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Queen looking for help with letters
PTI
London, January 17, 2013
First Published: 00:20 IST(17/1/2013)
Last Updated: 00:22 IST(17/1/2013)

In an age of emails and texts, Queen Elizabeth II, known for her partiality towards the traditional method of writing letters, is looking for a correspondence officer to help her with her mails.

According to media reports in London, the latest job opening at Buckingham Palace offers £20,000 a year and requires the “ability to read and digest a large number of letters in a short space of time”.

The Royal website states: “The correspondence office deals with most of the general public correspondence addressed to the Queen. The office deals with a high volume of mail, all of which requires sensitive handling and thoughtful replies.”

Bathroom cleanest hotel place to eat
London: Holidaymakers should think twice before taking their breakfast in bed, as new research suggests that the bathroom is actually the most hygienic place to eat in most hotel bedrooms.

While the prospect of eating a full English in the lavatory is unlikely to appeal to most travellers, the study found that, as bathrooms are regularly and thoroughly cleaned, they usually contain the least amount of bacteria, the Telegraph reported.

Mattresses and duvets, however, are rarely cleaned, making them among the dirtiest places.

The research, which included a poll of female travellers, was carried out by Check Safety First.

It claimed that one in five women suffer from some form of illness during a hotel stay, a statistic it says poor hygenie is responsible for.  ANI

Limited edition Ferrari stolen
London: A limited-edition Ferrari, said to be the only one of its kind in the UK and worth over £230,000, has been stolen from a dealership in Surrey.

Surrey Police said the theft at the Maranello garage on the Egham bypass was “planned and well-organised”.

CCTV footage showed two men getting into the dealership and the Ferrari being loaded on to another vehicle.

Police said the black Ferrari 458 Italia was parked at the rear of the premises when the thieves struck, the BBC reported. ANI

NRI driver held guilty for pile-ups
London: An Indian-origin coach driver has pleaded guilty to causing the deaths of two men in a horrific motorway crash last year after he parked his vehicle on a carriageway and a lorry ploughed into it.

Jasminder Singh Dhesi, 50, who will be sentenced next month, was arrested in March last year after a coach carrying fruit-pickers was struck by a lorry on the M5 near Birmingham.

Dhesi, from Great Barr, Birmingham, pleaded guilty to two counts of causing death by dangerous driving. ANI


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