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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.

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, ...

'Stop Answering The Door Naked.. You're Making Our Postal Staff Nervous'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK

A letter purportedly from the Royal Mail has warned one householder he must stop "repeatedly answering the door naked asking if it's 'first class'" be...

Gold Medal Paralympians To Miss Out On Royal Mail Stamps

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK

Gold medal-winning Paralympians will not be featured on individual stamps as their Olympic counterparts have been, the British Paralympic Association ...

Daily Postal Deliveries Could Be Scrapped

Press Association | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK

Consumers may be willing to accept a reduced number of postal deliveries and the removal of the distinction between first and second class mail, accor...

Amazon's 'One-Day Delivery' Claim Branded Misleading By Ads Watchdog

PA | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK Tech

Online retailer Amazon has been ordered to clarify advertising about its premium one-day delivery service after customers complained that they had bee...

Knowing When to Pull Out...

Thomas Morris | Posted 13.07.2012 | Home
Thomas Morris

Good old facebook. Keeps us in touch. Shows us what all are friends are up to. Keeps adding features to show how connected we all are. Keeps revealing by using those same features that actually quite a lot of us would rather be left alone. Oh...

Union Demands Labour Pledge To Save Nationalised Royal Mail

PA | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK

Postal workers today pledged to step up opposition to Royal Mail privatisation, warning that the sell-off would be a "disaster" for the industry. T...

Revealed: Why the Royal Mail Is REALLY Making a Loss

Andrea Mann | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK Comedy
Andrea Mann

Well done, Royal Mail. You could have been encouraging us all, young and old, to be writing more letters and sending more parcels simply by aiming to make the postal system in Britain the most user-friendly in the world. But instead, you made it a chore.

Royal Mail To Be Sold 'Too Cheaply' In Government 'Fire Sale'

PA | Posted 26.05.2012 | UK Politics

Labour today raised fears that the Royal Mail will be sold too cheaply ahead of an announcement on the regulation of the industry. Ofcom will detai...

Britain's Weirdest Postal Routes - Are You On The Map?

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK

It’s not just Santa that will have a heck of a time delivering parcels this Christmas and Royal Mail has identified the most unusual postie routes a...

Royal Mail Could Control Stamp Prices Under New Plans

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK

Royal Mail could be allowed to set the price for stamps under proposals from regulatory body Ofcom to be revealed in the next week, according to repor...

Natural Beauty? Bar Rafaeli Covers Her Body In Dead Sea Mud | Posted 11.10.2011 | UK Style

Looks like we've discovered the secret to Bar Rafaeli's buff body: the supermodel posted these pictures of herself on Twitter, smothered head-to-toe i...