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News quiz of the week

Test your knowledge of recent events…

1. Which MP has confirmed she is considering running to replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party with a pledge to champion ‘progressive patriotism’?

2. Who was guest editor of the BBC Radio 4 Today programme on Monday?

3. Which two private schools defended their decisions to reject scholarship donations for poor white pupils reported to be worth in excess of £1million?

4. Which actress claimed on Twitter that she had been blocked from dating app Bumble?

5. Who entered the race to become Labour deputy leader on New Year’s Eve?

6. Why did Sir John Major miss the chance to see Britain’s only gold medal of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, according to newly-released records?

7. How much will the national living wage increase by from April 2020?

8. The Met Office said it has recorded a new provisional record high temperature for December in the UK, registered in Achfary, in the Scottish Highlands on December 28. What was the temperature?

9. Which city has approved plans to ban private car journeys from its centre within three years as it attempts to become Britain’s first car-free city?

10. What did Pope Francis apologise for when he made his new year address to the public in St Peter’s Square?

11. Where did prime minister Boris Johnson spend new year?

12. The cast of which comedy caused mayhem when they joined a festive edition of The Great British Bake Off?



And those all important answers…

1. Rebecca Long Bailey

2. Greta Thunberg

3. Dulwich College and Winchester College

4. Sharon Stone

5. Shadow justice secretary Richard Burgon

6. He opted to watch cricket at Lord’s instead

7. 51p

8. 18.7C (65.66F)

9. York

10. Hitting the hand of a well-wisher who grabbed him and yanked him towards her

11. On the private island of Mustique in the Caribbean

12. Derry Girls