Royal mail has announced that it has beat its annual First Class Mail target, delivering nearly 95 per cent of mail the next working day in Bolton.

It set its target as 93 per cent for the 2019-20 financial year in its latest Quality of Service report on May 22.

Royal Mail has one of the highest Quality of Service specifications of any major European country.

Shane O’Riordain, a Managing Director of Marketing, Regulation & Corporate Affairs at Royal Mail, said: “We are delighted with our annual First Class performance in this area. We take our Quality of Service requirements extremely seriously and our postmen and postwomen work hard to deliver high standards of service to all our customers across the UK.”