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Norfolk paper's campaign attracts over 10,000 signatures

The Norwich Evening News held a successful public meeting in its campaign to prevent post office closures – and the story was picked up by Anglia News.

The Archant Norfolk paper’s campaign has attracted more than 10,000 signatures from readers and many letters and e-mails in support of its action.

More than 120 people attended the meeting where Post Office executives were grilled over their plans to close popular and profitable post offices.

Editor James Foster said: “It was a very good meeting at many levels. It was well attended and there was plenty of passion from those who are worried about these post office closures.

“As well as having their say, it emerged that the Post Office was relying on out-of-date information when they drew up their shortlist of closures – yet somehow expected ordinary people to provide sophisticated data on issues such as the number of people with disabilities living nearby.”

The Anglia TV report included strong branding from the Evening News as well as an interview with James.

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