Where in London and around the UK is it best to live if you are an Aussie expat?

Thinking of moving to the UK? Is it best to live where other expat Australians have gone before or would you prefer to trailblaze further afield and leave old London town behind? Find some answers, here…

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This is what six whole weeks of London rental house hunting hell is really like

Finding a room, flat or house to rent in London is mayhem. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you offer, or how much you are willing to pay, the entire process sucks.

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Will Malcolm Turnbull offer Tony Abbott the UK High Commissioner role to shut him up?

A push is being mounted from within the Liberal Party to get former prime minister Tony Abbott to take the job of High Commissioner to the UK to put an end to his undermining of Malcolm Turnbull.

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Preparing for your return home to Australia: the countdown is on

Having witnessed it happen to many others before me, I decided to prepare well in advance for my return to Australia. But you get lost in the London life and suddenly months become weeks and the last-minute panic sets in.

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Australia’s Bunnings to create 1,000 new jobs in Britain as it accelerates expansion

Bunnings halted the planned closure of several Homebase stores a year ago, and is investing 500 million pounds to convert the entire Homebase estate to the Bunnings name and format in three years.

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Falling in love in London could become a very big problem for an Aussie expat

THE EXPAT MIND: If you fall in love with someone from overseas and the relationship becomes serious, it may create a real dilemma about your future. Why and what should you do about it?

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The psychology of living overseas: Is home not your home anymore?

THE EXPAT MIND: Do Aussies who venture overseas to live do so because they don’t feel entirely at home in Australia. Are they are looking for something or somewhere different – a place where they feel that they might actually belong?

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Sara Zelenak confirmed as second Australian killed in London Bridge terror attack

Worst fears confirmed by the mother of the Aussie au pair who had been missing following Saturday’s terror attack. “This is the last thing that anybody expects to happen to their children in London,” says prime minister.

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London attack hero: Australian nurse Kirsty Boden died trying to save others, says grief stricken family

It has been confirmed that one of the fatalities in the London Bridge terror attack was Australian Kirsty Boden who in running to the aid of others was herself murdered.

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Aussie still missing following terrorist attack on London Bridge

Family still unable to contact Australian nanny Sara Zelenak who was reportedly last seen at London Bridge on the night of the latest terrorist atrocity.

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Living overseas: Why your best friends now are your fellow expats

Have you come to the realisation that you need friends around you who will recognise your altered dreams and understand how differently you see the world?

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10 things I wish I knew before moving to the UK

You might know what flip flops are, but do you know what they call undies? LAURENCE DRISCOLL helps us traverse those first few months in the UK when you come from the land down under.

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I have absolutely been spoiled by London, and it may not be a good thing

‘Culture shock’ is the term usually used for an immigrant or tourist becoming disorientated when experiencing an unfamiliar way of life. But could it apply in reverse when you are trying to integrate your way back into life after returning home?

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London terror attack: Australian resident among injured

A woman from South Australia is recovering in hospital after narrowly avoiding death in Wednesday’s horror at Westminster.

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Australia Day means even more to expats in London

It’s our great patriotic duty to demonstrate our pride by making Australia Day all it can be for everyone living so far from home. But most importantly, celebrating Australia Day when we’re miles from home is going to remind us to appreciate every little thing that much more when we eventually return back to the greatest country on Earth.

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