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100 Letters Changed My Life

Alison Hitchcock | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Hitchcock

Back in 2010, I would never have predicted that when my friend, Brian Greenley, was diagnosed with bowel cancer, the letters that I offered to write to him would change both our lives... The letters began and over the next two years, as Brian's cancer developed to stage four, I kept on writing.

Last Posting Dates For Christmas 2016 And Delivery Deadlines For Tesco, Argos, Amazon, Asda And More

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK

As we hurtle towards Christmas day the time window in which one can post last minute gifts and cards is ever-shrinking. The last 1st class and 1st cla...

The Great Post Office Decline And Deception

Terry Pullinger | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Politics
Terry Pullinger

Despite massive media deception to try and cover up much wider failings in services to the people of this country by challenging the democratic right of trade unions to protest. We voice our concerns yet again and warn everyone that Post Office services, revenues and product offerings will suffer and continue to decline without a change of direction. The current business plan really is akin to the classic 'rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic' analogy... Whatever your political persuasions, make no mistake this most cherished of national treasures is seriously in danger of becoming a buried national treasure and that is why we are protesting.

Wave Of Strikes To Hit Rail, Post And Airline Industries This Week

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK

A wave of strikes will be launched by thousands of workers this week, hitting rail, post and airline industries in the run-up to Christmas. A series o...

Three Years On From Its Sale, The Privatisation Of Royal Mail Is A Story Of Our Times

Clive Lewis | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Politics
Clive Lewis

So just who did benefit from the sale? The government famously took a different approach to the conventional idea that you might sell to the highest bidder. Instead it followed the advice of financial institutions - which themselves bought into Royal Mail - in naming its price. It sold the shares at 330p and within a day the share price stood at 455p. At the time of course, the government said the valuation would ultimately be proved right. But with the average price since then having been even higher at 486p, the government effectively gave away £1billion in public assets to those who already had money going spare.

Land Registry Sale - National Interest or Quick Buck?

Simon Sapper | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Sapper

There's been plenty written about the government's desire to sell off the Land Registry - including by my fellow Huffpo blogger Jeremy Raj - but s...

The Great Royal Mail and Post Office Swindle

Terry Pullinger | Posted 05.02.2017 | UK Politics
Terry Pullinger

The Royal Mail used to be only famous for one robbery, the Great Train Robbery, now perhaps history will recall a second the great Royal Mail sell off swindle. Make no mistake this powerful engine of civilisation, this most cherished national treasure is now under attack from profiteers.

Jeremy Corbyn Did What No Other Politician Could Do At This Mail Sorting Centre

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn's plan to renationalise Royal Mail has been announced in the Labour leader's typical low key style - while helping workers sort post dur...

We Need a People's Britain

Natalie Bennett | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

So today we're focusing on the Royal Mail - what should be the People's Post. But let's also talk about the people's NHS, the people's schools, and yes, even the people's prisons - run with proper accountability, proper pay and conditions for staff, and the quality of services that we need - and could afford to pay for, if we weren't shovelling public money into private hands through privatisation, and allowing multinational corporations and rich individuals to skip their obligations to pay their fair share of taxes.

A Sense of Direction: When Permanent Secretaries Object to Ministerial Decisions

Gavin Freeguard | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Politics
Gavin Freeguard

Over the last few weeks, the government has published details of four 'ministerial directions' given by Secretaries of State to their permanent secretaries.

Our Waterloo

Ben Stockman | Posted 19.06.2016 | UK Politics
Ben Stockman

There is an old legend relating to the end of the battle of Waterloo, which passed its bicentennial anniversary last week. The story goes that immedia...

George Osborne Leaves Note For UK Taxpayer Over Royal Mail Sale

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Comedy

Conservative chancellor George Osborne has left a note for the UK taxpayer after announcing the rest of the Royal Mail would be sold off. HuffPost ...

Privatisation - Don't Believe the Hype

Rory Dickinson | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Politics
Rory Dickinson

The debate for re-nationalising some of our major industries has been largely ignored since Tony Blair tore up Labour's commitment to Clause Four. Perhaps now is the time for Ed to reconsider such a move and position the Labour Party back on the side of working people.

A Brief History of Open Addresses

Jeni Tennison | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Tech
Jeni Tennison

The UK's postal history can be traced back to the 12th Century and Henry I, who appointed messengers to carry letters for government. Fast forward to 1635 and Charles I opened up the Royal Mail to the public, the UK's first ever national postal service.

Osborne Wants To Privatise Another Profitable Public Service

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has launched the coalition's bid to sell off Britain's 40% stake in Eurostar, sparking criticism as the publicly-owned rail service is ...

Royal Mail Is Really Struggling To Deliver

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics

Royal Mail shares have fallen to their lowest level since their controversial privatisation last autumn after the group warned that aggressive competi...

This Graphic Designer Writes Cryptic Notes For His Postmen To Solve

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Comedy

James Addison, we're loving your work. For five years, the graphic designer from Poole in Dorset has been addressing envelopes using cryptic maps, ...

Why Is Royal Mail In Trouble With The French?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics

Royal Mail is facing a fine estimated by analysts at up to £160 million after it announced that its loss-making French parcels operation is being inv...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Was There A Paedo 'Chum-ocracy'?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 11 July 2014... 1) WAS THERE A PAEDO 'CHUM-OCRACY'? From the Sun: "The Westminster elite 'protect...

Taxpayers Lose Out On £1 Billion Over Royal Mail Sale

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK

Taxpayers have lost £1 billion over the privatisation of Royal Mail because the Government underestimated demand for shares, a committee of MPs has r...

Male Stiff Upper Lip - An Urban Myth New Study Suggests

Dr David Lewis | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr David Lewis

Is it still taboo for men to show and discuss their feelings? Should they be afraid to say how they feel and do they even want to? Can '21st Century Man' actually experience the same level of emotion as women?

The Passport Office Photos That Show You Should Kiss Goodbye Your Last Minute Getaway

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK

You probably ought to check your passport if you're booking some last-minute sun. Because there's nothing last-minute about how this office works. ...

Newly-Privatised Royal Mail Delivers Massive Profits Rise

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK

Royal Mail has announced a rise in annual profits after revenues growth from parcel deliveries more than offset a further decline in letter volumes. ...

US Drug Giant Pfizer 'Doesn't Need A PR Man, They've Got The PM'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron was accused of acting as "PR man" for US drug giant Pfizer in its controversial multi-billion pound takeover of its UK rival AstraZeneca...

Still No Answers From Ministers on Botched Royal Mail Sale

Ann McKechin | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Politics
Ann McKechin

If Business Secretary Vince Cable had simply dumped up to £1bn of taxpayers' money off the top of his Department's Victoria Street HQ to flutter into the lake in St James's Park, the British public would rightly demand his immediate resignation.