Royal Mail worker jailed for terrorism offences – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 16th, 2013 in Islam, news, postal service, sentencing, telecommunications, terrorism by sally

“A man with links to radical Muslim preacher Anjem Choudary has been jailed for two years for terrorism offences.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th July 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Postman jailed for burying 30,000 letters in garden – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 18th, 2013 in arson, criminal damage, news, postal service, sentencing by sally

“A postman has been jailed for destroying almost 30,000 letters he should have pushed through letterboxes.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th February 2013

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Victims ‘could report crimes at the Post Office’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 10th, 2013 in crime, news, police, postal service, reports, victims by sally

“Victims could report crimes at the Post Office as 65 front desks in police stations across the capital are closed amid sweeping budget cuts of more than £500 million.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th January 2013

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Postal workers ‘need new law to stop dog attacks’ – BBC News

Posted November 23rd, 2012 in dogs, news, personal injuries, postal service by tracey

“The law in England and Wales offers ‘inadequate’ protection to postal workers who are attacked by dogs, a report says. The report, commissioned by Royal Mail, recommends a change in law to help deal with the owners of dogs who attack. The report points out that currently action cannot be taken if an attack takes place on private property.”

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BBC News, 23rd November 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Might Royal Mail’s plans to leave post with a neighbour breach human rights? – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2012 in human rights, news, postal service, privacy by sally

“Joshua Rozenberg responds to a reader about whether proposals to leave undeliverable items with neighbours infringes privacy rights.”

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The Guardian, 17th September 2012

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Royal Mail staff given access to confidential medical details – The Independent

Posted September 10th, 2012 in benefits, confidentiality, documents, news, postal service by tracey

“Confidential medical information from sick and disabled people applying for welfare benefits is opened and sorted by Royal Mail staff on behalf of the Government without the claimant’s knowledge or consent, The Independent can reveal.”

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The Independent, 8th September 2012

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Manchester postman stole 70,000 items of mail – BBC News

Posted August 23rd, 2012 in news, postal service, sentencing, theft by sally

“A Manchester postman has been jailed for nine months after admitting stealing 70,000 items of post.”

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BBC News, 22nd August 2012

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Online pet shop owner faces jail after illegally sending terrapins in post – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 29th, 2012 in animal cruelty, animals, news, postal service by sally

“An online animal dealer has been warned he could go to jail for posting terrapins to customers in inadequate packaging.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th March 2012

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Royal Mail can set higher stamp prices – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 27th, 2012 in news, postal service by sally

“Royal Mail is to get the power to increase the price of first class stamps while the cost of second class stamps will also rise to 55p to ‘safeguard’ universal postal service, Ofcom, the regulator, announced.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th March 2012

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Thieving postman traumatised by Disneyland rollercoaster accident spared jail – Daily Telegraph

“A postman who claimed he was traumatised into stealing parcels after going on the Disneyland roller coaster Thunder Mountain, was spared jail yesterday.”

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd June 2011

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Postal Services Act 2011 – legislation.gov.uk

Posted June 14th, 2011 in legislation, postal service by sally

Postal Services Act 2011 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Postman wins settlement after being sacked for not wearing helmet – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 14th, 2011 in health & safety, news, postal service, unfair dismissal by sally

“A postman has won an unfair dismissal settlement after being sacked for not wearing his cycle helmet.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2011

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Law ‘will keep Queen’s head on stamps’ – BBC News

Posted January 10th, 2011 in news, postal service by sally

“A law is set to be passed guaranteeing that UK stamps will continue to feature the Queen’s head – even if Royal Mail enters foreign hands.”

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BBC News, 9th January 2011

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Royal Mail to face legal action – BBC News

Posted November 3rd, 2009 in news, postal service, trade unions by sally

“The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is going to the High Court on Friday to seek an injunction preventing Royal Mail from using 30,000 agency workers.”

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BBC News, 3rd November 2009

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Regina (TNT Post UK Ltd) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners (Royal Mail Group Ltd, interested party) Case C-357/07 – Times Law Reports

Posted April 27th, 2009 in law reports, postal service, VAT by sally

Regina (TNT Post UK Ltd) v Revenue and Customs Commissioners (Royal Mail Group Ltd, interested party)
Case C-357/07

Court of Justice of the European Communities

“The Royal Mail was exempt from value-added tax as a supplier of public postal services, except for supplies of goods or services whose terms had been individually negotiated.”

The Times, 27th April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Royal Mail partial sell-off Bill published – The Independent

Posted February 26th, 2009 in bills, news, postal service by sally

“The Government today pressed ahead with its controversial plans to part-privatise the Royal Mail but tried to head off growing criticism by pledging to enshrine in law that the organisation would remain publicly owned.”

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The Independent, 26th February 2009

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Woman loses post office legal bid – BBC News

Posted December 19th, 2008 in disability discrimination, news, postal service by sally

“A pensioner who went to the High Court claiming government moves to close post offices discriminated against disabled people has lost her fight.”

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BBC News, 18th December 2008

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Disabled woman takes fight to save post offices to high court – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 8th, 2008 in judicial review, news, postal service by sally

“A severely disabled woman will take her battle to stop the government’s post office closure programme to the High Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th October 2008

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Post union demands dog attack law – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2008 in news, postal service by sally

“A trade union is pressing for a change in the law to help reduce the number of dog attacks on postal delivery staff.”

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BBC News, 13th August 2008

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Post Office court victory for 73-year-old disabled woman – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 11th, 2008 in news, postal service by sally

“A disabled woman in her 70s has saved her local post office from closure after winning a High Court battle that could see other condemned branches around the country being given a stay of execution.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk