Names: Always in full first. John Smith, then Mr Smith. If the story is light-hearted you can use Christian name only after first reference. Always try to obtain full name. Mr J Smith is not acceptable.
National curriculum: No caps as national curriculum
Nationwide: One word, no hyphen, as worldwide, countywide
Naturalist: Interested in nature, naturist is a nudist
NatWest: Acceptable abbreviation
Navy: Cap when referring to the British Navy or the Navy, otherwise lower case e.g. navy blue
Near future: Use soon
Nearby: One word
Nerve-racking: Note spelling
New Year: Caps for New Year’s Day and New Year Honours list, but the new year
NHS: The Hillingdon NHS Trust but the trust, the NHS trust
NIBs: NIB headlines should be one line only
No one: No hyphen, but everyone, anyone, anybody
North Terminal: Caps as South Terminal and Gatwick Airport
Noticeable: Note spelling but notable
Numbers: Spell out one to nine then figures for 10 and above.
Use commas in amounts of 1,000 and above.
Write fractions in full with hyphens: e.g. one-third.
If you have to start a sentence with a number spell it out in full. E.g. THIRTY
Write more than 100 people, not over 100 people and fewer than 100 people not less than 100 people.
Percentages: Write in full, three per cent, 10 per cent. See measurements, money