The Bible has a happy ending? Well, I’ll be damned | Brief letters

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It’s a shame that our local hero Emma Raducanu is out of Wimbledon (‘A very bright future’: Praise for Emma Raducanu as Wimbledon run ends’, 5 July), but readers should be aware that both Beckenham and Bromley are in London and have been since 1965. Her success is very much that of a Londoner.Michael ShawBeckenham, … Read more

Three weeks is a long time in politics for a creationist | Brief letters

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As a small child at a convent school in London in the 1950s, I had an attack of hiccups in the playground one day. Mother Ignacius (a small, terrifying nun) was on duty. Beckoning me to her, she took a penknife from her pocket, opened the blade and pointed it at me. “Hold this!” she … Read more