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Summer riots to go ahead despite Olympics

One organiser said ‘we hope young people really get into the spirit of what the riots are all about – looting off-licenses, JD Sports and  PC World.  We hope to leave a real legacy of misery and destruction’.

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Posted: Jun 27th, 2012
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Tech support companies slam school-leavers’ lack of sarcasm skills

IT support call centres and high-street computer and telephone retailers today called on the government to radically improve the smirking, sneering, eye-rolling and ironic intonation abilities of Britain’s young people.

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Posted: Jul 4th, 2011
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Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to part-time PC World assistant

breakthrough discovery of 'degree of competence' could change life as we know itA sixteen-year-old part-time assistant at PC World is the surprise winner of this year’s Nobel Prize for Physics. Joe Ward from Northampton was awarded the prize in recognition, say the Nobel Committee, ‘of his outstanding contribution to physics and computer science by correctly advising Mrs Ethel Knight, 62, of Northampton, on how to attach a mouse to a computer USB port’.

Mr Ward, who works at his local PC World at weekends, said he was ‘gob smacked’ on receiving the letter informing him of his success. ‘It was awesome,’ he told journalists. ‘I knew I’d done something pretty cool, but I didn’t think I had a chance of a Nobel Prize. But, looking back, I suppose it was pretty groundbreaking for a PC World guy to give out correct technical information.’

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Posted: Dec 19th, 2009
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