From: Brian Sheridan, Redmires Road, Sheffield.
HOW I agree with N Bywater who laments the relaxing of our gambling laws (Yorkshire Post, November 1).
I would like to see a ban on betting agencies’ advertising.
The excellent sports coverage now available on commercial TV is marred only by the likes of the ubiquitous Ray whatsisname out of some soap or other shouting the odds at every break. Or the manic old Italian, ecstatic at a successful venture into spot-betting.
Smoking kills and tobacco advertising is banned. Gambling may not kill but it can ruin lives and destroy families.
Guys and dolls
From: Margaret Bonser, West Cowick, Goole.
I READ Peter Hyde’s letter regarding people being called “guys”. I have recently been in two restaurants where the young waiter has greeted my husband and I with “Hi guys, table for two?” I replied: “I am not a guy.”
After the ash...
From: David Warnes, Maple Walk, Brandesburton, Driffield.
IT is rumoured that as each ash tree dies it is replaced by a wind turbine.
I did not believe this until a brief tour of the East Riding led me to think that this just might indeed be true.
From: Rhys Thomas, Richmond, North Yorkshire.
IF David Cameron is a man of peace, why is he trying to sell arms to the Middle East – the most dangerous and volatile region in the world?