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3,000 post offices now open on Sundays

The number of post offices open on Sundays has reached 3,000 as the firm tries to keep up with changing demands, new figures show.

3,000 Post Offices are now open on Sundays Credit: PA

The milestone figure was reached when the Bergh Apton branch in Norfolk opened its doors - offering a garden centre, farm shop and restaurant as well as traditional postal services.

Our customers' needs are changing, and so are we. We intend to be the largest retail network in the UK open seven days a week.

– Kevin Gilliland, Post Office network director

Figures from The Post Office show the earliest branch opening time was 3.30am, while other branches close as late as midnight.

Three branches are open 24 hours a day.

What is the effect of growing migration on Britain?

Critics claim Britain is now a "borderless" country as figures showed net migration has hit a record high.

Official figures from the Office for National Statistics showed net migration for the year to March 2015, was 330,000, up 40% on the previous year.

Some experts claim the figures are a sign of a growing UK economy.

ITV News Business Editor Joel Hills looks into the "migration effect" on Britain.


'Magic' final words in Pratchett book, says daughter

Terry Pratchett's daughter reveals the family 'mantra' features in his final novel. Credit: PA

The daughter of the late Terry Pratchett has revealed their family mantra features in his final novel.

Fans of the popular writer, who died in March aged 66, queued up at bookshops at midnight last night to get a copy of his final Discworld novel, The Shepherd's Crown.

Today, Rhianna Pratchett revealed that the family's 'magic' phrase, "Mind How You Go", featured in the book which were the last words she had said to her father and grandfather before they died.

In an interview with The Telegraph shortly after her father's death, she said: "We always say to each other, 'Mind how you go', it's almost like a Pratchett mantra for safety."

The book has been hailed as a "magnificent sign-off" by critics with many finding evidence of Pratchett's knowledge that it would be his last book.

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