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Simon Armitage has been announced in central London, as the UK's new Poet Laureate.

Written on the wind by nation new

His verse is literally written on the wind, etched onto the Yorkshire landscape, to be read, he said, by sheep and the stars, but it was Simon Armitage’s own star that was in the ascendency last night.

UK
There is little to set up on a PC that it can't do by itself

A charge to set up your new PC? The shop should be paying you

There has been much talk lately of the allegedly unscrupulous practice of adding up to £40 to the price of a new computer or laptop for an optional “setup service”. The consumer group Which? has gone so far as to warn Currys PC World that the charges could contravene the law, and has demanded that customers be reimbursed.

Gadgets and Tech
A standard zapper is an old-fashioned way to control your smart TV

Smarter ways to zap your TV

Your smart TV might actually be smarter than you think, because no matter how many buttons the manufacturer has been squeezed on to the remote control, they are unlikely to cover all its functions.

Gadgets and Tech
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