Best construction and engineering websites for construction and engineering professionals

These days there are just so many construction and engineering websites around that it can be frustrating to find your way to the better websites. To help you, we have compiled what we believe are some top websites to begin your search. The ones we have listed are UK construction and engineering websites sites, but […]

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British pensions & British passport renewals

Britain’s second class pensioners The paper (accessible via the link below) was prepared by the International Consortium of British Pensioners (ICBP). Its primary purpose is to provide an overview of the plight of Britain’s Second Class Pensioners who have decided to live overseas during their retirement but find that their State Pensions are frozen by […]

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Why Thailand? The Asian Nation Tops HSBC’s Expat Explorer Survey 2011

Thailand takes top spot in HSBC’s Expat Explorer Survey 2011: we look at its broad appeal for expat retirees Many months ago I suggested to a leading British Sunday newspaper that they produce an updated look at where Britons are retiring abroad. I’d worked with the journalist in question a year or so before on […]

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Average Brit Spends £58,201 ($93,000) On Booze Over A Lifetime and Has 726 Hangovers

Over an average British person’s lifetime, 5,800 pints of beer are consumed, plus 8,700 glasses of wine, 2,900 bottles of cider, 5,808 shots of spirits, 1,452 cocktails, 1,452 glasses of liquor, and 1,452 glasses of champagne – the equivalent of 456 drinks annually. The typical Brit also experiences 726 hangovers over a lifetime. £962 are […]

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Linking Siberia and North America: The Proposed Rail and Tunnel System

A high speed rail system has been announced by the Russian Government, a rail system that will traverse the Bering Strait. If the project goes as planned, it will contain the world’s longest tunnel, and will cost near $65 billion dollars. This project will be a key infrastructure and communication alternative between continents and could […]

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Cambridge holds top slot in university league table

Cambridge is among the universities planning to charge £9,000 a year tuition fees Cambridge University has held its top place in an international university league table, after ending Harvard’s six-year lead in last year’s rankings. But QS, the firm behind the tables, warned tighter finances could hit UK universities’ in the future. The Department for […]

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Cycling trips to Phra Pradaeng, Bangkok’s so-called “Green Lung”

I’ve taken many cycling trips to Phra Pradaeng, Bangkok’s so-called “Green Lung”. But I can still get lost in its maze of elevated paths and mud roads that slither through the forests and villages. Sitting across from Klong Toey Port’s rows of gritty, busy docks and industrial complexes, this green clump of rural Thailand offers […]

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