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'The removal of the statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol has sparked a call to  eliminate traces of the past which do not sit with present-day values.'

'The removal of the statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol has sparked a call to eliminate traces of the past which do not sit with present-day values.'

KEIR GRAVIL via REUTERS

'The removal of the statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol has sparked a call to eliminate traces of the past which do not sit with present-day values.'

Sir - I called to my elderly mum, unexpectedly, one lovely sunny day and took her for a drive.

It wasn't her birthday, but she loved an opportunity to get out of her now so-quiet house.

We went to Howth and she treasured, so joyfully, that simple meal in a coastal cafe.