So this government is going to cap social housing rents (Report, August 31), but when Ted Heath froze rents in the face of rising inflation in 1972, he also included private rents. As a quarter of Tory MPs are now private landlords, I guess that would never happen.
Jess Cartner-Morley Says Fall 2022 Trends Will Be Clothes You’ll Still Love In 2027 (Key fashion pieces right now? Clothes you’ll still want to wear (or sell) five years from now, August 29) . I suspect the main trend will be warm clothes.
Among the clothes in my wardrobe that I will still love in 2027, there will be the Italian knit two-piece that I bought 30 years ago and which is still regularly admired. Growing up during the war, we learned to choose classic styles and maintain them.
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
In Penzance, fashionable coastal grandmothers (Letters, August 30) painted toenails, flip-flops and a voluminous dry dress to throw away when they dive into the sea off Battery Rocks.
Will the Daily Express journalists who go on strike (Reportage, August 30) be forced to write reports criticizing themselves, their union and their “selfish behavior”?
Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear
The “handwriting” clue (Quick Crossword Puzzle, August 29) made me worry that the only handwriting I do is my grocery list and birthday cards. Would anyone like a handwritten letter?