Today's expected to be the busiest day of the year for the Royal Mail in the region in the run up to Christmas.
Last year the sorting office in Manchester handled more than three million letters and parcels in just over 24 hours.
An army of extra staff have been drafted in to help with the rush.
Royal Mail predicts that ‘Take-back Tuesday', the first working day in the New Year, will be the busiest day for online shopping returns
An 11 year old girl from Bolton has won a national competition with an imaginative job application she wrote to clean the moon.
A little boy who dreams of becoming an astronaut wrote to Royal Mail to ask how much it would cost to send a letter to Mars.
A mum has become one of the first people in Britain to be prosecuted as part of a crackdown on dog attacks on postal workers.
North West football legends George Best, Bobby Charlton and Denis Law will be celebrated on Royal Mail stamps to marks 150 years of the FA.
Royal Mail has announced plans to open a new parcel handling centre in Chorley as part of a £75m investment programme.