Down By The Riverside: The Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race

On Saturday 29th March 2008, an obscure English ritual took place. It was watched by 250,00 people crowded along the banks of the Thames from Putney Bridge to Mortlake and on TV by 8 million in the UK plus an estimated 120 million in 180 other countries. The Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race covers only […]

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Rules Of The Road: Driving In The UK

Do you own a Porsche,Alfa Romeo or 4 x 4? If so,you won’t be very happy with the Mayor of London’s latest Congestion Charge proposals. From October 2008 (unless he loses the elections in May),it will cost you £25 per day to drive into the area. Even if you’re a resident in the zone,you’ll still […]

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