Digital strain on newsagents | Macron’s poem | Decline within the wasp inhabitants | Faux information | The Rose theatre | Carles Puigdemont
Tomorrow, sadly, our village publish workplace/newsagent is closing after being there longer than I care to recollect. One of many causes cited is clear, “with the age of digital expertise, sale of newspapers is slowing down”. Fortunately an “outdoors supply” has been organized to ship. The Guardian faces many challenges forward (Open door, 30 October), and whereas I embrace expertise, I’m an archetypal Guardian reader of 60 years, passionately supporting its values and traditions, and relishing the printed version every day. I believe I’m not alone on this.
Seer Inexperienced, Buckinghamshire
• President Macron’s poetic reply to a schoolgirl’s verse letter (Report, three November) stands in an honourable custom. In 1951 Clement Attlee discovered time throughout his final days in workplace to answer to 15-year-old Ann Glossop’s rhyming criticism at having to resit her college certificates, utilizing the identical verse kind (however extra strictly) to sympathise charmingly and refer the matter to his minister for training.
Rev Philip Welsh