FERRY letters continue to arrive. Sylvia Oakey, of Cheltenham, complains about the way that ferry companies treat passengers without cars. 'My husband and I travel to Europe three or four times a year and always by train and ferry. In the past 20 years the service has become steadily worse for foot passengers. Every year we complain about the treatment at Dover, which is always dreadful and sometimes dangerous.

'If at all possible, we now go Jetfoil from Dover to Ostend. This is for discerning 'Footies' - we are looked after as human beings and not as cattle.'

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