Weekend travel information for 20 April 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 21-22 April, and also the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal, but please check if any of the following affect you.

Strike action is taking place on the DLR from 04:00 on Friday 20 April, until 03:59 on Tuesday 24 April. The strike has been called over a dispute with KeolisAmey Docklands who operate the DLR on behalf of TfL.

We aim to offer a limited service over the four days, which coincide with the London Marathon on Sunday 22 April. For up to date information on what services may operate.

London Overground
* On Sunday 22 April, there is no service between:
* Euston and Kilburn High Road until 12:15 and after 20:30, due to Network Rail track work and Network Rail work at Euston to enable High Speed Two (HS2)
* Surrey Quays and New Cross after 20:45, due to Crossrail construction wor
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Are you eligible for a British passport?

Fast facts about British nationality for South Africans – You could be eligible for British passport if you were:

Born to a parent (father or mother) who was born in the UK before 1983.
Born before 1983 to a parent who was born after 1949 – as long as that parent was a British citizen, or
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South Africans and the National Insurance Number

South Africans who are relocating to the United Kingdom sometimes get strangled in the paperwork and red-tape involved with their relocation.

One of the topics on which the consultants at Breytenbachs Immigration Consultants often get questions is the National Insurance Number.

We have compiled a short article for South Africans relocating to the UK, on the issue of the National Insurance number.

The National Insurance Number
The National Insurance (NI) number is unique for every person. You will keep your NI number for life, and the number will only be used for one person.

It consists of numbers and letters and is allocated by the Department for Works and Pensions.

The NI number is used by the HM Revenue & Customs and the Department for Works and Pensions to identify persons. The number also ensures that NI and tax contributions are recorded against the record of the correct person and that the correct amount of tax and NI are paid by every person.
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South Africans and the National Insurance Number

South Africans who are relocating to the United Kingdom sometimes get strangled in the paperwork and red-tape involved with their relocation.

One of the topics on which the consultants at Breytenbachs Immigration Consultants often get questions is the National Insurance Number.

We have compiled a short article for South Africans relocating to the UK, on the issue of the National Insurance number.
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Weekend travel information for 6 April 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 7-8 April, and also the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal, but please check if any of the following affect you.

London Underground
Due to ballast and track replacement, there is no service:

Metropolitan line
On Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 April, between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Uxbridge

Piccadilly line
On Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 April, between South Harrow and Uxbridge

London Overground
There will be no service:

From Saturday 7 April to Sunday 8 April between:
• Gospel Oak and Barking, due to Network Rail infrastructure work
• Crouch Hill station will be closed, with no staff or ticketing facilities available, due to Network Rail bridge work

On Sunday 8 April between:
• New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace/West Croydon, due to Network Rail t
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Moving abroad: The top five cities South Africans should consider

As beautiful as South Africa can be, sometimes you’ve just got to fly the nest. So with the help of Nestpick, we’re looking at some of the most attractive options for those of us considering moving abroad.

Compared to previous generations, we have been lucky enough to travel around the world for many different reasons, either for pleasure and curiosity of exploring what we can find behind the doors of our comfort zone or simply for gap years or educational exchanges.

Whichever your reason might be and even though most popular destinations among expats include Australia, USA, UK and New Zealand, there are some top cities that definitely attract a larger audience of expats eager to live and work abroad.

Nestpick, a search aggregator for apartment rentals all over the world, has analysed different factors in some of the most attractive cities for expats in order to assess the costs of renting a flat there and furnishing it.

The best cities for South Afric
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Moving abroad: The top five cities South Africans should consider

As beautiful as South Africa can be, sometimes you’ve just got to fly the nest. So with the help of Nestpick, we’re looking at some of the most attractive options for those of us considering moving abroad.

Compared to previous generations, we have been lucky enough to travel around the world for many different reasons, either for pleasure and curiosity of exploring what we can find behind the doors of our comfort zone or simply for gap years or educational exchanges.
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Moving to the UK? Don’t leave South Africa without tying up these loose-ends

For South Africans, the road to the UK can be a challenging one, but once you get there it’s worth it. To help you navigate through all the requirements and to ensure that your move goes off as smoothly as possible, we’ve compiled some essential advice and information based on what other Saffas have learned while making the big move…
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Lughawe in Londen gesluit oor WWII-bom

Die London City-lughawe is Sondag gesluit nadat konstruksiewerkers ’n bom uit die Tweede Wêreldoorlog in die Teemsrivier daar naby gekry het. ’n Gebied van 214 m is versper nadat die WWII-bom in die Koning George V-dok gevind is terwyl hulle konstruksiewerk gedoen het, berig die BBC. Die lughawe val in die gebied en is dus […]
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Britse kommentator en aktivis teen plaasmoorde, Katie Hopkins, val flou in SA

Nooddienste moes Sondag die Britse kommentator en rubriekskrywer Katie Hopkins in Suid-Afrika help nadat sy ketamien geneem vir ‘n ontwrigte skouer het, het flou geval daarna.

Hopkins (42) het Sondag ’n foto getwiet waar sy met haar gesig na onder lê op ’n sypaadjie terwyl sy behandeling ontvang.
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