Local news! Two words to thrill the very soul. And what better typifies the net curtains and "patriotism" of the local discourse than the letters page. This week, we help a listener who's been sucked into the regional paper's heady blend of bypass bickering, bin collection, and gabbling tinpot lunacy. Have you ever felt like writing in to your local rag? Are you a regular writer struggling to stop? Would you like to explore the delights of narcotics, marine life, and a backyard hot tub? We have a little something for everyone this week.