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Royal Mail issues stamps to commemorate 70th…

Six stamps show HRH The Prince of Wales undertaking official duties and with family members Images include a new portrait of The Prince with HRH The Duke of Cambridge and HRH The Duke of Sussex in RAF uniform, taken at the recent RAF centenary commemorations HRH The Prince of Wales is the eldest son of Her Majesty The Queen and the Heir to the Thrones of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms. He is also the future Head of the Commonwealth Prince Charles Philip Arthur George was born on 14 November 1948, the first-born child of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh He became Heir Apparent and Duke of Cornwall aged three, following his mother’s accession to the Throne The stamps are available now to pre-order from  www.royalmail.com/princeofwales and go on general sale from Thursday 14 November by phone on 03457 641 641 and in 7,000 Post Offices throughout the UK

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80% OF UK SME RETAILERS EXPECT AN INCREASE…

Hot weather, bank holidays, summer sporting events and celebrity trends are the main reasons for an expected increase in sales On average, retailers are expecting a sales increase of almost a third Over half of UK retailers expect an increase in overseas sales this summer 68% sell more summer clothes than winter clothes The products retailers expect to sell the most of are summer dresses, sunglasses and sandals. Wicker bags and wedding hats are also set to be popular 6 in 10 retailers say sporting events always help to increase their sales

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ROYAL MAIL UNVEILS BEST MARKET TOWNS TO LIVE…

In England, Cumbria’s Egremont takes the top spot with very low numbers of people working long hours, affordable housing and good schools In Scotland, Langholm tops the list, followed by Dumfries In Wales, Denbigh and Mold take the top two spots In Northern Ireland, the top ranking places are congregated around Belfast with Carrickfergus taking the top position

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ROYAL MAIL CELEBRATES THE MILESTONE 250TH…

STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 00:01 THURSDAY 24 MAY…

A set of six stamps will be issued to mark the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Academy of Arts Founded in 1768, its mission is to promote the enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts and give a platform for artists The designs, all specially commissioned original artworks, were created by artists and Royal Academicians: Norman Ackroyd CBE, RA; Tracey Emin CBE, RA; Grayson Perry CBE, RA; Fiona Rae RA; Barbara Rae CBE, RA and Yinka Shonibare MBE, RA Each design is the result of the artist’s reflection on their work and the RA’s annual Summer Exhibition - held uninterupted, every year, since 1769 The stamps and souvenir products can be pre-ordered now from www.royalmail.com/royalacademy and are available from 7,000 Post Offices nationwide from 5 June 2018

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ROYAL MAIL ISSUES SPECIAL STAMPS FEATURING…

10 stamps feature five species of Owls that breed in the UK Stamp images show the: Barn Owl; Little Owl; Tawny Owl; Short-eared Owl and Long-eared Owl Five stamps feature adults and a further five stamps depict them as juveniles These much loved iconic British birds have been the source of fascination over the ages There are more than 200 species of owls worldwide and all are deadly hunters The stamps are available to pre-order from today at www.royalmail.com/owls and from 7,000 Post Offices nationwide from 11 May

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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 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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