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Post office customers on 'dreadful' stamp price rise

A rise in the price of postage stamps has come into force after weeks of stockpiling by some consumers.

A first-class stamp now costs 60p, having risen from 46p, while a second-class stamp costs 50p after going up from 36p.

Royal Mail said that the price rise was necessary to to keep the six-day universal postal service.

Customers at Forest Hill Road post office in south London told BBC News the stamp price rise was "dreadful".

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