By Emily McGarvey
BBC News NI
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Royal Mail said there has been a positive test for coronavirus at its delivery office in Hastings.
An “enhanced clean” of the office will now go ahead, Royal Mail said in a statement.
It added: “Working with our people, we have resolved any areas of concern. All colleagues are working as normal.
“Throughout this crisis, every decision we make puts the health of our people and customers first. We have put in place a range of preventive measures to protect both our customers and our colleagues.”
The Royal Mail is testing the use of electric vans for postal rounds in Leeds as part of efforts to cut emissions.Copyright: Royal Mail
The vans are refitted electric black taxi cabs, though Royal Mail say the design that is ultimately launched will probably be different.
The first van will be tested in Birmingham, with more to follow in Leeds.
Royal Mail, which is partnering with the London Electric Vehicle Company, plans to launch more later this year.
The 2.9 tonne (2,900kg) van will be charged at local Post Offices.
The battery will last for a typical postal round. It can also be extended if needs be to cope with longer, more remote locations.
There are currently 295 Royal Mail electric vans in operation, and the new fleet would complement rather than replace these.
Posties up and down the country have been raising incredible amounts of money for various different charities during the Covid-19 lockdown.Copyright: TrueStoryPR
The Posties of Fakenham, as they're known, have been raising funds for local breast cancer charity.
"We have come together to raise funds for Little Lifts - a charity that has recently supported one of the wives of the Fakenham Postie family, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy."
Donations can be made online and at the Post Office in Miller's Walk.
Founder of Little Lifts, Oa Hackett, said: "We are extremely grateful to the Posties of Fakenham for their incredible spirit and efforts.
"Those undergoing treatment for breast cancer are more vulnerable at the moment, and with charities across the nation struggling to meet their targets, we’re eternally grateful for all the help we receive."