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Website of the week this week is about saving money online! There are a large number of websites which offer ways to save money on just about anything you can buy. You can compare prices of anything – shopping items, insurance, utilities, household goods etc.
The one I have selected to mention (and this is by no means biased as most of them are good), is one I have used for quite some time – vouchercodes.co.uk
Vouchercodes, as the name suggests, lists vouchers and offer codes from a huge range of shopping websites, resturants and other organisations such as Amazon, Tesco, Pizza Hut, British Airways, M&S, Homebase, Roadchef, Jessops, Dell, Halfords, Interflora and many, many more.
DirectGov is the one-stop shop for public services on the web.
You can do pretty much anything you can think of – buy car tax, read the Highway Code, find out about student loans, housing, taxes, flooding, passports, recycling and saving energy, voting, employment, health services and a great deal more.
Often it is much faster to find the information you are looking for online, or quicker and more convenient to e.g. buy your car tax online.
Visit DirectGov to see what is available.
The BBC Languages website allows you to learn a new language in an easy way. Lessons are provided in audio and video content so you can hear the correct pronunciation.
Currently 15 languages are on offer, from French, German, Italian and Spanish to Welsh (click on ‘other’), Russian and Urdu. There are also simple day-to-day phrases in 36 different languages as MP3’s and as print out.
“Race Online 2012 is a challenge to everyone in the UK. Our ambition is to make the UK the first nation in the world where everyone can use the web.”
The website challenges people and organisations to sign up and make a promise to help people get online.
The website includes an interesting collection of digital inclusion research and you can also find a copy of ‘Manifesto for a Networked Nation’.
An increasing number of public services are being made available online.
One such website is Looking Local, available to all people in Wales.
You can access a range of services, including GP appointment bookings, reporting problems to the council, searching for jobs, latest travel news, local information and many others.
You don’t need a computer to access the website, you can find it on Sky and Virgin digital TV, through a mobile phone or internet-connected games consoles such as Nintendo Wii and Playstation.
See some stunning photographs from around the world of natural phenomenon, from huge pieces of driftwood to thunderstorms and other weather related events.
This is the first in a series of posts where we try and share some useful, interesting or fun websites with you.
Because communication is truly global these days, and you may have friends or family scattered across the world, this website will help you find out what time it is where they are and what time they might be available on Skype!