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A few weeks ago, I attended the opening of a new Srila Prabhupada Garden at Bhaktivedanta Manor, which is situated just outside London in Hertsmere. Listening to the inspirational speeches in the beautiful gardens of the Mano...
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Just wanted to share an interesting article – ‘Beware of the big beasts as Facebook and Google squeeze rivals’ – by Gideon Spanier, head of media at Campaign magazine, for the London Evening Standard. If you are a digital...
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Wednesday 13 July 2016. Hey, I just spent an historic day in London witnessing all the drama and excitement unfold in Westminster and the Houses of Parliament. In a few hours we had David Cameron giving his last speech as PM ...
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Britain's Andy Murray beats Tomas Berdych in straight sets and will face Milos Raonic in the Wimbledon final.
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So much has happened since The UK voted to leave the EU in the June referendum BREXIT that it’s difficult to know where to start. David Cameron resigned as Prime Minister and has been replaced by a woman, Mrs Theresa May - on...
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I am doing a research project, in conjunction with the University of Hertfordshire, on the experience of overseas nurses who come to the UK to live and work. I need voluteers who would be willing to answer a few questions on ...
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Wednesday 13 July 2016. I spent the day in London witnessing the drama and excitement going on in Westminster. David Cameron resigning as Prime Minister and the first female leader since Margaret Thatcher taking his place - a...
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UK workers tend to work much longer hours than their counterparts in France and Germany, and our labour laws are more flexible. There are also a large numbers of workers zero-hour contracts, which offer no guarantee of how ma...
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Britain's exit from the EU is by no means certain, as the main political parties deal with internal splits and resignations. Following Britain's historic referendum in June, when 17 million people voted to leave the Europ...
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  • Concept Care Solutions
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    Marketing and recruitment specialist. Currently working with Concept Care Solutions/Dolphin Care and London Cactus College in London. The company is recruiting international nurses for jobs in the NHS, care assistants and apprenticeship candidates for jobs in various parts of the UK.
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    Director, 1999 - 2013
    Helped build start-up business to a multi-million pound business covering immigration consultancy, nurse recruitment and training. Sold company in 2013 to go freelance. Creator of Immigration Matters website and blog.
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Two bad experiences with airport runs. Whilst they may appear to be cheaper than other firms, the real price you pay is often different from what the girl on the phone quotes I have just been picked up at T5 LHR this morning. I was quoted £40. The driver rang me as I got off the plane and said he had arrived early. Clearly, it takes at least 40 minutes to get through passport control and wait for luggage, so what he was doing there a few minutes the plane landed I don't know? They always ask for the flight number so one assumes they check the ETA and allow for clearance? The driver didn't bother to come to the arrival hall but instead told me to find him in the car park where he was sitting waiting for me to get my luggage. The car park is huge so I asked him to meet me at the lifts, which took him 10 minutes to find. He eventually turned up in an old estate, which had seen better days, claiming he will be charging me an extra £15.00 for 'waiting time'. He then asked me to pay for the car park charge, which due to him arriving so early cost £10. The £40 quote was now looking like £65.00, so I called the ABA office. The girl who answered listened to my complaint and then said "hold on", whereupon she put me through to a man who just said "yes?" OK,I WILL START AGAIN. He explained that he was "busy" and basically told me to "sort it out with the driver" - a real big help - as he "was not there" with the driver. No s@@@ Sherlock. He was about as useful as an ashtray on a motorbike. I had to sort it out myself and negotiate in the street with the driver who did not speak fluent English. This is not the first time I've had trouble with ABA. Same thing happened at Luton last year, but on that occasion the controller told the driver off and I was charged the correct fare.. On the way to T5 last week I was again quoted £40 but charged £53 because they claimed I asked for a 6 seater (it was the size for a Zafira and the luggage space was smaller than an estate), when I actually said an estate would suffice. Whilst other drivers have been very nice at ABA, I will not risk using them again. It upset me to arrive back in the UK to a third world service. Whilst abroad I used UBER which was great. No hassle, good service and cheap. I will use UBER again.
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