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Finding property on the Internet

"Today almost everyone looks for property and homes on the Internet. Estate agents and developers know this, so that means that a lot of information is available. As a result, it can be hard to find exactly what you are looking for among all the ads, pop-up windows and millions of search results. The other pitfall is gauging the reliability of information you find on the web." Russ Martin has some sound advice for would-be housebuyers.

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An enquiry from West Africa

"'Before the death of my father on february2005 in a private hospital here in Nouadhibou he secretly called me on his bedside and told me that he has 15 TONS DRIED WHALE PENISES...' Our resident paleontologist, Dr Trev, doesn't normally interest himself in the penises of whales. They're a bit too fresh. However, he has agreed to attempt an approximation of how many individuals may have been castrated." Trevor Dykes examines one of the weirdest 419 scams yet...

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British Expat Newsletter:
4 January 2006

This week: Gone fishin' - time off for New Year, and identity theft on the Internet.

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British Expat Newsletter:
23 March 2005

This week: Living in a tourist resort.

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Rip-off!

"A seemingly well-meaning guy with a cloth pointed out a fresh blat of runny cow dung on my shoe and offered to remove it for me. Hang on a minute. I only stepped out of the car a moment ago and if I'd trodden on something it would be under my shoe, not over it." Stravaig reflects on some of the more common scams in Delhi, and the economic realities behind them.

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