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Postal Code

A series of letters and/or numbers identifying the area of a country to which to deliver mail. Most of the world's countries use postal codes of one kind or another because they enable more efficient sorting of mail. The first postal codes were introduced in the Soviet Union in 1932.
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Clara Govier, Head of Charities at People's Postcode Lottery, said:
If you are looking to downsize, use the postcode as a guide.
The HD8 postcode area, which includes Kirkburton, Shelley, Shepley and Denby Dale, saw prices rise by between 0.
We see several surveys based on the postcode format, like the prices of houses, and TS6 was rated as low cost housing in one such survey.
He added: "The invention of the postcode revolutionised the way post is sorted and delivered.
A postcode, an essential part of the addressing system, is used by postal operators to facilitate and automate sorting and forward postal items.
ROYAL Mail has published a table of the most "desirable" postcode areas based on crime, jobs and health, with a seaside resort, city and village among those listed.
Steve Rooney, head of Royal Mail's Address Management Unit, said: "The invention of the postcode revolutionised the way post is sorted and delivered.
IT might only boast a pub, petrol station and chapel, surrounded by a modest scattering of houses, but the village Brynteg on Anglesey can lay claim to the title of Wales's most desirable postcode.
Steve Rooney, Head of Royal Mail's Address Management Unit, said: "Royal Mail commissioned the study to reveal the most desirable postcode sectors to live to mark the 40th anniversary of the allocation of postcodes to every address in Britain.
Royal Mail does not normally change postcodes unless there is a pressing operational reason to do so, though under the code of practice for postal addressing there is a process for customers to request a change.
A POSTCODE study has been used to spot characteristics such Northumberland's low crime rates and other local figures.