I am writing to thank whoever broke into my bottle store the other week and stole four boxes of bottled beers and ciders.

Running a small rural business is hard enough at the moment without petty theft taking place.

The beers you took were for a church party where we were saying goodbye to our lay minister.

I have had a rough tot up and, if any of you have a change of heart, I reckon you owe me around £100, give or take the odd penny. — Louise Lucas, Landlady, The Hampden Arms, Great Hampden