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25 Mar Australia-UK: First non-stop flight arrives in London from Perth The first scheduled non-stop flight between Australia and the UK has touched down in London's Heathrow Airport.
22 Mar The new UK passport to be issued after Brexit will be made in France, according to the current British manufacturer.
The burgundy passport, in use since 1988, will revert to its original blue and gold colour from October 2019.
07 Mar Ryanair accused of duping British travellers with 'rip-off' exchange rates Ryanair has been accused of duping customers with “rip-off” exchange rates that mean British travellers pay more than their European counterparts for the same flight.
05 Mar Superbugs are being spread by travellers to South Asia and the Middle East, warn health experts People who have travelled to areas of the world with high rates of antibiotic resistance are more likely to carry bugs, and could pass them to family and housemates.
23 Feb UK driving licences may no longer be recognised in Europe after Brexit, EU suggests British drivers could be stopped from travelling on the continent after Brexit because UK driving licences will no longer be recognised, the European Commission has suggested.
23 Feb 'We're on our way,' says 96-year-old expat votes campaigner A 96-year-old war veteran is celebrating after his campaign to get the vote for all British expatriates moved a step closer to success.
22 Feb What will Brexit mean for Britain's overseas territories? The uncertainties of Brexit spread far beyond the borders of the UK and continental Europe.
22 Feb Migration figures Record numbers of EU nationals leaving UK The number of EU citizens leaving the UK is at its highest level for a decade with 130,000 emigrating in the year to September, figures show.
12 Feb Cambodia deports seven tourists accused of producing pornography Cambodia has deported seven of the ten foreign tourists charged with producing pornography.
09 Feb Eurostar launches London-Amsterdam route Channel Tunnel train operator Eurostar is launching direct services between London and Amsterdam.
07 Feb Brexit: Britons' citizenship case to be taken to European court The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is to be questioned on whether British people have rights to EU citizenship after Brexit.

Dec 26 Briton Laura Plummer jailed in Egypt for drug smuggling A British woman has been convicted of smuggling 300 painkiller tablets into Egypt and jailed for three years.
16 Dec British Airways slips down annual Which? airline rankings British Airways has slumped closer to the foot of the table in an annual rankings of short-haul airlines by consumer champions Which?.
10 Dec Ex soldier says Foreign Office 'betrayed' Chennai Six A former paratrooper who spent four years in an Indian prison claims he was "betrayed" by the UK government.
28 Nov Chennai Six: Britons released from Indian jail Six British former soldiers have been released from an Indian prison four years after being arrested and detained on weapons charges.
11 Nov Egypt drugs case: Briton to face criminal trial A British woman held in Egypt on drug smuggling charges has been referred to a criminal court for trial.
23 Oct Charges dropped against Scot accused of public indecency in Dubai A Scottish man accused of public indecency in Dubai has had the charges against him dropped after the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai intervened.
23 Oct Hunt for fugitive conman suspect Mark Acklom focuses on family Mark Acklom, 44, was named among the 10 most wanted British fugitives living in Spain, last October.
22 Oct Brexit: Expats given 'no disruption' pledge by Spanish government Britons living in Spain will not have their lives "disrupted" after Brexit - even if there is no UK-EU deal, the Spanish foreign minister says.
22 Oct Dubai Scot jailed for three months for public indecency A Scottish man has been sentenced to three months in jail for touching a man's hip in a Dubai bar.
12 Oct Scot jailed in Dubai over rude gesture 'still in shock' A British man sentenced to a month in jail in Dubai for making a rude gesture and drinking alcohol has said he is "still in shock" at what happened.
12 Oct MPs urged by families to help Britons jailed in India Relatives of six British seamen jailed in India four years ago have lobbied MPs to demand the government do more to help secure their release.
06 Oct Scot faces jail term in Dubai for 'touching man in bar to avoid spilling drink' A Scot is facing a three-year jail sentence in Dubai after putting his hand on a man in a bar so he did not "bump and spill drinks", according to his representatives.
29 Sep Ryanair backs down: Airline will pay compensation for hotels and costs for victims of cancelled flights Ryanair has backed down and offered nearly 700,000 customers with cancelled flights compensation for hotels and other expenses, as well as alternative flights with other airlines
29 Sep Ryanair updates customer advice Ryanair has complied with regulator demands and updated its website to explain how it will re-route customers
28 Sep 'Network issue' causes global airport delays A software issue has caused check-in delays at several airports worldwide, and booking problems for many airlines.
27 Sep 400,000 more passengers to be hit by Ryanair cancellations Ryanair will cancel another 18,000 flights between November and March, affecting the travel plans of another 400,000 passengers.
27 Sep Biggest salary increases for expats found in Switzerland and Saudi Arabia Singapore heads HSBC’s overall expat ranking for a third year in a row
21 Sep Briton could face jail in Dubai over road rage finger gesture A British IT worker says he faces a possible six-month term in a Dubai prison for sticking his middle finger up at another driver during a road row.
19 Sep Expats' fears over private pension payment post-Brexit British pensioners living in Europe face a drop in their incomes unless a post-Brexit deal on personal pensions is secured, MPs are warning.
16 Sep Ryanair to cancel 40-50 flights per day for six weeks Ryanair is to cancel 40 to 50 flights every day for the next six weeks, in a bid to improve punctuality of flights.
15 Sep Pound hits highest since Brexit vote on rate rise speech The pound has hit its highest level against the dollar since the Brexit vote after a senior Bank of England official fuelled speculation it could raise rates in the coming months.
13 Sep Britain and EU reach agreement over expats' state pension after Brexit British pensioners who live in the EU will continue to see their state pension payments increased each year after Brexit, the Government has indicated.
06 Sep Britons evacuated as Hurricane Irma hits Britons in the Caribbean and Florida have been urged to follow evacuation orders as the most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade heads towards them.
06 Sep Ryanair cuts cabin baggage limit to speed up boarding Ryanair has said many customers will no longer be able to take two pieces of luggage into the cabin.
31 Aug Currency rates hit new low at airport bureaux de change Travellers buying their currencies at UK airports are being offered as little as 86 euro cents to the pound.
10 Aug Thai ban on e-cigarettes could lead to ’10-year jail term’ Agents are being urged to warn customers about a Thai law that prohibits e-cigarettes being brought into the country.
04 Aug EU airport delays warning issued by airlines British Airways, Easyjet and Ryanair are warning British holidaymakers of delays at EU border controls.
24 Jul Tourists warned over exchange rate costs British holidaymakers are paying hundreds of millions of pounds in unnecessary charges when they use their credit and debit cards overseas.
17 Jul The most wanted Britons in the world Alleged murderers, drug dealers and fraudsters make up the list of 24 criminals sought by Interpol
17 Jul We've been betrayed by BA! Hundreds of families left stranded by British Airways were promised they wouldn't be left out of pocket, but it was only the start of the problems
10 Jul Terror advice video for holidaymakers shows hotel attack A video advising UK holidaymakers what to do in the event of a terror attack abroad has been released by police.
05 Jul BA cabin crew to stage new 14-day strike British Airways (BA) cabin crew are to stage a further two weeks of strikes, in a long running dispute over pay and benefits.
01 Jul Airlines 'refusing to pay out on flight delay compensation' new analysis by the consumer watchdog Which? has revealed.
22 Jun The Brexit expats questions Down to business. Earlier this week, the Brexit Secretary, David Davis, agreed the timetable for the talks with his counterpart in Brussels. Today Theresa May heads to the summit with the first set of real proposals that are up for negotiation.
21 Jun Angolan capital 'most expensive city for expats' Luanda, the capital of Angola, has regained top spot as the world's most expensive city for expats, pushing Hong Kong back into second place.
20 Jun Brexit fears see 254 per cent rise in number of British applications for French nationality in the wake of the Brexit vote, according to interior ministry figures, amid fears that expatriates could lose out if negotiations with the EU falter.
16 Jun British Airways cabin crew to stage two-week strike British Airways cabin crew are to stage a two-week strike from 1 July, the Unite union has said, in a long-running dispute over pay and benefits.
15 Jun Heathrow Airport baggage system suffers failure Hundreds of passengers flying out of Heathrow did so without their luggage after the airport's baggage system failed.
15 Jun EU mobile roaming charges scrapped A European Union (EU) law to abolish roaming charges for people using mobile phones abroad comes into force today.
14 Jun The best and worst ways to get money abroad – and whatever happened to traveller's cheques?
13 Jun EU mobile roaming fees 'may still catch you out' UK holidaymakers could still be caught out by high mobile phone bills despite a ban on roaming charges in the EU, the consumer group Which? has warned.
31 May Brexit expat pensioners 'may cost NHS millions' Tens of thousands of expat pensioners may return to the UK to use the NHS after Brexit - unless a deal can be done to let them keep receiving care abroad, a think tank has warned.
28 May British Airways: Chaos continues at Heathrow More than a third of British Airways flights from Heathrow have been cancelled as disruption to passengers enters a second day.
27 May British Airways: Thousands disrupted as flights axed amid IT crash Serious problems with British Airways' IT systems have led to thousands of passengers having their plans disrupted, after all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick were cancelled.
26 May Gatwick Airport flights depart without luggage A fault with Gatwick Airport's baggage system meant flights were leaving without passengers' luggage.
18 May Would you carry something abroad for a stranger? The next time you take an international flight, how about transporting something in your suitcase for a complete stranger?
12 May Surge in Britons seeking German citizenship post Brexit vote There has been a sharp rise in the number of Britons applying for German nationality after last year’s Brexit vote.
25 Apr Home Office urging EU nationals not to apply for permanent residence in UK EU nationals are being discouraged by the Home Office from applying for permanent residence in the UK after more than 90,000 applications were received in 2016.
24 Apr Interactive map reveals the countries with the most powerful passports Britons are able to visit 173 countries out of a possible 218 without applying for a visa
17 Apr Easyjet forced couple off overbooked flight Two Easyjet passengers were removed from an overbooked flight and not offered compensation a day after a United Airlines passenger was dragged off a plane in the US.
16 Apr Why some Brits are opting for Belgian citizenshipThe rights of British citizens living there and elsewhere are still to be decided, but a handful of the 25,000 British people living in Belgium do not want to wait for the outcome and are applying for citizenship in their adopted home.
12 Apr Vodafone scraps roaming fees in much of Europe Vodafone has scrapped roaming charges for UK customers in 40 countries, meaning they can use their plans there without additional costs.
30 Mar What will Brexit mean for British expats? Since June last year, one of the most popular topics for queries has been how expats and people who own property in EU countries might be affected by Brexit.
29 Mar Britons in Finland face uncertainty over their future The triggering of Article 50 sets Britain on course to quit the European Union - but where does that leave Britons currently working in EU countries such as Finland? applying for citizenship in their adopted home.
25 Mar US and UK laptop bans on some Middle East flights come into effect A ban on laptops and tablets in cabin baggage on flights from Turkey and some countries in the Middle East and North Africa to the US and UK has come into effect.
09 Mar British Airways Gatwick flight delayed over loo roll shortage An inadequately stocked toilet roll cupboard and a lack of headphones meant hundreds of holidaymakers were delayed for more than five hours.
06 Mar BA to offer less legroom than Ryanair on some planes British Airways plans to squeeze in more passengers on some planes it flies to European cities.
27 Feb The Brits hurrying to become German citizens The Brexit debate in the UK is focusing on the rights of EU migrants in the country. But how are the 100,000 Brits in Germany feeling?
24 Feb BA cabin crew to stage a new seven-day strike over pay British Airways cabin crew will stage a fresh seven-day strike from 3 March in their dispute over pay, the Unite union has said.
10 Feb BA cabin crew to stage new four day strike over pay The Unite union says British Airways cabin crew will stage a fresh four-day strike from February 17 in their dispute over pay.
16 Jan BA to operate all Heathrow long-haul services during strike Airline says it has strengthened schedule over three days of industrial action by Unite union which begins on Thursday
15 Jan Passport queues 'could be longer after Brexit', airports warn People flying to the UK could face "severe disruption" after Brexit unless the Border Force employs more people, airports have warned.
11 Jan Retired British expats 'outstrip European pensioners using NHS' Many more expat UK pensioners rely on European healthcare under reciprocal healthcare agreements than UK-based European pensioners rely on the NHS.
06 Jan Strike will not stop BA passenger trips British Airways says all customers will be able to fly to their destinations on Tuesday 10 January and Wednesday 11 January, despite proposed industrial action by Unite union cabin crew.
03 Jan BA cabin crew plan new strikes British Airways cabin crew will stage a 48-hour strike from 10 January after rejecting a new pay offer, the Unite union says.
02 Jan This Is Where the World's Highest-Paid Expats Live “Expats ranked Switzerland highly for both financial and personal well-being criteria,” said Dean Blackburn, head of HSBC Expat.


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