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I learn, to my surprise, that there is such a role as “deputy foresight editor” (Greggs and Primark on a roll with second fashion collaboration, 26 July). Has the foresight editor appointed a deputy because he knows something we don’t?
Tony Coghan
London

Dr Bernardine Jones is “sick to death” of women being expected to do cardio rather than weights (Letters, 27 July). As a 66-year-old man, I was the only chap in a Zumba class of 25 women on Wednesday. The inner John Travolta had an outing and, with no masculine competition, I had a corner in the strutting market.
Tom Stubbs
Surbiton, London

I really hope that there was a decimal point missing in Dr Jones’s suggestion of two 25kg plates on a barbell that I lift for 30-45 minutes. Twenty-five kg? The idea shocked me so much I had to go and lie down.
Pam Stanier
Malvern Wells, Worcestershire

As the Commonwealth Games begin (10 things to watch out for in Birmingham, 26 July), and as a former resident of Smethwick, West Midlands, I cannot but reflect ruefully on the following contrast: Sandwell Aquatics Centre delivered on time for 2022 Commonwealth Games; nearby Metropolitan hospital, originally scheduled for 2018, now due 2024.
Rob Symonds
Bingham, Nottinghamshire

I disagree with Jane Greening (Letters, 27 July). Lavatories should be flushed after every use for hygienic reasons. The best way to save water is to have a shower instead of a bath.
Dominic Shelmerdine
London

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