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    25 August 2014
    Tidworth’s SP9 postcode is the most desirable in England

Royal Mail has commissioned a study of the most desirable postcodes to live in England, Scotland and Wales to mark the 40th anniversary of the allocation of postcodes to every address in Britain.

The study by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr) calculated the most desirable postcodes based on a range of factors including employment opportunities, health, education, crime rates and housing affordability.

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    20 August 2014
    Improvements to Royal Mail’s customer service points at delivery offices

Royal Mail is making significant improvements to the customer service points at a number of its delivery offices across the United Kingdom.

The upgrade programme covers 45 delivery offices from Belfast to Darlington, Pontypool to Manchester. This is designed to ensure we maintain the highest level of service to our customers.

The improvements include installing new open-plan customer service counters - removing the glass screens to create a modern, lighter and brighter environment in which to serve customers.

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    13 August 2014
    Royal Mail launches first ever set of special stamps featuring Prime Ministers from the last 200 years

Royal Mail today launches eight new stamps that mark the office of Prime Minister and feature some of its most influential holders – four from the 20th Century and four from earlier centuries.

The stamps, four 1st Class and four 97p values, feature portraits of: William Pitt the Younger, Charles Grey, Robert Peel, William Gladstone, Winston Churchill, Clement Attlee, Harold Wilson and Margaret Thatcher.

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    11 August 2014
    Superfast broadband roll-out could boost annual online sales by £740 million

Superfast broadband is boosting e-retailing and could result in a £740 million uplift in annual online spending once the roll-out across Britain is completed.

The study for Royal Mail revealed that across the UK, online shoppers have increased their annual spending by £225 million since taking up superfast broadband. This equates to an increase in spending of 3.1 per cent, or £23 a year, per superfast broadband user.

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    8 August 2014
    Royal Mail to improve access to postboxes

Royal Mail is reaffirming its commitment to maintain its provision of postboxes across the UK under the universal service.

Royal Mail will also boost public access to postboxes in those areas currently underserved with the addition of 2,000 new postboxes. These will be targeted at rural areas, with a particular focus on Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well as to areas of new development that are currently not served by a postbox. Some will be added in high footfall areas such as train stations and shopping centres.

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    Royal Mail staff working at a temporary parcels hub to cope with extra delivery demand at Christmas
    4 August 2014
    Royal Mail to make UK’s largest ‘click and collect’ network available to 20,000 SMEs

Royal Mail is to make its Local Collect ‘click and collect’ service with Post Offices available to its 20,000 SME contract customers. This will enable many of the UK’s leading small and medium size online businesses to offer shoppers the option of collection from any of 10,500 Post Office branches.

In the UK, Royal Mail’s parcel business is particularly focused on the consumer, micro SME and SME market segments.

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    21 July 2014
    Honouring the fallen: ceremony held to remember Birmingham postmen who served in the First World War

A special ceremony, honouring the lives of a number of Birmingham postmen who served in the First World War, has been held at the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA).

The event was held yesterday (Sunday 20th July) to rededicate a memorial to the seven postmen at the NMA.

The postmen, who all lived and worked in the Erdington area of the city, were recognised for the sacrifice they made when they were called to war.

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    21 July 2014
    The £100,000 step up the property ladder

Home owners are spending on average more than £100,000 to step up the property ladder, Royal Mail’s Home Movers Study of its Redirection customers has revealed.

There are significant regional differences. Home movers in the North East paid on average £89,100 more for their new property compared with their previous home. Meanwhile in London it was an additional £182,100 – close to twice the UK average.

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    17 July 2014
    Scottish swimming legends make a splash with special stamps to mark Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

The stamps go on sale today (Thursday July 17), six days before the Opening Ceremony, at and at 10,000 Post Offices around the country.

David Wilkie, said: “It is a privilege to launch these stamps and for everyone across the UK to be able to own a piece of Commonwealth Games history.”

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    8 July 2014
    Calling descendants of the First World War Post Office Rifles regiment and owners of Princess Mary Gift Boxes - Royal Mail wants to hear your stories

Royal Mail is looking for the descendants of men who served in the GPO’s own regiment – the Post Office Rifles - during the First World War and inviting them to get in touch and share their stories of how their ancestors contributed to the war effort.

More than 75,000 men from the GPO fought in the First World War, including 12,000 men who fought with the Post Office Rifles.

In addition, Royal Mail is also calling on owners of a Princess Mary Gift Box to come forward with their stories of how the box came to be in their possession.


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