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« on: May 07, 2006, 09:14:17 AM »

Health and well being

www.direct.gov.uk Public services all in one place

www.bnf.org Provides prescribers, pharmacists with up-to-date information about the use of medicines (registration required)

www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk Support and advice for drink related problems

www.samaritans.org.uk Confidential emotional support

www.dialuk.info National organisation for a network of 130 local disability information and advice services run by/for disabled people

www.mhrc.cc Mental Health Resource Centre

www.nopanic.org.uk Aid and rehabilitation for sufferers of a range of anxiety disorders

www.mind.org.uk Working to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress

www.mentalhealth.com Information and support on mental health

www.carersuk.org Carers support site

www.asthma.org.uk Support, advice and information

www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk Free, confidential help to bereaved people.

www.relate.org.uk Help with marital or relationship problems

www.familymediationhelpline.co.uk Help for seperating or divorcing couples.

www.netmums.com Support site for parents with young children

www.alopeciaonline.org.uk Advice, support and information

www.rnid.org.uk For the deaf and hard of hearing

www.pni-uk.com Support for antenatal – postnatal depression/illness

www.breastcancercare.org.uk Support and information

www.prostate-cancer.org.uk Support and information

www.cancerresearchuk.org Information and advice

www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk NHS information

www.dentalhealth.org.uk Oral health care

www.diabetes.org.uk Information and advice

Regulatory Bodies

www.oft.gov.uk Office of Fair Trading – Consumer rights

www.dti.gov.uk Department of Trade and Industry – Business information

www.tradingstandards.gov.uk Consumer protection

www.ofcom.org.uk Regulator for UK communications – TV, radio and telcoms

www.ofgem.gov.uk Regulator for UK gas and electricity industries

www.ofwat.gov.uk Regulator for UK water companies

www.rail-reg.gov.uk Regulator for the UK railway industry

www.charity-commission.gov.uk Regulator for UK charities

Money

www.financialombudsman.org.uk Advice and information on financial disputes

www.nationaldebtline.co.uk Free independent advice on dealing with debt

www.moneysavingexpert.com Hints, tips and advice on cutting bills and saving your money

Legal

www.askthe.police.uk Access to your local police Authority

www.crimestoppers-uk.org Charity working against crime

www.legalservices.gov.uk Information on Legal Aid

Computing

www.our-local.co.uk Technical (computer) support on the ‘PC Help’ board

www.adecsystemsltd.co.uk Computer spares and repair service

www.whatlaptop.co.uk/forums Mobile computing advice forum

www.thespykiller.co.uk Info on spyware, viruses, trojans and other malware

www.tomshardware.co.uk Technical product reviews

www.timeanddate.com/worldclock Tell the time in major cities around the world

www.webopedia.com/quick_ref Information on common Internet and computer facts and occurrences.

www.abilitynet.org.uk Helping disabled adults and children use computers and the internet by adapting and adjusting their ICT.

Food

www.ukfoodguide.net A guide to E numbers and additives

www.bigbarn.co.uk Find local producers of fresh, quality fruits, veg and meats

www.theorganicfarmersmarket.co.uk Similar to Big Barn, but organic and with internet orders

www.defra.gov.uk Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

www.food.gov.uk Food Standards Agency, protecting the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food.

www.g7smy.myby.co.uk/?page=roast How long to cook a roast - calculator

www.wiltshirefarmfoods.com Complete frozen ready meals and desserts delivered direct to your home

www.hormel.com/home.asp World recipes and food advice (click on Knowledge)

www.getstuffed.info/recipes.htm Humorously written, easy to follow recipes

Travel & Transport

www.caa.co.uk The Civil Aviation Authority is the UK's specialist aviation regulator

www.nationalrail.co.uk National Rail Enquiries

www.multimap.com Mapping and route planner

www.mappy.com Extensive European route planning


History & Heritage

www.collectbritain.co.uk/ Collect Britain - Thousands of items from the British Library

www.history.uk.com/ For people with a passion for British history

www.nationalarchives.gov.uk Records of the UK government from Domesday to the present

Telecommunications

www.bt.co.uk/directory-enquiries Free online telephone number enquiries

www.ukphoneinfo.com UK Telephone Code Locator, info on where the area is, BT charge information (may not be upto date)

www.saynoto0870.com Site lists many well known companies and their equivalent geographical numbers instead of 0870, 0871 etc

General

http://promo.net/pg/ Free on-line ebooks

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.

http://mwprices.ft.com/custom/ft-com/currency.asp FT currency convertor

www.printcartridgedirect.com Cheap cartridges for virtually any printer

www.translation-guide.com/free_online_translators.php? Translate text and web pages for free

www.checkmend.org Verify whether products for sale are stolen or not (a fee is charged)

www.immobilise.com The largest private database of registered and stolen property in Europe

www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html The World Factbook is a comprehensive resource of facts and stats on over 250 countries from the CIA

AllCustomerCareEscalation@BSkyB.com This is not a website, but an email address for Sky TV Customer Services

www.holidays-uncovered.co.uk Holiday reviews written by the people who have been to that particular resort.

www.shortcourses.com This website will prove useful to anyone wanting to learn about digital photography.

http://members.tripod.com/~Barefoot_Lass/index.html Hints and tips on beauty, home remedies, cooking and lots more.

www.consumerdirect.gov.uk Government-funded telephone and online service offering information and advice on consumer issues.

www.newspapers24.com/british-newspapers/index.html Every British newspaper on-line.

www.ttfreebies.co.uk Get your free stuff!!




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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2006, 09:22:11 AM »

This list is not exhaustive, so please feel free to suggest more. The website should be of a national nature rather than local.

Commercial sites have been included, but are not a recommendation.
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2006, 07:15:32 PM »

Two new sites added:

www.holidays-uncovered.co.uk Holiday reviews written by the people who have been to that particular resort.

www.shortcourses.com This website will prove useful to anyone wanting to learn about digital photography.
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2006, 07:47:35 PM »

Have you got http://www.moneysavingexpert.com in the list?

Great site for tips on money and saving it, including loopholes in big companies' offers!
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2006, 07:59:07 PM »

Good suggestion Flossy  Thumbs up

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2007, 12:36:49 PM »

Lots of useful stuff here...

http://members.tripod.com/~Barefoot_Lass/index.html
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2007, 08:04:25 PM »

Ta Babs.

Now added to the list.
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2007, 06:06:56 PM »

I've used this a few times and found it very helpful

http://www.consumerdirect.gov.uk/
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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2007, 06:10:13 PM »

I've used this a few times and found it very helpful

http://www.consumerdirect.gov.uk/

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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2007, 10:26:35 AM »

Does anyone know of any sites which p[ay for one's opinions? i.e. apart from yougov.com which, incidentally, really does work without any added hassles.
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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2007, 10:47:24 AM »

You could try www.testandvote.com

You won't earn a living though
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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2007, 09:09:24 PM »

I hardly do in any case.
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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2008, 03:34:58 AM »

Here's one for organizing your home..

www.flylady.net

and weight loss/plans

www.sparkpeople.com
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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2008, 08:00:20 PM »

What about this link site to every UK newspaper?

http://www.newspapers24.com/british-newspapers/index.html

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« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2008, 08:28:43 PM »

Nice one Clangy. link added  grin
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« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2008, 10:30:04 PM »

Did you get this one, for free stuff? http://www.ttfreebies.co.uk/
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« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2008, 10:32:45 PM »

Did you get this one, for free stuff? http://www.ttfreebies.co.uk/

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« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2008, 10:33:37 PM »

Got to keep the boss happy...  grin
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« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2008, 11:08:06 PM »

Got to keep the boss happy...  grin

I'm always listening (reading)  goofy wink
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« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2008, 12:28:55 AM »

Creep.  grin

I liked the way you fiddled the scores for the quiz, too.  :whistle:
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« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2008, 07:42:45 PM »

Creep.  grin

I liked the way you fiddled the scores for the quiz, too.  :whistle:
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« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2008, 08:09:24 PM »

 :whistle:

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« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2008, 08:15:31 PM »

Creep.  grin

I liked the way you fiddled the scores for the quiz, too.  :whistle:

Interesting how you wait till I delete all the PM's before saying that  taunt
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« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2008, 08:16:44 PM »

Call it ESP, mate.  grin
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« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2008, 11:42:40 PM »

I  use Freewebs.com for making my homepage website, but tonight I've  been having a play with this web building site  - http://www.synthasite.com/

I'm finding it a little harder to use than the Freewebs but on the plus side is that it doesn't have nasty banner ads flashing away at the top.
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« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2008, 12:16:10 AM »

After saying the above, ended up using http://weebly.com for my homepage now. Found it a little easier to use than synthasite and no ads on your pages.


Also been using http://wimg.co.uk for quick & easy image posting.
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« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2009, 10:37:54 PM »

Want railway maps?

Unlikely, I s'pose.

However, if you want a map that has all the UK stations, have a look here.

http://www.networkrail.co.uk/aspx/4451.aspx

Pity they're pdf files.
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« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2016, 10:24:03 PM »

Some free image hosts -

http://imgur.com/

http://www.auplod.com/

http://www.imagehousing.com/


I've been using Imgur for quite a while though recently they've made the site a little more fiddley to use.
Auplod is an easy site to use though they do remove images if they've not been used for a while.
The third site, Imagehousing, I've only come across recently but seems an easy enough site to use -
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