Two spectacular waxwings seen
I'm not a bird expert but, having witnessed Chris Packham getting rather excited about waxwings during the recent BBC Winterwatch series, my wife and I were delighted when we spotted two of these rather spectacular birds in our front garden a couple of days ago. We kept observing them.
It was quite astonishing how quickly they gobbled up the red berries on our cotoneaster bush, at which point they expanded their temporary local territory from their perch in our cherry tree to the front garden across the road, where they were joined by a third bird.
It will be interesting to see whether they come back next year.
Herbert Eppel, Leicester.
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On April 1 , the new so-called Bedroom Tax is introduced by this Government.
Tenants living in social housing, ie council or housing association, will be penalised financially if they are deemed to be under-occupied.
A tenant who may have lived in the property for many years with a garden they have cared for lovingly and decorated to their requirements, is now about to be penalised if their family has moved on and they have a surplus of bedrooms.
As a councillor, I am being contacted by distraught and worried tenants who are about to be affected by this draconian law, which is being introduced by a Tory-led coalition that consists of ministers who own numerous homes with more bedrooms than they need.
The Government should be building more social housing, which would help the economy and give decent homes for those who need them.
Councillor Bill Shelton, Freemen Ward, Leicester.
May I, through your pages, make a plea to anyone out there to help me.
Does anyone have any way of stopping those annoying telephone calls where the caller insists I have been involved in an accident during the past three years am entitled to claim competition?
Over the past 18 months, probably longer, these calls are made to my home telephone at various times from 10am until late in the evening.
Some days, I have two or three similar calls.
Despite requesting the callers to remove my details from his list as I have never had such an accident and the caller readily agreeing to do it, the calls still coming quite regularly.
I am registered with the telephone preference service, which makes no difference. These calls are bypassing the system.
I am so annoyed, I feel like playing them at their own game by making an admission to have had a non-existent accident just to see if I can get a few thousand pounds in compensation.
Any ideas, greatly received.
V Tedder, Oadby, Leicester.