Hampshire villagers bring street’s apostrophe catastrophe to a full stop

St Mary’s Terrace in Twyford has regained its lost punctuation after a row that even drew in local author Jane Austen

It began with a grumble from a retired teacher passionate about punctuation. He was dismayed to spot that an apostrophe had vanished from the road sign of a tree-lined lane in the Hampshire village of Twyford.

The complaint led to intricate discussions at the local city council, during which the sometimes erratic punctuation of Jane Austen, the area’s most famous writer, was cited.

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