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The Privatisation of Royal Mail – Britain’s Iconic Postboxes could be threatened by sell-off

Britain’s iconic post boxes could be threatened after the Royal Mail is privatised, critics have warned. The postal giant, under state control, has largely maintained the number of boxes across the country at around 115,500. But opponents of the sell-off … Continue reading

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Post Boxes stolen for scrap metal

Five Royal Mail Postboxes have been stolen from towns and villages in Staffordshire by suspected scrap metal thieves. The cast-iron boxes on posts were taken over the past two weeks, according to Staffordshire Police. PC Hayley Eaton said: “They’re being … Continue reading

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Iconic Post Boxes go missing in action

More than 80 Post Boxes have been lost across the Black Country and surrounding areas during the last five years, according to the latest figures just released. The Pleck and Bentley areas of Walsall were the worst affected, with more … Continue reading

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How to prevent Mail Theft?

Mail Theft is one of the worst crimes out there today. One of the ways in which this is being done is by using Royal Mails redirection service. This is a personal favorite for Theft Identity criminals. It may be … Continue reading

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Thousands of Remote Post Boxes saved thanks to new Royal Mail guidelines

Despite the ever shrinking size of the daily postbag, Ofcom yesterday said measures to prevent Royal Mail removing boxes would be rolled out to another 60 parts of the country – from Cornwall to Norfolk and remote parts of Scotland. … Continue reading

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eBay delivers new First Class Delivery Service

        eBay have changed their mind it was originally thought this service would not be offered. At the time of their last announcement when they lowered the delivery estimate for 2nd class post from 3-5 days to … Continue reading

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Royal Mail Bolts Metal Plates over Post Box

Royal Mail sealed off a postbox with metal plates after one of its workers was given a parking ticket while collecting post.             The postal service said it has decided to bolt metal plates over … Continue reading

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Post Boxes sealed in Waltham Forest after theft of keys

More than a dozen Post Boxes in Waltham Forest have been sealed after a thief stole a collection of Royal Mail keys. The organisation has confirmed a total of 14 pillar boxes will be out of operation in the borough until … Continue reading

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Pleas for Royal Mail to reinstate Postbox

SINCE their postbox disappeared without warning last September, the people living on a Sudbury housing estate have mounted a spirited challenge to win it back. The protesters from Chaucer Estate have collected 270 signatures and written 40 letters asking for … Continue reading

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Letterboxes, what colour should they be?

        One of the UK’s rarest Letterboxes is celebrating its 150th anniversary. But what is the future for the red emblem of the British streetscape? Of the 115,000 or so Letterboxes dotted around the country, only a … Continue reading

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