The perils of a postman: Fingers bitten off, deep wounds, scratches, gashes and bruising.
A rally today by the Communication Workers' Union (CWU) against the privatisation of Royal Mail was attended by a host of opposition politicians.
Vince Cable has outlined plans for the privatisation of Royal Mail amid anger from unions.
The government has underlined its determination to part-privatise or sell Royal Mail after being warned the postal market - and Royal Mail's financial position - are continuing to deteriorate.
Vince Cable will lead a new effort to part-privatise Royal Mail, it has been confirmed.
Union leaders have agreed to call off strikes scheduled for tomorrow and Monday, it has been reported.
The Conservatives could privatise the Royal Mail outright if they win the general election and strikes continue, it has been reported.
The latest wave of Royal Mail strikes has begun, despite union leaders claiming they are close to a deal.
Crucial talks on strikes at Royal Mail hosted by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) did not reach agreement but will continue tomorrow.
Striking Royal Mail workers are continuing industrial action into a second day, as Gordon Brown calls for negotiations to end the union's "self-defeating" strategy.
Last-ditch attempts to reach agreement between postal workers' representatives and the Royal Mail are taking place today as tomorrow's industrial action looms.
Business secretary Peter Mandelson gave his wholehearted support to Royal Mail after unions threatened further strikes as early as next week.
The Post Office network can be saved if ministers have the "will and imagination" to do so, a committee of MPs have said.
Lord Mandelson blamed the Communication Workers Union (CWU) today for the ongoing stalemate with Royal Mail.
The bill which will part-privatise Royal Mail may be put off until after the summer recess, Lord Mandelson has admitted.
The government remains cagey on the whereabouts of the postal services bill, which may not now be debated in the Commons before the summer recess.
Labour may delay the upcoming show down on the part sell-off of Royal Mail, as it fears a drubbing during this month's local and European elections.
The Cabinet is split over the future of the Royal Mail it has emerged as Harriet Harman was revealed as having attempted to delay the publication of tomorrow's bill before Parliament that will part-privatise the service.
The government's plans to part-privatise Royal Mail could be derailed by Labour backbenchers' growing rebellion over the postal provider's future.
Junior minister Jim McGovern has announced his resignation over the government's plans to sell off a significant part of Royal Mail.
The government has accepted an independent review into Royal Mail which recommended its part-sale to a foreign company.
MPs have claimed there is little transparency about the way the Post Office is financed by taxpayers' money.
The government has narrowly averted losing a Commons vote calling for the planned Post Office closures to be suspended.
The Conservatives will today call for MPs from across the political spectrum to condemn the government's plans to close post offices.
The Conservatives are hoping to draw attention to the government's post office closure programme at a parliamentary debate next week.