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Student loan interest | Rooks and crows | PG Wodehouse | Adding this and that to recipes

If Mr Adcock (How I spend it, 2 February) took a student loan of £18,000 and has repaid it at £150 a month for nine years but still owes £10,000, he has paid £16,200 and is still not halfway there. Was he – and the thousands of others who have taken such loans (many still in their teens) – informed of, and do they understand, the usurious compound interest that they will be paying for decades?
Sue Roff
Cellardyke, Fife

• The rook in question is a crow (corvidae) (Letters picture, 26 January, et al), as are ravens, jackdaws, jays, magpies and choughs. But it was not a Crow, a name conventionally reserved for the carrion and/or hooded of that ilk. The Crow is also a crow. Now can we please get back to Brexit.
Michael Haggie
Hexham, Northumberland

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The dangers of a little bit of this and that | Brief letters