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Rural residents fear the last post

by Rachel Harden

CHURCHES in Norfolk are at the forefront of a campaign to save rural post offices. Many face closure, after the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) described the current network size as unsustainable.

Christians across the county are being encouraged to turn up in person to their nearest post office to buy stamps or renew a licence, rather than order on the phone or the internet.

The campaign is being spearheaded by the Revd Lorna Allies, the new rural adviser for ...

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