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  • 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.

  • Royal Mail
    1 April 2015
    Royal Mail reveals the Easter-inspired street names across the UK

There are more than 2,248 Easter-inspired street names across the UK with Cross Street the most common, according to new research by Royal Mail.

Cross Street can be found on 620 street signs around the country and is most widespread in the North West (251). The North West in general has the most Easter-inspired street names overall (760) in the UK.

Ahead of the Easter weekend, Royal Mail analysed its Postcode Address File - a database of all 29.3 million UK addresses - to identify the most common Easter-themed street names.

  • Royal Mail
    1 April 2015
    Royal Mail celebrates Britain’s much-loved comedy greats

This April Fool’s Day will see Royal Mail launch of a set of stamps to mark the contribution to the world of entertainment and comedy by some of the nation’s most cherished performers across the decades since the 1950s.

  • Royal Mail
    30 March 2015
    Royal Mail celebrates 500th anniversary of Hampton Court Palace with postmark

Royal Mail is to issue a special postmark to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Hampton Court Palace.
 
2015 marks 500 years since Cardinal Wolsey – Henry VIII’s trusted adviser - commissioned builders to lay the foundations of Hampton Court Palace. The palace will celebrate this historic occasion over the Easter weekend with a spectacular anniversary party.
 

  • Royal Mail
    25 March 2015
    ROYAL MAIL INTRODUCES NEW SIMPLIFIED POSTCODE ADDRESS FILE LICENSING ARRANGEMENTS

Royal Mail is introducing its simplified Postcode Address File (PAF) licence arrangements on 1 April 2015.

The new licence was announced in April last year following extensive consultation and engagement with the market. It is designed to widen take-up of PAF, encourage its greater use and meet the current and future needs of users, solutions providers and developers of PAF-based products in today’s diverse marketplace.

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