Addresses and telephone numbers

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Spell out Street, Avenue, etc: Mr Morris of Otley Road, Headingley.

Don’t abbreviate county names where a recognised abbreviation exists: thousands saw the planes in an air show at Waddington, Yorks.

London telephone numbers should be written thus: 020 7735 9339.

The same arrangement – area code, space, first four figures of local number, space, last four figures of local number – applies to Cardiff, Coventry, Leeds, Portsmouth, Southampton and Northern Ireland.

Other British telephone numbers should be written with a space between the area code and the local number: 01905 855000.


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