14 mile trip to pick up post

People living in a remote hamlet in County Durham are being forced to make a long journey to pick up their daily post.

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14 miles to collect the post

Residents of Barforth,between Darlington and Barnard Castle, are having to drive 14 miles to collect their post, after Royal Mail suspended its deliveries there. It's concerned the main bridge into the village could collapse.

Local people have to drive to their nearest post office - a 14 mile round trip - to collect their letters.

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