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    The best places to see Christmas lights in London
    Nov 21, 2016  |  by 1st Contact
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    Mandela Day: Taking action to inspire change
    Jul 20, 2016  |  by 1st Contact
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    6 reasons to celebrate the full English breakfast
    Mar 02, 2015  |  by 1st Contact
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    7 traditional British dishes that have (somehow) stood the test of time
    Feb 12, 2015  |  by 1st Contact
  • Kickstart
    7 things to do in Wimbledon that don’t involve tennis
    Dec 23, 2014  |  by 1st Contact
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    16 quirky facts about New Zealand
    May 09, 2014  |  by 1st Contact
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    10 lesser-known facts about Scotland
    May 06, 2014  |  by 1st Contact
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    11 unusual facts about Portugal
    Oct 08, 2013  |  by 1st Contact
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    Celebrating 150 years of the London Underground
    Jan 08, 2013  |  by 1st Contact
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    20 interesting facts about air travel
    Dec 04, 2012  |  by 1st Contact
 
 
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    For butter or wors: Your guide to South African shops in the UK

    by 1st Contact | Nov 06, 2012
    If you’re a Saffa who's new to the UK, you might already be missing some favourite flavours from home. But don’t fret - there are many physical and online stores that specialise in South African food imports.
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  • Immigration

    7 ways to beat the “Heathrow Injection”

    by 1st Contact | Aug 01, 2012
    The urban dictionary defines the Heathrow Injection as “a metaphor for the weight one inevitably gains when one migrates to London for an extended stay”. If you’ve had friends depart for London only to arrive home two years later decidedly porkier than when they left, you’ll know about the phenomenon already.
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    The Expat Chronicles - Meet Rory

    by 1st Contact | Jul 04, 2012
    This month we spoke to Rory, who moved his family from South Africa to London a year and a half ago. While he’s earning a great salary and his family enjoys the shopping, they’re missing the perks they were used to back in SA, so they are already planning their move back.
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    Have a pint with your pet: 10 pup-friendly pubs in London

    by 1st Contact | Nov 04, 2011
    If you’ve ever taken your dogs for a walk and then wished you could stop at a pub for a beer on your way home, here’s your chance! Our list covers many areas and most of them are close to a park or common, meaning you can walk your dog and then wet your palate!
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    The Expat Chronicles: From Port Elizabeth to Australia

    by 1st Contact | Sep 09, 2011
    This month we chatted to Carina, wife to Jacques and mother to 4 boys, aged 4 – 12, who took the plunge in 2009 and moved to Australia.
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    The A to Z of Healthy London

    by 1st Contact | Aug 04, 2011
    Living a healthy life is often one of our greatest goals, yet something that generally takes a back seat to everything else that’s going on, including working, paying the bills, socialising and family commitments. So we’ve put together an A-Z guide of healthy living resources in London to help you along.
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    20 Interesting facts about Wales

    by 1st Contact | Jul 29, 2011
    Wales, also known as Cymru, is part of the United Kingdom and well-known for its rich history and culture. We've rounded up 20 interesting facts about Wales, below. Do you want to start your UK adventure? Fill out our visa assessment form and let us help you discover a world of opportunity.
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  • Immigration

    The Expat Chronicles: Meet Matt

    by 1st Contact | Jul 06, 2011
    From time to time, we’ll be chatting to Expats from all over the world to find out how they adjusted and what they learnt through their move. These are real people, sharing their real experiences.
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  • Immigration

    15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Wimbledon

    by 1st Contact | Jul 01, 2011
    We all know that Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam Tournament still played on grass and most of us are aware that at 17, Boris Becker was the youngest player (and first unseeded player and first German) to win the men’s singles title… but here a few facts that might be entirely new to even the most ardent tennis fans.
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    Readers Ask

    by 1st Contact | Jun 09, 2011
    'Readers Ask' has been a recent addition to our email newsletter. We've rounded up some of the best questions and answers and provide them here. This month, we look at Visas, naturalisation and continuous residency. Robyn Cory of 1st Contact Visas was on hand to give an expert opinion.
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  • London Christmas lights
    The best places to see Christmas lights in London
    Nov 21, 2016  |  by 1st Contact
  • 94_Mandela-Day-Taking-action-to-inspire-change
    Mandela Day: Taking action to inspire change
    Jul 20, 2016  |  by 1st Contact
  • 79_6-reasons-to-celebrate-the-full-English-breakfast
    6 reasons to celebrate the full English breakfast
    Mar 02, 2015  |  by 1st Contact
  • 110_7-traditional-British-dishes-that-have-(somehow)-stood-the-test-of-time
    7 traditional British dishes that have (somehow) stood the test of time
    Feb 12, 2015  |  by 1st Contact
  • Kickstart
    7 things to do in Wimbledon that don’t involve tennis
    Dec 23, 2014  |  by 1st Contact
  • 117_16-quirky-facts-about-New-Zealand
    16 quirky facts about New Zealand
    May 09, 2014  |  by 1st Contact
  • Immigration
    10 lesser-known facts about Scotland
    May 06, 2014  |  by 1st Contact
  • 99_11-Unusual-facts-about-Portugal
    11 unusual facts about Portugal
    Oct 08, 2013  |  by 1st Contact
  • 126_Celebrating-150-years-of-the-London-Underground
    Celebrating 150 years of the London Underground
    Jan 08, 2013  |  by 1st Contact
  • Immigration
    20 interesting facts about air travel
    Dec 04, 2012  |  by 1st Contact
 
 

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