As you read this, printed copies of the September Spurtle are already returning to Broughton streets like students tiptoeing up common stairs and greeting their friends in a masked whisper.
Hands over your ears … Issue 299’s Page 1 roars into action with three planning stories and the small matter of a small helipad in the second New Town. You will be left puffin.
On Page 2 we examine an odd-shaped solution, multi-tasking, road chaos, Christmas conundrums, and the niceties of up-close-and-personal social distancing. There’s plenty to get steamed up about.
A new face in town features on Page 3, as do a little-known rear end, book lovers’ traffic lights, and the damning of grandiose proposals with faint praise.
Page 4 reports on a literary plot, a shortage of plods, and the success of locals in seeing-off unwanted sponsors.
All in all, it’s a bumper issue of news, views, and interesting other bits legible between the lines for those with a magnifying glass and a mind to do so.
Black-and-white printed copies will be available all over Broughton and beyond tomorrow, with colourfast pdfs downloadable here from midnight tonight.
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