Expat Uk News

Latest 10 news items tagged Uk

20 May at 11 AM 2015

Expat Australian teacher fighting for life in Phuket after motorbike accident

An English teacher in the Thai resort island of Phuket is in a coma after being involved in a motorbike accident in Patong on Friday night. Australian Louise Warren, who has been working at Patong Language School, was transferred to Bangkok Phuket Hospital on Monday for further treatment, announced a nurse at Vachira Hospitla where she had been being cared for. The nurse said that her heart stopped twice but they managed to restart it and she was, at the time of speaking, in a stable condition. The accident involving a 10-wheeled...
19 May at 9 AM 2015

Hong Kong: Drunk Brit rescued off the Peak after getting lost

A helicopter had to air lift a drunk Brit to safety after he lost his way at Hong Kong's Victoria Peak. The British man, aged 27, apparently got confused about which direction to walk in and then found himself in Victoria Peak’s heavily forested area at around 5am. He then proceeded to fall down a steep slope, after which he managed to get stuck due to entangling his foot in a length of rope. The man then attempted to free himself yet gave up after two hours of trying and decided to call the police for help instead. In a show...
13 May at 4 PM 2015

UK election success for Philippine expat

An expat Filipina woman has been elected as the councillor of Hertsmere borough and Elstree and Borehamwood town in last week’s UK general election. The victory of Conservative party member, Cynthia Alcantara Barker, marked the first time that a Filipino has been elected to a public office of this level in UK politics. Speaking to The Filipino Expat, Barker mentioned that it was her curiosity about local events that led to her community involvement. Before, she used to keep things to herself, however as she learnt more about the...
12 May at 6 PM 2015

Many British expats unable to vote due to 'broken system

‘There have been many complaints from across the world by British expats as they were unable to vote in last week’s UK General Election. Many British living abroad received their postal vote papers too late in order for them to return their votes in time for them to be counted. David Cameron, the leader of the Conservative party, is now serving his second term in Downing Street having won 331 seats, exceeding the necessary 323 seats needed to secure a majority government. The vast majority of complaints regarding delayed...
7 May at 9 AM 2015

Mother killed British family in Gibraltar murder-suicide case

A British family discovered dead in their Gibraltar house in March were killed by the Spanish mother, an inquest has been told. Thirty-seven-year-old Anarda De La Caridad Perez Friman stabbed her husband, four-year-old child and six-week old baby before committing suicide. Her husband, John Joseph Shannon from Liverpool, reportedly had wounds on his body indicating that he had tried to defend himself from the attack. North East Wales and Central Coroner John Gittins said at an inquest that Shannon’s body had been returned for...
1 May at 9 AM 2015

Rise in British expats investing in property

The number of British expats looking to invest in property back home has been on the up since the beginning of the year, according to a leading lender. deVere Mortgages revealed that in the first three months of the year, 75 per cent of all home loan enquiries it had received were made by Brits living overseas, predominantly expats residing in regions such as the Middle East, Asia, the US and Russia. The group explained that one of the main reason for the surge in interest has been currency charges, with the pound’s weakness...
1 May at 9 AM 2015

British expat killed in Nepal quake

A British man living in Nepal was killed in the country’s devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake, the UK Foreign Office has confirmed. The Himalayan country was hit by the quake on Saturday and more than 6,000 people have been confirmed dead to date, while with numerous remote villages yet to be accounted for, that number is expected to rise considerably. The Foreign Office said that a Brit was among the earthquake’s victims, while at least 27 more UK nationals have been listed by the Red Cross as missing. Many tourists from...
28 Apr at 12 PM 2015

British expats to be hit by NHS clampdown

British expats living in European countries such as Spain are likely to feel the full force of a proposed clampdown by the NHS. Many UK citizens living overseas often fly back to their homeland for doctors’ appointments or procedures such as operations because of the hassle involved when dealing with local health authorities abroad, particularly concerning the seemingly endless amount of paperwork that may need to be processed. However, the NHS has introduced new regulations, which will come into force in the coming days, stating...
27 Apr at 4 PM 2015

New Zealand issues increasing number of visas

New Zealand is becoming more and more popular with expats from all over the world, with the most recent data showing a rise in the number of work, visitor and student visas issued. Visitor arrivals to the country hit a record high for March, a rise of 15 per cent on the same month last year and eight per cent greater than in 2013, according to the statistics. The Cricket World Cup coupled with an earlier Easter were the main reasons for such a large increase, noted the manager of New Zealand Statistics, Vina Cullum. The yearly net...
25 Apr at 9 AM 2015

World Bank reveals top migrant locations

The US, Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Russia are the five most popular countries for expat workers, according to the latest data from the World Bank. The bank’s Migration and Development Brief also showed that the top five nations in terms of the amount of remittance received were India, China, Philippines, Mexico and Nigeria. More and five million Indians are said to be working in the Gulf states, making them the largest group of migrant workers in a region that is home to in excess of 20 million workers...