Jonathan Fairfield

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  1. Nobody has got back to me. I'll follow up tomorrow.
  2. Bar girls can be interested in politics too you know! Life's not all about Candy Crush Saga and gold.
  3. I often think it would be tough living so close to the in-laws, and that goes for in any country, but especially in Thailand! I'd recommend Hua Hin as a good place to raise a family.
  4. Thailand's dumbest thief leaves empty handed after trying to break into a property in Phrae
  5. Australian dies of rare mosquito-borne disease after visiting Thailand An Australian man returned from Thailand has died from the rare but potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease, Japanese encephalitis. It is understood to be only the 10th case of the disease recorded in Australia since 2001 and one of only a handful of deaths in that time, although Japanese encephalitis is endemic in South-East Asia, where it is most commonly found in rural or farming areas. The Victorian man in his 60s had visited Phuket for 10 days in early May and became lethargic on day eight. After returning home he struggled to stay awake and went to hospital a few days later in a confused state Full story: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-21/australian-man-dies-after-returning-from-thailand/8639620 ABC Online -- 2017-06-21
  6. yes, sorry. i'll update
  7. Well just more confusion. We've just got off the phone with the consulate in Savannakhet who could only confirm that UK nationals do not need to show 200,000 THB when applying for Non O. However, the officer told us that they are asking for the requirement from some nationalities but said they could not specify which nationalities over the phone. I'm expecting a call back from the consulate this afternoon to try and get more clarity. I'll update here as soon as I hear anything. Edit - typo fixed updated to Non O
  8. Topic already running in World News. Please continue the discussion here: Thanks
  9. I did my 90 days there last week. I went around 1pm, it was empty. I didn't even need to fill out the paperwork, just handed my passport to the immigration officer who brought my details up on screen, confirmed my address and that was it. The whole thing can't have taken more than 2 minutes. Great service
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    Carabao Cup: Draw for first round of English football’s league cup held in Bangkok ends in total farce Kor tord khap BANGKOK:-- The draw for the first round of the newly named Carabao Cup - formerly the Coca Cola Cup and more recently the EFL Cup - descended into total farce on Friday. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/988213-carabao-cup-draw-for-first-round-of-english-football’s-league-cup-held-in-bangkok-ends-in-total-farce /
  11. Carabao Cup: Draw for first round of English football’s league cup held in Bangkok ends in total farce Kor tord khap BANGKOK:-- The draw for the first round of the newly named Carabao Cup - formerly the Coca Cola Cup and more recently the EFL Cup - descended into total farce on Friday. The draw was being held in Bangkok as part of the agreement with new sponsors, the Thai energy drinks firm Carabao. Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit and British Ambassador to Thailand Brian Davidson were on hand to draw the teams, which was being livestreamed on Facebook. However, just moments after the first club was drawn, Birmingham City, the live stream crashed leaving viewers around the world having to rely on updates on the EFL Twitter page. When the stream eventually returned the broadcast was plagued by sound and image issues. If that wasn’t bad enough, League One side Charlton Athletic were drawn twice, while other teams were given different opponents to those displayed in an on screen graphic. Charlton were first drawn away to Exeter City but were then later shown to be drawn at home to Cheltenham town, who are actually due to play Oxford United. The same graphic also claimed that AFC Wimbledon would play Swindon Town, which was impossible given that neither team were seeded in the draw. The graphic also stated that Forest Green Rovers would play Wolverhampton Wanderers, but they were actually drawn against MK Dons. Wolverhampton Wanderers will instead play Yeovil Town. A statement from the EFL blamed “human error” and “third party technical issues” for the problems. The statement in full read: “The EFL would like to apologise for a number of third-party technical issues that affected the coverage of this afternoon’s Carabao Cup round-one draw in Bangkok.” “The EFL can confirm that the draw was not compromised in any way and all clubs have received confirmation of the round-one ties.” The EFL later confirmed the full draw on the Carabao Cup Twitter page: -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2017-06-17
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    UK police near parliament detain man on suspicion of having a knife LONDON (Reuters) - British armed police detained a man on suspicion of having a knife near parliament on Friday, police said. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/988144-uk-police-near-parliament-detain-man-on-suspicion-of-having-a-knife/