CANE IS A REAL PAIN

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# 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

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