In case you're not familiar with researching in the UK, check out GENUKI at http://www.genuki.org.uk
Loads of information, including Getting started in Genealogy (http://www.genuki.org.uk/gs/index.html)and
Researching from Abroad (http://www.genuki.org.uk/ab/index.html
If you haven't already done so, urge you to subscribe to the mailing list for the area in which you're doing research. See http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/intl/ENG/
to find an appropriate list. The lists are free and many subscribers will have local information.