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Murder post office up for auction

Melsonby Post Office Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The post office in a North Yorkshire village where a woman was killed has is to go up for sale at auction.

Postmistress Diana Garbutt was murdered by her husband as she slept at their home in Melsonby in March 2010.

Murdered postmistress Diana Garbutt Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Robin Garbutt was jailed for life for what a judge called the "brutal, planned, cold-blooded murder" of his 40-year-old wife.

The three-bedroomed property has been left empty since the murder, but will now be auctioned off at York Racecourse at the end of the month. The estate agents have specified in the advert that a crime took place there, but do not go into further detail.

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Post Office collection point in Bingley closed down

From today people who need to pick up undelivered parcels and letters in Bingley will have to make their way to the Eldwick Post Office on Otley Road.

The decision has been criticised by locals, particularly those who use public transport, because it adds distance and costs to many people.

It's the first of three closures in the area, announced by Royal Mail earlier this year. Shipley and Thornton collection offices are also set to close early next year.

Royal Mail says it had to make the changes to improve services and the chosen sites were most suitable in terms of space.