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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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Soon-to-be-married Howard Robson's 1pt selection Nero's Return came good at a rewarding 10-1 at Goodwood, while former cruise ship worker-turned stable groom Panagiotis Ioannou and hospital porter Sido Watt from Banffshire each plumped for 9-2 Musselburgh scorer Spirit Of France as their second choice.
But in Porters, which starts on September 19, he plays a visiting consultant neurologist who is scrutinising hospital porter Simon (Ed Easton), who has somehow found himself impersonating a real doctor.
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A HOSPITAL porter has been rewarded for going above and beyond the call of duty.
A HOSPITAL porter has been suspended after an incident with injured Dundee FC captain James McPake.
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.
A RETIRED Huddersfield hospital porter died after surgery from recognised risks, an inquest heard.
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.
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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