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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Five ways you didn’t know you could claim British citizenship

What many people aren’t aware of – and just ask a few Aussie politicians, hey – is that there are over 100 ways to claim British citizenship. Here’s just a sample…

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Bonfire Night: Guy Fawkes and fireworks explained (and what ever happened to the Aussie Cracker Night?)

With fireworks set to explode around Britain, Paul Bleakley explores the magic and meaning of Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night for the uninitiated Aussie and wonders what became of our own fabled Cracker Night.

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“National scandal” as report shows soaring homelessness in England

Homelessness in England has grown massively, according to the National Audit Office.

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10 great things about living in London expats actually do love

What Aussies in London really like are also the things they’re too ashamed to admit to friends and family back home, or things they just won’t get.. like Primark, Jeremy Kyle and Snakebites.

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Castles, lochs, guns and whisky… It’s got to be Scotland

Monsters, castles, drinking, horseback riding and gun firing: a trip to Scotland is like entering an adult fantasy world set against the most stunningly beautiful backdrop.

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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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Banned from the UK: Why were these famous faces denied entry to Great Britain?

You think you’ve been given a hard time at Heathrow immigration? Not as hard (we hope) as these famous people who were at some point, or maybe even still are, not allowed into the UK.

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Campus it up in Cambridge: staying in the world famous university city

A weekend in the stunning city of Cambridge is easy, and you can even stay on campus.

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Drinking culture in boozy London: the ‘even on weeknights’, bingy truth

Don’t remember what happened last night, or the night before? Or the night before that? Drinking in London is a nightly affair rather than a weekend pastime, which makes attempts to sober up even more difficult.

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Norfolk escape: A country house hotel with a difference

KRIS GRIFFITHS explores Norfolk’s stately English manor Congham Hall and the Queen’s own Sandringham House.

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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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Fetlar and away: the midnight summer garden of the Shetland Islands

This remote, far northern Scottish island is home to a diverse range of flora, fauna and wildlife, and for a short while it’s a cool summer escape for our intrepid Aussie journeyman.

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UK Graduate Entrepreneur immigration FAQs answered

We have answered some of the most Frequently Asked Questions we receive on the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur route to live and work in the UK. We hope to get the word out on this one!

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