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Husband dabbles in DIY dentistry | Brief letters

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Homemade teeth | Mountain hares | James Charles | Actors v writers | High streets

Your headline “Patients resort to DIY dentistry as NHS options disappear” (6 February) could have been written for my husband. A retired technology teacher, he relishes a challenge, and has fashioned himself a perfectly serviceable tooth to replace a broken one. This on the day we learned our dentist was going private. She was fascinated by the enterprise and used their appointment time to research the material he had used and discuss the implications, rather than take an impression for a plate, which was the original plan – £3.99 versus £250!
Deirdre Burrell
Mortimer, Berkshire

• You state that “Mountain hares … are now restricted to Scotland” (Report, 25 January). We sometimes see them on moorland a few miles west of Sheffield. There was a pure white one last month on the Snake Pass to Manchester – roadkill, but shows they’re around. Is this the southernmost edge of their range?
John Birtwhistle

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