Why marking the Anzac spirit is so important to Aussies in London

The Anzac Spirit continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity. It moulds and shapes who we are as Australians. In an essence, it still continues to define us.

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Anzac Day services in London: times and places – lest we forget

Thousands of Aussie and Kiwi expats in London come together each year to mark Anzac Day. It is a solemn and emotional experience. Here’s where and when the major ceremonies, including the Dawn Service, will be taking place.

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Don’t feel expat shame when you need to let your homegrown hair down

Believe it or not, Australians are not the only expats in London. We aren’t the only ones who like to make a bit of homegrown noise every now and then, so there’s no need to be embarrassed about it.

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The Cat Empire was totally worth losing my London job for

That time an Australian Times reader was unceremoniously fired from his job in London over a big night with The Cat Empire.

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How to prevent your antipodean London sharehouse becoming dosser hell

Every Australian who has lived in the UK has experienced the delights and horrors of sharehouse living; particularly when it comes to overseas guests. You need t work out a policy early with housemates to ensure your expat sanctuary doesn’t become a 24/7 motel.

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London Ambulance Service celebrates its 500 paramedics from Down Under on Australia Day

Many of the nearly 500 Aussies in the city’s Ambulance Service will spend Australia Day on shifts 10,000 miles away from home, looking after Londoners.

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Alexander Downer spies for Five Eyes (Part 1)

OPINION & ANALYSIS: High Commissioner Downer has a list of priors, says TESS LAWRENCE who has been studying his form for decades. In the first part of this series, she pulls no punches.

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Will some Brit ‘posh boys’ always dismiss Aussies as ‘convict stock’?

They are the pompous type that treat Aussies and Kiwis as though we are Neanderthals with little to no knowledge of history and culture.

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The major differences between an Aussie and British Christmas

Christmas can be a surprisingly different, new and fun experience for Australian expats in the UK.

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Don’t make friends with travellers – they’ll only love you and leave you

Is it really worth the effort of making new friends with other travellers if they are only about to wave goodbye?

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10 strange ways your life will change when you move to London

Get ready for amazing queues, multiple travel adapters and the ‘Heathrow injection’. Living in London is a life changing experience in more ways than one.

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Government’s energy plan still under wraps while Abbott shouts his from afar

OPINION & ANALYSIS: Speaking in London this week to a climate sceptics group, Tony Abbott gestured to what seems to be happening in government policy – but then set the bar higher.

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Tony Abbott’s London speech is another salvo in the interminable climate policy war

OPINION & ANALYSIS: As Tony Abbott accepts another pat on the back from a roomful of climate deniers in London, we may wonder how long business interests in Australia will tolerate his wrecking, undermining and sniping.

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Shane Warne says London police have cleared him over claims he punched a porn star

Australian cricket legend Shane Warne denies reports he assaulted a woman at a London nightclub.

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Starting a new life in London is a challenge for expats, but it is worth persevering

THE EXPAT MIND: If you have come to London to develop your career and establish a new life, making progress socially or professionally can be tough at first. Living here is rarely boring, though.

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