Thirty invitations to a shotgun wedding | Brief letters

Alison Steadman | Tory resignations | British summer time | Rishi Sunak | Life outside central London | Covid restrictions

I enjoyed your interview with Alison Steadman (24 September). What an admirable person she is. She mentions that she “donates her old hair to the birds”. I used to put out hair at nesting time until I saw an article by the RSPB in which it asked that people didn’t do this as small birds can find their legs trapped as the hair tightens around them.
Elizabeth Brewer
Presteigne, Powys

• I sympathise with those who want to resign because of the government’s attitude to breaking international law (Robert Buckland urged to join Lord Keen in quitting over Brexit bill, 17 September), but won’t this leave us with only those officials who are happy about it?
Aileen Taylor
Trowbridge, Wiltshire

• As the prospect of a long Covid winter looms and the days are getting shorter, is there any chance we could stop the clocks going back in October and keep to British summer time this year?
Marilyn Wilson

• With all this talk of grey hair (Letters, 24 September) can we spare a thought for young Rishi Sunak, who seems to be getting a little more “snow on the roof” every time I see him?
Ian Grieve
Gordon Bennett, Llangollen canal

• Do people only eat out in Soho and Covent Garden (re all your recent photos of people outside bars, cafes and restaurants, used to illustrate financial articles)?
John Kirk
South Norwood, London

• I’m not normally one to grouse, but can you still invite 30 people to a shotgun wedding (‘It’s cruel’: Covid rule on weddings in England frustrates couples, 23 September)?
Tim Lidbetter
Kingston upon Thames, London


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