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It is no surprise that fireworks raise the heart rate of geese by 96% (Report, 3 November). They also cause great distress to pets and many people, young and old, including me. In these days of never-ending austerity, why do we waste millions of pounds polluting the environment to celebrate a failure such as Guy Fawkes?
Willingdon, East Sussex
• As I spent my childhood in the area highlighted, I thoroughly enjoyed your travel article (A canal walk to a great pub: the Aqueduct Inn, Llangollen, Wales, 28 October). However, its title was misleading, as the pub is in Froncysyllte, not Llangollen. A bit pedantic, I know, but little Welsh villages must grasp their moments of fame whenever they arise.