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Do You Know What Happened In UK News This Week?

The Panama Papers, Scottish independence, and heroic dogs. Take the BuzzFeed News quiz, made from stories featured in the BuzzFeed News app and the BuzzFeed News newsletter this week.

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  1. 1. The Panama Papers

    Peter Byrne / Press Association

    David Cameron admitted – after several days of growing pressure – that he did once own shares in his late father's offshore trust, following the massive data leak from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. But how many statements had Downing Street issued denying that it was a story before he finally admitted it?

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    One
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    Two
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    Three
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    Four
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    It was four.

    The prime minister told ITV News he and his wife sold the shares for around £30,000 in 2010 and insisted he didn’t have “anything to hide”.

    It was four.
    Via ITV
  2. 2. David Cameron's viewing habits

    Dan Kitwood / Press Association

    Speaking of David Cameron, what event did he claim he most enjoys watching on the TV “in front of a warm fire”?

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    The Oxford-Cambridge boat race
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    The Six Nations
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    The Glastonbury Festival
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    Jools Holland's Hootenanny
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    It's Glastonbury. Which happens in June.

    Cameron was trying to convince a load of young people to vote in the EU referendum, which is being held at the same time as Glastonbury.

    It's Glastonbury. Which happens in June.
    Via Dan Kitwood / Press Association
  3. 3. Scottish independence

    Andrew Milligan / PA WIRE

    How soon does Nicola Sturgeon think Scotland could become independent if the rest of the UK votes to leave the EU?

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    2017
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    2018
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    2020
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    2022
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    Sturgeon thinks Scotland could be independent within two years.

    The first minister told BuzzFeed News that Scotland could hold a second independence vote and negotiate its own entry to the European Union by 2018.

    Sturgeon thinks Scotland could be independent within two years.
    Via Andrew Milligan / PA WIRE
  4. 4. Abortion in Northern Ireland

    Charles Mcquillan / Getty Images

    A woman in Northern Ireland was handed a suspended prison sentence after taking pills bought on the internet to induce a miscarriage. How long was the sentence?

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    A week
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    A month
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    Three months
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    Six months
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    She was sentenced to three months after pleading guilty to two charges of inducing a miscarriage.

    Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK in which abortion is not legal. The rest of the UK legalised it in 1967.

  5. 5. LGBT leaders

    Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images

    Which country has a majority of political party leaders who are LGBT?

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    England
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    Wales
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    Scotland
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    Northern Ireland
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    Four of Scotland's party leaders are LGBT.

    Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale mentioned this week that she's in a relationship with a woman, and the response could not have been more low-key. Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservative party, Patrick Harvie, leader of the Scottish Green Party, and David Coburn, leader of UKIP Scotland are also out.

    Four of Scotland's party leaders are LGBT.
    Via Mark Runnacles / Getty Images
  6. 6. Domestic violence charity

    Rebecca Hendin / BuzzFeed

    Britain's only national charity providing support to LGBT people experiencing domestic violence revealed it was “days from closure”. What's it called?

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    Rainbow Bridge
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    Broken Rainbow
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    Rainbow Refuge
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    Reclaim the Rainbow
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    It's Broken Rainbow.

    Following the news, the Home Office has committed to provide funding for Broken Rainbow to continue.

    It's Broken Rainbow.
    Via Broken Rainbow
  7. 7. Food labelling

    Press Association Images

    The head of the Royal Society for Public Health says food labels should include what new information?

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    How much exercise it would take to burn off the calories
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    How many minutes eating the food will take off your life
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    Suggestions for healthier food you should eat instead
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    How much shame you will feel if you eat it all in one go
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    It's how long it would take to burn off the calories.

    But, as BuzzFeed News reported, lots of people – including eating disorder charities – think this is a pretty bad idea.

  8. 8. Junior Doctors

    Laura Gallant / BuzzFeed News

    The cast of which hospital-set TV show joined striking junior doctors to show their support?

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    Casualty
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    Holby City
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    Green Wing
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    Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
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    It's Green Wing.

    The stars of the cult comedy – Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Pippa Haywood, and Oliver Chris – reunited for the first time in 12 years for a protest at the hospital where the series was filmed.

    It's Green Wing.
    Via Laura Gallant / BuzzFeed News
  9. 9. Heroic dogs

    PDSA

    Lucca, a three-legged army dog who was injured serving in Afghanistan, was awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross this week. What's the medal called?

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    The Dickin Medal
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    The Hitchcock Medal
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    The Wilberforce Medal
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    The Who's A Good Dog Yes You Are Yes You Are Medal
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    It's the Dickin Medal.

    Lucca is the 67th animal or bird to receive the award, which was created in 1943 by Maria Dickin.

    It's the Dickin Medal.
    Via David Tett / PDSA

Tom Phillips is the UK editorial director for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

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