A neat summary of the highway code | Letters

I read with interest Peter Walker’s article on the changes to the road rules (Common Myths about what changes to the UK road rules will mean, 24 January). I’ve long thought that the vast majority of traffic law content could be summed up in one simple piece of advice that all road users would do well to remember: “Do as you would like to be done to you”.
Steve Gooding
Director, RAC Foundation

Yotam Ottolenghi’s picture is not entirely accurate (Yotam Ottolenghi on the most important ingredient in any kitchen: diversity, January 22). We had pomegranates when we were kids in the 1950s and 1960s. They came from a regular greengrocer – I remember eating the seeds with a pin. And hummus was definitely here over 25 years ago. I first bought it from a Safeway supermarket in the mid 1970s.
Christine Broman
Bristol

I also use old vegetables and savory leftovers in the soup with the addition of hot pot and tomato puree, although I draw the line at a friend’s mother-in-law’s variation which involved scraping the plates visitors in the boiling mixture. I have never yet had the will to come with old cake (Letters, January 24).
Trish Durant
Bristol

To the nominations of British institutions of which we should be proud (Letters, 24 January), I would add the Open University, created by the Labor government in the 1960s. Harold Wilson has often spoken of this as his greatest source of pride as a Prime Minister. It was then.
Matthew Ryder
Buckden, Cambridgeshire

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