Maxine Powell ran which music label's finishing school? The Weekend quiz

Thomas Eaton
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The questions

1 Maxine Powell ran the “finishing school” of which record label?
2 Which nerve runs from the hips to the feet?
3 Which cartel was founded in Baghdad in 1960?
4 Who are Granny, Major, Mother, Small and Tiny?
5 Which birds have bred in the wild in the UK for the first time in 600 years?
6 Who wrote 26 Regency romances?
7 Which structure would feature a Fresnel lens?
8 Which historical region was named after Halych in Ukraine?
What links:
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Blue, brown, green, pink, yellow (1); red (15); black (16)?
10 Scarce chaser; brilliant emerald; ruddy darter; migrant hawker?
11 Aksum; Kitara; Kongo; Oyo; Songhai?
12 Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria; Lake of Menteith, Scotland?
13 A New Day & Celine; The Red Piano; Piece of Me?
14 Cluster; sinus; tension; ice-cream; caffeine withdrawal?
15 The barber of Seville; the world; the team; the chained duck?













The answers

1 Motown.
2 Sciatic nerve.
3 Opec.
4 The Clangers (children’s TV series).
5 White storks (Knepp Estate, West Sussex).
6 Georgette Heyer.
7 Lighthouse.
8 Galicia.
9 Number of times balls potted for 147 break in snooker.
10 UK dragonflies.
11 African empires/kingdoms.
12 Claimed to be the only (natural) “lake” in: Lake District; Scotland.
13 Highest-grossing Las Vegas pop residencies: Celine Dion; Elton John; Britney Spears.
14 Types of headache.
15 French newspapers: Le Figaro; Le Monde; L’Equipe; Le Canard enchaîné.