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News quiz of the week

Test your knowledge of recent events…

1. Boris Johnson is writing to every household in the UK to urge the public to stay at home during the coronavirus crisis — how much is the mailshot expected to cost?

2. The world’s oldest man, Bob Weighton from Alton, Hampshire, has celebrated his birthday. How old is he?

3. Which Scottish actor donated £275,000 to a campaign to provide protective equipment for NHS staff, according to doctors?

4. Which high-profile adviser to the prime minister has become the latest senior Downing Street figure to self-isolate?

5. Which Premier League team captain has apologised after he went to a friend’s house less than 24 hours after launching a video appeal for people to stay at home?

6. Which dining chain with 71 UK restaurants, founded in 1991, has collapsed into administration?

7. Which reality star said home-schooling her children North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm had given her ‘a newfound respect for teachers’?

8. What was unusual about Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting?

9. Which comedian will be delivering food and medicine to people in need in his home town of St Helens?

10. Comedian Eddie Large has died aged 78. Who was his comedy partner?

11. How many ventilators will be rolling off production lines each week by May, according to British manufacturers?

12. Which footballer turned presenter is donating two months’ wages to the British Red Cross?



And those all important answers…

1. £5.8million

2. 112

3. X-Men star James McAvoy

4. Dominic Cummings

5. Jack Grealish of Aston Villa

6. Carluccio’s

7. Kim Kardashian West

8. Boris Johnson chaired it by videolink

9. Johnny Vegas

10. Syd Little

11. 1,500

12. Gary Lineker