BARNSLEY'S central Post Office will begin opening its collection office on Sundays to cope with Christmas demand.

The recommended last posting dates are December 18 for second class post, December 20 for first class and December 23 for special delivery guaranteed.

The delivery office, on Pitt Street, will also be open on Sundays to help customers with the Christmas rush and allow more time for posting and picking up mail and parcels.

It will open between 10am to 2pm on December 14 and December 21.

Rob Jenson, operations director, said: "We hope it provides a helping hand for customers during the very busy festive season."