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red box

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Britain) a box, typically covered in red leather, used to transport the official documents of a government minister
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Eight traditional red boxes are available for adoption in the Sandwell and Dudley areas.
To fill their Red Boxes, the group collects menstrual products via donation boxes in The Purple Pumpkin Patch on Ashby Road, Loughborough Library, Trinity Methodist Church and Gorse Covert Community Centre.
Some of the products donated Clare and Karl, who both work in schools, have now got 22 red boxes of donated product into schools across Prescot and Whiston.
Coordinators are placing red boxes stocked with sanitary products in schools for young women to access, aiming to reach those who might not be able to afford these vital items.
No passengers are carried by the taxpayer-funded limousines used for journeys - just the red boxes ministers are given to carry paperwork.
Red boxes have, for more than 150 years, held sensitive documents belonging to ministers.
All of the HILTI items were in red boxes with HILTI written in white across them.
Superstore giants Argos have released new catalogues and council officers on the island are urging people to use their red boxes to recycle their old ones.
Burglars also made off with a number of silver and gold coins in red boxes and a large amount of currency.
But after complaints that the red boxes were of historical importance, BT launched a sponsorship and adoption programme in a bid to transfer the costs to local authorities.
However, BT then announced its Adopt a Kiosk scheme last October whereby communities with red boxes could pay to take ownership of them without the actual phone.