finally got myself a Nexus 7

All my other devices are on Microsoft ecosystem so I figured I'd branch out a bit. I am loving every bit of it so far, my only complaint is it's weaker WiFi as compared to my Windows Phone.

Moving on, the reason I created this thread is to ask two questions:

  1. Is there a way I can reduce my screens to only one or two? The default is 5, I have my home screen with nothing but a clock, and another screen for a couple of apps and widgets. Leaving three screens empty, any way I can get rid of those empty screens?
  2. Can you recommend me a good news widget? And also perhaps a widget to replace the stock photo gallery one?
Happy to board the Android ship :)