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Closure worries.

A campaign to save post offices from closure is gathering momentum.

Liberal Democrats in Blaydon, Gateshead, took their petition calling on the Government to save post offices from closure to the village of Blackhall Mill.

The Government announced earlier this year that it was axing the Post Office Card Account, used by millions of pensioners to receive their state pension through Post Office branches.

There are fears that, with the axing of the account, thousands of Post Office branches will close.

Coun Jonathan Wallace, of Whickham, who is co-ordinating the petition, said: "Nearly 140 people in Blackhall Mill signed the petition.

"This shows there is a high level of feeling against the decision."
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 29, 2006
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