Would a cleverer Monirite than me explain why this person has greater claim to UK residency by virtue of their television appearance on a talent show than any other (whose circumstances upon their return to country of origin may be far worse in comparison): just why is there this fuss?
R.G, Watford, Herts
Sick PCs should be banned from the internet. Come on, that's a bit harsh. Put them on point duty - they can't infect anyone while directing traffic!
JennyT, NY Brit
Scottish-grown purple potatoes sold in Scotland and South-East England? What are we in the rather large bit in between, chopped liver?
M. Ross, Lancaster, UK
In reponse to Andrea's query (Tuesday letters), whereas the majority of buildings in the UK are built from masonry, which tends not to combust, buildings on piers need to be light weight and have therefore tended to be timber framed or timber clad, which burns much more quickly and easily. For a similar reason many fewer timber framed houses exist from the past centuries than do masonry ones.
Andrea from Manchester (Tuesday letters), my guess would be that it's a bit harder to park the fire engine alongside than with most buildings.
Adam, London, UK
John Whapshott (Tuesday letters) may be sure that Manchester University, UK is the only Manchester University but not everyone may have been. There is, for example, another Manchester (in New Hampshire, USA) which has not one but 2 universities. As for "Westbury, er, UK": it could easliy not have been. As well as the 6 in the UK there are Westburys in Australia, Ireland, Canada and 2 in the USA. Sometimes a little clarification helps.
Michael, Edinburgh, UK
I hope this is one of many letters who pointed out to John (Tuesday letters) that there is another Manchester University (albeit the University of Manchester, but similar enough to require clarification) in the USA.