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Gun used in Railway Trail robberyA walker along the Railway Trail in Sandys reported being robbed of cash at gunpoint.Police said that a t 7.40pm Sunday, two men on a cycle approached the man and, producing what appeared to be a firearm, demanded money.After taking the cash the two fled the scene.The incident took place near Beacon Hill Road, close to the Somerset Seventh-day Adventist Church. The robbery was the Island’s third gun-related incident in one week. On December 13, a gun was reported fired in the nearby area of Bridge View Lane, Sandys.And on December 16 a car was hit several times as it drove along Deepdale Road West, in Pembroke.Holiday waste collection shedule releasedThe waste collection schedule across the Island will be affected this week by the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.According to the Waste Management Section of the Ministry of Public Works:l Waste pick up in the West End of the Island will take place on December 28 and 30, and January 4 and 6.l Trash collection in the East End will take place on December 29 and 31, and January 5 and 7.l The Tynes Bay Waste-to Energy Facility will be closed on December 25, 26 and 27, but will be open on December 28. It closes again on January 1 and 3.l The Airport Waste Management Facility and the Marsh Folly Compost Facility will be closed on December 25, 26 and 28, as well as January 1 and 3.The collection of recyclables and the Tynes Bay Public Drop-off will not be affected by the holidays and will continue operation as normal.Man arrested after driving into ditchA driver whose car went into the ditch along North Shore Road in Hamilton Parish was arrested for driving while impaired.The vehicle went off the road a short distance east of Coney Island, just after 6am on Sunday.A 38-year-old man was taken into custody by police, and arrested after failing a breath test for alcohol.A total of eight people were arrested for drinking and driving over the weekend.Police also reported a burglary at the Fairmont Southampton Golf Shop.The shop was locked up at 12am Saturday, but staff noticed at 6am Sunday that it had been broken into, with cash removed during the night.Post Office launches new websiteA new website for the Bermuda Post Office is up and running in time for Christmas.The launch was announced yesterday by Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Kim Wilson.The site includes an online track and trace service, a rate calculator for working out postage to any location in the world, and a credit card site for renewing post office accounts.It also supplies information on all the Island’s post offices, plus postal rates, news and customer feedback, guidelines to correctly addressing mail, and the holiday postal schedule.A philatelic option opens onto details of the latest commemorative stamps, with an online order form for First Day covers of collectibles.The site can be viewed at www.bpo.bm.