Validate VAT numbers from the desktop

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If you run a business (or look after the books for one), sometimes it can be useful to be able to double check VAT registration numbers to ensure they are valid, or to simply look them up to find an address. Double checking a UK VAT number can be done with some simple maths1, but all that does is ensure it could be a valid number, not that it is one. Better, then, is to be able to punch the number into an online service, and be told not only that it is valid, but who it belongs to.

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Sophie Wilson talks the Future of Microprocessors to ROUGOL

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Exactly eleven years since she last spoke to the group about the history and future of the ARM processor, Sophie Wilson CBE will pay a virtual visit to the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL) on 19th April. This time, the subject will be the Future of Microprocessors.

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What do a PiDP-11, YTPlay, and editing meeting videos have in common?

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They’ll all be discussed at the next Wakefield meeting!

Offering a range of topics, rather than just one speaker talking on one topic, the next Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) meeting has been designated a Potpourri evening, with spots from Cliff Hatch, Doug Webb (infiltrating the Club from the Midlands), and Ruth Gunstone.

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Wakefield exhibitors bringing their wares to your doorstep

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If that’s where you choose to watch it – which may depend on the device you use (and the weather)

The next Wakefield Acorn & RISC OS Computer Show will take place on Saturday, 24th April, 2021 – almost exactly one month from today – and like last year’s London Show, it will take place online using the Zoom video conferencing system, and simultaneously streamed on the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) YouTube channel.

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