Monitor note: It's a bumper crop. And rest assured that the underling responsible for the non-appearance of yesterday's letters has been summarily told off. Now to the letters...
May I be the first to express my appreciation of the humble, yet dignified, way in which the Monitor (will) apologise(d) for its failure to publish Wednesday's batch of letters. Thank you.
David Dee, Matola, Mozambique
"Expenses body to cost six times more than MPs' payback". So, the MPs require 80 people to scrutinise the actions of 646 members - thats a ratio of over 1 for 10. The Civil Service does a plethora (I like that word) of tasks for the population - tax, education, judiciary, etc. at about a rate of 1 for 100. These MPs must have very complicated lives.
Andrew, Malvern, UK
Re: Vancouver: 'Drug Central' of North America. This story is absolutely correct. In Vancouver, we're not proud of the human suffering that defines (to a great degree anyway) the Downtown Eastside. That said, there are a lot of positive programs on the ground in this neighbourhood, and I'm glad that you've included coverage of InSite. For all its positive results, though, InSite is still under attack: there is a case before the Supreme Court this week to try to close it down. Another example of how easy it is to tear something down without having the courage to build something up. The DTES's problems are legion, but ignoring them - or taking away the necessary tools from those willing to take them on - won't make them go away.
Pam, Vancouver, Canada
Might I suggest that my three-year-old daughter is an "expert" in many areas. She doesn't know her left from her right either.
So schools in Weston-Super-Mare are confiscating Valentine cards from young pupils. Don't they have an Art Department then?Junior schools I was a pupil at would make their own (and Christmas Cards as well).
Colin Bartlett, Abingdon,Oxon
But I haven't seen all the episodes yet!
Hurrah! Someone else who thinks supermarkets should stock things in alphabetical order. But would I have to go to White, risking a diversion to Whitener (coffee), or to Wine, shelf White?
Fee Lock, Hastings, East Sussex
Could somebody please let me know whether my fertility is coming or going? I'm fairly sure I don't know.
Catherine O, Maidenhead, UK
Yet another example of nominative determinism - and yes I expect the usual pedantry that his name implies the verb to do yet it was done to him - but its' just too good to let it slip by......
Will Chellam, Bradford
"A sat-nav receiver on Earth - or on a ship or plane - is equipped with a fairly precise clock and the means to collect signals from the satellites that happen to be in its line of sight." Wow! I need to get on one of those inter-planetary ships or planes.
James Rouse, Southampton
Did anyone else think that the headline "GPS to Suffer from Awakening Sun" was heralding some strange type of morning sickness only affecting doctors - or was it just me? I'll get me Sat Nav.
I was most disappointed that the Faith Shows Quiz did not have any questions on the vicar of dibley. I think she deserves an apology.
Luisa, Bristol, UK
It looks like Gordon Brown is unwittingly consuming even more calories in bananas than he was in KitKats!
KitKat v Banana? No contest. Bananas have their own superhero - has anyone ever heard of Kit Kat Man? No, thought not.
Dave Godfrey, Swindon, UK
Banana vs KitKat? The Banana would win on a-peel.
Lewis Graham, Hitchin