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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.

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Post Office strike: ball 'in management's court'

A Unite official has defended the union's decision for Post Office managers to go on strike.

Unite has warned the action will hit services at the larger branches, usually sited on high streets. Credit: PA

Brian Scott said: "While we understand that the industrial action will cause inconvenience to the public, the ball is in the management's court - as it has been for the last 16 months - to reach a fair and equitable settlement.

"Unite is ready to have talks at anytime with the Post Office to resolve this matter, but the management has taken a very hardline stance against our members who have seen their living standards seriously eroded."

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