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Why it’s time for overseas MPs

BRITS overseas are a curious bunch. For the folks back home it looks as if we’ve sailed away for sun, fortune and a better...

Passports are a hint of things to come

WITH little surprise, it turns out the ‘new’ blue British passports are now to be made by a Franco-Dutch company. The irony can’t hit hard...

Silvestre de Sousa: From factory worker to champion jockey

SILVESTRE DE SOUSA has been crowned Britain's champion flat jockey for a second time. The 36-year-old Brazilian is mighty proud of his progress after initially...

Why irredentism explains Brexit

IRREDENTISM is any political or popular movement intended to reclaim and reoccupy an area that the movement’s members consider “lost” or “unredeemed”. Most people...

Wish you were here

I RECALL a letter to the editor in which the correspondent waxed lyrical about her life in Spain. “I’m a single mum who came for...

Over five million people now have second homes

THERE has been a 30 per cent increase between 2000-02 and 2012-14 in the proportion of adults who own multiple properties, rising 1.6 million...

One in four Brits can’t make tea without a kettle

BRITAIN has become a nation reliant on appliances, unable to carry out basic tasks without the help of a gadget, according to new research. A...

Why Brexit matters in Almeria

FOR British expatriates living in Almeria, Brexit is the elephant in the room. Everyone will have different ties back to the UK, but most will...

Falling home ownership fuels rise in inequality

ACCORDING to a recent report, it has emerged that a fall in home ownership is fuelling the return of rising wealth inequality across Britain. Booming...

Unexpected rise in UK house prices

UK HOUSE prices held up better than expected last month although the year-on-year rate of price gains continued to cool. The average cost of a...

National Pensioners Convention ‘manifesto’ launched

WITH THE UK General Election just over two weeks away, on June 8th, the UK National Pensioners Convention - who represent the views and...
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