Give Lucy credit she deserves
How could the Mercury have a magazine of the rising stars in Leicestershire and not include Lucy Hall, of South Kilworth?
At the age of 20 to lead the Olympic Triathlon for such a long time – I would have thought she was a Rising Star.
I'm sad that this effort was not worthy of a mention.
Rachael Root, North Kilworth.
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I have to say Peter Hobson, director of St Martin's House, needs someone to direct his sense of misplaced Christian moral priorities concerning his attempts at justifying the expense of the Cathedral Gardens project ("Church plan not at expense of others", Mercury Mailbox, September 25).
Peter Hobson tries to quote a New Testament Gospel scene to justify his views. (I believe it was the oil anointing of Christ's feet by Mary Magdalene, St John's Gospel).
I would suggest Mr Hobson try to differentiate between a singular spontaneous humanitarian act of love, on an intimate cultural level, by one living person toward another – that is, the oil pouring act by Mary Magdalene, directed towards Jesus and which he explains to Judas is acceptable morally because it is motivated by a personal love for him, Jesus, in a physical cultural act – as opposed to a collective, calculated act of morally unjustifed cosmetic vanity.
This, I believe, is the Cathedral Gardens project, which is not directed at Jesus's personal living form on an intimate cultural level, as Jesus is not alive in physical form today.
If He were, I doubt if He would want anyone to create expensive gardens for Him to wander through, when that same money could be used to anoint others with the oil of humanity, that is solving social issues such as poverty, suffering, rather than anointing the un-Christian-like egos of those involved in the project.
Mrs J Knezeisch, Crown Hills.
I just have to write to say how much my niece and I enjoyed 'Certified' at the Curve theatre.
We cannot remember laughing so much. What a truly fantastic cast, Christopher Timothy, Les Dennis, Glynn Nichols and O-T Fagbenle.
You truly should be on in London's West End.
I must thank you for a wonderful evening. And thanks to the Curve theatre for staging the show. Magic. More please.
C E Lillie, Syston.
If the skeleton found under the car park in New Street turns out to be Richard III, of course he should be reinterred in Leicester Cathedral.
However, a Roman Catholic requiem mass should be said for him, perhaps in the sacrum rite and in Latin.
There are no grey friars in Leicester now, although there are Black friars at Holy Cross.
However, there is a Franciscan friary in Nottingham. Why not a mass celebrated by a Franciscan from Nottingham with the Bishop of Leicester and the Bishop of Nottingham in attendance?
Peter Kilty, Leicester.
In reply to Katherine, Jamie and angel boy Harley (Mailbox, October 5), yes, I am the same Art Zarb who took Katherine's parents' wedding photographs in 1971.
It cheered me up to know that someone can still remember me taking photographs years ago.
I wish you all the success for The Harley Staples Cancer Trust.
Art Zarb, Oadby.
I live in Oadby and would like to know where my community centre has gone.
The building it used to occupy now has a sign saying "Welcome to the Oadby mosque".
We also had a very smart Mercury news shop which now is an eyesore and no effort has been made to keep it in fitting with the rest of The Parade.
What is happening to our lovely village?
Amanda Murgatroyd, Oadby.