CANE IS A REAL PAIN
# Your article on caning in approved schools (August 23) brought back memories. As a youngster I arrived back in the UK from Cyprus where my father was a soldier.
I was sent to Francis Askew Secondary Modern in Hull where, to my horror, the cane was in use daily and any infraction in class was greeted with it.
This wasn’t a borstal, but few escaped the cane as it was used on a range of minor offences . Mike Crossman Swanland, East Yorks # Even though most of the BBC’s coverage of the Olympic Games was excellent, someone must be held to account for the number of occasions when crucial events were moved to another channel. I watched the men’s football final between Brazil and Germany on a delay, but when it went to penalties, they switched coverage from BBC4 to BBC1. This happened several times. Gary Payne, South Shields, Tyne and Wear