In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- More importantly, most of the postmasters running Britain's post offices are entrepreneurs - not bureaucrats.
- The postmaster said the mail-carrier would come by in an hour to take the mail on to Summit.
- The recommendation to close the post offices was made after postmasters were offered early retirement packages.
- He and other postmasters today criticised the Post Office, saying they did not feel the organisation was protecting them properly.
- The dispute has escalated over the past two weeks since the rural postmasters have stopped postmen and women using their premises to sort post on Mondays and Fridays.
- The postmaster of a Bradford post office earmarked for closure blames a loss of trade on child benefits being paid into banks.
- The postmen back the postmasters 110%, he said.
- The report suggests a buy-out scheme for postmasters and postmistresses who would then have the option of becoming agents.
- Until the Post Office realise that they are underpaying their postmasters, they are going to lose them.
- The postmaster fears rural post offices like Sherston and Hullavington will close without the income received through benefit transactions.
- For years now, postmasters and postmistresses have been sorting post, something that we were never meant to be doing.
- The Church hopes that providing rent-free or subsidised facilities will cut the overheads of running a rural post office and persuade the Post Office to replace postmasters.
- It should be noted that postmasters are not employed by the post office they are paid for each transaction they perform.
- A lot of postmasters and postmistresses are living in fear due to the recent spate of robberies.
- The postmaster at Thackley Post Office said they were treating the closure as a business decision but would not make any further
- Rural postmasters and postmistresses are to be given a share of £66m to encourage them not to close thousands of offices that are vital to elderly and isolated people.
- She is the postmaster of the sub-post office where the postal orders were cashed.
- Will postmasters and postmistresses who see their profitability falling risk borrowing more money - if they even can - to expand the goods and services available in their post offices?
- In response to the spate of armed robberies, the Post Office told postmasters and postmistresses warning them to be extra vigilant.
- Her father was the postmaster at Newbridge Post Office, following a career in the British army.
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