Beware scorn of Mother Nature
I must agree with something Mr Pendragon put in his letter ("No prediction but hope for the future", Mailbox, November 2).
He says that "we as a species have caused much environmental destruction and deforestation and the extinction of many plant and animal species".
I believe tipping the scales of nature can only lead to disaster.
We don't have to be Nostradamus to predict that this once-beautiful Earth will turn into another Mars sooner than we think.
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Abusing Mother Nature as we do will only lead to her revenge.
Beware the wrath of a woman scorned!
Gordon Newton, Leicester.
Here we go again. The mayor, the council, highways department, police and the residents of St Matthew's are trying to get all the roads in the estate made 20mph.
They say it is because it is used as a rat-run and workers park there and then walk into the city to avoid the car parking charges.
Finally, they say it is for children's safety.
I drive pretty regularly and find these zones a right pain, but I do observe them. In St Matthew's you have to as the sleeping policemen damage your car otherwise.
Yes, these zones will slow traffic – or in some cases damage cars.
However, by doing this are we doing an injustice to the parents and teachers at Taylor Road Primary School, in as much as they do not – or will stop – teaching their children the Highway Code.
This school has crossing people on the two zebra crossings outside the school, yet I constantly see children on their own and with parents crossing the road at any convenient point for themselves.
If the relevant bodies approve this scheme, will they also consider removing the one-way order from Taylor Road and the bus lane so we can go up and down it?
Failing this, erect two one-way signs, the first outside the school car park showing the teachers to turn left and the other at the junction on the same side as the school near to Dysart Way, also instructing them to turn left.
Ian G Lambert, Leicester.
I have used a senior railcard over the past few years as I travel to places of interest for a day out or to meet up with friends.
As I normally make an early start, I have a snack breakfast and coffee at whichever station I am starting my journey from, such as Leicester or Birmingham.
The catering facilities, which I have found to be very good, are run by different companies and most seem to offer a loyalty card where if you buy four or five drinks the next one is free.
At present, I have three cards in my wallet, for Pumpkin, Caffe Ritazza and Upper Crust, showing that between the three I have purchased five drinks.
Where is all this leading, I hear you ask?
On the bottom of each card is the address of the promoter or operator and – you've guessed it – their London address is the same on each one.
Ah well, only two more drinks for my free one, but at which station was it?
Yours tongue in cheek,
Alan Proudman, Leicester.
Anthony M Wallis asked "Is Iain Duncan Smith trying to show he is nastier than the rest of the multi-millionaire muppets?" ("Remploy closure is despicable act", Mailbox, August 1).
Following the news daily, as I do, I cannot see that anything has really changed. The Tories appear to be even nastier and richer due to the way his party looks after its millionaire friends.
Iain Duncan Smith is one of the most prominent believers in parliament, so what on earth does he go to church for?
To ask for forgiveness from his God for the pain he is causing to the poor, the disabled and the most vulnerable in this country?
Let's not forget it was he who said "it's the poor's fault that they are poor". A statement I just do not understand.
Eddie Sentance, Thurcaston.
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Colin Stone art exhibition still going on at Flint Hall, the old library on Belvoir Street.
Colin's paintings are all of Leicester characters and are painted from original photographs taken on his digital camera.
It is well worth a visit and I'm sure that most people will recognise at least one or more of the people in the paintings.
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