Beginning this week, the body responsible for patrolling the UK's borders and adjudging visa applications is now summoning random applicants for student visas for interviews.
A regular survey of Australia's property market has found that its recovery is gaining in strength.
A combination of low property prices and cheap mortgage availability means there is scope for those dreaming of buying a home in France to snap up some "extremely good deals".
Freight forwarders and carriers are currently digesting the full details of a new list of products which the UK's Customs and Excise officials have deemed require special permission before they can be exported.
With a strict quota of 65,000, American authorities have begun taking applications from people looking to move to the country to take up a skilled or professional job.