I WOULD urge all readers to back your campaign on the retention of our local chemists. My pharmacist in Johnston Street, Blackburn, could not be more helpful in both advice and service.

People should also realise that their chemist is their direct contact with their local doctor. When the multi nationals say they wish to provide a public service, it is nonsense. Their only wish is to boost their profits.

RAY BUTLER, Denville Road, Blackburn.