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Making its mark: Forty years of the postcode

The postcode was rolled out nationally 40 years ago in Norwich, speeding up the sorting of mail.

Since then it has proved essential for finding directions with sat-nav systems.

It is also used for calculating insurance premiums - not without controversy.

Laura Trant reports.

  • 07 Apr 2014
  • From the section UK
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