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England has been stereotyped as being cold, grey and rainy since the ancient Romans wrote home, but this is not an entirely accurate picture. Temperatures rarely get very cold or very hot, and while the country certainly gets rain, it’s really not as wet as rumour has it. London alone has lower annual rainfall than Paris, New York and Sydney, and it’s not uncommon for parts of the country to go without rain for weeks. Parts of southern England often have summer water restrictions due to a lack of adequate rainfall during the previous winter. There is some scope for leaving your raincoat at home, but make sure you’ve got one.

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England tourism and travel information including facts, maps, history, culture, transport and weather in England. Find popular places to visit in …

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Explore England with Rough Guides: find out the best places to visit, when to go, view itineraries and read about castles, hiking, pubs and afternoon tea.

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Tourism and cultural guide to England. Over 100 travel destinations and attractions.

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Get information on England hotels, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, sightseeing, and activities. Read the Fodor’s reviews, or post your own.

Generalities

The people of England, like their language, are a mixed bunch who have regularly been infused with new blood – from the Romans nearly 2000 years ago taking control of the ancient British in the region, to the later influences of Angles, Saxons and others from Europe after which created the original idea of the English, to the Vikings and then the Normans about a thousand years ago. Since then, there have been Hugenots, Chinese, Jews fleeing pogroms, people from former British colonies in the Caribbean in the 1950s and 60s, Indians expelled from newly independent former African colonies, workers from new EU member states such as Poland, not to mention people from other UK nations and the Republic of Ireland. The full list is very long, but England has long been used to outsiders making it their home – even before England existed! Like in any country you will get people who are unfriendly to foreign visitors, but England is noted as being one of the most tolerant countries in Europe, and racism is very low when comparing to other nations. Almost everyone will treat you well if you are polite and make an effort to fit in. Smile, be polite, don’t be pushy if you can help it: that’s how to get on with the English.

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Formalities

The English are well used to foreign visitors and you can expect them to be friendly and polite. One thing to bear in mind is that many mostly elderly English people are terrified of giving offence and dislike lying, and so will try to avoid potential pitfalls by sticking to safe (often boring) topics of conversation and occasionally doing the tricky job of avoiding offence by evading a question which worries them, while also trying not to offend you by point blank refusing you an answer. This sort of thing generally wears off as people get to know you. The younger generation are often quite different as far as giving offence is concerned.

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Legal formalities : Unless you are marrying in the Church of England or Church of Wales by Banns or Common Licence You and …

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UK Entry formalities, passport control, immigration, documents needed. Entry refusal advice. Information from British immigration solicitors DJ Webb & Co.

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It describes the eligibility requirements for each category, and explains how you can make an application inside or outside the UK. If you are a national of a …

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Visas

Welcome to Global Visas – the world’s leading immigration experts. Rely on our government-accredited experts to find your ideal visa while you relax knowing that your case is in the hands of the very best.

Size does matter when it comes to immigration. We are the world’s biggest immigration company, and our global network of offices includes England. This is VITAL to provide the support and assistance you will require in the first few years after arrival – from extending your visa to general legal advice. Due to our size and coverage you can be assured we will be with you every step of the way.

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Do you need a visa? This questionnaire will help you to decide if you need to …

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Visas and immigration. This section contains information about immigration …

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All you need to know about visas for visiting, working and studying in the UK.

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New Visa Application – Before you start. To begin an online form you will require a valid email address. This is for security reasons and also so that we can …

Work

Options for short-term employment include bar tending and waiting tables as well as more specialised work such as in the high tech / computer industry. Visitors from Commonwealth countries will have a much easier time getting a work permit, especially those under 30 as there are several programs.

Citizens of countries belonging to the European Union (Germany, France, Spain, etc) do not require a permit and are free to live and work in England, however, certain restrictions currently apply to certain new EU member states (such as Bulgaria, Romania, etc), so you will need to check this out on the Uk Border Agency website before travelling.

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Work in England, information on working holidays, volunteering opportunities abroad and study overseas – Lonely Planet.

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This section describes the immigration categories for non-European migrants who want to work in the UK. Each category has different requirements, so you …

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Work in England: find a job in England, get information about the job market and legal framework in England.

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Arbeiten & leben im Ausland, die Sprachfertigkeit erweitern, der Arbeitslosigkeit in Deutschland entfliehen und seinen Beruf als Krankenpflegekraft oder …

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Work in UK or Ireland while you study AND learn English. We are an English language school. MovingOn Courses is not an agency offering work placements.

Accommodation

England has traditional dishes famous the world over from Beef Wellington and Steak and Kidney Pie to the humble sandwich. However, a modern English meal is just as likely to be Lasagne or Chicken Tikka Masala, with the traditional Italian and Indian meals taking on a decidely English flavour. The English are great adopters of other countries’ cuisines.

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From boutique hotels to camping and B&Bs, find the best accommodation ideas with Visit England today.

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Ideas, inspiration and the UK’s largest holiday accommodation directory.

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The most comprehensive guide to the best castle stays in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Book online or by phone to stay in one of our English castle …

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Accommodation England -,@ including Bed and Breakfast, Hotels, Resorts, Inns, Lodges, Hostels, Holiday Homes, Motels, all Accommodation England.

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Study

England has many options for foreign students to study; from language, history, and cultural short courses to advanced degrees at internationally renowned universities. Most cities have at least one institute of higher learning.

Students from countries within the European Union/Switzerland do not require a visa to study in England. University fees have two tiers, a home fee for UK and EU students, presently capped at £3225 + inflation per year, and a higher tier for students from outside of the EU, from £4000 to £18,000 per year. These fees are set to increase substantially from 2012.

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Directory and Search Engine for Study Abroad and Full Degree University and College Programs in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and The …

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International students who want to study in the UK. We represent a wide range of English language schools, English colleges and UK Universities around the …

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View Programs Arcadia offers an array of study abroad programs in England allowing you to study in London Now, or enroll directly at a university for a semester …

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Experience the best study abroad programs in England. International Studies Abroad is here to help you gain that experience.

Health care

In the United Kingdom, there is no cost to a patient at point of service, due to the welfare state system. In a medical emergency, dial 999. These numbers are free of charge from any telephone. For advice on non-emergency medical problems, you can ring the 24 hour NHS Direct service on 0845 4647 or check their website [32] for advice. However, hospitals are wary of health tourists and if obviously not from England, may ask where you are from and if within the EU, for your EHIC card (previously known as E111).

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Healthcare in the UK is free to all citizens, registered long-term residents and members of the armed services who are serving abroad. It is one of the few …

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All you need to know about accessing healthcare abroad whether you are on holiday, working abroad or you want to give birth outside the UK.

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Government health officials in England have decided that $22,750 … to allocate healthcare rationally within the context of limited healthcare …

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The UK lies in mainland Europe and is made up of Great Britain (England, Scotland … The United Kingdom also has a reciprocal healthcare arrangement with a …

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Opponents of President Obama’s health-care-reform plans have been using Britain’s National Health Service to warn against the dangers of …

Bank

The Bank of England, formally the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, is the central bank of the United Kingdom and the model on which most modern central banks have been based. Established in 1694, it is the second oldest central bank in the world, after the Sveriges Riksbank, and the world’s 8th oldest bank. It was established to act as the English Government’s banker, and to this day it still acts as the banker for HM Government. The Bank was privately owned and operated from its foundation in 1694. It was nationalised in 1946.

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Statistical Interactive Database – official Bank Rate history. Current Official …

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Bank history, loan calculator, and contact information provided on facility. Agriculture loan information is available.

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Barclays Bank PLC. Registered in England. Barclays Bank PLC is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA). Registered No 1026167.

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Bank of England – The Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom. Sometimes known as the “Old Lady of Threadneedle Street” it stands, literally …

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The central bank of the United Kingdom. Its headquarters are in the central financial district of the City of London. The Bank of England was incorporated by act …

Tax

Taxation in the United Kingdom may involve payments to a minimum of two different levels of government: the central government (HM Revenue and Customs) and local government. Central government revenues come primarily from income tax, National Insurance contributions, value added tax, corporation tax and fuel duty. Local government revenues come primarily from grants from central government funds, business rates in England and Wales, Council Tax and increasingly from fees and charges such as those from on-street parking. In the fiscal year 2007-08, total government revenue was 39.2 per cent of GDP, with net taxes and National Insurance contributions standing at 36.9 per cent of GDP[1]—approximately £600 billion (using 2008 nominal GDP measured in dollars, and converting using 2009 conversion rate).

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Twenty high-profile economists urge the government to drop the top 50p tax rate, which they say is doing “lasting damage” to the UK economy.

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National Insurance (NI) is a tax which is taken from pay for the UK’s health and social security system (including state pensions). Your payments are known as …

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UK uses cookies to make the site simpler. Find out more about … Includes VAT, debt and inheritance tax … Includes rates and allowances, tax codes and refunds …

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Leaving The UK? Claim A Tax Refund. Most people who leave the UK are unaware that there is a very high chance of being eligible for a tax refund which can …

Transports

Eurostar [26] links mainland Europe to England. Trains run from Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium (via Lille and Calais) crossing into England via the Channel Tunnel (and often stopping at either Ebbsfleet or Ashford) before continuing to St. Pancras Station in London. Occasional services run from other destinations in France. Book as early as possible as fares can be considerably more expensive if trying to book at the last minute.

From Wales and Scotland regular services cross the borders into England.

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Latest news and comment on Transport from guardian.co.uk.

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Department for Transport has signed a contract with Bristow Helicopters Ltd to provide search and rescue helicopter services in the UK. Read government to …

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Roads and motorways are Britain’s primary domestic transport routes. There are some 225,000 miles (362,000 km) of roads in Britain. M25 motorway. Travel by …

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England Expat Info Center Guide – England General Information provides Expatriates with the England Transport, Railways, Highways, Ports, Airports etc.

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England Transportation: 158 tips on getting to and getting around England from real travelers and locals.

Driver’s licence

You need a licence to drive most vehicles on a public road. A public road is one which is the responsibility of the local authority or the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions, or, in Northern Ireland, the Department of the Environment, to repair.

You do not need a licence to drive any vehicle on a private road. A private road is one to which the public does not have access, for example, a road on a private estate.

However, there are some vehicles which do not require a licence, either on a public or a private road. The most common examples of these are bicycles and horse drawn carts.

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Find out if you can exchange your foreign driving licence for a British licence.

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The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is an Executive Agency of the … There are important changes to the minimum medical standards for driving in the UK. … View driver information about driving licences, learning to drive, entitlement to …

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Information on driving licences including eligibility for licences, types of licence, driving abroad and common problems with driving licences.

Removal

Moving is one of the most stressful things any of us ever does – so let our expert removals team handle your home or office relocation. Whatever your removal requirements, we will take care of everything with total professionalism; from packing & secure storage of your belongings to delivery to your new property.

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Removals in England – Removal Companies England – Movers to England.

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Communications

Unsurprisingly, English is the main language in England, though it is spoken with many different accents throughout the country. Generally, English accents can be broadly divided into Northern and Southern accents, with natives of Liverpool having a very distinctive ‘squeeky’ accent that is easily distinguishable from that of someone from neighbouring Manchester.

No other languages are widely spoken, but with widespread immigration to England in the past few decades, you might also hear other languages such as Polish, Chinese, German, various South Asian languages or even various African languages being spoken in their respective communities.

French (and to a lesser extent Spanish and German) is usually taught in schools, and most English people can understand basic words. However, few English people are fluent.

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Meet the staff of the COmmunications Office in church house Westminster.

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233 Communications jobs in Greater London to view and apply for now with Guardian Jobs.

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Leisure

The survey showed an estimated 3.6 billion leisure trips in England in 2005, down from 5.4 billion in 2002/03.

However, some of this reduction may be due to changes in survey design and methodology. Trip numbers were growing modestly in the early 1990s, but since 1998 there has been an underlying downward trend for all visits, including trips to the countryside.

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The weekends are a time for families in Britain. Often the parents are not at work having worked a five day week from Monday to Friday. Saturdays are a busy …

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The survey showed an estimated 3.6 billion leisure trips in England in 2005, down from 5.4 billion in 2002/03. However, some of this reduction …

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In search of a sense of place, Simon Roberts set off to photograph England at play. The results are a beautiful, lyrical body of work.

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Discover the Leisure Club and Spa in Windermere at the Macdonald Old England Hotel. Superb facilities for you to enjoy, find out more online today.

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We have put together a guide to the top family activities across England to ensure that you spend your money wisely and the kids and adults have a fantastic day …

Miscellaneous

This database contains Church of England baptism records from parishes in the county of Warwickshire, England. For the most part, records included reflect Warwickshire’s historical (pre-1974) boundaries, except for Birmingham records, which are not included. This database contains a collection of miscellaneous records from parishes in Warwickshire, England, for the 18th–20th centuries.

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This database contains a collection of miscellaneous records from parishes in Warwickshire, England, for the 18th–20th centuries. As the local governing unit, …

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The Measure amends the following: (i) the New Parishes Measure 1943, (ii) the Church Commissioners Measure 1947, (iii) the Church Funds Investment …

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A Measure to amend the New Parishes Measure 1943; to amend section 6 of the Church Commissioners Measure 1947; to amend section 2 of the Church …

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