Advisers advise, but do ministers decide?

Advisers advise, but do ministers decide?

• If Boris Johnson wants to deselect any Tory rebel MPs (Report , 2 September), surely progressive political parties should respond by allowing them to stand unopposed.• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

Theatre by the Lake has got a decent rep

Theatre by the Lake has got a decent rep

I strongly endorse Robin Hargreaves’s letter (A dignified end for beloved pets , 3 June). • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

People won't adopt this dog because she's too 'ugly' - can you give her a home?

People won't adopt this dog because she's too 'ugly' - can you give her a home?

(Picture: RSPCA / )Staff at a rescue centre are struggling to find a home for an abandoned dog – because people think she is ‘too ugly’. Craig added: ‘She’s such a sweet, friendly little dog and she really deserves to find a loving home to enjoy her senior years.

Assange has been collared. His cat knows the feeling

Assange has been collared. His cat knows the feeling

• It is not easy to feel sympathy for a man who dresses his cat in a collar and tie (Assange faces five years in US jail as standoff ends , 12 April). Let’s have at least one happy, uplifting story on the front page every day. • Join the debate – email [email protected]

Lots of wholegrains for a real dog’s dinner

Lots of wholegrains for a real dog’s dinner

I’ve been seeing spectacular health improvements in pets fed on wholegrains, both home-cooked and commercially, for more than 40 years so I do know a bit about the subject.