This translation of the meanings of The Quran, by Sahih International, is a very clear, straight forward and easy to understand translation. It uses very simple English vocabulary, (not the ancient thou-thee one!). Highly recommended.
Insha'Allah we will add a section in the forum where members can read this sahih version, while at the same time listen to the recitation of each chapter followed by its English audio, verse by verse.
I've made the whole translation in a single text file for those who prefer to read it offline, or use it in their Islamic projects.