My 80th birthday present? A cigarette | Brief letters

Delayed gratification | Patisserie Valerie | Oxford University | Recognising faces | Brexit cheese Helena Newton, Henrietta Cubitt and I must be kindred spirits and certainly of the same generation of delayed gratification (Letters, 12 October). I keep telling my family that when I reach 80 I shall smoke my first ever cigarette, possibly with a coffee and croissant. What

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Warmer words might help us to deal with the pain of miscarriage | Letters

Rosie Toothill, Mike Corcoran and Shirley Harrington respond to Katy Lindemann’s article about the grief of losing a baby being compounded by insensitive language I wanted to thank Katy Lindemann for writing about her painful experience of miscarriage (How dare they call my lost baby a ‘product of conception’, 11 October). After suffering a miscarriage very recently, I have been

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London mayoral candidate said children used abortion as contraception

Conservative Shaun Bailey accused of being ‘anti-women’ over remarks made in 2007 The Conservative London mayoral candidate, Shaun Bailey, said children used abortion services as contraception, in newly unearthed comments that have put him under further pressure. Labour has urged Bailey to give assurances that he would not campaign to reduce the abortion time limit, after remarks in a 2007

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