Postboxes celebrating Britain's Olympians to stay gold

Postboxes painted gold to celebrate Britain's Olympic winners will not be returned to red, The Royal Mail have confirmed.

A postbox in Westminster, central London is painted gold. Credit: David Parry/PA Wire

The company said 110 boxes across the UK will also have plaques attached naming the successful athlete and their achievement.

The Royal Mail added that they believed it was the first time it had permanently changed the colour of its distinctive postboxes.

The gold-coloured postboxes are located in the home towns and cities of medal-winners.