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Campaigner 'very happy' about Royal pardon

Campaigner William Jones, who began the petition to give Alan Turing a Royal pardon in 2011, has said he is "very happy" about today's news.

Talking about the Royal pardon, he said:

"This is fantastic for Alan Turing - but this is not the end of the story for the gay, lesbian and bi-sexual people who were convicted in similar cases.

For them, the campaign continues."

– William Jones, campaigner

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Wilmslow WW2 code-breaker Turing receives pardon

Alan Turing

Second World War code-breaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon.

The mathematician from Wilmslow was convicted under homophobic laws in the 1950s.

Turing saved thousands of lives through his code breaking work in the Second World War.

Dr Turing, who died aged 41 in 1954 and is often described as the father of modern computing, has been granted a pardon under the Royal Prerogative of Mercy by the Queen following a request from Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.

For more, read: Centenary of the local inventor of the modern computer

Computer painting that's setting new standards

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The stunning portrait of Morgan Freeman created on Kyle's iPad Credit: Kyle Lambert

An artist from Chershire has just published what could be the world's most realistic finger painting on his computer.

Kyle Lambert created a picture of actor/director Morgan Freeman using about quarter of a million finger strokes on his iPad.

You can see a speeded up version of how this was done by clicking on the following link:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEdRLlqdgA4&desktopuri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DuEdRLlqdgA4&app=desktop

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Hewlett-Packard does not deny risk to 1,100 jobs

Technology firm Hewlett-Packard has not denied claims by the Unite union that 1,100 jobs are at risk in the UK:

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Sources at Hewlett Packard not denying 1,100 jobs at risk across UK, say they're consulting on numbers

Read: Hewlett-Packard plans to cut 1,100 jobs in UK, Unite union claims

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