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Byline: Fiona Phillips

FIONA, j I read your report on the late Henry Cooper.

When I was a teenager (I am now 68) I used to do ballroom dancing lessons in a school at Plumstead, in South London.

Henry and his twin brother used to practice boxing on the next floor up to us, but he always used to come down when he was finished to have a chat.

He used to go to Germany to box, and often came back with black eyes. Even in those days he was a really lovely man.

Pauline Peach, via email

FIONA, as a council tax officer, I just wanted to write to let you know that people suffering from Alzheimer's disease are entitled to a reduction in their Council Tax.

Alzheimer's disease is classified as a severe mental impairment.

SMIs, for Council Tax purposes, are conditions from which one is not going to recover.

Providing verification is received from the GP, people with SMIs are either entitled to a 25% reduction if there are just two people living in the property or 100% exemption if they live alone.

I hope this information can be of use to your readers. They need only contact their local authority for further assistance.

Maureen, Wembley Greater London

FIONA, I know this is apropos of nothing, but Elle Macpherson's appearance on the school run dolled up like she's about to take to the catwalk really annoys me. How does she do it?

Kelly Lamb, Shipley West Yorkshire

FP: Don't you mean WHY does she do it? She must have to get up in the middle of the night to get that lot done by breakfast time!
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Title Annotation:Features; Opinion, Column
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 14, 2011
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