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From Our Business Expert… #1

I’m incredibly lucky to have someone working at the forefront of British business in my life, and as part of a new series, have decided to share some of her words of wisdom vis-a-vis maths, money, business and the economy

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Re-Pats Guide To Britain: The Weather

After being away from Britain for some time, remembering only warm summer days, lazing, drinking fresh lemonade whilst watching cricket, it may come as a surprise to learn that “as a result of climate change*” it now rains in Britain.

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Happy Backward Letters Day

As I’m sure you’ll all be aware, today is St. Cyril’s Day – well, his feast day at least, as well as that of his brother, Methodius – who translated a Slavic liturgy into his brother’s weird alphabet in a

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Avoiding Credit Card Debt This Christmas

It’s very easy to go overboard on the Christmas spend, especially when you’ve last present buying until the last minute. Blood rushes to your head, you make impulse purchases on your credit card and regret them in January. However, following

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Testosterone-Aggravated Rhinoviral Infection Syndrome

Sounds better than ‘man-flu’ doesn’t it? Song playing as this was published: Radio 4: Live Feed

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Dritter Oktober

Yes, the 3rd of October is a great day in German history, so much so that it’s a public holiday. On this day in 1942 Germany launched the first man-made object into space: A V2-A4 Rocket from Peenemünde. And it

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Learning About Modern Britain, In Quotes

On parenting: This help should always be offered on a voluntary basis first. But where people really need it and their children are at risk we should not shy away from using court orders to make sure they attend parenting

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Learning About Modern Britain, In Quotes

On liberty in Britain: The way cabinet ministers think of themselves today and what they do are at odds. They think of themselves as reasonable, tolerant, humane and liberal people, but their actions tell an altogether different story. – taken

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Learning About Modern Britain, In Quotes

The BNP: “have exactly the same policies as the Labour Party used to…..AND they hate Pakis.” Overheard in Aldi, Glomm-on-Trent Added: Hmm. Maybe I should clarify this a little. It was initially meant just as an example of the kind

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Learning About Modern Britain, In Quotes

Waitrose is: “a fast-growing supermarket chain catering for people too refined to shop at Sainsbury’s.” -The Economist Song playing as this was published: Ramstein – “Amerika”

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