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Just so you know, the FCO is not directory enquiries

Recent enquiries received by Foreign & Commonwealth Office staff in Spain include a request for Phil Collins’ telephone number, and a man reportedly asked staff to contact his dominatrix after she had left him stranded at the airport The Foreign & Commonwealth Office is attempting to remind... Read more

Alex Salmond barred from flight after disguising himself as Captain Kirk

Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond was left red-faced earlier on this year when he attempted to hop onto a British Airways flight using the alias James Kirk (that's Captain Kirk to you and I). The embarrassing incident happened this summer, when Salmond tried to fly back to Scotland after ... Read more

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office reveals its silliest requests

Can you recommend a Scottish chef in Brussels who can make haggis? How do I adjust my antenna to receive English TV channels in Italy? Can you find me cheap flights to New Zealand? These are just some of the recent enquiries the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has received from around the world. ... Read more

Catching British nationals out abroad

FCO encourages people to be better prepared by researching the local laws and customs of their holiday destination before travel. Every year British nationals risk getting caught out by local laws and customs when travelling overseas.  From driving a dirty car in Russia, to wearing camouflage cloth... Read more

Cyclone Mahasen: Bangladesh orders coastal evacuation

Hundreds of thousands of people are being evacuated from coastal areas of Bangladesh threatened by Cyclone Mahasen. The Bangladeshi authorities have raised the danger level to seven out of 10 for low-lying areas around Chittagong and the coastal district of Cox's Bazar. The cyclone, heading north-e... Read more

Immigration Staff Announces Strike

In a row over pensions, Immigration Services Union has announced a one-day strike on May 10. Hundreds of thousands of passengers face fresh disruption at airports and ports as up to 4,600 immigration officials are expected to walk out on Thursday. All this comes at a time when the Government is alr... Read more

The craziest reasons for planes turning around

What kind of events would cause a pilot to turn a plane around? We've had a trawl though the murky depths of the internet, and we've uncovered the strangest reasons flights have been forced to turn around. Top tip - if you're related to someone important, you can pretty much rule the skies. Mind t... Read more

Travel insurance ad aims to scare people into buying cover

A new advert has been launched in Australia that aims to 'frighten people' into buying travel insurance. Backed by Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, in association with the Choice Guide to Travel Insurance, the unusual ad chooses to personify the 'risk' uninsured people face as a large, int... Read more

Turkey Earthquake: Update

At least seven people have been killed in an earthquake in Turkey less than three weeks after a massive tremor devastated the city and killed more than 600 The quake in the eastern province of Van has reportedly demolished another 25 buildings that had been damaged in last month's incident, includi... Read more

Argentina and Chile order evacuation of Copahue volcano

Residents living near Copahue were also evacuated last year after the volcano eruptedChile and Argentina have ordered the evacuation of some 3,000 people living near the Copahue volcano in the south of their shared border. The authorities in both countries issued a red alert - the highest possible -... Read more

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