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  • Letter: Countryside March
    Saturday, 28 February 1998

    JEREMY APTER Sudbury, Suffolk

  • Letter: Dome thoughts
    Saturday, 28 February 1998

    I SYMPATHISE with Mary Hodges (letter, 26 February; "Too old for the Dome?") but have to disagree. I will be a mere stripling of 45 in the year 2000 and I think the contents of the Millennium Dome are designed for those aged 25 or less. KEITH HART Fa...

  • Letter: Countryside March
    Saturday, 28 February 1998

    The "right to privacy on one's own property" is only "a powerful and long-established rule" as far as one's home is concerned. For land it is a comparatively modern concept. Land was once regarded as a communal asset, over which most members of the c...

  • Letter: Dome thoughts
    Saturday, 28 February 1998

    JOHN RIMMER London SW14

  • Letter: Countryside March
    Saturday, 28 February 1998

    For that one day there will be no farm animals stuffed with hormones and antibiotics, no raptors poisoned, no badgers baited, no untaxed tractors on our roads, no wild animals hounded, no song-birds silenced, no hedges mangled, no folk having to work...

  • Letter: Countryside March
    Saturday, 28 February 1998

    I would urge those who live, work, or derive pleasure from the countryside to give the countryside march on Sunday 1 March their support. ANDREW DINGWALL-FORDYCE Convener Scottish Landowners' Federation Edinburgh

  • Quote unquote
    Saturday, 28 February 1998

    I bought an ice cream once. I honestly can't think of the others - Eddie George, Bank of England Governor, asked about occasions when he had been extravagant It is an observable phenomenon in Northern Ireland - and elsewhere - that tension and violen...

  • Letter: Countryside March
    Saturday, 28 February 1998

    I farm cows for milk, hens for eggs, and wheat to feed the hens. "Market forces" have reduced the milk price to farmers by 20 per cent without any noticeable drop in dairy product prices. Wheat is now trading at pounds 80 per tonne instead of pounds ...

  • Letter: Countryside March
    Saturday, 28 February 1998

    The urban majority are entitled to a view on national issues like the cruelty of bloodsports, the environmental devastation caused by modern farming and the exclusion of walkers from their homeland. The huge subsidy they provide to landowners both as...

  • Letter: Working mothers
    Saturday, 28 February 1998

    IF tax payers have to bear the cost of childcare subsidies for those mothers who work to pay school fees (letter, 25 February), at least they will be relieved of the costs of educating those mothers' children. KATHARINE WAIT Duns Tew, Oxfordshire

  • Only the British know how to shrug off an arm-eating tiger
    Saturday, 28 February 1998

    But in these debased times you can get the accolade for much more passive acts. The most common, of course, is not dying of cancer. If your tumour is malign and you do anything other than go into an immediate and terminal decline, then you are up the...

  • Swan up
    Saturday, 28 February 1998

    A 9x12 print of this photograph can be ordered on 0171-293 2534

  • Leading Article: The Murdoch mask slips
    Saturday, 28 February 1998

    One passage leaps out from the anxious memo from Eddie Bell, chairman of HarperCollins, questioning the decision by his New York bosses to ditch the Patten book. It is the one in which Mr Bell refers to Mr Murdoch's description of the book as having ...

  • Leading Article: BBC risks contempt of Parliament
    Saturday, 28 February 1998

    The first problem with this strategy - which has greatly upset MPs - is that it is not borne out by the facts. Yesterday in Parliament attracts an audience of 1.3 million, while according to a BBC spokesman The Week in Westminster is listened to by 6...

  • Letter: Morning Star
    Saturday, 28 February 1998

    You report (26 February) a claim in the that the Communist Party of Britain has been in talks with Arthur Scargill about the possibility of his party, the Socialist Labour Party, buying the paper. A recent informal discussion between representatives ...

  • Letter: Children in slavery
    Saturday, 28 February 1998

    A FEW years ago I spent several months in Pakistan, where I was born. I was given wonderful hospitality. But I was also taken on a visit to some brickfields ("Film exposes child slavery", 24 February). Two things come back to mind that seem especiall...

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