I HAVE just been charged £7.80 at Warrington Post Office to send a picture book to my two-year-old grandchild.

The cost of a large padded envelope is £2.20. The small parcel weight was 1.062kg. Cost of second class post to Rotherham £5.60, total cost £7.80.

Now I know why at the recent Post Office privatisation sell-off, the share value doubled overnight.