I hear on the news that a player in the English Premier League could be paid (not earning, you only earn from what you have done!) over half a million pounds a week. This is absolutely vulgar. To play football for an hour and a half each week and not be involved in all the game makes a total nonsense of this type of payout.

The NHS is on its feet and if money like this is available, why cannot such money, or some of it, be directed in their direction?

D Ratcliffe

I FIND it astonishing the amount of time that vast numbers of people spend each day gazing at what, in many cases, can only be termed as “mindless trivia” on their social media “brain washing” gizmos!

Many of the comments which are heard on the bus, in the shops and other places have virtually zero intelligence behind them and are just low grade drivel. What socially useful purpose do Facebook, Twitter and Instagram actually serve?

There is a mistaken assumption that because something is technically possible, this automatically makes it a “must-have” and so is socially desirable.

I would forecast inevitable considerable censorship of social media, if only to prevent electronic bullying by folks far too gutless to face the individual face to face.

I believe we have opened Pandora’s Box. Soon there will be no privacy 24/7 – there will even be an “anti-domestic violence” camera and sound in the bedroom!

GB Butler