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, ...

A Good Day for Bankers, a Bad Day for Customers

Mario Dunn | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK Politics
Mario Dunn

Privatising Royal Mail fires the starting gun on the race to end the universal postal service as we know it. A privately owned Royal Mail will not want to maintain loss making rural deliveries. Once the new owners of Royal Mail, armed with a new obligation to maximise shareholder returns, look at the areas of the business that lose money, they will want to act.

Me and Mr Ueno (Or How Japan's Postal Bikes Are Finding a New Life in the UK)

Jon Wilks | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jon Wilks

Noah says that he can't import the bikes fast enough - they pretty much ride themselves back out of the door. However, they're not the first mamacharis on London's streets. Over in Shoreditch, Neil Davis has been making a solid success of Tokyo Bike for a couple of years.

'No Alternative To Royal Mail Privatisation,' Says Cable

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK

Business Secretary Vince Cable has insisted there is "no alternative" to controversial plans privatising the Royal Mail, despite the postal service an...

'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...

Does Privatisation Threaten Democracy?

Darian Meacham | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Politics
Darian Meacham

The basic questions surrounding the privatisation of the postal service are the same as those surrounding the privatisation of any essential public service. Can a private enterprise whose primary goal is to draw profit be expected to offer the same level of service as a public service whose only goal is to provide that service even if it is a detriment to their bottom line?

Could You Walk Around the World Five and ½ Times...Blind?

Scott Phillips | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK
Scott Phillips

I have to admit, that as much as I am fascinated by the dates, details, and documentation of genealogy, my absolute favorite aspect is the stories. It is something very special when I discover a story or stories that really tell me about what kind of person one of my ancestors was.

Royal Mail Stamps For Olympic Champs

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK

Team GB's gold medal winners will have their faces on Royal Mail stamps - just 24 hours after Bradley Wiggins, Helen Glover and Heather Stanning stood...

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...

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...