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EASTER BANK HOLIDAY SHOPPING HOTSPOTS

Royal Mail today reveals the top ten areas in the UK where shoppers made the most online purchases over the course of Easter bank holiday weekend Llandrindod Wells tops the UK list, followed by Truro and East London The top ten is based on analysis of parcels accepted from retailers and businesses into the Royal Mail network between 30th March and 2nd April 2018

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A QUARTER OF SME RETAILERS EXPECT TO SEE AN…

25% of SME retailers are gearing up for a leap in…

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Edinburgh is the UK’s most attractive city…

  The Scottish capital comes ahead of other UK cities on measures including education, business community, earnings, job opportunities and green space Edinburgh edges out London, which leads on earnings, employment and business activity Bristol also scores well in several categories including job opportunities, healthcare, business community and culture

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Royal Mail marks RAF centenary with special…

A set of ten stamps to celebrate the centenary of…

Strict embargo 00.01 -  15 MARCH 2018 A set of ten stamps to celebrate the centenary of the creation of the Royal Air Force Featured on the stamps are original artworks of the Sopwith Camel F1, Hurricane Mk 1, Vulcan B2, Lightning F6, Nimrod MR2 and Typhoon FGR4 by aviation artist Michael Turner

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From Hedgerow Violets to Cards in the Post

How Mother's Day Has Evolved Through The…

As a nation our love for our mums runs deep, as we get ready to send around 30 million Mother’s Day cards for March 11, outperforming Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day and Easter In the UK, Mothering Sunday was originally a religious holiday enabling children working as domestic servants to go home to visit their ‘mother’ church It became an opportunity for family reunions, with children bringing back small gifts for their mothers Mothering Sunday morphed into the modern day celebration of mothers in the early twentieth century, taking its cue from the US As many people nowadays live far away from their mums, a Mother’s Day card delivers a treasured reminder of your appreciation for all your mum does for you

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ROYAL MAIL LAUNCHES SPECIAL STAMPS THAT PAY…

The stamps feature original artwork of eight champion horses achieving their greatest wins on UK race courses over six decades   The horses that make up the set are: Frankel, Red Rum, Shergar, Kauto Star, Desert Orchid, Brigadier Gerard, Arkle and Estimate   It is 40 years since Red Rum won his historic third Grand National title

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The stamps that fell to earth: Royal Mail…

Royal Mail Special Stamps that pay tribute to…

52 sets of David Bowie Special Stamps have been sent into space to mark the launch The stamps have been postmarked with a special edition red handstamp of the iconic lightning bolt from the cover of Bowie’s Aladdin Sane Fans can win a set of the stamps that were sent into space by visiting Royal Mail on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram The stamps are on sale from today at www.royalmail.com/davidbowie and from 7,000 Post Office branches across the UK and by calling 03457 641 641

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Royal Mail issues Special Stamps to…

Issue Date: 20th October 2015

Royal Mail today announces it will publish a set of 18 Special Stamps to celebrate the Star Wars series of films and mark the release of the forthcoming episode, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The stamps, illustrated by British artist Malcolm Tween, depict nine iconic characters from the first six  films and three from the forthcoming film: Rey, Finn and Kylo Ren. 

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