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News quiz of the week

Test your knowledge of recent events…

1. Which royal hailed the ‘dedication, resilience and hard work’ of postal workers in the coronavirus pandemic in a letter to ‘Everyone at Royal Mail’?

2. Which English actress tweeted to tell fans ‘our little man has arrived’ after giving birth?

3. Which rock and roll legend has died from bone cancer at the age of 87?

4. What did poet laureate Simon Armitage call the poem he wrote about the coronavirus pandemic?

5. Former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has had convictions for what offence overturned by the UK’s highest court?

6. Parks and grassland in which English city are being mowed in wider-than-usual strips to help people maintain social distancing?

7. Who has described Johnny Depp as a ‘kind, attentive, generous and non-violent person and father’ in court documents in his libel claim against The Sun?

8. Which US actor has described being stranded in Ireland during lockdown as like being in a ‘fairy tale’.

9. Which government minister has been accused of spreading fake news after sharing a supposedly ‘doctored’ video on social media about Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer?

10. Which England footballer has spoken of his ‘horrible experience’ after being punched by armed raiders at his home?

11. Which TV presenter and screenwriter has compared watching the news during the coronavirus crisis to eating apples, saying it is ‘good for you in moderation, but consume too much and you’ll give yourself the s***s’?

12. Kay White, 92, is the UK’s oldest postmaster. How long has she been running her post office in Claverley, Shropshire?




And those all important answers…

1. The Prince of Wales

2. Sheridan Smith

3. Little Richard

4. Lockdown

5. Attempting to escape from prison. He was being held without trial under the controversial internment policy used in the 1970s

6. Birmingham

7. Ex-partner Vanessa Paradis

8. Matt Damon, who was filming in the country when lockdown began

9. Nadine Dorries

10. Dele Alli

11. Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker

12. 60 years