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    24 October 2014
    Optimism falling among renters that they will be able to buy their own home

People renting their home who want to buy in the future are less optimistic that they will be able to do so, a study of Royal Mail’s Redirection service customers has revealed.

Across the UK, 36 per cent of renters surveyed say they are more optimistic about buying their own home in the future compared to last year. However, this is a fall of 14 per cent compared with six months earlier when 42 per cent of renters said they were more optimistic of buying in the future.

Optimism highest in the Midlands, lowest in the South East

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    15 October 2014
    Royal Mail celebrates 2014 Man Booker Prize winner with postmark

Royal Mail is to issue a special postmark to celebrate the winning author of the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.     

Richard Flanagan received the prestigious literary award for his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North last night HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, at a ceremony at London’s Guildhall. The announcement was broadcast live by the BBC.

Mr Flanagan was one of six authors who were shortlisted for the prize.

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    7 October 2014
    Special postmark celebrates the life of theatre director and writer Joan Littlewood

Royal Mail is celebrating the life of theatre director and writer Joan Littlewood with a special postmark.

The postmark will appear on mail delivered nationwide from Monday (6th October) - the date she was born – to Saturday 11th October.

Littlewood is one of the individuals commemorated on Royal Mail’s ‘Remarkable Lives’ stamps set that was issued in March. The set comprises 10 stamps and recognises people who have made a significant contribution to British society.

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    6 October 2014
    Royal Mail is increasing its Small Parcel format and launching a festive price promotion

Royal Mail is to nearly double the maximum size of its Small Parcel format for the busy Christmas parcel posting period.

Introducing a bigger Small Parcel format

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    3 October 2014
    Regeneration of Mount Pleasant takes a key step forward

Royal Mail today welcomed the Mayor of London’s decision that he has resolved to grant planning permission for Royal Mail’s planning applications relating to part of its Mount Pleasant mail centre site in central London. This is subject to finalising the related Section 106 agreement. 

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    29 September 2014
    It’s in the post: Royal Mail launches new charity postmark in support of the Stroke Association

Letters delivered across the UK from today (Monday 29th September) will be helping to raise awareness of Royal Mail Group’s charity partner, the Stroke Association.

The postmark, which will be used frequently over the next two years, will say ‘Royal Mail proud to support Stroke Association’.

It will feature on millions of items of mail delivered nationwide by Royal Mail’s postmen and women.

Our partnership with the Stroke Association

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    25 September 2014
    Latest recommended Christmas posting date for St Helena and Tristan Da Cunha is 29 September 2014

 

September 29 is the recommended date for customers to ensure that cards and parcels sent to the British Overseas Territory in the southern Atlantic arrive in good time for Christmas.  St Helena and Tristan da Cunha do not receive all mail by air, so Christmas post is delivered by ship which makes for a longer journey.

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    22 September 2014
    Royal Mail and Trading Standards launch new joint initiative to tackle scam mail

Royal Mail and Trading Standards have joined forces to launch a new initiative to tackle scam mail in the postal system.

New agreement between Trading Standards and Royal Mail

The joint initiative between Royal Mail, the National Trading Standards Scams Team for England and Wales and Trading Standards Scotland creates a new improved process for cancelling the contracts of companies that send fraudulent mail.

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    Seaside Architecture stamps
    18 September 2014
    Royal mail launches special stamps celebrating UK’s piers and seaside architecture

Royal Mail today launches 10 new stamps that celebrate the variety and originality of UK seaside architecture.

Six Special Stamps feature images of Eastbourne Bandstand, Tinside Lido, Bangor Pier, Southwold Lighthouse, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and a Bexhill-on-Sea Shelter, while a Miniature Sheet of four stamps pays tribute to the piers of Llandudno, Dunoon, Brighton and Worthing

Southend Pier features as the background image on the Miniature Sheet.

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    Kenneth More postmark
    16 September 2014
    Special postmark celebrates the life of actor Kenneth More

Royal Mail is celebrating the life of stage and screen actor Kenneth More, with a special postmark.

The postmark will appear on mail delivered nationwide on Saturday (20th September), the date of Kenneth’s 100th birthday.

More is one of the individuals commemorated on Royal Mail’s ‘Remarkable Lives’ stamps set. The set comprises 10 stamps and recognises people who have made a significant contribution to British society.

The postmark will say ‘Celebrating the life of Kenneth More, Remarkable Lives Stamps, 1914 -1982’.

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