'England's apostrophes should be cherished'

A spokesman from the Department for Communities and Local Government has commented on Mid Devon District Council's proposed policy of removing apostrophes from all their street signs.

The spokesman said: "Whilst this is ultimately a matter for the local council, ministers' view is that England's apostrophes should be cherished."

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Council to scrap apostrophes

Councillors in Devon are considering banning apostrophes from street signs because of the "potential confusion" that they may cause.