Foxes attack – don't feed them
Now that there has been another terrible incident involving a small child and an urban fox, can those who feed them think twice about feeding the violent, verminous creatures?
I draw everyone's attention to an excellent article by Peter Crowden, published in the Daily Mail on Monday, February 11, regarding how, in his job as a pest control officer, he is often called out to the aftermath of damage to property by foxes – and, yes, the patch he works in is Leicester.
He goes on to say the country fox, which will attack chickens, etc, is in no way like its urban cousin, which will, as we have seen, attack small humans.
Mr RM Brooker, Wigston.
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In response to the letter "Sense won the day on gay marriages" (Mailbox, February 8), might I suggest commonsense did not?
To my mind, this time-wasting exercise carried out in Parliament was done a) in an attempt to appease a minority group and b) to redefine the meaning of the word "marriage" which is, for those unaware, the formal union of one man to one woman, nothing more, nothing less.
This reform demeans the whole meaning of marriage as we have come to know it, the tradition and true values.
Gay people have to accept they are different in terms of their sexual orientation and should be content with the already accepted term, "civil partnership".
It is not a question of discrimination or inequality but that the redefining of the meaning of the word marriage just to encompass this small group is totally and utterly wrong.
David Hankey, Great Easton.
With all the important issues facing this country, such as mass immigration, standing up to the EU, the economy and increasing energy bills, what does our Government do?
It holds a debate in Parliament on whether to allow same sex-marriages.
Well done, Mr Cameron and the rest of your supporters. This is a far more important issue than those stated earlier, of course it is.
It seems to me that the more absurd an idea is then the more likely it will be passed by the Government.
Well, Mr Cameron, as far as I am concerned you and the rest of your loonies really have lost the plot on how to run this country.
By the way, losing the plot is not the only thing you have lost. You have without a doubt lost my vote at the next General Election.
Mrs Karen Shepherd, Thurmaston.
I would like to thank the driver and passengers on the 88 bus from Humberstone Gate on February 7 for coming to my aid when I fell, injuring myself.
Special thanks to the kind lady who remained with me until the ambulance arrived, after a long wait.
Many thanks also to the ambulance man and the staff in casualty for the very good treatment. Apologies to First Bus and anyone affected by the disruption this caused.
Bonnie Ryan, Leicester.
I have good news for the writer V Tedder, of Oadby, ("Accident calls are a nightmare", Mailbox, February 9).
BT has just released a new phone called the BT 6500 which blocks up to 80 per cent of nuisance or unwanted calls.
It does this by enabling you to choose the calls you want to take and the ones you want to block.
Mr B Jones, Leicester.