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Royal Mail: closing job search over data dispute while sacking workers. The Royal Mail have cease-and-desisted ernestmarples.com, a free postcode geocoding API which powers a number of UK open democracy sites. One of the sites is Job Centre Pro Plus, creating a perfect opportunity for an ORG press release. # 5th October 2009, 3:39 pm

mail rail on Flickr (via) Photos of the Royal Mail’s private underground railway, sadly closed in 2003. # 3rd April 2007, 11:02 pm

Freeing the postcode

UK postcodes have some interesting characteristics: a full six character post code identifies an average of around 14 house holds, and postcodes are mainly hierarchical—W1W will always be contained within W1 for example. They’re useful for a huge range of interesting things.

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