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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- The first floor, originally built in the 1920s as a post office and sorting office, was most recently used by the Rochdale Chamber of Commerce.
- Customers with large volumes of mail can arrange to drop them off at the sorting office's loading dock until 6pm.
- And while the boycott lasts, residents are being forced to go to the sorting office in Bexley Village to pick up their mail.
- The harassed postmen say the situation at the sorting office is utter chaos, with sacks of unopened mail.
- An investigation has been launched into alleged delays in delivering mail from a major sorting office in Eltham.
- Postal workers at the main sorting office and two delivery offices in Cowley, Oxford continued their strike this week.
- The old post office building in Victoria Road, adjacent to the sorting office, will not be demolished but will become part of the scheme.
- The dispute centres around a shake-up of mail services that saw some staff move to the Brightside sorting office.
- Mail destined for East Lancashire often passes through sorting offices in the capital so some would almost certainly be delayed, the spokesman added.
- The Irish Postmasters Union had claimed the company was losing out and mountains of post were building up in sorting offices due to delays in small post offices.
- It is believed the temp had taken his bag of mail from the local sorting office before heading out on his round.
- Royal Mail had said it wanted a new sorting office because the existing one in Aberdeen Walk was too small.
- The attack happened at 7am at the junction of The Avenue and Station Approach, just after the postman had left the sorting office in Tadworth.
- The Saturday delivery was abolished, creating a backlog at sorting offices that affected the Monday mail service.
- A mail sorting office in Liverpool was evacuated after white powder spilt from a package.
- Due to cut backs at Royal Mail our local sorting office doesn't have enough staff to cover for staff who are sick or on holiday.
- Across the Easter weekend some sorting offices have been left with a huge backlog of mail which failed to go out on time.
- We have told how posties found undelivered mail piling up in sorting offices and how city events that depended on post getting through have been scuppered.
- I arrived home from the sorting office this evening and took a look inside my mail box.
- The demolition of the former post office and sorting office on Fleming Way marks the start of a series of projects to improve the town centre.
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