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PORTER. The name of an ancient English officer who bore or carried a rod before the justices. The door-keeper of the English parliament also bears this name.
     2. One who is employed as a common carrier to carry goods from one place to another in the same town, is also called a porter. Such person is in general answerable as a common carrier. Story, Bailm. Sec. 496.

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HOSPITAL PORTERS In Greater Glasgow and Clyde, a total of PS12.
The 79-year-old son of a hospital porter said: "But I urge the Government to reconsider these cuts to working tax credits that will hit many hardworking families very hard.
A HOSPITAL porter who has worked for the NHS for nearly 50 years has collected his British Empire Medal after being recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
I knew a hospital porter who took an hour off every Tuesday to sign on at the Labour Exchange.
provision of high quality professional manned security services at Prince Charles Hospital, Royal Glamorgan Hospital (and community sites when required)to support the hospital Porter services and protect the Health Board~s property, the property of patients and staff while on the premises, and the personal safety of patients, staff and visitors.
WHEN he isn't pushing wheelchairs, hospital porter Kais Hussain likes nothing more than pushing weights.
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) said yesterday that they will fit a digital lock to the front door so staff will still be able to access the building if the hospital porter is not at the reception.
The accused are unemployed Anjum Dogar, 30, and his hospital porter brother Akhtar, 31, security guard Kamar Jamil, 26, jobless Zeshan Ahmed, also 26, unemployed Mohammed Karrar, 37, and his security guard brother Bassan, 32.
I don't particularly like going to see the dentist but I still think it is important to go - Matthew Paylor, 22, a hospital porter from Skelton I am a bit scared of the dentist but I did go this year for my check-up.
Denmark is famous for its bakeries but they mostly specialise in sweet products," said Mr Mather, who has lived in Denmark for 15 years and worked as a hospital porter before opening the shop.

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