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Postmen and women trial new uniforms

The Royal Mail is trialling a new uniform for its postmen and postwomen, saying it was designed to better reflect the modern delivery round.

The new-look uniform, the first change in more than a decade, retains Royal Mail’s red colour, and includes walking trousers and shorts, tops, jackets, gilets and headwear.

The new look has been based on feedback from postmen and postwomen across the UK.

The designs will be trialled for 12 weeks on a range of delivery rounds across the UK, and if successful, they will replace the current uniforms.

Ricky McAulay, Royal Mail field operations director, said: “Royal Mail postmen and postwomen are at the heart of the communities in which they work across the UK.