'Zoos not meeting standards of care'
Well said, Keith Hamilton ("Action needed to rescue this crumbling ruin", First Person, October 24).
I have also watched the demise of Bradgate House Stables.
It's a wonderful building just crumbling away.
Many people say that winning more than £100 million on the Lottery is far too much; that they wouldn't know what to do with it. People who know me will have heard my response.
I have said the first thing I would want to do is buy Bradgate House stables and restore it.
With that amount of money I imagine it is doable.
Oh what a dream.
If only I could win. I've not even had the sniff of a £10 win for many a year.
P Deacon, Leicester.
May I please use your letters page to thank Gail O'Downie for her kind words on my joke spot – "Smile With Steve".
This is the first feedback I've had in the eight months I've been doing this, so I've achieved my goal in making folks smile.
So thanks, Gail. I get no payment for it, just the satisfaction that it may cheer people up, as most of the news is gloom.
It's only my spot, while Horace and Doris and Leicester City results raise a smile.
My space is limited or you'd get more, but I knew that there was someone out there who actually likes my stuff.
Keep smiling, folks, because you're a long time dead.
Steve Birch, Coalville.
Do people eat plenty of carrots? I assume they do. I see hundreds of cyclists riding on pavements and roads without lights every week.
They obviously are not concerned whether they are killed or seriously injured.
Where are the police? Nowhere to be seen, more concerned with parking, speeding vehicles or tucked away in laybys.
Howard Foulkes, Great Glen.
Not long ago, I was waiting for a bus and a lady walking her dog was passing a driveway when suddenly a car engine backfired.
The poor dog was very startled by the noise. It was good to see the lady had the dog on a leash in order to control it.
It brought to mind Brenda Greaves, of Coalville, (Mailbox, October 20), who reminds us in her letter how dogs and probably cats as well, are terrified by the noise of exploding fireworks.
Frank Evans, Enderby.