Royal Mail stamps. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the company' s modern Special Stamp programme, which celebrates the UK

Royal Mail marks 50th anniversary of special stamps, with many featuring famous North East landmarks

On the 50th anniversary of the Royal Mail’s special stamp programme, Sara Nichol looks at how people and places from the North East have featured on postage stamps

Shadow Minister for the Armed Forces, Kevan Jones

North Durham MP Kevan Jones leads review call on Post Office 'frauds'

MP Kevan Jones said people's lives have been "wrecked" by the system, for which the Post Office must take responsibility

CLA North regional director Dorothy Fairburn

Postal shake-up would damage rural communities, says CLA

Organisation to contact Ofcom over threat to Universal Service, which guarantees single price postal service to all UK addressses


The week ahead in business: results expected from easyJet and Centrica

Low-cost airline easyJet is set to deliver another round of strong figures in a week when the City will also get updates from Royal Mail and Centrica

The Old Post Office on St Nicolas' Street, Newcastle

Top Newcastle architects to design city centre building for architects

The Old Post Office in Newcastle will be transformed to become a new base for RIBA by architects JDDK

Post Office

Gosforth Post Office move could damage high street, MP warns

The Gosforth Post Office branch could be moved from its current location inside the shopping centre to a new base at nearby Salters Road

Russell Croisdale managing director of Encore Envelopes

Packaging business Encore Envelopes impacted by drop in mailings

A decline in UK mailings has led to a drop in sales and profits at Encore Envelopes.

UK Business Secretary Vince Cable

Royal Mail sale error cost taxpayers £1bn, says MPs

A highly critical report has been published by a committee of MPs, claiming Royal Mail was way undervalued when it was privatised

Erwin James, ex-lifer who is now a writer and campaigner for prison reform

Writer and ex-lifer Erwin James calls for prison reform

Erwin James, who served 20 years for murder, talked at the Crime Story festival in Newcastle

Richard Waterhouse, Chief Exec, RIBA Enterprises

Forget Detroit - Newcastle is the new Silicon Valley

Ambitious plans for iconic building on St Nicholas Street point towards the future for Newcastle

Gordon Hodgson, Secretary of Swarland Village Club which now has a mobile Post Office every week

Post office moves to Working Men's Club in Swarland, Northumberland

Villagers at Swarland will soon be able to buy their stamps while enjoying a visit to their local club

Royal Mail

Royal Mail announce plans to cut 1,600 jobs

Royal Mail is planning to axe 1,600 jobs as part of a cost-cutting drive, the company has announced

The War Memorial in Newcastle

Newcastle war memorial to be pictured on WW1 stamp

Royal Mail is turning Newcastle war memorial The Response into a stamp to commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War

Rachel Turnbull, chief executive of TT2

Rachel Turnbull, chief executive of TT2 Limited

At only 35, Rachel Turnbull finds herself at the helm of TT2, operator of one of the North East’s most famous infrastructure projects, the Tyne Tunnels. She tells Robert Gibson how a head for finance and a love of responsibility have propelled her dynamic career to date


Plans for possible Lloyds flotation are announced

Members of the public may be able to snap up shares in state-backed Lloyds Banking Group as soon as April after it was announced yesterday that preparatory work for a possible flotation had begun

Boris Johnson

London Mayor Boris Johnson blasted on homes plan

Royal Mail Group wants to build 683 homes as well as shops, offices, restaurants and public space on half of the Mount Pleasant site in central London

Royal Mail

Royal Mail to present first set of results

Royal Mail will present its first set of results as a listed company this week, alongside figures from Thomas Cook and Severn Trent

Royal Mail

Conservative MP grills bank officials over the Royal Mail sale

A Conservative MP attacked banks involved in the Government’s controversial privatisation of Royal Mail, claiming the deal had cost taxpayers money

Royal Mail

Royal Mail workers in the North East set to go on strike

Thousands of Royal Mail workers in the North East will go on strike next month for the first time in four years

Post Office owner Peter Stemmer is going to fit two computers in his store for the community to use

Post Offices to open their doors to the world wide web

Internet cafes and wi-fi could be coming to your local post office as the organisation unveils their Get Connected campaign


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