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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)
* AskNED Dorset Police Service. What you should do, and who you should contact, with those non emergency issues. For example, nuisence neighbours, email scams, abandoned cars, etc, etc.
* TravelDorset County Council site. Find out about all kinds of travel and transport across the County. Includes road works, and details about bus, train, road, bike, and pedestrian travel.
* Trains from Hinton South West Trains run service from Hinton to Waterloo and Weymouth
* 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.
* Bad Weather:Protect yourself and your property GoCompare have come up with helpful hints on protecting homes, vehicles, and pets in extreme weather.
* Mileage Calculator GoCompare have designed a mileage calculator and guidance to help drivers find out how many miles they travel each week, month and year
* 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
* AA Route Planner Free route planning from the AA
* 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
* 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
* 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
* 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 - not all year round though
* Ryanair Flights to Dublin, Glasgow, from Bournemouth - again, not all year
* 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
* Secure Home Full of extremely helpful advice and information about keeping your home and property secure
* 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
* Natural England Includes all the latest on countryside access
* National Lottery Play, results, and much more
* Euro Millions Play, 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
*  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.
* My Home Town Town and village sites from all over the UK
* 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
* The Time Now See what time it is - anywhere.
(This site is much more accessible for those with sight impairments than many others.)
* City Link Guide Guide to many British cities and towns
* BBC Gardeners World .
* 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.
* 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
* Up My Street An interesting collection of info about your postcode or town. Try it
*  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
*  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
*  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
*  Nightvision Control the gamma channels/settings, refresh rates, etc. ideal for those that need to preserve dark adeptation (eg astronomers)
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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 Lots of gaming related information as well as the games.
*  Egg2 Another really good UK games site. Again all types for all ages.
*  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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* Acrobat Reader logo - takes you to Adobe site to get it You need this to read files in PDF format. Many organisations publish their info in this way. You can also get a free program to help the visually impaired to access the contents of PDF files from Adobe


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