We thought long and hard about this and we decided that comment boxes are horrible and that we didn’t want them anywhere near the site. You know how it is. You start out with the best of intentions and before you know it you’re hosting pages and pages of bile and fury from people who really need to switch off their laptops, go for a walk and realise that life can be very beautiful if you’re not always livid about everything.

Besides which, do local newspapers feel obliged to print every letter they receive? No, of course they don’t. They carefully filter out the ones written in green crayon, choose the best ones and produce a letters page of variety and quality.

That’s what we’ll do. What we’ll also hope to do is use our letters page to further the story. If you’ve written about the subject then let us know and maybe we’ll link you up. We like you. You’re nice. It’s the others that scare us.

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