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Region's post offices spared from strikes

It had been feared that thirty-three town centre post office branches across the region would be closed today and tomorrow.

The threat came in a dispute over job losses and pensions. However, all branches in our region managed to open, much to the relief of these people in Basingstoke.

Interviewees: 0:00 Post Office customers 0:21 Mark Davies, Post Office 0:35 Dave Ward Communication Workers' Union


'We'll run a full schedule, despite cabin crew strike,' says British Airways

Credit: BA

British Airways has announced it will run a full schedule on Christmas Day and Boxing Day despite its cabin crew's threatened industrial action.

In a statement on its website, the airline said it "remains fully committed to finding a solution to this issue", saying it had "spent the weekend reviewing our contingency plans".

Two men steal thousands from Sussex post office

Two men made off with thousands of pounds from a post office in Sussex this evening, police have told ITV News Meridian.

The men, in their 20s, threatened staff at the shop in Brunswick Road in Shoreham just before half past five.

They are then believed to have run away from the post office in the direction of the railway line.

There's currently a cordon in place while police and crime scene investigators gather evidence.


Post office staff threatened with hammer in Shoreham

Police are searching for two robbers who threatened staff with a hammer in Shoreham this evening.

The men broke into the rear of the Post Office in Brunswick Road at around half past five.

They made off with several thousand pounds. Police say the men were in their twenties and wore dark clothing.

The building in Brunswick Road has been taped off Credit: Eddie Mitchell

Thousands taken in post office armed robbery

Police are hunting for two men who stole thousands of pounds during an armed robbery at a Sussex post office. It happened just after 10am yesterday at North Street, Lower Horsebridge, near Hailsham.

A member of staff, a man in his sixties, sustained arm and shoulder bruising as he tried to prevent one of the men getting through the counter door, but did not require hospital treatment. There were no customers in the store at the time.

The two robbers fled in a maroon older style Ford Escort, which drove away northward in the direction of the A267 and Heathfield. It was found abandoned in Hellingly shortly afterwards. Witnesses should call Sussex Police on 101 or email quoting Operation Fountain.

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