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How to relocate your wardrobe in (stress-free) style

Packing up your things – it’s the most stressful part of preparing for your move. But this shouldn’t be a time-consuming or troubling affair; you should just be looking forward to settling into your new home. To help you avoid a complete meltdown, here are 4 steps to a seamless and stylish wardrobe relocation…

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Shopping in the UK – Department Stores

If you are relocating to the UK and not sure where you’ll be able to purchase all those essential items you’ll need once you get here, you might want to head to one of our department stores…

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What Makes Britain Great #10

Using the WC should be a fairly straight forward and simple exercise so why is the mention of it surrounded by so much social embarrassment? Find out what etiquette is appropriate here in the UK…

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UK Education at a Glance

All children between the ages of five and sixteen are required by law to receive full time education, usually at school but they can be home educated instead…

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What Makes Britain Great #9

There are many foods which are traditionally British: roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, pie and mash and of course the great English breakfast fry-up. Fish and chip shops serve all sorts of things these days – pies, sausages, burgers and even curry…

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What Makes Britain Great #8

British pubs aren’t famous the world over for nothing! The ‘local’ (as we call it) is the backbone of social life throughout most of the country, serving pints of real ale, lager and cider alongside continental beers, wines and spirits…

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What makes Britain Great #7

There was a time when Britain was very much a class-ridden society. Today, multiculturalism and a changing economy are gradually eroding the British class system, but some features of the system still remain.

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What Makes Britain Great #6

Since 2011 the Cornish Pasty has Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status in Europe. Pasties originated in Britain, specifically Cornwall, where for many years they were the daily meal for the miners who worked the tin mines.

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What is a TV Licence?

If you watch or record television programmes as they’re being shown live in the UK, you will need a TV licence. This applies whether you receive Freeview, Freesat or a pay-TV service in your home; whether you rent or own your accommodation; and whether or not you watch BBC channels.

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What Makes Britain Great #5

Chivalry may be the courteous behaviour of a man towards a woman, but when is it out-dated and patronising, and when is it appropriate and well-mannered?

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Choosing The Right Removal Company #2

The second part of a two part article with hints and tips on what to consider when deciding which removals company to use to move your precious belongings from one side of the globe to the other…

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Choosing The Right Removal Company #1

How many times do you tell a supplier that you’ll be going with the cheapest quote?  Choosing a removals company can be a tricky decision – should it really be based on cost? Surprisingly, fewer people than you’d expect really understand whether they’re comparing...

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What Makes Britain Great #4

The fourth in a series of snippets about what makes us Brits a bit special. Here we talk about our favourite way of greeting each other – the handshake:

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Furnished Or Unfurnished?

Is it cheaper to rent an unfurnished property? Do unfurnished properties come with things like a washing machine and a fridge? What does fully furnished actually mean?

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