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Long-running Christie and pigs that are shifty – take the Thursday quiz

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Welcome once again to the Thursday quiz, the moment that I like to think signals the beginning of the end of the middle of the week. No anagrams for you this time, but your other regular and beloved features are all h...

A Japanese princess, an emperor’s church, and Prince’s destination – take the Thursday quiz

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Alas and alack, the Thursday quiz is back. Fifteen questions on general knowledge and topical trivia, laced with a few jokes and regular appearances from Kate Bush, Ron from Sparks, the anagrams that everybody loves s...

Thursday briefing: Second-jobs crackdown may affect just handful of MPs

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Good morning, I’m Warren Murray working away at my one and only paid job. Fewer than 10 MPs are likely to be affected by Boris Johnson’s proposed rule changes on keeping second jobs within “reasonable limits”, analys...

A wicked witch, an invaded pitch and a really big potato – take the Thursday quiz

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Thursday once more, and it is time to brave the triple challenge of some topical questions, some general knowledge teasers, and some very silly regular features. Will Kate Bush be the correct option this week? Will Ro...

Thursday briefing: Johnson insists UK not ‘remotely corrupt’

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Morning everyone. This is Martin Farrer bringing you the day’s top stories. Sir Geoffrey Cox has earned at least £6m from his second job since he entered parliament, a Guardian analysis reveals, and records show that...

Kylie’s feats, Italian sweets and a lost TV presenter – take the Thursday quiz

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Thursday seems to come around earlier every week, especially if you’ve set yourself an immovable deadline for writing 15 questions about general knowledge and topical news stories. All your favourites are here: Kate B...

Thursday briefing: Fury as PM vetoes sleaze watchdog

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Good morning on a Thursday. Warren Murray here to show you the way. Boris Johnson has torn up the independent system for combating sleaze in parliament, throwing the government’s weight behind protecting a Conservati...

Ardern’s calm, cannabis farms, and a little bit of Liberace – take the Thursday quiz

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“The attempts to be funny continue to be contemptible,” said one happy punter in the comments the other week, and yet again it is time to face that Thursday combination – 15 questions on topical news and general knowl...

Thursday briefing: Stick to 1.5C goal, top scientists tell leaders

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Hello and welcome once again to the Guardian morning briefing with me, Warren Murray. Chief scientists and presidents of national science academies of more than 20 countries have written to world leaders ahead of the...

Thursday briefing: Careers of young to bear Covid cost

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Hello, Warren Murray introducing the stories that matter right now. England’s pandemic pupils could lose up to £46,000 in lifetime earnings because of the disruption to their learning – costing the economy up to £463...

Astley’s band, Lloyd Webber’s stand and a very creepy castle – take the Thursday quiz

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Once again it is time to take the challenge of the Guardian’s rather silly Thursday quiz. Fifteen questions on general knowledge and topical trivia plus a few jokes, and some regular features. Can you spot the hidden ...

Thursday briefing: Man charged over Norway attacks

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Hello, Warren Murray with the main stories of this morning. A Danish citizen in his 30s has been arrested and charged after five people were killed and two others injured in attacks using a bow and arrows in the Norw...

Huxley, Hitchcock, and Hitchhiker’s Guide – take the Thursday quiz

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The quiz remains the same. Fourteen questions on general knowledge and some topical date-based trivia, featuring some infuriating anagrams, the sublime Kate Bush and a hidden Doctor Who reference for you to spot. Do l...

Thursday briefing: Call for ‘Stephen Lawrence moment’ to restore faith in police

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Morning everyone. I’m Virginia Harrison and these are the top stories today. More than a decade of austerity has dealt a “massive body blow” to police services in England and Wales, severely hampering their ability t...

Massive moons, lengthy canals and a very optimistic Neville – take the Thursday quiz

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The quiz master remains away, but early this morning a troupe of highly trained carrier pigeons delivered 14 questions from a secret location in Scotland to the Guardian’s offices. Can you face the fiendish combinatio...

Thursday briefing: Renters at risk from cut to universal credit

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Hello, I’m Warren Murray and it’s my pleasure to bring you the news this morning. At least 100,000 renting households in England will be placed at risk of eviction when the government’s planned £20-a-week cut to univ...

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