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Produced by the Consumers' Association in Computing Which?, 19 July 2007

Births, deaths, marriages (and divorce):

1 www.babycentre.co.uk Pregnancy, baby and toddler health information at BabyCentre UK
2 www.bbc.co.uk/relationships BBC - relationships
3 www.dateline.co.uk Dateline - love is in the air...
4 www.divorceaid.co.uk Divorce Aid: Free Help: UK Divorce Law, Information and Advice
5 www.gro.gov.uk General Register Office (GRO) - Official information on births, marriages and deaths
6 www.netmums.com Netmums is a unique local network for Mums (or Dads)
7 www.weddingchaos.co.uk Planning Weddings - Planning Guide, Help, Advice and Information
8 www.soyouvebeendumped.com soyouvebeendumped.com - helping you over a break-up

Websites about health:

9 www.besttreatments.co.uk BMJ BestTreatments - which treatments really work, based on medical research
10 www.cancerhelp.org.uk CancerHelp UK - a free information service about cancer and cancer care
11 www.drfoster.co.uk Dr Foster is the leading independent provider of information for the UK National Health Service
12 www.dipex.org Database of Patient Experiences - health, illness, cancer, heart disease and screening
13 www.eatwell.gov.uk Food Standards Agency - Eat well, be well - eatwell
14 www.mind.org.uk Mind (National Association for Mental Health)
15 www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk NHS Direct - Health & Medical Information
16 www.nhsdirectory.org The NHS Directory of Complementary and Alternative Practitioners
17 www.nhs.uk NHS Choices - helps you to make the most of your health and get the best out of the NHS
18 www.patientopinion.org.uk Patient Opinion - patients share their experiences of health care

Websites that help when you're thinking of moving home:

19 http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/performancetables/ DCSF School and College Achievement and Attainment Tables
20 www.landreg.gov.uk/propertyprice Land Registry Property Prices
21 www.moveme.com moveme.com - the site that makes moving simple
22 www.nethouseprices.com Nethouseprices - the UK's free property information website
23 www.rightmove.co.uk Find properties to buy, homes to rent, overseas houses and new homes
24 www.upmystreet.com Find out everything you could want to know about an area

Ethical websites:

25 www.ethicalgifts.co.uk Ethical gifts - gifts you can give without guilt
26 www.carbonfootprint.com Carbon Footprint - reducing your impact on our environment
27 www.freecycle.org The Freecycle Network enables people to offer (and get) stuff for free in their locality
28 www.recyclenow.com Recycle now - how, where, what, etc
29 www.taichifinder.co.uk Tai Chi finder - classes, equipment, DVDs, etc
30 www.yogapages.co.uk Yoga Pages - the online yoga resource
31 www.walkit.com Walk it - route finder in London, Birmingham and Edinburgh

Change of career? Try these:

32 www.bvca.co.uk The British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
33 www.homeworking.com for anyone wanting to work at home and anyone already working at home
34 www.trevorbaylisbrands.com Patents & Inventions - get help from Trevor Baylis Brands
35 www.monster.co.uk UK Jobs and Careers at Monster.co.uk

Websites to help you with family finance:

36 www.banksafeonline.org.uk
37 www.channel4.com/money 4Money from Channel4.com
38 www.cccs.co.uk Consumer Credit Counselling Service - free debt advice from the UK's leading debt charity
39 www.callcredit.co.uk (or www.equifax.co.uk or www.experian.co.uk)
40 www.financialombudsman.org.uk the independent service for settling disputes between businesses providing financial services and their customers
41 www.moneymadeclear.fsa.gov.uk Impartial information from the FSA, the UK's financial watchdog
42 www.fool.co.uk dedicated to helping you become seriously good with money...
43 www.impartial.co.uk find an Independent Financial Advisor
44 www.morningstar.com stocks and shares
45 news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/moneybox/
46 www.trustnet.com The UK's leading fund research database (unit trusts, OEICs, investment trusts, etc)
47 www.unbiased.co.uk Find an Independent Financial Adviser

Giving it back - try these websites:

48 www.donateapc.org.uk Donate old/surplus computer equipment
49 www.do-it.org.uk Search through over 800,000 opportunities to volunteer and apply online.
50 www.justgiving.com Justgiving, the easy and efficient way to donate and raise money for charity
51 www.uktransplant.org.uk Saving lives through organ transplants
52 www.worldcommunitygrid.org Join World Community Grid to volunteer for projects that benefit humanity

Planning for retirement:

53 www.laterlife.com UK site is designed specifically for those of us over 50
54 www.thepensionservice.gov.uk The Government Pension Service website- information, news, forms, guides
55 www.pensionsadvisoryservice.org.uk The Pensions Advisory Service, an independent non-profit organisation providing free information, advice and guidance on the whole spectrum of pensions covering State, company, personal and stakeholder schemes
56 http://www.veterans-uk.info/ Veterans UK website

Websites promoting community:

57 www.bigbarn.co.uk The online farmers' market - fresh food from local farms
58 www.blogger.com Start your own blog - or read other people's blogs
59 www.chatdanger.com How to keep safe while chatting online - mobiles, chat, email, messenger and games
60 www.myspace.com Social networking site - establish your presence, or just browse
62 www.e-voice.org.uk Voice - empowering citizens and neighbourhoods

Government websites:

63 www.number10.gov.uk The Prime Minister's official website
64 www.direct.gov.uk Public services all in one place - everything from flooding to MOTs, passports, pensions, recycling, education, smoking - and lots more!
65 www.hmrc.gov.uk HM Revenue and Customs - everything about Tax
66 www.writetothem.com Contact your Councillors, MP, MEPs, MSPs, or Northern Ireland, Welsh and London AMs for free


67 www.tadalist.com Ta-da is the web's easiest to-do list tool - make a personal or shared to-do list
68 www.1901censusonline.com The official 1901 Census website
69 www.ebay.com The biggest online auction site - buy and sell almost anything
70 www.ehow.com How To Do Just About Everything
71 www.genesreunited.co.uk Search 500 million official records to discover your family history
72 www.howstuffworks.com How stuff works - from hypnosis to winemaking, mulching or quantum suicide...
73 www.archive.org The Wayback Machine keeps an archive of old webpages - if it's gone, find it here...
74 www.learndirect.co.uk The largest e-learning network of its kind in the world
75 http://lii.org Librarians' Internet Index - websites you can trust
76 www.lulu.com The largest online writing community - publish your words or art for fun or profit
77 www.open.ac.uk The Open University - degree and other courses open to all - distance learning with support
78 www.gutenberg.org Over 20,000 complete classic books for free download
79 www.youtube.com Massive library of user-uploaded videos
80 www.wikipedia.org A multilingual encyclopedia project, written collaboratively by over 75,000 contributors working on some 8,700,000 articles in over 250 languages. Browse or contribute - it's open to everyone. The English Wikipedia has over two million articles.


81 www.doitforcharity.com UK's largest resource for people who want to do something for charity
82 www.earthwatch.org Earthwatch Institute engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment
83 http://thorntree.lonelyplanet.com Thorn Tree travel forum
84 www.tripadvisor.com 10,000,000+ traveler reviews & opinions of hotels, vacations & more
85 www.responsibletravel.com The world's largest collection of responsible and ecotourism holidays
86 www.vso.org.uk Voluntary Service Overseas - an international development charity working through volunteers
87 www.wayfaring.com Maps, your way. Create, share, explore, connect.

Legal advice/Consumer rights websites:

88 www.advicenow.org.uk Advice now - making sense of the law and your rights
89 www.citizensadvice.org.uk Citizens Advice - the charity for your community
90 www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk The Courts Service - the Court of Appeal, the High Court, the Crown Court, the magistrates' courts, the county courts and the Probate Service
91 www.lawsociety.org.uk The Law Society of England and Wales (for Scotland, use www.lawscot.org.uk)
92 www.oft.gov.uk The Office of Fair Trading, the UK's consumer and competition authority, whose mission is to make markets work well for consumers.
93 www.tradingstandards.gov.uk Trading Standards Central - a one stop shop for consumer protection information in the UK

Which? (Consumers' Association) websites:

94 www.which.co.uk/books Which? books are packed with independent and unbiased research to help you make informed choices
95 www.which.co.uk/kidsfood Which? calling for an end to irresponsible marketing of food to kids
96 www.which.co.uk/bankcharges Which? has slapped an ASBO - that's an Anti-Social Banking Order - on current account providers for the way they are treating their customers
97 www.switchwithwhich.co.uk Switch with Which? - the independent enegry switching service you can trust
98 www.which.co.uk/gardening Gardening Which? from the Consumers' Association
100 www.which.co.uk/flightrights Bad weather and staff strikes - common excuses airlines use to avoid compensating passengers affected by delays and cancellations. Which? is campaigning to ensure new regulation is upheld and consumers get appropriate redress when things go wrong
101 www.which.co.uk/currentaccounts Which? report on Current accounts (August 2007)

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