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Alston post office could move into closed pub next door

A plan to move Alston's post office into the pub next door and open seven days a week is being put out to public consultation.

Alston Crown and Post Office

The scheme would see the Crown, which is currently closed, revamped as a stationery and sweet shop, with all the usual post officer services like letters, parcels, and some banking from a separate counter.

The business would open seven days a week, and Post Office says the only thing lost would be a lottery terminal.

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Simon Gompertz

Personal finance correspondent, BBC News

The decision not to let its customers withdraw money from Post Office counters is described as "shocking".

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