Excellent news

I do get fed up with the BBC's enemies telling me that nobody watches BBC News 24 ("The great television flop", 27 August). It is not only excellent, but it's where I invariably get my news. I can't remember when I last watched any of the BBC's set-piece bulletins - or, for that matter, its weather forecasts.

If something major is happening, it is where I always look for the definitive story. Indeed, in our household, News 24 even replaced Radio 4's Today programme for a while - until the BBC regrettably ceased transmitting News 24 at breakfast time, substituting BBC1's ghastly, downmarket Breakfast show.

Simon Gardner
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire