1,700 jobs go as Threshers stores close

Author: By Kelly Macnamara, Press Association

First Quench – which also trades as Wine Rack, The Local, Haddows, Bottoms Up
and Victoria Wine – fell into administration last month after struggling
amid the recession.

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New wave of mail strikes announced

Author: By Wesley Johnson, Press Association

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) served notice of further walk-outs next
Friday, 6 November and Monday 9 November.

The move came after mediators said both sides would be considering a series of
proposals designed to end the “high pressure dispute” over the
weekend, with further talks planned next week.

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