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seeking better understanding of this island

Any recommendations on articles, books that would help me form deeper insight into UK politics, especially Scotland? [more inside]
posted by cendawanita on Sep 21, 2012 - 2 answers

Heterosexual Civil Partnerships and UK Law

My girlfriend and I want to do that 'public display of commitment' thing, but we don't want to get married. Heterosexual Civil Partnerships are not yet available in the UK. Can we do it elsewhere with legal status? Or should we wait? [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov on Sep 20, 2012 - 31 answers

Where can I buy those huge American Army duffel bags in the UK?

Where can I buy those huge American Army duffel bags in the UK? [more inside]
posted by rinsemedown on Sep 19, 2012 - 11 answers

booking a car without a credit card

Is there any place near Parma Airport, Mallorca/Majorca that you can pre-book a rental car with a debit card (not a credit card)? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Sep 16, 2012 - 1 answer

Should we have a greencard wedding in Vegas?

Someone I just met has suggested getting married for me to get UK citizenship and her to get US citizenship. Is this insane? [more inside]
posted by slartibartfast on Sep 16, 2012 - 41 answers

How to get home fees status

How can I qualify for home fee status in the UK for medical school? [more inside]
posted by carolinaherrera on Sep 13, 2012 - 9 answers

Is it possible to exit the UK using a canceled passport, or use it to get a replacement within 24 hours?

A friend of mine is considering traveling from the UK to Spain using a canceled passport, having lost the replacement passport. Is this impossible, illegal, or might she manage it? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Sep 6, 2012 - 24 answers

Hack my PhD

Should I finish my PhD? I'm concerned that there are career downsides to completing it as I will likely want to move forward in another field. (snowflakes inside) [more inside]
posted by carolinaherrera on Sep 4, 2012 - 14 answers

Renting in the UK

Moving to England! Help us make our UK renting experience go as smoothly as possible. [more inside]
posted by harujion on Aug 29, 2012 - 16 answers

Save my home from the 1980s!

I recently moved to (West) London from overseas and have to do some reasonably major renovation work on a 2-bed flat. This will include re-doing the floors, removing the dreaded "woodchip" wallpaper and therefore possibly re-plastering, replacing or fixing Artex-ed ceilings and possibly some dated/inefficient windows, and re-doing a kitchen. I am not sure what type of professional to call to get an overall plan and estimates or where to look for such professionals. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2012 - 5 answers

UK Android tethering on the cheap?

At the end of this month I'm coming to the end of my mobile 'phone contract with T-Mobile UK and am looking for the cheapest way (presumably SIM only) to run my Android smartphone whilst being able to tether it to my Android tablet - does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations for plans/providers/cunning ruses to get a great deal, please?
posted by timpollard on Aug 22, 2012 - 5 answers

Charging and loading a Kindle abroad

US Kindle usable in UK/Europe? How to charge and how to load books? [more inside]
posted by jvilter on Aug 19, 2012 - 10 answers

Is Assange more at risk of deportation in Sweden?

Is Julian Assange at greater risk of being extradited to the US in Sweden than he is in the UK? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Aug 17, 2012 - 11 answers

Singleton relocation, relocation with the UK

I am trying to come up with a list of options for relocation witin the UK. I run an online business which can be run from anywhere so commute is not an issue. Cable fibre optic internet is a must. [more inside]
posted by choppyes on Aug 8, 2012 - 5 answers

How much should I pay for someone to assemble my computer?

If I got someone else (in the UK) to assemble my computer from the various components I've bought, how much should I expect to pay? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Aug 7, 2012 - 9 answers

Can I drive in Portugal as a 2-year UK resident with a California Driver's License?

I'm an American with a current California driver's license. I've been living in the UK for over a year, so I can't drive here without getting a UK license. I'm going to Portugal next month. Can I legally drive there? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Aug 6, 2012 - 13 answers

Interview attire: UK academic edition

What should I wear for my job interview. Difficulty: UK, technical position at an academic institution. [more inside]
posted by penguinicity on Aug 6, 2012 - 18 answers

Dear Britons, why do you grate your cheese on a sandwich?

Dear Britons, why do you grate your cheese on a sandwich? [more inside]
posted by husky on Jul 27, 2012 - 35 answers

Passport, check... But where do I store my cats?

Any recommendations for pet boarding in Birmingham, UK? (Bonus: good vets.) [more inside]
posted by Because on Jul 27, 2012 - 3 answers

Cardiology for Dummies

Asking for a friend: I'm a student nurse, what resources are available to help me gain a better understanding of cardiology? [more inside]
posted by rubyrudy on Jul 17, 2012 - 3 answers

Can I go to court for this?

UK tenancy filter: I'm in a shared house. Our contract is up at the end of the month. Against my advice, a few of my fellow tenants are refusing to pay their rent for the final month - claiming they need the money to afford to move. They claim that the landlord will be able to take the arrears from the security deposit and that we won't be taken to court over it... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2012 - 13 answers

How can I make VPN work over a Virgin Media broadband connection?

I'm in the UK with Virgin Media as my ISP. The combo modem/router they provide does not allow VPN to work (and I am not alone in my experience, according to the internet). Can anyone recommend a way around this? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Jul 16, 2012 - 10 answers

Best 3g SIM card for Western Europe?

What are my prepaid 3g data+sim options for Western Europe? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on Jul 12, 2012 - 3 answers

Getting my math(s) right.

Maths (math) people of the US: I need your help in working out if certain British conventions would be understood or standard in the US classroom. [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c on Jul 10, 2012 - 15 answers

A guide to Hadrian's Wall

I'm taking a week to hike Hadrian's Wall in mid-to-late August, and I'm looking for a useful guidebook. [more inside]
posted by SpringAquifer on Jul 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Things to see and do in the UK while travelling by bike

Two guys travelling by bike through England/Scotland from mid-July to mid-August, but no definite plan. What to see and do? [more inside]
posted by ar0n on Jul 8, 2012 - 8 answers

stories for boys

All I know about Northern Ireland is from films from1990 to the present. [more inside]
posted by asockpuppet on Jul 6, 2012 - 11 answers

It's a porcine emergency!

Where can I find wild boar sausages in London (UK) or the London area on a Sunday? [more inside]
posted by terrierhead on Jul 1, 2012 - 6 answers

Soccer books on the Kindle

What are some great soccer/football books available for the Kindle? I'm looking specifically for books that were released in the UK but not in the USA. I'm also looking more for magazine/non fiction type of writing rather than books about tactics or the more mechanical aspects of the game.
posted by josher71 on Jun 22, 2012 - 17 answers

Can you recommend a tax consultant for an American ex-pat in the UK?

I'm seeking recommendations for tax consultants in the UK, or in the US, or maybe both, to figure out where I need to pay taxes. [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Jun 19, 2012 - 2 answers

Horses for courses... UK vs US English?

I'm a writer - with a British English education. I've just finished a young adult novel that I'm polishing to go on submission. Should I be making sure everything is in US English? [more inside]
posted by teststrip on Jun 13, 2012 - 29 answers

Will I be able to get into the UK?

Will I be able to re-enter the UK with a passport that expires in November (less than six months), and a visa that expires in January? [more inside]
posted by Partario on Jun 10, 2012 - 9 answers

London Airport. Which one?

We're passing through London at the end of August (post-Olympics) for a couple of days on our way back from Ireland. We leave London on a Wednesday at 9pm from Heathrow terminal 1. I have questions about airports for our arrival in the UK. [more inside]
posted by ShooBoo on Jun 6, 2012 - 11 answers

where in the UK should we move to?

where in the UK should we move to? looking for a small berkeley/fitzroy with a canal where we can live on a barge :) [more inside]
posted by compound eye on Jun 6, 2012 - 12 answers

Activating a reset iPhone in the UK without a SIm...?

UK specific iPhone/SIM question: I need to activate my old iPhone 3GS 16gB, preferably without my own SIM. I am giving it to my nephew as a games device, not to use as a phone. I have reset and now it insists on a SIM. 1. are there workarounds so I don't have to buy a SIM, activate it then throw SIM away? 2 This was my O2 UK phone [on a company contract], so if you know anything about the iPhone elsewhere, it probably won't apply. 3. If the answer to the above is 'jailbreak it', can I use iTunes after? 4. if the answer is 'use your old SIM just for activation', will this link it to iTunes in some way? Bear in mind, I still use my SIM in my newer phone [actually purchased more recently, but an 8gB 3GS in reality. Yes, I know...] Cheers John
posted by dash_slot- on Jun 6, 2012 - 3 answers

Planning a road trip in Europe

I need some help planning a family road trip in Europe (Germany, Czech Republic and UK) this summer. Special details inside [more inside]
posted by smcniven on Jun 1, 2012 - 3 answers

Who can I trust to build me a decent new PC?

Which UK companies have good reputations for doing custom builds of PCs? Are there any that have given you particularly good/bad service? [more inside]
posted by ZsigE on May 31, 2012 - 3 answers

Chicken Chunks At Home?

How can I re-create chip shop style chicken chunks at home? Specifically I am trying to re-create the kind of fried chicken chunks made at NYC's A Salt And Battery, in general I am trying to get that moist, crunchy, batter-just-pulls-away taste and texture found in fry joints. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on May 28, 2012 - 7 answers

How hard is it for an American to move to England/Scotland/Wales?

How hard is it for an American to move to England/Scotland/Wales? [more inside]
posted by You Guys Like 2 Party? on May 28, 2012 - 9 answers

Please help me find a psychology winter research scholarship overseas :)

I'm an Australian psychology student looking for an undergraduate research program/scholarship overseas (anywhere, but especially UK or USA), any time from October 2012-early 2013. The problem is, my summer is your winter, and I can't seem to find any "winter research programs" via Google. [more inside]
posted by KLF on May 26, 2012 - 4 answers

Cellphone options for senior travelers in London

The recently-retired senior generation of my family is traveling from US to London in October. They are arriving separately and splitting up for a couple of different side trips, and want to be able to stay in touch by cell phone. What are the easiest, cheapest options for cell phones that they can purchase ahead of time? [more inside]
posted by kimdog on May 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Help! My flat stinks of cat pee! The UK edition.

What can I do to clean up cat piss and stop a tom from coming in and spraying? Tell me about products you can buy in the UK which work. [more inside]
posted by Helga-woo on May 21, 2012 - 8 answers

A console game deserving of the British Bulldog

Name a recent (and good) console game by a British company [more inside]
posted by SRMorris on May 18, 2012 - 19 answers

Shut out the world!

Please recommend your favourite in-ear/earbud noise-cancelling headphones with an iPod/iPhone control and mic. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on May 1, 2012 - 7 answers

UK polling query

Why have the Lib-Dems completely crashed in the polls, to the benefit of Labour, yet the Conservatives have hardly been scratched? Any links to informed and insightful commentary explaining why the Lib-Dems are wearing the opprobrium for the UK austerity program would be appreciated.
posted by wilful on Apr 25, 2012 - 11 answers

How to find interactive software jobs in Chicago?

How do talented but isolated creative snowflakes jobhunt from the UK? Two indie game folks seek new life in Chicago. [more inside]
posted by menialjoy on Apr 18, 2012 - 2 answers

What specialty food items should I bring back from Paris and London?

What specialty food items should I bring back from Paris and London? I am traveling to both places in May. Can you recommend some unique and delicious food items I can bring back with me? (Any other travel recommendations are welcome as well!)
posted by thelastgirl on Apr 12, 2012 - 27 answers

Buying a custom/specialized engagement ring in the UK

My girlfriend would like a particular style of engagement ring. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2012 - 12 answers

Can you help me debug the unreliable internet connectivity on my Android Samsung Galaxy S1?

Can you help me debug the unreliable internet connectivity on my Android Samsung Galaxy S1? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Apr 9, 2012 - 8 answers

UK citizen in US, divorcing, what forms to fill out?

I am a soon-to-be-divorced UK citizen (soon-to-be ex-wife is American) with a permanent resident card (expires 2019). Married in May 2007, came here September 2010, divorcing either this month or next. I'm moving to San Francisco end of May 2012. What, if anything, do I have to tell INS regarding my marital status? And which forms to fill out? [more inside]
posted by slater on Apr 2, 2012 - 8 answers

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