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Useful links of all kinds (feel free to suggest others)

* Bing Maps (was Multimap) Free online maps - easy to use print function. Search on place names, postcodes, street names, etc. Please note - requires cookies enabled.
* Google Maps As above, but works fine without cookies, so better (in my humble opinion)
* Trains from Hinton An hourly service from Hinton to Waterloo
* Bargain rail fares Friends of Christchurch Station have compiled this useful guide
* Getting About Lots of useful info, including about buses, community transport schemes, cycling, cars, taxis. How to apply for blue badges and bus passes - all kinds of things. Well worth a look.
* Dorset Road Works Map of all planned and existing road works across Dorset.
* Royal Mail Post Codes An easy to use and very useful way to match post codes to addresses.
* Dorset Speed Cameras Camera locations. Mobile camera sites updated weekly.
* Hampshire Speed Cameras Camera locations. Mobile camera sites updated weekly.
* RAC Apart from usual RAC info, they have the best route planner and dynamic map service there is. Try it and see.
* AA Travel News Updated often - check it out before you make your journey
* AA The rest of the AA services
* The Highways Agency Traffic info, road projects, lots of other information
* Dorset Roadworks County Council information, updated regularly
* Hampshire Roadworks County Council information, updated regularly
* Transport Direct Great site for helping to plan a journey. I've used it for local buses, as well as trips further afield.
* Bournemouth Airport Everything, including routes, flight times, and links to all the companies flying from the airport
* South West Trains Timetables, bookings, information
* National Rail Route Planner A great help if you are travelling any distance using different companies.
* Seat61 If you want to know about train travel from Britain across Europe this site is a great place to visit
* National Express Coaches All National Express tickets can now be purchased at Christchurch Tourist Office - 01202 471780, or email
* Solent Blue Line Buses All routes, timetables, etc
* Bournemouth Yellow Buses All routes, timetables, etc
* Wilts and Dorset Highcliffe, Barton, New Milton - bus route map, services
* AA Route Planner Free route planning from the AA
* Wightlink Ferries Lymington to Yarmouth is our local route.
* Brittany Ferries Including Poole and Portsmouth to Northern France
* Condor Ferries Poole and Weymouth to St Malo and the Channel Islands
* Puffin Cruises Operating from Lymington Quay, Puffin run regular cruises, both sea and river, and also cover special events
* Hurst Castle Ferries In addition to the Hurst Castle ferry, these guys also run cruises to the Needles and Yarmouth
* Thompsonfly Cheap flights from Bournemouth - I found them very easy to deal with
* Ryanair Flights to Dublin, Glasgow, and Germany from Bournemouth
* LeCoqs Flights to Channel Islands from Bournemouth
* Airtime Charters Charters to anywhere passengers want to go. Also day trips to France in Summer
* Channel Express Air charter at Hurn - freight and passengers
* FlyBe Flights from Southampton, including some of those planned by Buzz
* Eurostar Booking, timetables, you name it

Bits and pieces
* BBC Dorset The BBC site just for Dorset
* BBC Radio Solent Interesting and useful site
* BBC South Today Another interesting and useful site
* Spotting Investment Scams Very helpful advice and information about keeping your investments safe.
How to choose a broker, and lots more information - including about crypto-currency.

* Secure Home Full of extremely helpful advice and information about keeping your home and property secure
* Kids Off School Want some ideas of what to do with the kids while they are off school? Try this site.
* Pictures of England Pictures of England is a super website, with thousands of wonderful photos from all over beautiful England Well worth a regular visit
* Our Property A useful site if you are buying or selling property. It allows access to official land registry data. Just enter a postcode and see what houses are selling for in that area. Lots more useful function as well
* Szigg web directory Szigg.net is a comprehensive web directory. Everything from the arts and recreation, to business and shopping
* Recycling Guide A really useful site. Advice, hints, tips on how to recycle at home, or in school.
Easy to follow illustrated instructions
* Banking Guide A useful comparison of UK banking services. What's available from them all, who's hot, and who's not. Plus advice on banking related scams
* BMD Certificates A team of researchers who will locate UK birth, marriage, or death certificates for you. No result - no fee
* Skylink Weather Extremely comprehensive weather reports and forecasts UK and worldwide
* Local Translations Translate between the common European (and Japanese) languages. Very easy to use. Excellent if you just want to translate text in common languages - free of course
* Free Translations Another one - any language to any other. Includes website translation and much more
* Prompt Online Translations And another one. This one has an Internet Explorer addon - simple to use
* Countryside Agency Includes all the latest on countryside access rights
* Lottery page All the results, and much more
* The Met Office Local five day forecast
* Royal Mail Postcode finder, and other services.You need to register for this, but it's free
* Yellow Pages Yellow pages online
* BT Directory Enquiries Directory enquiries online
* UK Phonebook Really useful - look up both private and business numbers
* InfoSpace Directories Worldwide directories. I've looked up numbers in several countries - it works fine.
* Destinations UK Comprehensive links to all corners of the UK and Ireland
* UK Community Website Directory This directory is aiming to list every comunity website in the UK
*  Link to UK Villages Online website A site showing many villages and small towns in the UK with their own websites
*  Link to Villages Online website As above
* Link to Irish and British Villages website As above, but includes Eire. All three of these sites are good in their own way, and we're listed on all of them
* logo to take you to British Towns Network website An excellent guide to town and village websites across Britain. We're listed.
* Peak District Info All you need to know about a really beautiful part of the UK. Where to stay, where to eat. What to see, what to do. Lots of information.
* My Home Town Town and village sites from all over the UK
* Exeter University Research Guide A researcher's dream. It coordinates online libraries, museums, research centres, and publishers
* Inland Revenue Deal with all your tax business online
* Premium Bond Checker Check your bonds. Well over 10,000 prizes claimed by using this site
* City Link Guide Guide to many British cities and towns
* BBC Gardeners World
* Southern Tourist Board
* Sightseeing UK Quite useful guide to just about everywhere in the UK
* Garbo Hajinian - Artist For no other reason than I love this artist's work. If you like impressionist art check out Garbo Hajinian.
* Verbix verbs Verbs in 100+ languages
* Wordweb Free dictionary and thesaurus - right on your desktop
* One Look Dictionary Search Free dictionary search. It searches 922 dictionaries - amazing tool
* Visual Thesaurus I love this web based thesaurus. Just watching it is fun
* Idioms All those idioms explained , including their source
* Currency Calculator From any currency to any other - includes Euros
* Mailing Preference Service Moved to Services page. Get rid of junk mail - online. Related sites to stop unwanted sales phone calls, and faxes.
* Lottery Grants Application details and forms (or phone 0845 600 2040)
* Watch That Page Watches your favourite web pages and informs you by email of any changes. Nothing to install, completely free. Register and sit back.
* Time Zones See what time it is - anywhere
* Friends Reunited I'm sure you've heard of this one. It covers work places now as well
* Girlguiding UK Everything you could want to know. For local contacts, go to Local Info page
* Ref Desk Help on just about any subject. Includes an Ask the experts section
* Absolute Trivia A collection of useless knowledge and quizzes. It will lead to many others
* Bored.com A huge collection of funny, interesting, crazy stuff
* Caravan Site Finder
* SteamWeb A collection of steam engine photos, mostly at Hinton/Walkford (on the Steamweb website)
* Dorset Ramblers Assoc Find out about the Ramblers Association Groups in Dorset, RA led walks you can try, and other information about walking in Dorset
* Long Distance Walkers Association Site for the Dorset Group from the Long Distance Walkers Association. Social walks
14+ miles, and challenge walks (some suitable for runners) 25+ miles
* Greenlink Countryside recreation, access, and info for South East Dorset
* Up My Street An interesting collection of info about your postcode or town. Try it
* Technology Colleges Trust Includes Highcliffe Comprehensive of course
*  Old Wives Tales Find out the stories behind those old wives tales.
*  Song Lyrics Get the lyrics and mp3 files for over 240,000 songs, from over 3000 artists

Computer stuff - just a taste of techie sites, and search engines. There are hundreds more
*  Skype Absolutely brilliant! Free telephone calls through your computer, to anywhere in the world. You need Broadband to have it work properly
*  Vmail Send voice emails - much more personal. easy to set up
*  File To Mail Another very handy email tool. Select a file in a folder, type in the mail address, and just the file is sent
*  PDF Speedup This really speeds up those painful Acrobat Reader startup times
*  Global spellchecker Use MS Word spellcheck function from any application at all
*  Screen Reader Review A review of many screen readers, and text to speech products
*  Trellian Webpage The best free website creation program I've found
*  A 9 The best search engine - try it and see
*  Google The most popular - at the moment
*  Copernic Copernic Basic is free - an unusual search engine, but very good
*  SearchTurtle A little different this one - nice though
*  Ask Jeeves An old favourite
*  All The Web Another good one
*  Computer Consultant Free advice on all computer issues
*  Karbo's Guide Illustrated guide to pc hardware
*  Modems A great site if you have modem questions or problems
*  Microsurfer Want to speed up your internet access?
*  Technocopia It's a technological world
*  TECHtionary Curently being redeveloped. Computer technology terms explained
*  XP Display Settings Change your XP screen resolution, colours, etc to suit yourself
*  SiFEU Strong encryption program, but easy to use
*  Nightvision Control the gamma channels/settings, refresh rates, etc. ideal for those that need to preserve dark adeptation (eg astronomers)
Computer stuff - just a taste of free download sites, and other fun stuff. There are hundreds
*  Freeware BB No nonsense, no popups, just a nice simple freeware download site. Registration required for extra security and peace of mind.
*  Jumbo Free programs of all kinds
*  Nonags As above
*  Download As above
*  FetchFido Amazing UK games site. All types for all ages -includes Java, Flash, Shockwave - you name it. Brilliant!
*  Free Online Games Player The newest games site we list - so far. Lots of gaming related information as well as the games.
*  Egg2 Another really good UK games site. Again all types for all ages.
*  Play Free Online Games Exactly what it says. Games of all types for all ages
*  Web Monitor Be informed when your favourite websites are updated
*  Funmail Send fun emails, with music, cartoons
*  PhotoCartoonist More fun emails, plus lots more besides
*  Hugs and Kisses Yet more email fun
*  Funology Fun for kids from 1 - 101
*  Free Games Net Free games, and lots more besides.
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