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Last Updated: Thursday, 13 January, 2005, 18:16 GMT
Extra service delivered at pubs
Two Derbyshire pubs will soon be serving postal services beside pints.

Satellite post offices are opening at the Hare and Hounds, Barlow, and the Three Merry Lads, Cutthorpe, to replace outlets that have been shut down.

The post office in Ridgeway has already been relaunched at the Cygnet Cafe in Main Road under the new scheme.

Councillor Geoff Carlile, regeneration boss at the county council, said he was "delighted" people could access postal services at existing businesses.

'Support needed'

The three post offices will each be open for six hours a week. They will be run by local subpostmasters.

Mr Carlile said: "I am delighted that local people will be able to access the wide variety of services offered by the Post Office thanks to the goodwill and efforts of existing businesses.

"I hope the local communities get behind these new enterprises and give them the support they need to continue to offer these excellent local facilities."

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