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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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    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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    11 September 2014
    Emigration nation: Most popular countries for people to start a new life abroad revealed

The American dream continues to inspire countless people to begin a new life in the US, according to new research by Royal Mail.

America has been named as the most popular country for people in the UK to emigrate to, to set up home or start a new job.

Royal Mail analysed its International Redirection arrangements during 2013-2014 to identify the top 10 emigration hotpots people have moved to in the last year.

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    Postmark to celebrate Invictus Games
    10 September 2014
    Royal mail issues postmark to celebrate the Invictus Games

Royal Mail is issuing a special postmark to celebrate the Invictus Games, championed by Prince Harry.

The postmark will be printed on millions of items of mail delivered to addresses across the UK by Royal Mail’s postmen and women.

It will appear on mail from Wednesday 10th September to Saturday 13th September, and will say ‘Celebrating the Invictus Games, September 10th to 14th, 2014’.

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    2 September 2014
    Royal Mail launches Sunday opening this weekend

Royal Mail is launching a pilot of Sunday opening at around 100 of its delivery offices across the UK from this weekend (7 September).

Royal Mail’s network of around 1,400 delivery offices is currently open six days a week. The initiative will extend the opening of selected delivery offices to seven days a week.

Royal Mail will also begin a trial of Sunday deliveries to addresses within the M25 motorway this Sunday.

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    28 August 2014
    Royal Mail launches new parcels shipping and tracking platform for e-retailers

Royal Mail has launched a new parcels shipping and tracking platform to enable e-retailers to improve integration between their IT systems and Royal Mail.

The new Shipping and Tracking application programming interface (API) is available to all Royal Mail business account customers. It completes the introduction of easy to use online shipping tools across consumer, SME and large customer groups.

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    27 August 2014
    Royal Mail stamping success on the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles with special postmark

Royal Mail is putting its stamp of success on The 2014 Ryder Cup, by issuing a special postmark to commemorate the event at Gleneagles in September.

Local postman David Bayne, who has been delivering the mail to Gleneagles for around 18 years, and Antonia Beggs, Operations Director at Ryder Cup Europe, gave a sneak preview of the special postmark at Gleneagles today (27 August).

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    26 August 2014
    Royal Mail beats First and Second Class Quality of Service targets

Royal Mail beat its 93.0 per cent First Class mail target with 93.3 per cent of this mail delivered next working day. It also exceeded its Second Class mail target of 98.5 per cent, delivering 99.0 per cent of this mail within three working days. Royal Mail has one of the highest service specifications of any major European country (1).

Royal Mail is the only UK mail delivery company required to publish quality of service performance against delivery targets every quarter.

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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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