I was reading the Guardian letters page just before joining in our Good Friday church service on Zoom. The headline “The Lords’ vital work must continue” caught my eye, and I muttered to myself about a misplaced apostrophe, only to find that it was I who was in error. The headline referred to the House of Lords. Mea culpa.
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
• Tesco defends a £635m dividend payout after a coronavirus tax break of £585m (Report, 8 April), while the public are urged to raise £5m for health workers via charity by clapping for carers (Report, 9 April). Tory Britain in a nutshell.
• Perhaps I’ve too much time on my hands during this time of isolation, but I feel obliged to point out that next to your fascinating article about mice exhibiting facial expressions (Mice have a range of facial expressions, researchers find, 2 April), the accompanying picture shows a cute rodent with a look of bafflement, possibly because it is not a mouse but a gerbil.
• On Thursday the first swallows arrived in our barn. Sadly they won’t stay. The early ones only use it as an Airbnb.
Chichester, West Sussex
• Dominic Raab having no unilateral executive powers (Boris Johnson to stay in hospital amid concerns over political vacuum, 7 April) is the only comforting news I’ve heard for weeks.
• Is Boris Johnson timing his discharge from hospital to coincide with the day of resurrection?
South Petherton, Somerset