Warm memory of auctioneer

From: Francis Dawson, Winyates, Hartwit.

AS A friend and compatriot of the late livestock auctioneer Ben Atkinson (Obituary, Yorkshire Post, August 6), may I say on behalf of so many people a heartfelt “thank you” to Ben for all that he did for so many people over a wide area of the North of England.

Ben’s huge personality and his determination to give more to the community than he took out of it will be long remembered in the minds of his vast circle of friends.

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He lived life to the full, and his enthusiasm for giving and sharing his much-admired talent for involving people was a wonderful attribute from which we have all learned so much. He will be sorely missed and will leave a large gap in the lives of all who knew him.

Prince’s task

From: Godfrey Bloom, UKIP MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire

HAVING read that the Prince of Wales has apparently been using his charities to lobby Ministers, may I suggest he interests himself in more legitimate matters, such as our membership of the European Union. A clear breach of our constitution. And perhaps the desecration of Wales with wind turbines, a subject on which his silence is deafening.

Heysel question

From: David Woosnam, Woodrow Park, Scartho, Grimsby.

CLEARLY, I am missing something on the Hillsborough disaster.

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As far as I can see, a disgraceful policing decision was made that day. That is the top and bottom of it. But I also feel for those Italian relations of the dead at Heysel and I would be interested to know if Juventus fans march for justice every May 29.