Bingley, West Yorkshire
l THE only plausible reason for Ian Griffiths's strange view that the new millennium starts on 1 January 2001 ("Now just hold on a year", Business, 3 May) is that he was already one year old at birth. The rest of us have been out of the womb a whole year before we receive a birthday card with the figure one on it.
l HAVING worked with many crocodilians, I can assure you that those in "Beauty and the beasties beyond the Great Barrier Reef" (Travel, 26 April) are not Australian saltwater crocodiles but dwarf crocodiles from West Africa.
West Midland Safari Park
l CHILTERN Railways may be expanding ("Small operators attack Virgin in rail price war", 3 May), but as it chases a bigger slice of the long- distance market, their London-area users suffer. Profit, as usual, comes first.
l YOUR article "Sexist Strife on the Ocean Waves" (19 April) reports the results of a survey on female seafarers in the Merchant Marine. I should like to point out that no Royal Naval female officer or rating was interviewed. The photograph of female ratings in HMS Invincible was, therefore, inappropriate.
Commodore B Leighton
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