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My town, your town, whose town?

Updated Wednesday 27th July 2011

Step into the shoes of a community leader in this game and tackle crucial issues impacting UK towns right now.

Towns launcher Launch My town

Acknowledgements:

Academic advisors and copy editors: Gerry Mooney and Matt Staples

Copy suppliers: Arlene Crampsie, Graham Day, Alison Gilmour, Harman Murtagh, Graham Neilsen, Mike Robinson, Peter Tregenna.

Interactive designed by Cimex.

 

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