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Letter: Varieties of orange

Sir: In my distant youth in east and then north London, I never heard any mention of a clockwork orange. What I did hear was "All Lombard Street to a China orange," although it was hardly on everyone's lips. Nor was it used only in London, as my wife, a foreigner (Tyne & Wear), also knew it. I believe "clockwork orange" is entirely an invention of the novelist.

Sports Letter: Barnet plea

Sir: I read Phil Shaw's report of the Peterborough-Barnet game (29 November) and, as a Barnet fan, it made very enjoyable reading - especially comparing Barry Fry's volte face akin to Cliff Richard becoming the devil. However, I would have been happier if the column inches had been used to highlight Barnet's current plight.

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Letter: Island air link

Sir: St Helena and Ascension Island are both dormant mid-Atlantic volcanoes (like Tristan Da Cunha, which last erupted in the early 1960s). An airport on St Helena would not only, as David Charlesworth points out, improve the life of the islanders (letter, 13 November); it would also secure the air link to the Falklands should Ascension Island's volcano become active. The failure to build an airport for the diverse population of St Helena, with a far older link to Britain than the Falklands, could even be regarded as racist.
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