The UK Government announces that they are now reforming the Immigration route

In its latest Statement of changes, published on 7 March 2019, the UK Government has made it very clear that it is moving away from the Points-Based Immigration system (PBS). Both the Tier 1 Entrepreneur and Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur route are falling away shortly. These routes will be replaced with an Innovator and Start-up Visa routes. Both the new routes fall outside the PBS and do not have a point-scoring system. Breytenbachs welcome the announcements on the newly formed immigration routes, and believe it will open up more opportunities for those looking to live and work in the UK. Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) closing The Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) immigration route will close for all new applicants on 6 July 2019. The last day a person can thus apply under this route is 5 July 2019. Persons already in the UK under this route, do not need to worry, as there are transitional arrangements in place to switch to the new routes. Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) closing The Ti…
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Weekend travel information for 15 March 2019

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 16 and 17 March, and the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal so you’ll be able to get wherever you need to go. Please check if any of the following affect you. London Underground Circle line On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March, there will be no service between Paddington and Hammersmith. This is due to line modernization work. Use alternative Tube and local bus routes. Hammersmith & City line On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March, there will be no service between Paddington and Hammersmith. This is due to line modernization work. Use alternative Tube and local bus routes. London Overground Tonight, Thursday 14 March, there will be no service between Hackney Downs and Enfield Town / Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters) after 22:45. This is due to Network Rail track work. Rail replacement buses will run. On Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March, t…
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So you need to pack? Here are a few handy tips to make sure your trip is a success

Do you find yourself thinking for days on end about things you will need on the trip and telling yourself "I must remember to pack that"? Have you arrived and discovered "oops I should have packed that"? There is a simple solution and it works, especially if it's keeping you up at night before the trip - write it down. Yes, make a list, add to it whenever you have an idea that I must pack this, and take it with you. When you get there and think I should have, add it to that list and keep it in one of those pockets in your favourite bag or case so next time, you won't forget. When you are doing that last-minute dash instead of running around in circles you can check your list and feel far more at ease and only have to deal with the excitement or nerves of the trip itself. A pen and paper or even a note taken on your phone can help in all sorts of ways. Making notes, or even doodling on the trip itself when you are waiting is a great time to put some thoughts in order or make pl…
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Weekend travel information for 14 December 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 15 and 16 December, and the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal so you’ll be able to get wherever you need to go, but please check if any of the following affect you. TfL services will continue to run over Christmas and New Year, excluding Christmas Day. On New Year’s Eve, travel will be free on the Tube, bus, London Overground, DLR, TfL Rail and Tram services between 23:45 and 04:30. Timetable and service changes will affect journeys throughout the festive period. London Underground Metropolitan line On Sunday 16 December, there will be no service between Aldgate and Wembley Park before 09:30 and after 20:30. This is due to track replacement work. For travel between Baker Street and Wembley Park, use the Jubilee line. For travel between Baker Street and Aldgate, use the Circle line or Hammersmith & City line. Piccadilly line On Satur…
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Weekend travel information for 7 December 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 8 and 9 December, and the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal so you’ll be able to get wherever you need to go, but please check if any of the following affect you. London Underground Metropolitan line On Sunday 9 December, there will be no service between Aldgate and Wembley Park before 09:30 and after 20:30. This is due to track replacement work. For travel between Baker Street and Wembley Park, use the Jubilee line. For travel between Baker Street and Aldgate, use the Circle line or Hammersmith & City line. London Overground On Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December, there will be an amended timetable between Gospel Oak and Barking. Trains will run every 15 to 30 minutes. Due to a lack of available trains, a reduced weekend service will continue until further notice. We will continue to run a full timetable on the busier weekday service.…
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Weekend travel information for 23 November 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 24 and 25 November, and the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal so you’ll be able to get wherever you need to go, but please check if any of the following affect you. London Underground Metropolitan line On Sunday 25 November, there will be no service between Aldgate and Wembley Park before 09:30 and after 20:30. This is due to track replacement work. For travel between Baker Street and Wembley Park, use the Jubilee line. For travel between Baker Street and Aldgate, use the Circle line or Hammersmith & City line. London Overground From 20:00 tonight until tomorrow morning, Thursday 22 November, there will be no service between Romford and Upminster. Use local bus routes 165, 248 or 370 for travel between stations. On Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November: • There will be no service between Hackney Wick and Stratford. From 16:15 on Su…
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Weekend travel information for 9 November 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 10 and 11 November, and the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal so you’ll be able to get wherever you need to go, but please check if any of the following affect you. Beyond the Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers Until Sunday 11 November, large pedestrian numbers are expected at Tower of London each day between 17:00 and 22:00. Tower Hill station will be extremely busy during the event. Anyone attending the event might find it easier to use the following stations, which are all around a 10 to 15 minute walk away: • Aldgate East via the District line and Hammersmith & City line • Aldgate via the Metropolitan line and Circle line • Monument via the District line and Circle line • London Bridge via the Jubilee line, Northern line and National Rail lines • Tower Gateway via DLR London Underground There are no planned closure…
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Are You Planning a Weekend Trip? How to Have Fun Without Breaking the Bank

Sometimes, we all just need to get away from the stresses and pressures of everyday life. From work burnout to handling everything at home, there are many ways we can get overwhelmed, and that can lead to depression, anxiety, and even substance abuse. That’s why it’s so important to take a timeout every now and then for the benefit of your mental and physical health. When you start to feel stressed, learning how to back away and focus on yourself is essential. Taking a weekend trip is often a great way to do this. Not only does it allow you to fit in a retreat without tearing into your schedule too much, but it can also be tailored to fit just about any budget. You don’t have to go far; you can drive to the next county if you want. The point is to find a destination that will help you feel relaxed and will allow you to have fun and to forget about the worries that everyday life can bring. Here are a few of the best tips on how to get started.   Look Online for Help Th…
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Weekend travel information for 2 November 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 3 and 4 November, and the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal so you’ll be able to get wherever you need to go, but please check if any of the following affect you. Beyond the Deepening Shadow: The Tower Remembers From Sunday 4 until Sunday 11 November, large pedestrian numbers are expected at Tower of London each day between 17:00 and 22:00. Tower Hill station will be extremely busy during the event and will be closed on Sunday 4 November. Anyone attending the event should use the following stations, which are all around a 10 to 15 minute walk away: • Aldgate East via the District line and Hammersmith & City line • Aldgate via the Metropolitan line and Circle line • Monument via the District line and Circle line • London Bridge via the Jubilee line, Northern line and National Rail lines • Tower Gateway via DLR Central line …
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Weekend travel information for 26 October 2018

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 27 and 28 October, and the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal so you’ll be able to get wherever you need to go, but please check if any of the following affect you. London Underground Metropolitan line On Sunday 28 October, there will be no service between Aldgate and Wembley Park before 09:30 and after 20:30. This is due to track replacement work. For travel between Baker Street and Wembley Park, use the Jubilee line. For travel between Baker Street and Aldgate, use the Circle line or Hammersmith & City line. London Overground Network Rail is carrying out work that will affect the following services. Today, Thursday 25 October, there will be no service between: • Romford and Upminster after 20:00. Use local bus routes 165, 248 or 370 for travel between stations • Hackney Downs and Chingford after 22:30. Rail replacement bus…
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