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18 May Would you carry something abroad for a stranger? The next time you take an international flight, how about transporting something in your suitcase for a complete stranger?
25 Apr Home Office urging EU nationals not to apply for permanent residence in UK EU nationals are being discouraged by the Home Office from applying for permanent residence in the UK after more than 90,000 applications were received in 2016.
24 Apr Interactive map reveals the countries with the most powerful passports Britons are able to visit 173 countries out of a possible 218 without applying for a visa
17 Apr Easyjet forced couple off overbooked flight Two Easyjet passengers were removed from an overbooked flight and not offered compensation a day after a United Airlines passenger was dragged off a plane in the US.
16 Apr Why some Brits are opting for Belgian citizenshipThe rights of British citizens living there and elsewhere are still to be decided, but a handful of the 25,000 British people living in Belgium do not want to wait for the outcome and are applying for citizenship in their adopted home.
12 Apr Vodafone scraps roaming fees in much of Europe Vodafone has scrapped roaming charges for UK customers in 40 countries, meaning they can use their plans there without additional costs.
30 Mar What will Brexit mean for British expats? Since June last year, one of the most popular topics for queries has been how expats and people who own property in EU countries might be affected by Brexit.
29 Mar Britons in Finland face uncertainty over their future The triggering of Article 50 sets Britain on course to quit the European Union - but where does that leave Britons currently working in EU countries such as Finland? applying for citizenship in their adopted home.
25 Mar US and UK laptop bans on some Middle East flights come into effect A ban on laptops and tablets in cabin baggage on flights from Turkey and some countries in the Middle East and North Africa to the US and UK has come into effect.
09 Mar British Airways Gatwick flight delayed over loo roll shortage An inadequately stocked toilet roll cupboard and a lack of headphones meant hundreds of holidaymakers were delayed for more than five hours.
06 Mar BA to offer less legroom than Ryanair on some planes British Airways plans to squeeze in more passengers on some planes it flies to European cities.
27 Feb The Brits hurrying to become German citizens The Brexit debate in the UK is focusing on the rights of EU migrants in the country. But how are the 100,000 Brits in Germany feeling?
24 Feb BA cabin crew to stage a new seven-day strike over pay British Airways cabin crew will stage a fresh seven-day strike from 3 March in their dispute over pay, the Unite union has said.
10 Feb BA cabin crew to stage new four day strike over pay The Unite union says British Airways cabin crew will stage a fresh four-day strike from February 17 in their dispute over pay.
16 Jan BA to operate all Heathrow long-haul services during strike Airline says it has strengthened schedule over three days of industrial action by Unite union which begins on Thursday
15 Jan Passport queues 'could be longer after Brexit', airports warn People flying to the UK could face "severe disruption" after Brexit unless the Border Force employs more people, airports have warned.
11 Jan Retired British expats 'outstrip European pensioners using NHS' Many more expat UK pensioners rely on European healthcare under reciprocal healthcare agreements than UK-based European pensioners rely on the NHS.
06 Jan Strike will not stop BA passenger trips British Airways says all customers will be able to fly to their destinations on Tuesday 10 January and Wednesday 11 January, despite proposed industrial action by Unite union cabin crew.
03 Jan BA cabin crew plan new strikes British Airways cabin crew will stage a 48-hour strike from 10 January after rejecting a new pay offer, the Unite union says.
02 Jan This Is Where the World's Highest-Paid Expats Live “Expats ranked Switzerland highly for both financial and personal well-being criteria,” said Dean Blackburn, head of HSBC Expat.
21 Dec UK airport staff call off 48-hour strike, union says A strike by airport baggage handlers and check-in staff planned for Friday and Christmas Eve has been called off.
19 Dec May wants early Brexit deal for expats Theresa May says she wants a deal to guarantee the status of expats "early on" in Brexit negotiations.
19 Dec Thousands of workers set to strike in Christmas week Thousands of workers will launch a wave of strikes this week, hitting postal services, rail companies and airlines in the run-up to Christmas.
16 Dec British Airways cabin crew to strike over Christmas British Airways cabin crew based at Heathrow airport are to strike on Christmas Day and Boxing Day in a row over pay and conditions.
16 Dec Airport staff in pre-Christmas strike Check-in staff, baggage handlers and cargo crew at UK airports are planning a 48-hour strike from 23 December, the Unite union says.
16 Dec Brexit: Theresa May wants early deal on Britons in EU Theresa May has told EU leaders that she wants an early deal in Brexit negotiations on the status of Britons in Europe and EU citizens in the UK .
15 Dec Airport currency exchanges accused of ‘taking advantage’ of holidaymakers with 'shocking' rates A study has revealed that British airports are making profits of more than £100 million per year from their contracts with currency exchange companies
14 Dec Britons in Spain fret over health care, may come home after Brexit Britons retiring to Spain are attracted not only by a warm climate and Mediterranean lifestyle but also by free access to a well-regarded health system, with London ultimately picking up the bill by refunding Madrid for their health costs.
23 Nov British expats set to be granted right to carry on living in EU Hundreds of thousands of British expats are set to be granted the right to carry on living on the Continent after Brexit after the majority of European Union countries signalled they were ready to do a “reciprocal rights” deal with the UK.
22 Nov Case dropped against Dubai 'rape victim' A British woman, who was charged with having extra-marital sex in Dubai after reporting she was raped, has had all charges against her dropped.
16 Nov British tourist 'gang-raped' in Dubai faces jail for having sex outside marriage Dubai The woman, aged 25, was reportedly charged after going to police about the alleged attack by two Britons in Dubai
20 Oct Red or blue colour for post-Brexit UK passports Some want a post-Brexit passport to be blue, the colour used for British passports before the UK joined the EEC, now the European Union.
14 Oct What should tourists do in Thailand after King Bhumibol's death? As Thailand is plunged into mourning by the death of their much-loved King Bhumibol Adulyadej, here's what tourists visiting the popular holiday destination need to know.
10 Oct Less than one euro to the pound at many UK airports Many travellers buying foreign currency at the UK's airports are now receiving less than one euro to the pound.
07 Oct Brexit: British expats sue EU's Juncker over talks British expats living in the EU are suing European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker over his order to prevent informal Brexit discussions.
06 Oct Theresa May is facing a backlash from European leaders over plans to curb migration after France threatened to retaliate against Britons working on the continent.
06 Oct Expats to get 'vote for life' as Tories announce plan to scrap 15-year limit Millions of expatriates will be given a “vote for life” in elections in a move that could strengthen the Conservative Party’s grip on power
05 Oct GB demand for Irish passports doubles post-Brexit vote The number of applications for Irish passports from people living in Great Britain has almost doubled since the UK voted to leave the European Union.
09 Sep EU rewrites plans to scrap mobile roaming chargesEuropean officials are rewriting detailed plans on how to bring data roaming charges to an end in countries across the EU.
06 Sep British Airways apologises to delayed passengers British Airways has apologised to passengers facing delays after an IT glitch affected check-in desks.
05 Sep Calais blockade: Protest to target migrant Jungle camp A protest by lorry drivers and farmers against the migrant camp in Calais is expected to lead to major disruption in the French port.
02 Sep How many Britons are entitled to an Irish passport? Following a surge in post-Brexit citizenship requests, it was widely claimed that a quarter of British people have Irish heritage. What's the true figure?
19 Aug UK and Australian citizen Scott Richards held in Dubai A 42-year-old man arrested in Dubai for sharing a charity post on his Facebook page has been charged.
10 Aug Eurostar staff announce August strikes Eurostar rail workers from two unions are to take part in two concurrent periods of strike action this month in a dispute over their work-life balance.
02 Aug Should the dark blue British passport be brought back? For almost 30 years Britons have travelled the world clutching small burgundy books.
25 Jul Heathrow passport queues: Staff brought in from ports "Stressed" Border Force staff are struggling to cope with queues to check passports at Heathrow Airport, according to a whistleblower.
25 Jul Dover delays: Queues ease but delays 'could last for weeks' Kent Police said traffic was back at normal levels, after drivers had queued for up to 14 hours because of extra French security checks at the port.
24 Jul Dover delays: UK border staff to help amid 14-hour queues UK officials are to assist with French border checks at the Port of Dover, after the government said motorists had suffered "extraordinary disruption".
21 Jul EasyJet tops the 'Carriers of Shame' list for most complained about airline, with Ryanair in the runners-up spot Leading flight compensation company EUclaim has released internal data
17 Jul Turkey coup attempt: UK Foreign Office relaxes travel advice for Britons visiting Turkey following a failed coup. The situation in Turkey "appears to be calming", it said, but visitors should still avoid public places in Ankara and Istanbul, particularly demonstrations.
08 Jul BA apologises for check-in delays at Heathrow and Gatwick British Airways has apologised to passengers who faced long delays at check-in at Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Sunday.
04 Jul Reality Check: What happens to Brits living abroad? The claim: Some candidates for the Conservative Party leadership have suggested that UK nationals living in the EU, and indeed EU nationals living in the UK, will automatically be able to carry on as they are after Britain leaves the EU.
01 Jul Brexit: UK workers in Germany fear for future On a sun-soaked street in central Leipzig, a union jack flag flies at half-mast.
28 Jun Brexit: Berlin eyes Britain’s tech talent Berlin senator for Economics and Technology was not chatting to fellow politicians, but with start-ups and global funds, who, in the wake of Brexit, are now considering Germany's capital as their base.
28 Jun Kevin Ainley: New appeal over Tenerife disappearance of Fleetwood man The family of a man who disappeared in Tenerife 12 years ago have issued a fresh plea for information in a bid to solve the mystery.
24 Jun Brexit: What does it mean for expats, here and in the EU? Approximately 1.3 million Britons live and work in Europe. Spain's sunny climes are the biggest draw for expats - Ireland and France are also popular.
24 Jun 'Do I need a new passport?' and other Brexit questions The Reality Check team has been sent many questions about people's personal circumstances and how they will be affected by the UK leaving the European Union.
24 Jun The UK's EU referendum: All you need to know This article is designed to be an easy-to-understand guide now that the UK has voted to leave the European Union.
22 Jun World's priciest cities for expats revealed Hong Kong is the world's most expensive city for expats, leapfrogging Angolan capital Luanda in the annual chart compiled by consultancy firm Mercer.
01 Jun British expats urged to register for EU vote by 7 June Britons living abroad are being urged by the Electoral Commission to register to vote in the UK's EU referendum before the 7 June midnight deadline.
27 May France strikes: How might British travellers be affected? British travellers to France are being urged to think ahead after days of industrial action disrupted travel and left fuel in short supply across much of the country.
26 May EU vote: How would Brexit affect expats? There have been lots of discussions about the consequences of leaving the European Union and how it could affect people in Britain. But how would it impact the hundreds of thousands of Brits who live elsewhere in the EU?
24 May Expats lose Supreme Court bid for EU referendum vote Two Britons living abroad have lost their Supreme Court battle over the right to vote in June's EU referendum.
18 May What will happen to the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if there's a Brexit? Travel insurance premiums could go up if the EHIC is scrapped for the UK
17 May Expat pensioners in EU 'will be £50,000 poorer' in event of Brexit EU expats could end up in the same situation as those residing in Australia or Canada
06 May Britons with 'wrong passport' stopped from travelling to US Britons travelling to the United States have been warned to check they have an e-passport, or risk being turned away.
30 Apr Mobile phone roaming charges cut within EU UK consumers using their mobile phones in Europe will see reductions in their bills from Saturday.
28 Apr EU referendum: Britons abroad lose vote legal bid Two Britons living abroad have lost a High Court battle over the right to vote in June's EU referendum.
22 Apr British Airways takes on budget carriers with new fares British Airways has launched new fares in a bid to simplify short-haul travel and compete with its low-cost rivals. Three new fare types Basic, Plus and Plus Flex went on sale this morning, replacing the airline’s six existing options.
20 Apr High Court to hear British expats’ Brexit case today British expats living in Europe are today heading to the High Court in the hope of forcing the Government to let millions of them vote in the EU referendum.
29 Mar Brexit 'would trigger exodus of British expats from Europe' Britons living abroad in the EU are reportedly worried about the consequences of voters opting to leave the bloc 5
25 Mar Eurostar delays after power failure Eurostar train passengers are facing long delays after a power failure caused service cancellations.
25 Mar Increased security checks 'could delay Easter travel' Travellers on Easter getaways have been warned of possible delays because of increased security checks at transport hubs after the bombings in Brussels.
23 Mar Brussels explosions: UK Foreign Office urges Britons to be vigilant The Foreign Office is warning Britons travelling to Brussels to be "alert and vigilant" after the deadly attacks on the city's airport and metro.
21 Mar EasyJet and British Airways passengers face cancellations as French air traffic control workers launch three-day strike Passengers travelling from Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton Airport to French destinations are likely to experience lengthy delays or cancellations as a result of the strikes.
21 Mar British plane spotters fined in Kenya for taking airport photos Four British plane spotters in Kenya have been ordered to pay £1,400 ($2,000) or face a year in jail for trespassing at an airport in Nairobi.
15 Mar EU referendum: Expats challenge 15-year voting restriction Two expats are challenging a decision to bar British citizens who have lived elsewhere in Europe for more than 15 years from voting in the EU referendum.
11 Mar Controversy as a pasty triumphs at the British Pie Awards The decision to award the top prize to a pasty has generated debate about what constitutes a pasty and a pie
05 Mar Manchester Airport flights resume after 'de-icer queues' Flights at Manchester Airport are back to normal after passengers were stuck inside planes "for hours" on Friday waiting for them to be de-iced.
04 Mar Airline cabin crew reveal their guilty secrets: from sex in the sky to short-changing passengers Survey of aircrews discloses which countries' airlines have the most badly-behaved cabin staff (and it's not Britain)
01 Feb Turkey travel advice The FCO advise against all travel to within 10 km of the border with Syria and to the city of Diyarbakir.
01 Feb Zika outbreak: Travel advice Zika virus has spread to more than 20 countries in the Americas.
26 Jan France faces travel chaos with major aviation, taxi strike France faces major transport disruptions Tuesday as air traffic controllers, taxis and civil servants go on strike, with taxis also blocking access with barricades to airports and major cities across the country.
23 Jan Calais port delays after migrants board P&O ferry The port of Calais was temporarily closed on Saturday and services were disrupted after a group of migrants briefly boarded a ship.
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