I am a British citizen, my fiance is Japanese. We are getting married in Japan in August. Immediately after the wedding, we are planning on going to the UK Visa Application Centre in Osaka to apply for a spouse visa to allow my (by then) wife to re-enter the UK and work. I will then return to the UK towards the end of August and she plans to return in September (once the visa has been approved). Can anyone who has been through or knows about this process offer any advice, experiences or opinions? [more inside]
Which football club does Billy Bragg support? I understand he was born in Bridport, Dorset, and grew up in Barking, a suburb of the east Greater London area. Does Billy support Bridport FC, Barking FC, or some other club? [more inside]
What are my legal rights, and what compensation can I get from a UK television channel who used a photograph I had taken without my permission, but which I had uploaded onto facebook?? [more inside]
Why would I pay an accountant £300 for UK limited company formation when there are services out there that do it for a tenth of the price? Help me cross the i's and dot the t's. [more inside]
I'm applying for a UK working holiday visa. I'm Australian. The rules on the britaus website state that I must be in the UK within three months of my application. The website also says I should apply in my own country. Hm. I was planning on travelling for around 5 months BEFORE landing in the UK. [more inside]
On BBC Radio 6 a few days ago, probably sometime late at night or early in the morning in British time (I was listening in the afternoon in the US) they were playing a concert recording of an artist who’s volcal style resembled a less coherent Amy Winehouse. One of the songs used part of tchaichovskys Romeo and Juliet for a hook, and it was all mostly soul/R&B type music. Any ideas what it was?
How to spend a month or so in the UK as cheaply as possible? [more inside]
Can I, having been born in the US to a British citizen before 1983, attain dual citizenship? [more inside]
My current employer hasn't provided me with a contract, despite promising to on several occasions. I'm fine with this. I actually *don't want* a contract. [more inside]
UK Data Protection: The borough council has 'mislaid' personal information. What would you do? [more inside]
Will a UK DVD player have enough power, using an adaptor, to work properly in Canada? [more inside]
What does "Prob. Res." stand for, in the context of a professor's C.V. that lists an advanced degree from a British university, with "Prob. Res" afterwards? Has anyone heard of this abbreviation?
Tanzania travel. How is the visa validity defined for a UK citizen on a tourist visa? [more inside]
Bean-counterFilter: How do I find an accountant? I'd ask around, but we have special needs.... [more inside]
How can I get into the Online Media Industry? [more inside]
I want to project the Ordinance Survey Grid (UK) on Google Maps. This site which to have a KML file that might do that (it's 9 on the list), but I have no idea how to get it to work. I downloaded the file, but it doesn't seem to do anything. I say I down oaded it, I've also clicked on it a few times mindlessly too - and this has not worked either. [more inside]
What would the downsides be if I unlocked and jailbroke an iPhone in the UK, and used it with my existing O2 SIM card? [more inside]
A few unprepared 20somethings are going on a cycling trip from Oxford to Cambridge. Hilarity ensues. Or it will, if we don't prepare. Help us avoid unplanned-for hilarity by answering a couple of questions about preparation and what to expect. We'd really be thankful. [more inside]
Unique gift ideas for surprise birthday/care package for female friend in the UK for under $50 (not including shipping)? [more inside]
I've got a great new suede laptop bag, which I managed to get very very dirty last night (long story). Where should I go to get it cleaned? Dry cleaners around where I live say they don't do bags, and searching the yellow pages has proved fruitless.
Good pubs near the Carling Academy, Birmingham... [more inside]
[englandfilter] what's so cool about cricket? [more inside]
Please help identify a movie. [more inside]
My friend runs a Ebay business in the US. He wants me to help him out on the UK side. [more inside]
Fast user switching on a Mac with a custom keyboard layout [more inside]
UKFilter (again): What are the advantages of private medical insurance over just relying on NHS? I'm an American moving to London being offered private medical insurance. What are the advantages? Things to look for in a private medical plan? Any guidance/links appreciated.
I'm a Yank who'll be working in London for ten weeks this summer. My budget is really limited, and, with the dollar falling, it shrinks a bit more every day. Right now I could just use some general advice on living cheaply. [more inside]
The UK based company I have been working for is going under (I am in the US... I was hired as their Los Angeles based Art Director last November.) They never got the US corporation together so I was always payed as a contractor, month to month, for which I had to invoice them, always with the promise that as soon as they got the US corporation established I would get my pay as a salary with benefits like health insurance. [more inside]
I think I may be a British citizen by descent. What now? [more inside]
My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Jolly Olde England in May. Does anyone have any advice on reasonably priced accomadations in London? Other budget-friendly advice? Other travel-savvy tips for vacationing in the UK? Indian restaurant rec's? Thanks in advance.
How should government change the way it provides services in response to the technological revolution happening around us? [more inside]
I'm interested in picking up a pair or more of walkie talkies, primarily for use whilst skiing - I didn't seem able to find any good recommendations (I saw this) but it seems US focused. [more inside]
Lost my UK passport, travelling on Wednesday - am I screwed? [more inside]
What about London should I map? [more inside]
"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery." British personal finance blogs, forums and other resources? [more inside]
I'm looking for a good meal in Wolverhampton, UK. [more inside]
I read that Amy Winehouse was denied a visa to come to the US for the Grammy's, so she had to perform via satellite. But, since she's a UK citizen, wouldn't she be covered under the US Visa Waiver Program? Why did she need to apply for a visa before coming to the US?
What are some good job search websites/engines for Europe? I'm interested in jobs in international affairs, public relations, business and finance, advertising and marketing. I'm mostly looking for resources for Germany, Belgium, France and the UK, but pan-European websites are good too.
Recommendation for a company that will receive an eBay package in the UK and ship it to me in Canada? [more inside]
Can anyone help me find a wonderful short break near Bath, UK? [more inside]
Down to the wire: legal advisor to review UK employment contract [more inside]
Can my wife claim my tuition as a tax credit in the UK? [more inside]
Would I be better off buying a winter coat and heavy shoes in Park City, Utah or London? [more inside]
oldtelevisionprogramfilter. Please help me remember this old half-forgotten British children's show... [more inside]
Help me find chicken sausages in the UK. [more inside]
I run a small, clunky UK political blog. It needs a New Year spruce up. I love blogging but am as near as you get to being technically illiterate. Fellow Brit bloggers are going to help me with the techie stuff but I need to give them a design specification. I don't really know where to begin. What goes into a good design spec and can you point me to examples of other well designed blogs?
How can I be as wireless for two weeks in the UK as I am year round in the US? [more inside]
Where's a good place to buy running shoes in London? [more inside]
Where to find a plain, skinny fit T-shirt for men in the UK? It's harder than you'd think! [more inside]
Does anyone know anything about UK property law? Can they make us pay this? Conveyancer demanding small payment they should have asked us for a year ago. [more inside]