12:36 pm, Tue 12 Feb 2013 Romford is UK's love capital
Top 13: the UK's 'most romantic towns'
Here is Royal Mail's list of the most romantic towns and post-code areas in the UK.
They are based on an analysis of mail volumes in the run-up to Valentine's Day - comparing the amount of post on the 6th of February with the amount on the 13th - the day before the Feast of St Valentine.
Romford (RM postcodes). 24.44% increase
Ilford (IG postcodes). 24.44% increase
East London (E postcodes). 24.44% increase
Canterbury (CT postcodes). 19.46% increase
Tonbridge (TN postcodes). 19.46% increase
Dartford (DA postcodes). 19.46% increase
Rochester (ME postcodes). 19.46% increase
Hull (HU postcodes). 17.98% increase
Derby (DE postcodes). 16.60% increase
Harrogate (HG postcodes). 15.84% increase
Leeds (LS postcodes). 15.84% increase
Wakefield (WF postcodes). 15.84% increase
Nottingham (NG postcodes). 12.91% increase
12:17 pm, Tue 12 Feb 2013 Romford is UK's love capital
Love is in the air in Romford
Steve Molloy, Royal Mail’s Delivery Director for Essex, said:
“Love is definitely in the air in Romford and across the East London region as our research shows residents are eager to express their love through traditional Valentine’s Day cards. We’re delighted to declare Romford the UK’s ‘Capital of Love’.”
9:00 am, Tue 01 Jan 2013
Stamps to celebrate best of British
Royal Mail Underground stamp.
Credit: Royal Mail handout
The Royal Mail is set to celebrate the best of British, including Doctor Who, Jane Austen and the London Underground, with a range of stamps for 2013.
The London Underground stamps will be released on January 9 to mark the 150th anniversary of the first underground railway in the world.
The stamps track the Underground's development from the first steam-driven Metropolitan Railway service through to the current Canary Wharf station.
This year also marks the bicentenary of the publication of Pride And Prejudice,
Jane Austen's most famous novel. It will be celebrated as part of a six-stamp set on sale from February 21, and will feature scenes from Austen's other works.
3:18 pm, Mon 03 Dec 2012 Christmas online shopping starts
Shoppers in and around London set to buy more gifts online
Today has been dubbed Cyber Monday - the busiest day of the year for Internet shopping - a day when millions of Christmas presents are bought online.
According to the Royal Mail, around £5 billion will be spent on the internet, over the next two weeks.
Forty three percent of people are planning to do more shopping online this year, than they did last year.
If you live in Chelmsford, you have purchased more Christmas presents this way than any other UK town.
Residents of St Albans, Guildford, and London's West End, also prefer getting gifts on the web.
11:28 am, Mon 03 Dec 2012 Christmas online shopping starts
Retail distribution centre is busy as online Christmas shopping starts
Amazon has dubbed today Cyber Monday, as Londoners and other people around the UK start buying presents online for Christmas.
Royal Mail plays a key part in delivering parcels and other items ordered online, especially at this time of year.
This Christmas, it is forecast that £4.6 billion will be spent online in the two weeks from Monday 3rd December (source: IMRG and Capgemini).
Retail giant John Lewis gave us access to their distribution centre.
6:39 pm, Tue 06 Nov 2012
Crossrail: Problem with plan to build tunnel under Paddington
London Tonight has learned that a plan to build the passenger tunnel under Paddington for Crossrail has gone wrong.
Crossrail has realised that if they build under the station it could collapse.
The only solution is to buy prime land from the Royal Mail, adding millions more to the £15 billion price tag for the rail route across the capital.
With the full story here's our Political Correspondent Simon Harris.
6:05 pm, Wed 12 Sep 2012
Games Makers to get their own stamp
The final set of stamps to commemorate the Olympic and Paralympic Games will feature the much-praised 'Games Makers'.
The Memories Of London 2012 stamp sheet is the first to feature the army of brilliant volunteers who helped make London 2012 such a success.
One of the stamps will feature a group of Games Makers in their trademark pink and purple uniforms.
Credit: Royal Mail.
Andrew Hammond, Managing Director of Stamps and Collectibles for Royal Mail, said: “Royal Mail has been delighted to mark the build up to the Games and the successes of TeamGB and ParalympicGB's gold-medal winning athletes with a series of stamp issues.
“We want these new stamps to remind people of the truly iconic moments of the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games."
Images of the opening and closing ceremonies for the Olympics and Paralympics will also feature in the sheet of stamps.
Credit: Royal Mail.
12:06 pm, Tue 28 Aug 2012 Olympic victory parade
More gold post boxes for the Paralympics
The gold post boxes will be located in the home towns of the gold medallists
Credit: David Parry/PA Wire
The Royal Mail's announced it will paint red post boxes gold to celebrate any Paralympics GB gold medal wins at the games.
It's the same honour that was given to Team GB Olympic gold medalists.
Throughout the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Royal Mail will also produce a stamp for each individual or team who win a gold medal.