Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Sir: David Lane should not despair of finding cricket equipment for his sons (letter, 26 July). He should go to his nearest county cricket ground - perhaps even to see a match - and spend the lunch interval in their shop. As a Northamptonshire member, I found everything my six-year- old nephew needed at their on-site shop - and not a baseball bat in sight!
Sir: All new adult bikes will have to be fitted with a bell as a safety measure for pedestrians (report, 24 July). And to make it safer to cycle on the pavement?
Sir: What is so wrong with beheading convicted drug smugglers ("Women beheaded in Saudi execution frenzy", 23 July)? Were every country to follow the example of Saudi Arabia, fewer people would be willing to risk their lives as couriers. We in the West cannot rely on rival gangs to wipe each other out. We must help them on their way.
Sir: Why should St James the Greater, Leicester, have urgent repairs to its roof done free of VAT (letter, 21 July) when my church, which doesn't happen to be listed, has to pay? The VAT question is a red herring in the vexed issue of who should pay for the maintenance of expensive and often disfunctional ancient churches.
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