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30 Nov The French village that fears for its British community Alet-les-Bains in southern France may be a long way away from the UK, but Brexit looms large there.
29 Nov Manchester man in Egypt 'spying' arrest
A 19-year-old British expat has been arrested in Egypt on suspicion of spying, his family have said.
29 Nov 'Squashed' passenger loses British Airways court fight
A man who sued British Airways for £10,000 because he was "squashed" next to an obese passenger during a flight has lost his compensation battle.
26 Nov Matthew Hedges: British academic pardoned by UAE
A British academic who was jailed for spying in the United Arab Emirates has been freed after a pardon.
22 Nov Matthew Hedges: Academic jailed in UAE for spying 'failed' by UK government
The wife of a British academic jailed for spying in the United Arab Emirates says the British government put UK interests above his right to freedom.
17 Nov Loyal customers rally round to save tea shop that offers a taste of Britain in New York New York’s most famous British tea shop is taking desperate measures to stay afloat in the face of Manhattan’s crippling taxes and giddy rents.
16 Nov Passenger sues BA for being 'squashed next to obese man' A man is suing British Airways after being "squashed" next to an obese passenger during a 13-hour flight.
12 Nov Briton dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco A Briton has died after contracting rabies while on holiday in Morocco, health officials have said.
08 Nov Is this the world's worst airport parking meet and greet? Company crashes a family car into a tree, 'loses' another for 35 days and 'smashes a Range Rover into a bus'
01 Nov Ryanair passengers brace for new bag rules The latest changes to Ryanair's baggage policies take effect today, meaning passengers who want to take anything more than a small bag on board must pay for the privilege.
30 Oct Matthew Hedges: Academic on UAE spying charge bailed A British academic accused of spying by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been released on bail.
24 Oct Frozen expat pensions: 93-year-old activist heads to Downing Street A 93-year-old British expatriate living in Canada is flying to London to take up her fight against frozen pensions.
22 Oct Matthew Hedges: Release UAE 'spy' accused, academics demand More than 100 academics from around the world have signed a petition demanding the release of a student charged with spying in the United Arab Emirates.
19 Oct Briton faces jail for spraying 'Scouser Lee' on Thai gate A British tourist accused of spray painting his name on a historic landmark in Thailand could face 10 years in prison.
11 Oct Matthew Hedges: Wife urges UAE to free husband held since May A British student has been detained for the last five months in the United Arab Emirates "without explanation" after a research trip, his wife has said.
25 Sep How translation apps iron out embarrassing gaffes Machines are getting better at untangling foreign languages, but mistakes persist. Translation apps are getting better, but they're still not perfect, particularly for minority languages. Can artificial intelligence and deep neural networks help iron out the glitches?
19 Sep British expat sentenced in absence over Dubai hotel row A British expat was sentenced to three months in prison in her absence after witnessing a fight in a Dubai hotel lobby, a campaign group says.
19 Sep Foreign Office warns dual nationals not to go to Iran The British Foreign Office has warned all UK/Iranian dual nationals not to travel to Iran unless they have an urgent reason to do so.
15 Sep Joe Robinson: Turkish court convicts former UK soldier A former soldier with the British army who fought for Kurdish forces against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria has been given a prison sentence in Turkey, his mother says.
14 Sep Hurricanes and typhoons: How to survive a major storm The looming disasters have prompted people to prepare their homes and stock up on supplies. But what is best practice? And how can you cope once a storm has hit?
13 Sep 'Gut instinct' helped catch Hull child rapist A holidaymaker who helped catch a child rapist he saw with groups of young girls said "gut instinct" made him alert the authorities.
07 Sep British Airways hacking: Customers cancel credit cards as airline defends handling of 'sophisticated' cyber attack Furious British Airways customers have been left having to cancel their credit cards after a 15-day data breach compromised around 380,000 card payments.
04 Sep Expat fights to save 'Little Britain' in Germany An expat is fighting to keep a homage to Britain he built in his garden in Germany after the Brexit vote.
25 Aug Brexit deal or no deal: What about my pension? Anyone dreaming of retirement in the sun may have lost some sleep after reading the no-deal documents published by the government on Thursday.
24 Aug Luton Airport 'UK's worst airport' for third year Luton Airport has been named the worst in the UK for the third year in a row in a passenger satisfaction survey.
23 Aug Ryanair brings in new rules on cabin bags Ryanair is tightening the rules on what passengers pay to take luggage onto the plane, in order to "speed up boarding".
15 Aug Manchester airport parking scam foiled by tracking device The director of an airport meet-and-greet firm has been fined for parking a customer's car outside his own home - after trading standards officers used a tracking device to follow the vehicle.
13 Aug Heathrow Airport passport queues reach 2.5 hours Delays at Heathrow Airport passport control left passengers queuing for up to two and a half hours last month, figures show.
06 Aug BA boss demands action on Heathrow queues The boss of British Airways has criticised long queues at Heathrow, saying arrivals face two-hour waits to get through border control.
28 Jul Charlotte Brown speedboat death: Jack Shepherd manhunt launched An international hunt is under way to find a man who killed his date in a speedboat crash on the River Thames.
03 Jul Ryanair pilots in Ireland to strike Thursday 12 July Ryanair pilots based in Ireland have voted to strike for 24 hours on Thursday 12 July - the start of the traditional holidays in NI.
30 Jun Surge in Britons getting EU nationality In 2017 a total of 12,994 UK citizens obtained the nationality of one of the 17 member states from which the BBC has received figures.
28 Jun Britons warned to stop buying second homes in Brittany as empty properties targeted by activist squatters Squatters claiming that holiday home buyers are making rents unaffordable for locals have occupied about 10 properties in Brittany, according to activists.
26 Jun Most expensive city for expats revealed Hong Kong is back in top spot as the most expensive city to live in the world as an expat, according to research.
07 Jun Holidaymakers are being warned to check the rules on carrying medicines abroad to avoid falling foul of local laws. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said some commonly-prescribed medicines were "controlled drugs" in certain countries.
03 Jun The English question: Young are less proud to be English Young people are far less likely to feel proud to be English than older generations, a major survey for the BBC reveals.
25 May British bar workers in Majorca 'at risk of modern slavery' Young Britons could be at risk of modern slavery if they work as touts outside the bars of Majorca, the Foreign Office has warned.
21 May Jailed British-Iranian faces new charge Jailed British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is facing a new charge against her in Iran, her campaign says.
21 May UK airports with worst departing flight delays revealed Flights from Luton Airport were delayed for longer than any other UK airport last year, analysis of Civil Aviation Authority data suggests.
13 May DR Congo: Kidnapped Britons released Two Britons held hostage in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been released unharmed, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has announced.
01 May Critical window for learning a language There is a critical cut-off age for learning a language fluently, according to research.
09 Apr Rise in numbers of Britons becoming EU citizens in 2016 The number of Britons granted citizenship of another EU country more than doubled in the year of the Brexit referendum, according to new figures.
02 Apr Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband 'disappointed' with Boris Johnson The husband of jailed British mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says he is "disappointed in the failure of Boris Johnson's efforts" two years on from her arrest in Iran.
26 Mar Brexit: Welsh expats 'still in limbo' after transition deal Welsh expats have said they remain "in limbo" about their rights after Brexit, despite claims progress has been made on the issue.
25 Mar Australia-UK: First non-stop flight arrives in London from Perth The first scheduled non-stop flight between Australia and the UK has touched down in London's Heathrow Airport.
23 Mar Reward offer over Scot missing in Spain The family of a Scottish woman who went missing in Spain more than two years ago are offering a £100,000 reward for information which helps the investigation into her disappearance.
22 Mar Electronics ban: How will new US and UK rules affect me? The United States and United Kingdom have announced that laptops, e-readers and almost any other electronic device that is not a phone will be banned from cabin luggage on some flights.
22 Mar The new UK passport to be issued after Brexit will be made in France, according to the current British manufacturer. The burgundy passport, in use since 1988, will revert to its original blue and gold colour from October 2019.
07 Mar Ryanair accused of duping British travellers with 'rip-off' exchange rates Ryanair has been accused of duping customers with “rip-off” exchange rates that mean British travellers pay more than their European counterparts for the same flight.
05 Mar Superbugs are being spread by travellers to South Asia and the Middle East, warn health experts People who have travelled to areas of the world with high rates of antibiotic resistance are more likely to carry bugs, and could pass them to family and housemates.
23 Feb UK driving licences may no longer be recognised in Europe after Brexit, EU suggests British drivers could be stopped from travelling on the continent after Brexit because UK driving licences will no longer be recognised, the European Commission has suggested.
23 Feb 'We're on our way,' says 96-year-old expat votes campaigner A 96-year-old war veteran is celebrating after his campaign to get the vote for all British expatriates moved a step closer to success.
22 Feb What will Brexit mean for Britain's overseas territories? The uncertainties of Brexit spread far beyond the borders of the UK and continental Europe.
22 Feb Migration figures Record numbers of EU nationals leaving UK The number of EU citizens leaving the UK is at its highest level for a decade with 130,000 emigrating in the year to September, figures show.
20 Feb British man Lucas Belmonte in Dubai jail over credit card A 22-year-old British man has been jailed for a year in Dubai for using a credit card given to him by a friend to pay for a hotel, a campaign group says.
12 Feb Cambodia deports seven tourists accused of producing pornography
Cambodia has deported seven of the ten foreign tourists charged with producing pornography.
09 Feb Eurostar launches London-Amsterdam route Channel Tunnel train operator Eurostar is launching direct services between London and Amsterdam.
07 Feb Brexit: Britons' citizenship case to be taken to European court The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is to be questioned on whether British people have rights to EU citizenship after Brexit.
19 Jan Peter Mayle: A Year in Provence author dies at 78 Author Peter Mayle, who wrote A Year in Provence, has died aged 78, his publisher has said
15 Jan Sticky business: Selling British puddings to Americans As celebrity-backed reviews go, pudding-maker Tracy Claros got a pretty good one.


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