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Pikestaff 59 is available

[21 November 2012] The new edition of our free newsletter Pikestaff is out now.  It includes:

  • the latest adventures of ‘Stockport’s parking champion’
  • news of the Simplification Centre’s next hack day – on parking signs
  • readers’ queries on apostrophes and ‘providing’/’provided that’
  • the colo(u)rful tale of UK versus US English spelling.

Click here to download.

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