IAN Bell writes about the Milburn report suggesting ingeniously that too few cuddles have an effect on a child's life chances ("It is not difficult:
THE Rev David Collins (Letters, October 22) is mistaken.
PRIME Minister David Cameron has described the treatment of former Edinburgh resident Mohammad Asghar, pictured, who is on death row in Pakistan, as appalling.
This year is poised to become the hottest recorded.
I NOTE with interest the letter from Iain Stuart (October 22) on the subject of driving skills.
DAVID Cameron has said that "the British people" are his only "boss" ("Case for staying in the EU is the same as case for Union", The Herald, October 21).
JULIAN Siann (Letters, October 20) wants the Smith Commission to give the Scottish Parliament a bigger role in spending the international development budget.
I NOTE with interest the Agenda article by Alan Middleton ("College closure has hampered the impact of Games on the East End", The Herald, October 18), and wish to correct any misconception that Glasgow Kelvin College is not continuing to support the work begun by one of its legacy colleagues, John Wheatley College, in the east and north-east of Glasgow.
I WELCOME the chief constable of Scotland's new focus on re-educating bad drivers at the roadside, rather than necessarily prosecuting them ("Police target bad drivers in 'stop and warn' clampdown", The Herald, October 20).
NICOLA Sturgeon will shortly pick up the reins as First Minister from Alex Salmond.
I WOULD suggest that the vast majority of people would bite your hand off for what, according to a survey, is a "comfortable" pension of £24,364 per year ("Pension pots are falling short", The Herald, October 20).
I WOULD like to outline a few truths about the pastime known as crofting ("Unearthing the harsh realities of life on Scotland's 19,000 crofts", The Herald, October 17).
WE were delighted to see the Agenda article from Jim Hume ("Mental health must no longer be treated as a Cinderella service", The Herald, October 20), raising concerns over the adequate provision of mental health services in Scotland.
I AM increasingly amused at the lengths to which we, as a society, go to re-invent the wheel.
THOUGH the great American composers of last century get little publicity these days, it was a sheer delight to see the crowds flocking into Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Sunday to hear those great melodies of George Gershwin.
I DON'T object to the charge of 5p for a carrier bag but I do strongly object to paying for the privilege of advertising for retailers.