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1 Which Eurostar destination is named from the French for “island”?

2 What is covered by a cloth called the kiswa?

3 Which musician wrote Orlam, a verse novel in Dorset dialect?

4 What ubiquitous items are made by De La Rue?

5 Which ship was renamed Panteleimon in 1905?

6 The A303 passes by which ancient monument?

7 Who is the only player with 100 Premier League goals for two clubs?

8 The main asteroid belt lies between which planets’ orbits?
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4 What ubiquitous items are made by De La Rue? Banknotes. They used to make British passports as well, and were very upset when they lost that contract to a French company. I used to have shares in De La Rue but they turned out to be one of my worst investments; the rot had set in when it was discovered that they had falsified quality control documents on secure banknote paper that they had sent to India (though they never admitted which contract had gone sour) and I hung on to the shares for far too long. In retrospect I should have sold my shares when a foreign company thought they were worth taking over and I'd have made a profit - but that's hindsight for you!

6 The A303 passes by which ancient monument? Stonehenge

8 The main asteroid belt lies between which planets’ orbits? Mars and Jupiter
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1. Lille? If not then it ought to be!
7. Alan Shearer for my beloved Rovers and Newcastle
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Hmmmm 5/8, not our finest performance! But well done to OC and WR

1 Lille.
2 Kaaba in Mecca.
3 PJ Harvey.

4 Banknotes.
5 Battleship Potemkin.
6 Stonehenge.
7 Alan Shearer (Blackburn and Newcastle).
8 Mars and Jupiter.
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