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'Bank branch deserts' becoming more common, BBC study finds

Around 13 million adults in the UK now live in areas where at least half of the local banks and building societies have closed, analysis by the BBC reveals. Figures from the Office for National Stati...

Nov 5, 2018 | Post Office

East Midlands post office blown up after bungled ATM raid

Raiders yesterday (22 October) blew up a post office in a bid to steal a cash machine. Debris was strewn outside the Post Office in Chapel Street, Spondon, Derby, after the explosion at about 04:45am...

Nov 5, 2018 | Post Office

PO's takeover of Payzone gets the green light

The Post Office has today (19 October) been given the go-ahead to complete its acquisition of the Payzone bill payments business by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) – with the deal se...

Nov 5, 2018 | Post Office

Village PO’s in the running to be named Britain’s Best Small Shop

Family run village store and post office, Hopes of Longtown near Hereford, has made it on to the shortlist of retailers in the running to be named Britain’s Best Small Shop of 2018. The branch w...

Nov 5, 2018 | Post Office

Retailers ‘unaware’ of music licensing rules, survey finds

More than half of small businesses owners in the UK incorrectly believe a personal music account gives them the right to use it in their place of work, according to a new survey by licensing specialis...

Nov 5, 2018 | Retail

It's beginning to look a lot like Xmas as RM begins recruitment campaign

Royal Mail has launched its annual recruitment drive for thousands of seasonal workers to help sort the Christmas post and the increasing amount of online shopping parcels. Around 23,000 jobs are ava...

Nov 5, 2018 | Post Office

A million people in the UK ‘live in food deserts’ claims report

More than a million people in the UK live in ‘food deserts’ – areas where poverty, poor public transport and a lack of big supermarkets severely limit access to affordable fresh frui...

Nov 5, 2018 | Retail

PO to expand number of branches within WHSmiths stores

The number of Post Office branches within WHSmith stores will be extended under a new agreement announced today (October 11). WHSmith currently runs 135 Post Offices within their high street stores t...

Nov 5, 2018 | Post Office

Retail sales cool in September

Total UK retail sales grew by 0.7% last month, compared with 2.3% growth during September 2017. These are the lowest growth figures for a year. The figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) an...

Nov 5, 2018 | Retail

Is Amazon about to open "bricks and mortar" c-stores in the UK?

Amazon is looking to acquire a “significant number” of smaller retail sites in order to open its Amazon go store concept in the UK, according to media reports over the weekend.An article i...

Nov 5, 2018 | Retail

Award-winning PO sold to Co-op

Award-winning subpostmasters Paul and Gail Mather have sold their Sherston Post Office & Stores to Midcounties Co-operative after running it for 14 years. The 1,800sq ft branch, located in the vi...

Nov 5, 2018 | Post Office