11-time Paralympic Gold medallist Tanni Grey-Thompson.

Stamp honour for Paralympic winners

Every British athlete who wins gold at the London 2012 Paralympics will appear on a celebratory stamp, Royal Mail announced today.

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Royal Mail statement concerning stamp price increase

"There is no shortage of stamps available to our customers. We have more than adequatestock in place to meet customer demand through around 45,000 outlets across the UK.

"When the price of a First Class stamp increases from 46p to 60p on April 30, it isimportant that the proceeds of this price rise go to Royal Mail. We have lost £1 billion over the last four years.

"We need to put the Universal Service on a sound financial footing through these price rises for the benefit of everybody in the UK."

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Hammond: 'More than adequate supply of stamps to meet demands'

‘With unprecedented price rises on the way, it is understandablethat consumers who rely on the postal service will be buying stamps before theincrease. We would expect Royal Mail to take steps to meet increaseddemand in the run up to the price change. There are 45,000 Post Offices andretail outlets which sell stamps and we have been assured by Royal Mail thatthere is a more than adequate supply of stamps in the market to meet increasedcustomer demand.

– Robert Hammond, Director of Postal Policy at Consumer Focus

Royal Mail control stamp flow to boost profits before impending price rise

On April 30th the price of a first class stamp will increase from 46p to 60p
On April 30th the price of a first class stamp will increase from 46p to 60p Credit: Reuters

Royal Mail announced last month that there is to be increase in the prices of stamps. A first class stamp is to rise by 30%, from 46p to 60p, while second class stamps will rise form 36p to 50p.

The Telegraph is reporting that some of the biggest chains and post offices are running out of stamps.

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