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Royal Mail unveils plan to sign up neighbours

The Royal Mail has unveiled plans to leave parcels or post which need to be signed for with a neighbour if a householder is not at home.

Royal Mail delivers on Olympics

A SET of ten stamps has been unveiled by the Royal Mail to mark the one-year countdown to the London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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As a survey highlights its failings is Royal Mail still up to the task?

BRIGHT red pillar boxes punctuating the British landscape; fleets of vans traversing its highways and byways: exam results, birthday cards and dreaded bills - these are the traditional hallmarks of the British postal service.

Kirsty Dorsey: Royal Mail chief delivers a stark jobs message on downsizing

WHEN Moya Greene first walked through the doors of Royal Mail's impressive headquarters near London's Blackfriars Bridge last summer, she knew she would have to make some radical and difficult changes.

Beleaguered Royal Mail delivers job cuts

MORE job losses are on the way at Royal Mail as the beleaguered service yesterday posted a £120 million loss in its letters and parcels business.

Postal workers' union puts its foot down over job losses

UNION leaders have threatened a national strike among postal workers after reports that the Royal Mail is planning to cut 40,000 jobs, one in four of its workforce in the next five years.

Royal Mail engineers vote for strike action

Hundreds of engineers who maintain lifts and other equipment in Royal Mail offices have voted to go on strike in a row over tracking devices used to monitor their movements.

Safeguards 'will protect Post Office for next 10 years'

MINISTERS have outlined safeguards they hope will ensure the long-term future of the Royal Mail and Post Office branches.

Royal Mail to axe 1,700 jobs and close centres in fresh wave of cuts

Royal Mail is planning to axe 1,700 jobs, including 1,000 managers, and close two mail centres under plans announced last night.

Post Office staff vote 9-1 to strike over pay

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) said turnout in the ballot of its 4,000 members at the so-called Crown offices was 66 per cent, reflecting the strength of anger among staff.

Post offices to lose giro cheques to Citibank

THE government has announced that it is to strip post offices of the contract for handing out giro cheques and has instead awarded the £20 million a year contract to Citibank.

Anger at £210 bill to collect own mail

BUSINESS leaders and politicians have criticised Royal Mail for introducing a policy that will see customers charged more than £200 to collect their own parcels.

Mail privatisation protests escalate

Hundreds of postal workers are staging a protest against the Government's controversial plans to privatise the Royal Mail.

Royal Mail sell-off moves a step closer

The privatisation of the Royal Mail moved a step closer last night as legislation allowing the business to be sold off cleared the Commons.

Post delays: Mail bosses hit the streets to help clear backlog

Two hundred Royal Mail managers and postmen were drafted in to deliver mail in Scotland yesterday in an attempt to tackle the disruption caused by recent severe weather.

The Queen to stay on stamps

The Queen's head will remain on stamps regardless of who buys the Royal Mail after privatisation, the government has announced.

2.5m letters and parcels held in limbo

AROUND 2.5 million letters and parcels have been left stuck in Edinburgh's main sorting office as posties struggle to clear a backlog of Christmas mail, it emerged today.

30,000 Scots get £800,000 compensation for their post

THE Royal Mail paid out £800,000 in compensation to more than 30,000 people in Scotland over the last year for failing to deliver the post properly.

£1m bill for missing mail

THE Royal Mail has been forced to pay out almost £1 million in compensation to Scottish customers - including £150,000 in Edinburgh - in one year, as complaints rose to more than 230 every day.

Fears for 7,500 post offices

THE government should introduce safeguards to protect post offices before privatising Royal Mail, a Commons committee has claimed.

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