crime
Posties Bribed to Steal Bank Cards and PIN Letters

The BBC has gone deep undercover into the world of red polo shirts, with an investigation finding that gangs of fraudsters are trying to bribe postmen and sorting staff up to £1,000 a time to nick credit and debit cards and their followup PIN letters while they're in transit to their new owners. Read More >>

design
The Spacehopper Immortalised in Stamps

A new set of UK stamps gives official legend status to some of our most famous toy creations, including the spacehopper, the Sindy doll, Action Man and the odd 1980s niche world of the Spirograph. Read More >>

animals
Dogs Really do Attack Postmen — Seven Times a Day

The Royal Mail is doing one of those special weeks this week, declaring it Dog Awareness Week. And some of its postmen are extremely aware of dogs indeed, as the postal group says its delivery men and women are subjected to an average of seven dog attacks a day across the country when delivering our exciting packages. Read More >>

crime
Postman Banned From Street Over Water Pistol Standoff

It must be a bit stressful being a postman these days, what with the job now being all about carrying Amazon packages up four flights of stairs to the unresponsive man in flat 17h who never comes to the door in case he misses something happening on the internet, but even so. This is a bit much. Read More >>

health
Rogue Seagulls are Delaying Royal Mail Deliveries

The Royal Mail has delivered a fantastic new excuse for failing to deliver things on time -- attacking seagulls making streets unsafe for posties to tread. Read More >>

animals
South London “Rat Plague” Stopping Royal Mail Deliveries

The Royal Mail has ordered it's posties not to deliver to certain addresses in London Road, Streatham, due to an apparent plague of rats and filth making it too unhealthy to risk walking down. Read More >>

amazon
Amazon Prime Boosted With Two-Day EU-Wide Delivery Promise

Retailers who stock their products outside of the UK can now get it to us within two days, thanks to Amazon implementing a two-day delivery promise across Europe. Imagine a crappy Android tablet getting from Portugal to here, in two days! Read More >>

wtf
Ukip’s Freepost Comedy Postal Loophole Closed

Twitter's been alight with humorous tales of the ways in which people have been abusing the Ukip freepost address, using the political party's free postal account to post it bricks, weights and, er, human waste and blood at its own expense. Read More >>

bicycles
Royal Mail Posties Won’t Deliver by Bike After 2014

The chunky red Pashley Mailstar bicycle used by posties in some of the flatter parts of the country are about to disappear, with the Royal Mail set to remove the remaining 3,000 or so still in use around the UK from service next year. Read More >>

uncategorized
LoveFilm Begins Phasing Out Video Game Rentals

LoveFilm appears to be edging away from offering video game rentals, with the company changing its packages to deny new customers the option to have game discs sent to them as part of their bundle. Read More >>