Post Office and Royal Mail

Post Office and Royal Mail

Strikers for blamed for worst postal deliveries in five years

POST deliveries in Scotland have fallen to their worst level in five years as strike-hit Royal Mail admitted it failed to ensure next-day delivery on almost one in five first-class items.

Post office on the move

POST office chiefs have said they will be relocating a branch in Midlothian next month. The central Bonnyrigg Post Office branch will move to "better and brighter" premises in the town's Polton Street Spar store.

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Mackintosh adds weight to post office bid

A FORMER city councillor today backed a campaign to prevent cuts to south Edinburgh's post office network.

Survey adds weight to post offices fight

A SURVEY on the impact of post office closures in Edinburgh has been handed to the Royal Mail.

Post office closures 'rushed'

CONSULTATION over plans to close 2,500 post offices has been "rushed", and commercial confidentiality has prevented sensible discussion over the controversial programme, a committee of MPs said yesterday.

Depot plan for Mail office

A ROYAL Mail office in South Gyle is set to be turned into a new warehouse depot.

TNT posties set to explode monopoly

A FLEET of orange-uniformed TNT postmen will soon take on the Royal Mail on the streets of Scotland, the boss of the private postal operator has hinted.

Those red-letter days

AS REFORM and branch closures loom as part of the Network Change programme, we celebrate the Scottish post office – from the inner-city hub to the island outpost providing a vital link with the outside world.

Call to reveal PO closures

ROYAL Mail bosses were today urged to end the uncertainty over the future of Edinburgh post offices by publishing their list of proposed branch closures.

So much for people's post office, say critics, as 44 more consigned to closure hit-list

FOR the people living in Glasgow's Red Road Estate, the local post office has always been more than a place to buy stamps; it has been part of the glue that holds the community together. As well as cashing giros and pensions, it shares its premises with a pharmacy, forming a vital support service.

Post Offices braced for confirmation of closures

POST office branches facing the axe in Glasgow and the Central Belt are expected to be confirmed today.

We must fight to save post offices from axe

Closure plans will rip out the heart of our communities, says Shirley-Anne Somerville.

Anger over plans to close one in seven Highlands post offices

MORE than one in seven post offices in the Highlands are set to close under cost-saving plans unveiled today.

Miller the diplomat must be careful not to play into rebel hands

KEITH Miller will need more than his usual dollop of diplomacy when he presents a trading update for his family's building empire this week.

Royal Mail chief defends 'pathetic' post office

A SENIOR Royal Mail official has defended a controversial new post office in Linlithgow after it was criticised by a leading MP.

Review of Royal Mail as market opened up

THE government yesterday launched a review of the impact of competition on the Royal Mail, including a "thorough analysis" of huge changes in the postal sector.

Royal Mail rents warehouse to tackle boom in festive parcels

A huge increase in online Christmas shopping has forced Royal Mail to lease a Livingston warehouse to manage the festive workload.

Christmas comes a year late thanks to post blunder

ROYAL Mail bosses yesterday apologised to the public as postal workers began delivering a massive backlog of Christmas mail which had been left lying undiscovered in a major Scottish depot since last year.

Christmas post reminder for city's Poles

THE Royal Mail today issued its first Christmas post reminder for Polish people living in Scotland.

Stamp of disapproval for city's postal service

THE postal service provided by the Royal Mail in Edinburgh has been branded among the worst in the UK by an industry watchdog.

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