Unholy mess over lead theft

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From: Trev Bromby, Sculcoates Lane, Hull.

INCREDULOUS – the only word I can think of after watching Fightback Britain on BBC1. A churchman catching a lead thief on his second admitted offence of roof stripping.

This in itself was commendable. Everything bar a helicopter turned up.

What I find incredible is the reported fact that this was the 11th such attack on the same church. It had been re-leaded 10 times.

As lead theft from church rooves has prevailed from time immemorial, what possesses the churches to keep up the senseless replacement of lead as a roof covering? The first church mentioned purports to have lost £200,000 of lead. Perhaps someone should send the churches a builder’s manual on roofing – tiles, slate, sheeting, cladding, bitumen...

Hail hero in age of selfishness

From: Mrs HD Allen, Aberford Road, Oulton, Leeds.

REGARDING The Lost Hero of 9/11 (Channel 4, September 2).

What a lovely man! What lovely families! What lovely people! An uplifting programme in every way. Restoring faith in humanity at this war torn time.

Like the song You Raise Me Up, I’m sure the programme must have raised a lot of people’s spirits and given viewers much to consider in this selfish age.

Einstein’s idiots

From: Alan Davies, Field Court, Grimsby.

VIDA Foster (Yorkshire Post, September 2) quoted Albert Einstein as follows: “Peace cannot be kept by force, but by understanding.”

Einstein is also said to have defined an idiot as “one who does the same thing repeatedly, but expects different results”.

Urban myth

From: Iain Morris, Caroline Street, Saltaire, Bradford.

WITH regard to a so-called “Leeds City Region”, Leeds is not Manchester and Bradford is not Salford.