A special set of stamps have gone on sale featuring Jane Austen novels to mark the 200th anniversary of Pride & Prejudice. The Royal Mail also said that letters posted in Chawton in Hampshire, where Austen lived, and Steventon, where she was born, will have a special postmark for a week.
Andrew Hammond from Royal Mail said: "When you think of great British authors, Jane Austen inevitably comes to mind. Her novels have contributed immeasurably to British culture over the last two centuries.
"New generations continue to fall in love with her work through television and film adaptations, as well as, of course, the books themselves."
Royal Mail's new flagship postal centre is opening in Rochester today. The £70 million plant will process all mail posted to and from Kent - replacing four existing mail centre sites in Dartford, Canterbury, Tonbridge and Maidstone.
A postbox has been painted gold in Oxford to celebrate Lily van den Broecke’s win in the Paralympic Rowing. She triumphed in the Mixed Coxed Four final yesterday and the postbox has been painted in Divinity Road to recognise her achievement.