This might encourage traffic to switch to under-used Stansted and the increased revenue could be passed on to the cash-starved local authorities which suffer the inconvenience or worse of having the airport as a neighbour.
Dennis J Turner
If, as Leo Abse states ("New Labour, old headbanger: castaway Tony lets his hair down", 24 November), Tony Blair is trying to ward off any identification with "androgynous, drug-taking characters", why did he select a track by Free for inclusion in his Desert Island Discs? Paul Kossof, tragically, died as a result of drug abuse, something which neither Bowie or the Stones have managed. This hardly suggests "sanitisation".
Gary Glitter's new single, a revamp of "House of the Rising Sun", is not "his first ever cover version", (Real Life, 24 November).
"Papa Oom Mow Mow", a No 38 hit in November l975, had earlier been a chart entry for the Sharonettes the previous May. Their recording of this Rivington song reached No. 26.
Steve Crawshaw's "precise-minded colleague" (Flat Earth, 24 November) wasn't precise-minded enough to include Northern Ireland alongside the Falklands, Diego Garcia and Pitcairn Island as pieces of soil still blessed by the sun of the British Empire.
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