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News quiz of the week

Test your knowledge of recent events…

1. Why did cathedral cat Leo become a viral sensation for his appearance in a recording of morning prayers by Dean of Canterbury Robert Willis?

2. Which attractive market town in Teesdale, County Durham, did Dominic Cummings drive to to test his eyesight?

3. What is The Ickabog?

4. Which Spandau Ballet star helped a man in Singapore win a cash prize from a radio station?

5. Who is furious after Twitter flagged some of his tweets with a fact-check warning?

6. The Cornwall-based Eden Project is investigating the feasibility of creating an Eden Project Scotland in which city?

7. Which royal is joining stars including Meryl Streep and Benedict Cumberbatch in lending her voice to a retelling of James And The Giant Peach?

8. The NHS has set a new record for the longest residency at London’s O2 Arena after moving in for 44 days to run a coronavirus training facility. Which singer previously held the record?

9: Annemarie Plas, who came up with the idea for Clap For Carers, has suggested that yesterday’s should be the last. How many have there been?

10: Which royal has admitted their poor eyesight allowed them to overcome the anxiety of giving important speeches — as the faces of the audiences were just a blur?

11: The world’s oldest man — Bob Weighton, from Alton, Hampshire — has died, his family has confirmed. How old was he?

12: Newsnight host Emily Maitlis decided not to appear on the show after the BBC decided her comments on Dominic Cummings breached impartiality rules — who stepped in for her?

 

 

 

And those all important answers…

1. Leo was caught on camera wandering into view before disappearing beneath the dean’s robes

2. Barnard Castle

3. A fairy tale being published by JK Rowling

4. Tony Hadley. He stepped in to tell the station that Muhammad Shalehan had said his name correctly answering a question which carried a £5,757 prize

5. Donald Trump

6. Dundee

7. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

8. Prince performed at the venue on 21 consecutive nights in 2007

9: Ten — the weekly cacophonous ritual started on March 26

10: The Duke of Cambridge

11: 112

12: Katie Razzall