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As a Brit abroad post-Brexit, I wanted to wear a badge saying: ‘Don’t look at me – I didn’t vote for this!’

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It used to be a reliable middle-class hack: if you wanted a zero-effort holiday, with no decisions except whether to have a pina colada or a beer, you went somewhere French-run and all-inclusive. The business model re...

‘Impossible to get an appointment’: Britons forced abroad to seek dental treatment

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People in the UK are travelling abroad for dental care as treatment closer to home becomes increasingly inaccessible. Nine in 10 practices in England are not offering NHS appointments to new adult patients amid chroni...

Tell us: have you travelled abroad from the UK for dental care?

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People in the UK are being told to wait until 2024 for dentist appointments, with dentists reporting that they have thousands on their NHS waiting lists. Some patients are being advised to pay for private appointments...

UK armed forces introduce ban on use of sex workers abroad

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Britain’s armed forces have introduced a ban on the use of sex workers abroad for the first time as part of an attempt to stamp out sexual exploitation and abuse across the military. Personnel found to have engaged in...

Thousands seeking unproven long Covid blood treatments abroad

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Thousands of people with long Covid are travelling abroad to spend huge sums of money on unproven treatments such as “blood washing”, prompting warnings from experts and doctors. Patients are attending private clinics...

UK holiday bookings boom as Britons think twice about trips abroad

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British hotels, B&Bs and holiday parks recorded a 20%-30% rise in enquiries following the half term travel chaos as families think twice about heading abroad this summer. Businesses said a surge in last-minute boo...

Ukrainian boy and his family leave cellar after 87 days for safety abroad

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The last child in a ruined village in north-east Ukraine has been evacuated with his family from the basement in which they lived for three months after a benefactor read of their plight in the Guardian. Tymofiy Seido...

Want to avoid card fees for cash withdrawals abroad? Here’s how …

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Using a typical credit or debit card to withdraw cash on an overseas break could mean paying costly and unnecessary fees. But shop around before you go and you could avoid paying over the odds. The financial firm Mone...

Patel’s plans to process asylum seekers abroad facing Tory rebellion

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Priti Patel’s plans to process asylum seekers abroad are facing a Conservative rebellion next week, with MPs calling the proposal “clearly ridiculous” ahead of a vote on the nationality and borders bill. Amendments ci...

From Churchill to Pearl Harbor, Zelenskiy’s speeches push the right buttons abroad

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To MPs in London, he channelled Churchill and Shakespeare. To the US Congress, he evoked Pearl Harbor and 9/11. For the Bundestag it was the Berlin Wall; for Canada’s lawmakers, their large Ukrainian community. MEPs i...

David Squires on … Romelu Lukaku and the art of an interview abroad

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Our resident cartoonist on the Chelsea striker, Thomas Tuchel’s response and a Captain, Leader, Legend lightening the mood

A 975-day nightmare: how the Home Office forced a British citizen into destitution abroad

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Eight months ago, the events that shattered the life of Richard Amoah, a 58-year-old upholsterer from south London, were condensed into a series of succinct, emotionless paragraphs, typed into boxes on an 18-page form...

Chinese agents operating abroad to get Uyghurs deported, ICC told

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Chinese officials are operating in foreign countries to get Uyghurs deported back to China by creating visa problems and coercing them into becoming informants, evidence given to the international criminal court alleg...

New tax rate on top US firms abroad will help Americans at home, Yellen says

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The treasury secretary Janet Yellen has said US multinationals who have spent years avoiding paying tax on American soil will be forced to help fund improvements to education, social and infrastructure programmes, tha...

If opposition parties abroad can put aside their differences, why can’t Davey, Starmer and co?

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The uniting of the opposition in 2023 was a moment of optimism built out of despair. Labour, the Lib Dems, Greens and Welsh Nationalists resolved to do whatever it took to drive Boris Johnson from power. Under the slo...

We want to buy our first home and then move abroad. Is this possible?

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Q My girlfriend and I are thinking of buying our first property together (neither of us have bought or owned property before). But we are thinking of moving abroad in a few years’ time and keeping the property here an...

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