ANDOVER post office will be offering longer opening hours during the festive season.

From Monday, 26 November, the branch at Bridge Street will be open from 8.30am to 6pm Mondays to Fridays, and 9am to 12.30pm Saturdays.

This is an extra 22 hours over the Christmas build-up.

Andover post office is one of hundreds of branches across the UK selling Christmas cards that match this year’s Royal Mail Christmas first class stamps, with 40p from each pack being donated to BBC Children in Need.

The cards feature Father Christmas with a robin perching on his hand.