Fat­bergs, flag-wav­ing and a fancy pro­bi­otic

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I watched po­lice ve­hi­cles rush­ing to Par­sons Green un­der­ground sta­tion to try to pro­tect us from peo­ple in­tent on pur­su­ing their in­ter­ests with bombs. And I re­mem­bered that only days ago, at the mas­sive arms bazaar in Lon­don’s Dock­lands, that same po­lice force had ar­rested around a hun­dred of those of us in­tent on non­vi­o­lently re­sist­ing the lu­cra­tive busi­ness of sup­ply­ing peo­ple in­tent on pur­su­ing their in­ter­ests with bombs (Report, 11 Septem­ber). Funny old world. Al­bert Beale Lon­don • As well as the abun­dant sup­ply of EU flags on show at the Last Night of the Proms (Get real, Farage tells EU flag-wav­ing prom­mers, 11 Septem­ber), pre­sum­ably it was also no co­in­ci­dence that Nina Stemme sang of Poor Jenny who “in 27 lan­guages couldn’t say no”. And, as if any­one had missed the point, “Farewell and adieu to you, fair Span­ish ladies” was miss­ing from Henry Wood’s Fan­ta­sia. Christo­pher Gra­ham Al­trin­cham, Cheshire • I now know from the ar­ti­cle on the fat­berg (Mon­ster fat­berg found in­side Lon­don sewer, 13 Septem­ber) that 11 dou­ble-decker buses are the same weight as 19 African ele­phants. Please clar­ify re In­dian ele­phants. John Loader Ley­burn, North York­shire • So, en­gi­neers for Thames Water are us­ing shov­els and high-pow­ered jets to re­move the fat­berg. Surely li­po­suc­tion would work just as well? Robert He­witt Lon­don • By far the best, nicest and health­i­est non-al­co­holic drink is water ke­fir (Non­drinkers de­serve a great adult cock­tail, G2, 11 Septem­ber). It can eas­ily be com­bined with all sorts of flavours, and con­tains more pro­bi­otics than the most ex­pen­sive tablets. I have never heard of it be­ing served any­where, but you can eas­ily and cheaply make it your­self: just go online and look it up. An­ne­mieke Wig­more Ilmin­ster, Som­er­set

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