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15:45 UK time, Friday, 13 April 2007

Re your Skinhead story, I was a skinhead in the mid 80s and hung around with punks and mods. Oi! music was working class and political. It definitely summed up how I felt growing up in Thatcher’s Britain: no future, no hope. It gave me a wonderful feeling of power and sense of belonging to know other people felt the same too. You could go to any town and other punks and skins would just come up and speak to you because of the way you looked and you knew they were on the same wavelength as you. It has always really annoyed me that Oi! music is/was branded as racist. The punk and skinhead bands involved were pretty much all anti-fascist. Ok, so there were Nazi skinheads (something that I never understood as skinheads arose from black music) but they listened to their own bands and were despised and fought by the rest of us.
Emma J, Wantage, Oxon

"'Fifth Beatle' quits Apple Corps" - in this case Neil Aspinall. But how many "fifth Beatles" can there be? I'm sure George Martin, Brian Epstein and Pete Best have all, at some time, been called the "fifth Beatle". Surely Neil Aspinall is, at best, equal fifth?
Dave Godfrey, Swindon, UK

In reply to John C from Bath's letter on Thursday, the reason the story is of interest is it illustrates the damage that school league tables can do. The school gets judged solely on results so it cares solely about results, to the detriment of its pupils.
Andy Nichols, London

If Halle Berry is so desperate to escape fame and attention by chatting anonymously online, why does she a) talk about it in the press, and b) reveal her true identity online? Both actions cancel out her desire to remain anonymous.
Martin, Bristol, UK

From the Joey Jones profile in Blackburn vs Chelsea "Where Are They Now" (do you cover the Sports section on here as well?) I loved these couple of sentences: "Jones was adored by Blues fans for his no-nonsense heart-on-your-sleeves approach. Underwent heart surgery in 2002..." At least they didn't need to cut him open to get to it.

Re the story "Cathedral bell needs crack repair" , in referring to the bell's Latin inscription "Celis Nomen Gabrelis", press officer Reverend Geoff Crag, says "I can manage Nomen Gabrielis - the name of Gabriel - but I'm not sure about Celis". The full translation means "[In] the Holy name of Gabriel". Being a reverend, he should really have made sure he knew the Latin for Holy.
David Cormie, Cheshire, UK

Can someone please tell me what is in his rucksack?
Stuart, London

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