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Offline Caliope

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« on: May 22, 06, 08:11 PM »
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.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.
« Last Edit: Nov 25, 06, 06:56 PM by Caliope »
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Re: Useful Websites
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 06, 08:12 PM »
This is a project I've been working on over at CC.

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.
« Last Edit: May 23, 06, 08:29 PM by Caliope »
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Re: Useful Websites
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 06, 08:33 PM »
What a nadgers idea.

Nice one Cally.

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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 06, 08:57 PM »
This is one of Caliopes most brilliant ideas.Thankyou kind sir  :flowers: :flowers:
                       "its very heavy for its size Langston. I was surprised !" "I dont mind having a used one!"


"It took a while for me to get it up,but just as I was going to cancel it started."

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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 06, 09:35 PM »
This is a project I've been working on over at CC.

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

I can turn this into an article and put it on the Content Menu if you'd like?
"Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone". John Maynard Keynes

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Re: Useful Websites
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 06, 09:39 PM »
I can turn this into an article and put it on the Content Menu if you'd like?

Make it so. :)

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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 06, 09:42 PM »
British National Formulary (bnf.org). You need to register, but it's free and is the very same that doctors consult....

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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 06, 09:49 PM »
What a good idea Obblie !
                       "its very heavy for its size Langston. I was surprised !" "I dont mind having a used one!"


"It took a while for me to get it up,but just as I was going to cancel it started."

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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 06, 09:53 PM »
Added langston ta...
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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 06, 09:54 PM »
I can turn this into an article and put it on the Content Menu if you'd like?

Yes please obblie

As the list is frequently updated with new additions would the article have to be updated as well?
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« Reply #10 on: May 22, 06, 10:06 PM »
Yes please obblie

As the list is frequently updated with new additions would the article have to be updated as well?

That can be automated. ;)

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Re: Useful Websites
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 06, 10:22 PM »
National Rail Enquiries...
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

Financial Times currency converter
http://mwprices.ft.com/custom/ft-com/currency.asp

Internet Mental Health (Very useful site...)
http://www.mentalhealth.com/


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« Reply #12 on: May 22, 06, 10:32 PM »
Thanks Langston all added
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« Reply #13 on: May 22, 06, 10:37 PM »
That can be automated. ;)

Really?  :pa
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« Reply #15 on: May 22, 06, 10:49 PM »
Really?  :pa

Yes... I say "Obblie... sort this will you please?" and I never need to touch a thing.

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« Reply #16 on: May 22, 06, 10:50 PM »
Farmers added, but getting The page cannot be displayed for UK history, maybe my connection so I'll check it tomorrow
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« Reply #17 on: May 22, 06, 10:52 PM »
Farmers added, but getting The page cannot be displayed for UK history, maybe my connection so I'll check it tomorrow

It's working for me.

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« Reply #18 on: May 22, 06, 10:52 PM »
Yes... I say "Obblie... sort this will you please?" and I never need to touch a thing.

 :gig:


Langston has provided another 5 sites (which have been added) and another one to go.

Automation sounds ideal  ;D
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« Reply #19 on: May 22, 06, 10:54 PM »
It's working for me.

I 'lost' Google and Yahoo earlier, think NTL is playing silly buggers....
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« Reply #20 on: May 23, 06, 10:10 AM »
http://www.dialuk.info/

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« Reply #21 on: May 23, 06, 08:36 PM »
Thanks Langston and kat

Your suggestions have been added along with a few others....
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« Reply #22 on: May 23, 06, 08:40 PM »
 :tnx:

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« Reply #23 on: Jun 19, 06, 09:56 PM »
New site added.

Hormel under Food, suggested by Donna.
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« Reply #24 on: Jun 19, 06, 10:52 PM »
Thats a good addition Cal.
                       "its very heavy for its size Langston. I was surprised !" "I dont mind having a used one!"


"It took a while for me to get it up,but just as I was going to cancel it started."