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  • Royal Mail
    15 May 2015
    Royal Mail issues second set of stamps to commemorate First World War

Royal Mail today presents the second part of its landmark, commemorative programme marking the outbreak of the First World War. Each year of the war is explored though a stamp which covers six key themes: Poppies, Poetry, Portraits, War Art, Memorials and Artefacts.

  • Royal Mail
    6 May 2015
    Royal Mail celebrates the birth of the new royal princess with a special postmark

Royal Mail is issuing a special postmark to celebrate the birth of the royal princess. This is the first time in the company’s history that a postmark has been dedicated to a royal birth.
 
The new arrival, which was born on Saturday 2nd May at 08:34am at St Mary's Hospital in west London, is the fourth in line to the throne and the Queen's fifth great-grandchild.

  • Royal Mail
    1 May 2015
    Royal Mail celebrates 175th anniversary of the Penny Black and the origin of the one-price-goes-anywhere Universal Service

Royal Mail is celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Penny Black stamp by issuing a miniature sheet containing reprints of two Penny Black and two Twopenny Blue stamps.  Each of the four stamps has a First Class value.

The first Penny Black stamps went on sale on 1 May 1840, but were not valid for use for another five days – 6 May. 

  • Royal Mail
    28 April 2015
    DEC Nepal Earthquake Appeal

Donations can be sent by post to:

DEC Nepal Earthquake Appeal
PO Box 999
LONDON, EC3A 3AA

Cheques sent by post should be made payable to DEC Nepal Earthquake Appeal.

Credit and debit card donations can also be made through the Disasters Emergency Committee by phoning 0370 60 60 900, or on the website http://www.dec.org.uk/

  • Royal Mail
    24 April 2015
    Royal Mail commemorates Anthony Trollope, the "grandfather" of the postbox

Royal Mail’s limited edition Commemorative Sheet of stamps goes on sale today – 200 years since Trollope was born. The sheet features images of Trollope and his life and times, including the first pillar box design. The sheet is limited to an edition of 7500 and each is numbered.

Royal Mail is also marking the bicentenary of Anthony Trollope’s birth in 1815 by launching an online “family tree” showing postboxes through the ages. 

  • Royal Mail
    20 April 2015
    Royal Mail celebrates 50 years of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise with postmark

Royal Mail is to issue a special postmark to celebrate 50 years of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
 
The Queen's Awards for Enterprise were established in 1965 and have become a prestigious accolade for businesses and individuals in the United Kingdom. Every year they recognise British businesses and other organisations who are leading the fields in international trade, innovation and sustainable development. The winners will be announced on Tuesday 21st April - the birthday of Her Majesty The Queen.

  • Royal Mail
    9 April 2015
    Former Olympian, Sir Steve Redgrave, backs new Royal Mail fun runs

Taking place in Birmingham (10th May), Glasgow (17th May) and London (24th May), this is the first time the company has developed community-wide runs. All the money raised this year will go to Royal Mail’s Charity of the Year, the Stroke Association.

Sign up at http://www.royalmailfunruns.com/

  • Royal Mail
    7 April 2015
    Royal Mail commemorates the bicentenary of Anthony Trollope’s birth, the “grandfather” of the postbox

Royal Mail is commemorating the bicentenary of Anthony Trollope’s birth in 1815 with a limited edition Commemorative Sheet of stamps.  This goes on sale on 24 April 2015 – 200 years since Trollope was born.

  • Royal Mail
    2 April 2015
    Returns Addict, Swap Shopper and Duplicate Dealer: meet the UK’s online shoppers

Royal Mail¹ research has revealed a new breed of smart shoppers that are more experienced and confident in utilising their knowledge to create their own ideal shopping experience when buying online. This has led to the emergence of a series of new online shopping behaviour types including Returns Addict, Bargain Hunter, Duplicate Dealer and Swap Shopper.

  • Royal Mail
    2 April 2015
    Royal Mail publishes new research on customer online shopping returns experience

Royal Mail today publishes Delivery Matters Returns Special, which contains new research focusing on the customer returns experience. The study found that nearly 1 in 6 (16%) now do virtually all their shopping online and that online shoppers in general are looking for convenience and certainty in the way returns are handled.

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