# Thursday, February 26, 2009

A new station has recently opened in Corby to provide a direct service into London for the first time in 43 years. Corby has not had a station since the 1990's and the new station has been eagerly awaited. The station has cost £17 million to build and should be running one train per hour into London, however due to a shortage of rolling stock there are not currently enough trains to operate the station to full capacity. This means that until more trains can be found there will only be one service per day from the new station. To run to full capacity the operator East Midlands Trains needs three trains but it currently only has one. It is hoping to have an hourly service up and running by April.

posted on Thursday, February 26, 2009 5:14:42 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, February 25, 2009

article-1155022-03A9F6F3000005DC-789_468x286 A plane carrying 135 passengers has crashed and broken into three pieces at an Amsterdam airport. The Turkish Airlines 737 broke into three pieces as it hit the ground near the runway as its attempted to land at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport this morning. Officials from the airline has initially said that no one had been killed but it later emerged that 9 people are dead and at least 50 are injured. As yet it is not known what caused the crash.

posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 2:45:18 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, February 23, 2009

You can upload images in the rich text editor by clicking the insert image button, browsing to the image on your computer and clicking the upload button, we should then be able to print your document complete with the images. Alternatively you can insert your images into a Word Document or PDF document and upload this instead.

posted on Monday, February 23, 2009 12:00:46 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, February 20, 2009

It's a sad day for those who like a bit of peace and quiet on their flight, as Ryanair start offering an in-flight mobile service. The service will initially be installed on 20 aircraft and will allow six people to make calls at a time. Calls will cost between £1.50 and £3 a minutes and text about 40p. The Chief Executive of Ryanair has dismissed suggestions that passengers who want a quiet flight might find the service annoying and if it is successful, the equipment could be fitted to the entire fleet within 18 months. Personally I would find this very annoying and this gives me a reason not to fly Ryanair.

posted on Friday, February 20, 2009 5:46:13 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, February 18, 2009

At PC2paper one of the options we offer in our extras menu is Royal Mail Recorded Signed For. We are often asked what this service is. Below we have given an overview of this service.

Is Recorded Signed For Mail Guaranteed?
It is a common misunderstanding that the Recorded Delivery option provides a guaranteed service, It doesn't. Recorded Delivery items are not processed any differently to normal 1st or 2nd class letters.

How is Recorded Signed For Different to Regular mail?
The difference is that with this service you receive a tracking number whereas 1st and 2nd class mail is not tracked.

How Long Does Recorded Signed For Take?
Royal Mail aim to deliver First Class Recorded item the next working day, or Second Class items within three days.

How do I track my Recorded Signed For Item?
You can use your tracking number to check the status of your mail online at www.royalmail.com and when a signature is obtained on delivery this is made available to for you view online. Tracking can take some time to be available online and this is often not available until the item has reached its destination. If a signature cannot be obtained and the item is not collected or redelivery rearranged within seven working days, it is returned to the sender where a return address has been specified.

Can I Send Valuable Items Using this Service?
As Recorded Signed For is not a guaranteed delivery service Royal Mail do not recommend sending valuable items using this service.

Can I claim Compensation if My Item is Lost?
Compensation is available with this service if an item is lost providing that it has been correctly addressed by the recipient. An item is not considered lost until 15 working days have passed. If after this time your Recorded Signed For item has still not be delivered then you can contact Royal Mail to make claim if you have proof of postage. Alternatively if you have sent the item via PC2Paper you can contact us directly and we will raise a claim for lost mail and issue a refund for the lost letter depending on whether the claim is successful.

posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 2:40:34 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, February 16, 2009

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has introduced an entry fee for the first time since it opened more than 100 years ago in 1896. Visitors will now have to pay either the £3 entry fee or purchase an unlimited ride wristband. The charges were brought in from the beginning of February 2009.

posted on Monday, February 16, 2009 12:01:09 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, February 11, 2009

British Airways has suffered its worst winter ever as more passengers choose to fly economy rather than pay for the more expensive business class or first class tickets. They are currently losing up to £3 million a day, that's about £20 million per week. BA has traditionally relied on its premium and much more lucrative business flyers who are the key to the their profitability. However, as recession hits it appears people are simply not prepared to pay for them. I wonder whether it might make sense for BA to reduce the cost of the business class service to a more affordable level in the hope that more people will be tempted to upgrade. I would certainly be happy to pay a little more for the extra room but think the prices for business class are currently over inflated.

posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 10:05:16 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, February 10, 2009

British Airways have said that they are considering a pay freeze for its staff. The new comes as the group reported a £70 million loss in the first nine months of the financial year. They are also looking at possible redundancies and have started talks with unions over pay and productivity. BA has warned that it expects to report a full year loss of around £150 million after taking into account the slump in Sterling.

posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 1:05:44 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback