Taking a breath to cure a hangover | Brief letters

Oxygen to the rescue | Train strain | Hands off our plants | The joy of children

Re your article on the effect of alcohol on the body (The truth about booze, 24 May), when I was in the RAF and woke up with a hangover I would go and sit in the cockpit of a Meteor jet and breathe the oxygen supply for five minutes. Worked wonders.
JD Nixon
Hookwood, Surrey

• Your report (Rail passengers in England could lose wifi access amid cost cuts, 22 May) describes a proposal that would have been rejected from The Thick of It as being too dumb to be credible. In a climate emergency, amid budgetary constraints, what should we do: invest in public transport and encourage its use, or disincentivise people from using trains further while continuing to subsidise road building and airport expansion?
Dave Hunter

• I’m astonished that Greenwich council is telling people to take pot plants from their balconies and outside spaces (The council has come for our gnomes and pot plants. Your hanging basket might be next, 23 May). Growing plants is good for people and the planet, and we all need more greenness and less concrete. I wonder if it is time for a right to garden.
Nandita Dowson

• What a wonderful life-enhancing letter from Yvonne Williams (The domestic bliss of bringing up baby, 23 May), who sounds an important rallying cry for humanity. Yes, there are very real difficulties in raising children, but nothing in my life has given me such rewards as caring for my children and, later, helping with my grandchildren. Those are such precious fleeting years.
Michael Harrison

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