UK’S MOST REMOTE POSTAL ROUTE

Royal Mail postwoman Michelle McCulloch serves the Haroldswick route on Unst in the Shetland Isles - which at approximately 212 miles from the tip of the Scottish mainland, is the UK’s most northerly - and most remote - postal route.

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RABBIE’S ROADS: BURNS INSPIRES HUNDREDS OF BRITISH ADDRESSES

New research from Royal Mail reveals that his legacy extends to the naming of 724 streets across the United Kingdom, with around 272 of the nation’s towns and cities containing at last one address inspired by the iconic poet and his works.

History of Royal Mail stamps celebrated with 'stamp classics' issue

Each of the six stamps is a key and admired design from each monarch’s reign – from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II - since Rowland Hill initiated the first postage stamp, the Penny Black, in 1840.

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Overseas sales remain important as online retailers express confidence for 2019, says Royal Mail

Almost seven in ten (69 per cent) UK SME online retailers are confident that their sales will increase in 2019, according to a study commissioned by Royal Mail. With global reach and the leading enabler of ecommerce in the UK, Royal Mail is well placed to observe trends across the industry.

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Letter from Stephen Agar

A letter from Stephen Agar, Managing Director, Letters, Royal Mail Group

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From Birds of Prey to D-Day: Royal Mail's 2019 special stamp calendar revealed

Royal Mail’s Special Stamp programme commemorates anniversaries and celebrates events and popular culture relevant to UK heritage and life

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ABOVE AND BEYOND AT CHRISTMAS

Derbyshire-based Royal Mail postman Paul Higginbottom, who serves the UK’s highest altitude postal route, completes one of his last rounds before the festive break.

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AUSSIE RULES: AUSTRALIA EMERGES AS UK’S FAVOURITE DESTINATION FOR INTERNATIONAL CHRISTMAS CARDS

New research from Royal Mail reveals that 4 in 10 Britons send Christmas cards to friends and family overseas.

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Spending time with family is the nation’s favourite Christmas tradition

Spending time with family is the nation’s favourite Christmas tradition (28 per cent), followed by eating Christmas dinner (23 per cent) and decorating the Christmas tree, along with helping the homeless and enjoying time off work, according to a study commissioned by Parcelforce Worldwide.

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The holly and the ivy (street): over 50,000 festive addresses across the UK

As we make our final Christmas preparations, new research from Royal Mail reveals that over 50,000 addresses across the UK keep the festive feel going all year round.

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Food and drink emerge as most popular subscription boxes as UK experiences cooking renaissance, says Royal Mail

As Christmas approaches, a new report commissioned by Royal Mail reveals that food and drink are the most popular subscription boxes, as the growing popularity of curated recipe subscriptions is sparking a renaissance in home cooking across the UK.

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1 in 10 Brits send Christmas cards to pets: A map of Britain's Christmas card habits

A comprehensive look at the nation’s Christmas card sending habits reveals that Bristol sends their season’s greetings the earliest in the country, Edinburgh sends the most and Plymouth keeps their cards on display the longest.

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Parcelforce Worldwide relocates Manchester depot

Parcelforce Worldwide’s Manchester depot has moved to a brand new facility. The move significantly increases Parcelforce’s capacity in the local area, supporting the delivery of high levels of service.

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Christmas cards nation's favourite way of spreading festive cheer say 8 in 10 brits

The humble Christmas card is still very much at the heart of the festive season according to new research, an attitude which shows no sign of abating any time soon.

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Royal Mail reveals the UK's online shopping hotspots for Cyber Week 2018

Cyber Week, originally a one-day promotional sales event, is now widely regarded as the start of the Christmas shopping season in the UK.

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Royal Mail announces recommended latest Christmas posting dates for international deliveries

Royal Mail reminds customers that they should observe the latest international recommended Christmas posting dates if letters and parcels are to arrive in time for Christmas Day

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Royal Mail launches 'Labels to Go' for returns at the Post Office

The label printing service means online shoppers can now use their mobile devices to print free returns labels at the Post Office®, in addition to 1,200 Royal Mail Customer Service Points, bringing the total number of returns locations up to 12,700.

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Royal Mail launches Christmas competition for small businesses

Show Royal Mail your festive shop window displays, or tell us how you communicate with your customers at Christmas, and you could win £1000

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Jingle box rock

This Christmas, Royal Mail introduces four ‘singing’ postboxes in locations across the UK – meaning you may receive a little festive serenade when you post your Christmas cards.

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Royal Mail last posting dates for Christmas now delivered by Alexa

By downloading the Royal Mail last posting dates Alexa skill, customers can find out when the last posting date is for anywhere in the world and in the UK so that they can get their Christmas cards and presents delivered in time for December 25.

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German shoppers spend on average £50 per month on UK sites

One in five online shoppers in Germany have purchased from a UK site in the last three months, according to a study commissioned by Royal Mail.

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