ROYAL Mail says staff shortages are to blame for a lack of post deliveries in some areas of Northwich.

Residents in Kingsmead reported not having any post delivered for two weeks.

The disruption is caused by a lack of staff and Royal Mail is hoping to deliver to residents at least every other day if problems persist.

A Royal Mail spokesperson said: "We are currently experiencing some staff shortages in the Northwich area which may cause some disruption to our service.

"We are in the process of recruiting new members of staff and are looking to restore our normal high service levels as quickly as possible.

"We aim to deliver to all addresses we have mail for six days a week.

"If resourcing issues prevent this, we’ll deliver at least every other day.

"Every item of mail is important to Royal Mail.

"We apologise to customers for any inconvenience they may experience as the situation improves."