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Sorting office closure confirmed

Royal Mail has confirmed the closure of its sorting office in Crewe.

Work from the mail centre in Weston and the Copperas Hill sorting office in Liverpool will be transferred to a new regional centre in Warrington.

Royal Mail said that the work would start moving over to the new centre in Warrington in phases from 2010.

The firm said it wanted staff at both sites to work at the new centre, but unions said many workers would not be able to afford to travel or relocate.

Royal Mail, which announced its 50m regional plans at the start of August, said Copperas Hill was no longer viable in the face of falling mail volumes.

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