Don’t encourage gambling

I WAS wearied and upset to see (March 22) a feature, with photo, of someone local who has gained a place in some or other gambling championships. Do you not realise that debt is such a huge problem? We all receive in the post all too regular offers of loa

I WAS wearied and upset to see (March 22) a feature, with photo, of someone local who has gained a place in some or other gambling championships.

Do you not realise that debt is such a huge problem? We all receive in the post all too regular offers of loans, and have to be disciplined to chuck them in the bin. The last thing we want is for a newspaper to encourage gambling. Yes, your feature did encourage it.

Your paper deserves its plaudits for its coverage of local news and the stories of local people who are doing worthwhile things that benefit the community or who excel in some way. So we read about sports, community events and instances of bravery and success.

I am sure you will agree with me that it was a mistake to include a piece on gambling championships.


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I hope you will acknowledge that it was unwise to print that feature. I hope also that it is editorial policy not to encourage gambling or debt.

Rev Canon MARTIN R GREENFIELD, Rector of Brampton, Church Road, Brampton

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