0 Have your say NEW owners of a modernised Hayling Island post office united to celebrate its official relaunch. Kanchan and Manish Thakur declared the Eastoke Post Office open for business at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday. The branch was closed to the public last year while it underwent much-needed refurbishment work. Now under new management, the team behind its revival say early consumer feedback has been positive. Mrs Thakur said: ‘Customers are very pleased with the improvements that we have made, including longer hours. ‘They are also delighted that we kept a popular and highly experienced member of Post Office staff who already worked at the branch.’ In taking on the post office – which doubles up as a convenience store – Mr and Mrs Thakur are embarking on a new line of work. The pair previously enjoyed successful careers in business development and the merchant navy. Marking their efforts and the Rails Lane branch’s opening, … [Read more...] about Popular post office reopens under new ownership after modern makeover
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She’s a household name, an undisputed national treasure, has four BAFTAs and has travelled the world – but if you’re in London, you might just bump into Joanna Lumley on the Underground.“I love the Tube,” Joanna, 71, tells TV Magazine. “When I first came to London when I was 18, my first job was as a house model at a department store. I went there by Tube and the sound of it, the brilliance of it – getting on at one station and popping out the other end… I adore the Tube.“When I got grand enough and rich enough to have private cars, I thought: ‘I’m never going down that route.’"To not be walking on the pavements or queuing in the Post Office – I’m never going to stop myself from being how I always used to be, and being part of London life. And as an actor you’ve got to always be watching and see how people are and what life is. If you separate yourself from all of that, you lose a lot.”She … [Read more...] about Rich and famous Joanna Lumley, 71, still takes the tube and queues at the Post Office
A BEHIND the scenes glimpse of one of Britain's most light-fingered thieves is set to be revealed for the first time.Brian Reader has been one of the country's most prolific jewel thieves, involved in raids and heists totalling more than £200 million - including pulling off the Hatton Garden safe deposit burglary last year.At the age of 32, Reader was also among the gang of master thieves who were dubbed the Millionaire Moles.The group managed to tunnel about 40 feet into a Central London bank vault in 1971, escaping with £3 million.But the lid on Reader's private life has now been prised open in a new Mirror book, with gang insiders, relatives, friends and detectives sharing their insights on the thief's work.Reader is believed to have been involved in a string of burglaries in the 1960s, including a hit on a Post Office in Albemarle Street in 1969 that took out £500,000 - worth about £7.5 million today.Another huge hit included when … [Read more...] about Incredible criminal career of Hatton Garden heist mastermind Brian Reader exposed in new book
A FORMER Leeds United footballer has been jailed for five years after robbing a Post Office wearing a CURLY WIG and FALSE TEETH.Eder Ruiz, 25, even used electrical tape to create a fake beard and moustache in a foolhardy bid to avoid being caught.Bizarre footage shows Ruiz entering the Post Office before collapsing on the floor and pretending to be ill in order to get Patricia Garforth, who runs the store with husband John, to come out from behind the counter.CCTV shows the Ruiz, who is holding an umbrella and a cardboard box, limping before he collapses out of view.When Mrs Garforth came to help the failed footballer he pushed her aside and pulled out a imitation handgun which was probably a water pistol, Bradford Crown Court heard.Ruiz then shouted: "Open the safe, open the safe."The Garforths bravely tried to stop Ruiz from taking cash from the till after he was told the safe was on a time-lock, but he still managed to flee with £1,800. Mrs Garforth suffered a nasty bruise … [Read more...] about Ex-Leeds Utd footballer jailed for robbing Post Office with ‘water pistol’ wearing curly wig and false teeth
Fans of The Office have finally been given their first glimpse of the long-awaited film featuring Ricky Gervais' iconic comedy character David Brent.The world's worst boss is back and the new trailer for the movie shows he's more cringe-worthy than ever before.David Brent: Life on the Road hits cinemas on Friday, and fans have now been a taste of what's to come.The movie features the beloved comedy character getting used to life out of the office as he leaves his job in Slough behind to pursue a career as a music superstar.Ricky is back on form as he treats fans to a Brent revival, which features him singing with his band Foregone Conclusion.In the trailer, Brent explains his new post-office job career, saying: "When I left Wernham Hogg I found myself again, and I started to do what I do best... entertain..."I'm putting a tour together. On the road is where I really come alive."The movie follows Brent as he attempts to become a rock god, and features cameos from stars … [Read more...] about First look at David Brent the movie… but remember The Office legend’s best cringe-worthy lines?