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News quiz of the week

Test your knowledge of recent events…

1. Bosses at which supermarket chain have begun a Supreme Court equal-pay fight with store workers who say those working in distribution depots unfairly get more money?

2. Which spirit made from ingredients handpicked from the Buckingham Palace garden has been launched by the Royal Collection Trust?

3. Which actress pleaded with governments worldwide to invest in education for refugees during a Unesco and UNHCR conference?

4. First Dates star Fred Sirieix has backed a campaign by the charity Hospitality Action urging people to buy a portion of what to support those working in the sector?

5. Which young royal did the Duchess of Cambridge say was too young to understand social distancing and ‘goes out wanting to cuddle everything’?

6. What celestial object is visible to the naked eye for stargazers in the north this month?

7. How much did a rare and revolutionary gold Tourbillon watch, which belonged to King George III and was made by French watchmaking ‘genius’ Abraham-Louis Breguet, sell for at auction?

8. Which airline announced a £1.2billion bailout package involving only private investment?

9. Which World War II veteran, known for raising more than £30million for health charities during the pandemic, was due to receive a knighthood from the Queen today?

10. Apple and Ireland have won their appeal against the European Commission over a huge tax bill — how much was it?

11. The University of Manchester is to award an honorary doctorate to which England footballer?

12. Which game show, fronted by Phillip Schofield, is being brought back by ITV five years after it last aired?

 

 

 

And those all important answers…

1. Asda

2. Gin

3. Angelina Jolie

4. ‘Invisible chips’

5. Prince Louis

6. The Neowise comet

7. £1.6million

8. Virgin Atlantic

9. Captain Sir Tom Moore

10. €13billion (£11.6billion)

11. Marcus Rashford

12. The Cube