
16. Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO)
17. Swimmer Rebecca Adlington 
18. He was named as Jack the Ripper in a new book
19. Alibaba
20. Roger Moore

Friday September 5 quiz answers

1 American and UK survivors of Ebola
2 Icebreaker
3 Tony Blair
4 They were not wearing black leather shoes
5 Turned the fire hose on them
6 Ivan. Bonus: Prague
7 Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales
8 Half brothers released on DNA evidence after 30 years in Death Row in North Carolina
 9 Douglas Carswell
10 Ryder Cup
11 ACTED (France-based). Bonus: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi  
12 India
13 Actress Maxine Peake
14 Two weeks. Bonus: France
15 Mayor of London, Boris Johnson
16 The Great British Bake Off
17 David Cassidy
18 The FTSE
19 Independent Press Standards Organisation
20 101

Saturday March 8 quiz answers

1 62p
2 A refund on all losing bets on the Oscar Pistorius trial if he is found not guilty.
3 Jay Z (Gold Jay Z)
4 Tony Hall Bonus Front Row
Blue Jasmine Bonus Bradley Cooper
6 Republic of Ireland (2-1 to Serbia) Bonus Consultant pyschiatrist
7 He achieved nuclear fusion after building a reactor at his school in Preston.
8 Blue and yellow Bonus Hillary Clinton
9 UKIP members
10 Jonathan Ross
11 There is no jury
12 New York Times
13 Ray Quinn, Hayley Tamaddon and Beth Tweddle
14 Children of the Universe
15 Norway
16 Weekly bin collections
17 Miss Havisham
18 Birmingham City (Carson Yeung)
19 Special Demonstration Squad Bonus Dominic Grieve
20 Sandwiches (saying that a lady and gentleman only ever eat with a knife and fork). 

Saturday March 1 quiz answers

1 Bournemouth 
2 John Downey. First bonus, 1982. Second bonus, Peter Robinson
3 Loose Women
4 Doncaster Rovers (reserves)
5 Angela Merkel, German Chancellor
6 Standard Life
7 Pre-nuptial agreements
8 Secretary of State for Health (2005-2007). Bonus, Operation Fernbridge
9 Piers Morgan Live
10 The Quenelle
11 The captain of the Costa Concordia, who has returned to the wreck for the first time as part of his manslaughter trial
12 Birmingham (Hall Green)
13 Working Wheels
14 Michelle Mone
15 Squiddly and Diddly
16 Sudbury, Suffolk
17 RSPCA
18 To visit Apple to try to unlock a password on his phone. Bonus, Pretoria
19 Joe Biden

20 Claudia Schiffer

Saturday February 22 quiz answers

1. Annecy
2. The Guardian
3. Independence Square
Bonus, former world heavyweight boxing champion
4. Southeastern and Greater Anglia
5. Paedophile Information Exchange
6. Bastille. Bonus, Kate Moss

7. Newcastle
8. Goalkeeper who was sent off in Arsenal’s 2-0 Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich?
9. Cowell’s father Eric. Bonus, Lauren Silverman
10. Veterinarian
11. Marco Polo
12. Chris Grayling
13. 1.9 Per cent
14. David Murdoch
15. Ronnie Scott’s
16. Riyadh
17. WhatsApp
18. Bernie Ecclestone of Formula 1
19. 12 years a slave
20. Rebekah Brooks

Saturday February 15 quiz answers


1. 85

2. Removed the Flappy Bird app
3. 33 and Bristol. Bonus, Canadian
4. Copenhagen. Bonus, Marius 
5. Barclays
6. Flying a light aircraft
7. (Joseph-Maurice) Ravel
8. Oxford, Brighton, Canterbury, Slough, Aldershot, Reading & Chatham
9. Lake Windermere
10. Southwark
11. Parrett and Tone. First bonus, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Second bonus, M2 
12. Mark Harper
13. Switzerland
14. Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO)
15. Nicola Sturgeon
16. Ireland and France
17. Miami
18. Breast cancer victim who posted her scars on Facebook
19. Left £770,000 to the Tory party in her will - when her family are all staunch Labour supporters
20. Smokers

Friday October 25 quiz answers


1. Farsala

2. Bagged salad
3. Imperative (imperitive)
4. Swansea
5. Felix Dexter
6. Somerset
7. New South Wales
8. Abu Dhabi 
9. Chelsea Pensioners
10. Saudi Arabia
11. Peter Pan. Bonus, Paul Hayward (Daily Telegraph chief sports writer)
12. Ineos
13. Tim Cook
14. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
15. Liverpool
16. An outbreak of false widow spiders
17. a) 82 … Mary Berry is 78. Bonus, BBC 1 (from BBC 2)
18. Seven. Bonus, Queen Victoria
19. Rickets. Bonus, Dame Sally Davies
20. 64


Friday October 18 quiz answers



1. Grange
2. 10.4 per cent. Bonus, Ed Davey
3. Blue
4. Giving them high-fives
5. Downton Abbey
6. Astronaut (or spacecraft). Bonus, France
7. Three
8. Burberry chief executive who is joing Apple (as vice president for retail and online stores)
9. 28. Bonus, Ben Okri (aged 32 in 1991)
10. £23,000
11. Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad
12.  Argentina. Bonus, The International New York Times
13.  Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple 
14. West Mercia Police
15. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
16. A drug-tester turned up at his house as he was about to leave. 
17. The Yeti (or Abominable snowman)
18. Oxford
19. Gloria de Piero
20. Vinyl LP records


Friday October 11 quiz answers


1. £210
2. 3p
3. Alistair Carmichael who was promoted to Secretary of State for Scotland. Bonus Beyond furious
4. She is to be the first woman to run the Federal Reserve, the US central bank.
5. Owen Paterson
6. 700,000
7. Highclere. Bonus Nigel Harman
8. University of Central Lancashire
9. October 23. Bonus £13
10. Physics
11. Martin Samuel
12. The Land Rover Defender
13. Our Scout values
14. Chocolate
15. Chick Lit
16. Piano and clarinet.
17. Malaga
18. Quilliam Foundation
19. 1.4 per cent
20. Humberside
21. 71
22. Sprite

Friday October 4 quiz answers

1. The Hunt for Red October.
2. Geoffrey Levy. Bonus, Belgium
3. 73.
4. Albatross. First bonus, 15. Second bonus, £42.
5. The Gambia.
6. £25.
7. Reclining seats.
8. Mad About The Boy.
9. James Cracknell.
10. A female choir (the Canterbury Cathedral Girls' Voluntary Choir)
11. Speaker of the US House of Representatives (and Obama's main adversary in the shutdown).
12. Lampedusa.
13. Craven Cottage (half point if you said Fulham). 
14. Tesco.
15. Bradford Crown Court.
16. Andre Previn (she never married Woody Allen).
17. Silk Road.
18. 1936.
19. Princess Eugenie.
20. He is the 17-year-old who posted his party on Facebook while his parents were on holiday … which resulted in £15,000 worth of damage to their home.




Friday September 27 quiz answers

1. The name is the alias, taken from a stolen Passport, used by so called 'White Widow' Samantha Lewthwaite
2. Centrica. BonusShadow Home Secretary
3. Christian Democratic Union (full name needed for 1pt. Half point if you said Christian Democrats)
4. Paolo Di Canio
5. Al-Shabaab. BonusAbdul Haji
6. Power Trip: A Decade of Policy, Plots and Spin (half a point if you just said Power Trip). Bonushe was an anti-nuclear protestor 
7. The Newsroom
8. Balmoral Castle, Scotland.
9. Six
10. Michael Gove
11. The Spectator 
12. 12 years 
13. Minus 88C 
14. Argos
15. Puma
16. Fairfax Financial
17. San Francisco Bay
18. Solo
19. Justine Thornton (full name needed for the points. No points for Mrs Ed Miliband)
20. Transform (the Transform Clinic in Altrincham)


Friday September 20 quiz answers



1. Yid
2. The Northampton clown 
3. Giglio. Bonus, Francesco Schettino
4. Manchester. Bonus, Chief Secretary to the Treasury
5. Simon McCoy
6. Kings College Hospital, London
7. Barn owl that fell asleep instead of delivering the wedding rings
8. Judging panel for the BBC programme The Voice
9. Kathryn Blair
10. An abnormal fear of clowns
11. Special Weapons And Tactics. Bonus, Aaron Alexis
12. 16
13. Blade and Brus
14. River Island
15. Sister in law
16. 70 
17. Lloyd Embley
18. Coloured bootlaces
19. JP Morgan Chase
20. A copy of Grand Theft Auto V


Friday September 13 quiz answers


1. Labour MP Rachel Reeves

2. 16 
3. Winston Churchill
4. University of Cambridge. Bonus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
5. Commons Deputy Speaker
6. 7.7 per cent
7. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them  
8. £750
9. Tony Jacklin. 69
10. Arsenal, where a category A adult match-day ticket can cost up to £126. Their cheapest ticket is £26.
11. Tom Hanks
12. Interstellar space
13. A dead badger
14. Margaret Hodge
15. Bournemouth
16. Australia
17. Keir Starmer QC
18. Chocolate (After Eights among others)
19. 17 
20. 11


Friday September 6 quiz answers


1. St Petersburg. Bonus, Constantine Palace.  

2. She is to be the author of the new Hercule Poirot story
3. Under the Skin
4. Single
5. Newcastle United
6. Alan Hansen
7. Manchester Crown Court
8. Iain Duncan Smith 
9. Reading
10. Usain Bolt
11. Frank Carson
12. Evening Standard
13. Charlie Hunnam
14. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
15. Lisbon. Bonus, 74
16. The Marlbrough house teacher who Pippa Middleton had a crush on
17. Bashar Hafez Al-Assad
18.  She used another contestants custard in a trifle 'by mistake'
19.  NUT and NASUWT
20.  Samsung

Friday March 1 quiz answers



1. Diane James. Bonus, Hampshire
2. There Will Be Blood. Bonus, Jennifer Lawrence
3. Claridge's
4. Middlesbrough
5. BT and Sports Direct
6. Silent Witness
7. 5ive ... who were only Four
8. Cornwall Council
9. Sandstorms 
10. St Andrews & Edinburgh
11. The Titanic
12. Sentebale
13. Choppy
14. He jumped from the hot air balloon basket it Luxor before it exploded
15. Bruce Reynolds
16. His Holiness Pope Emeritus
17. Dr Who's 
18. Karl McCartney
19. Students are stealing cutlery and glassware
20. The Beano


Saturday February 23 quiz answers



1. Richard Briers
2. Marine Le Pen 
3. Out There
4. Justine Greening (International Development) and Theresa Villiers (N. Ireland)
5. Port Elizabeth
6. British Museum
7. Amritsar
8. Emeli Sandé. Bonus, Lana Del Ray
9. Damien Hirst
10. £3.5billion
11. Entertainment Tonight
12. The new dragon in the Dragon's Den?
13. Next Thursday (February 28) 
14. Ten. Bonus, eight women and four men
15. The Smoking Dog
16. Surrey
17. Philippines
18. Woolwich Crown Court
19. Cressida Bonas.
20. 500


Friday February 15 quiz answers



1. Joseph Ratzinger. Bonus, 1415  
2. She filed for insolvency (Given name of Martine McCutcheon).
3. Chi
4. Nottingham Crown Court
5. Hatfield Colliery
6. Four-week old baby who was attacked by a fox while he slept in his London home
7. Barclays
8. West Indies v Australia
9. Tabasco (to MailOnline readers)
10. Alan Oliveira, Brazil. Bonus, Reeva Steenkamp
11. Strand Shopping Centre
12. Bute and Phenylbutazone 
13. John Mullin
14. The Notebook
15. Keith Vaz
16. Sir Mervyn King 
17. Three  
18. £2million 
19. Chetham's School of Music in Manchester 
20. It's actually Michael Robert Turner (if you put Michael Le Vell, which is his stage name, you can have a half point).


Thursday February 7 quiz answers


1. Eastleigh

2. M11
3. Energy Secretary
4. Bosworth. Bonus - Mnemonic 
5. 400. Bonus - 134
6. Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard
7. Preston Crown Court
8. Sperm count/fertility
9. The Baltimore Ravens
10. HMV
11. 2016
12. Paul Gascoigne
13. Boris Johnson
14. Toasted sandwich maker
15. Theo Paphitis
16. Virgin Media
17. Royal Bank of Scotland
18. Baccalaureate
19. Chief Executive of the NHS 
20. The iron


 Friday October 26 quiz answers

 
1. Maria Miller and Lord Patten (of Barnes)
2. £54,650
3. Four months and, for the bonus, Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds
4. Perry White
5. Sir George Young, the new chief whip
6. A year's delay of the badger cull
7. HMV
8. Simon Fox
9. Vivienne Westwood
10. Steady and strong
11. West Yorkshire
12. Glamour model who was the 'wrong type' for the Stoke Park Hotel where she hoped to stage her wedding reception
13. Turkey
14. Collected 649 rare bird eggs
15. Celebrate: (A year of Festivities for Family and Friends)
16. Tom Queally
17. The economy
18. The interest only mortgage
19. Rower Alex Partridge and hockey player Hannah McLeod
20.  Sandy
21. Umbro
22. 1974 (September 23)


 Friday October 19 quiz answers 


1. Prince Charles.
2. The moderator of the second presidential debate who has come under fire for siding with Barack Obama.
3. Jessica Brown Findlay. Bonus - Carl King (played by Tom Lister).
4. Japan. Bonus - Guernsey
5. (Felix) Baumgartner. Bonus - New Mexico.
6. £65,738.
7. Middlesbrough.
8. Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
9. Keir Starmer
10. Bring up the Bodies. Bonus - Wolf Hall.
11. Chile.
12. Daily Mirror.
13. Australian PM Julia Gillard.
14. 23.
15. Cranberry Juice.
16. Osborne's is Freya and Cameron's is Larry.
17. 1971. Bonus - Mark Hoban.
18. Rotterdam's Kunsthal Museum.
19. Federal Reserve Bank in Manhattan.
20. Kos.
21. Conjoined twins born 12 weeks ago at Great Ormond Street Hospital have been successfully separated.
22. Montrose (at £6).

 
Friday October 12 quiz answers

1. A cannabis plant
2. Lancaster
3. That there would not be too many Tweets
4. "Ate grass ... as you do." He was commenting on Muslim players praying after scoring

5. Venezuela
6. La Frondeuse (The Troublemaker) and, for the bonus,  Valérie Trierweiler
7. Standard and Poor
8. Sarah Brightman
9. Two years
10. Toyota
11. Sharia Law (Newcastle has a number of Muslim players)
12. Coleen Rooney
13. Facebook and, for the bonus, The Times.
14. British Football coach stabbed to death in Manhattan
15. Olga Powell
16. "It was good while it lasted"
17. Broom
18. Nunki Pippin
19. A
rosé wine in a plastic glass. It won the Great Value Award at the International Wine Challenge  after being rejected by Dragons' Den for being tacky
20. Black on Maroon
21. Dermot O'Leary


Friday October 5 quiz answers


1. Brighton
2. Ed Balls
3. Sybil, or The Two Nations
4. Birmingham
5. Foie gras
6. Three
7. Patrick McLoughlin
8. Scarborough
9. Heineken Lager
10. Justine Thornton (Mrs Miliband) when she joined her husband on the stage at the Labour Party conference. (All this info was in a Daily Telegraph caption).
11. Keith Vaz
12. Swimming the River Tyne in Newcastle (after losing a bet over the future of Newcastle manager Alan Pardew)
13. Ikea
14. 24 weeks
15. University of Denver, Colorado. BONUS: November 6.
16. Turkey (over its border dispute with Syria. The PM is Recep Tayyip Erdogan)
17. Tesco
18. Jose Maria Olazabal
19. Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg)
20. Johnny Ball
 

Saturday September 29 quiz answers

1. Bishop Bell Church of England School, Eastbourne
2. £13.14
3. Aston Martin
4. Damian Lewis
5. Andy Warhol
6. Bexhill on Sea
7. Thomas Arne
8. Andrew Mitchell
9. Dress was made on the Cook Island, she was in the Solomon Islands
10. The Times
11. St Albans Crown Court
12. Bad Piggies
13. Mitt Romney
14. Mercedes
15. London Interbank Offered Rate.
16. Gordon Brown
17. Medinah (Country Club)
18. Casual Vacancy. Bonus - Little, Brown
19. Ouse
20. Strasbourg. Bonus - Frank Gardner


Friday September 21 quiz answers


1. Fiona Bone and Nicola Hughes
2. Hattersley
3. Bradford
4. Publishing topless pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge. He is the editor of the Irish Daily Star.
5. 47 per cent
6. Gerard Pique, Spanish and Barcelona footballer.
7. 140,000
8. Fiona Bruce
9. Shell UK
10. Sarah Sands
11. Ofcom
12. Ian Tomlinson
13. Mexico
14. Tiny Monsters
15. Mary Magdalene
16. David Walliams
17. Sheffield Hallam
18. John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
19. Magazine is called Chi. Bonus: The Queen
20. Theodora "Teddy" Rose


Friday September 14 quiz answers

1. The orchid named after Princess Diana
2. Mummy porn
3. Helen Skelton
4. Fred Perry
5. Kim Sears
6. Alan Turing
7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Bonus - University College London (UCL) and Imperial College London.
8. Richard III
9. 41
10. Nottingham Forest
11. Dominic Grieve
12. Daily Express, Daily Star, News of the World
13. He was the 19-year-old fisherman who  spent 26 hours in a plastic fish bin off Alaska.
14. Frances O'Grady.
15. 20p
16. Great British Bake Off
17. The body of a man, thought to have fallen from an aircraft due to land at Heathrow
18. Sir Chris Hoy
19. Some people
20. The French left wing newspaper Liberation - about the wealthiest man in France, Bernard Arnault 


Friday Sept 7 quiz answers 

1. Alex Logan
2. Kangaroo
3. Northern Ireland Secretary
4. a) Leo Tolstoy b) Tom Stoppard
5. Emirates
6. Ffion Hague
7. L
ake Annecy
8. Michael O'Leary
9. Michael Clarke Duncan
10. Sheffield
11. McDonald's
12. He piloted a hang glider to lead a flock of 20 cranes to start their migration
13. James Harding
14. Westminster Magistrates Court
15. The Quadfather
16. Heavyweight boxing
17. Bill Roache aka Ken Barlow
18. Ten
19. She sent too many texts
20. Mars Bar



The Northcliffe Editors XI - how many did you name?



So, how many editors did you spot? They are Back Row: Fidler (former ad manager at Derby) Kevin Booth (editor at Burton Mail, formerly at Yorkshire Evening Press), Jeremy Clifford (editor at Sheffield Star, formerly at Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph) Keith Perch (formerly editor of the Leicester Mercury, Derby Telegraph and South Wales Echo), Lewis Panther, Mike Lowe (editor of Cotswold Life, formery editor at Bristol and Derby), Mike Sassi (editor at the Sentinel, Stoke, and previously at Lincoln), Unknown, Simon O'Neill (editor at the Oxford Mail, previously at Swindon). Front: Dave Welford (Derbyshire Times), Richard Bowyer (deputy editor at Stoke), Ruddy Brooks (sport), Cattermole, Mel Cook (editor at Nottingham Post, previously at the Scunthorpe Telegraph and deputy at Hull Daily Mail), Neil Manship (reporter). If you have any details on the non-editors, let me know.

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