I read with dismay that Dr Hannah Ryan, who put her life on the line in Sierra Leone, has been suspended by a medical practitioners’ tribunal (Report, 31 March). The tribunal has shown a regard for the law in reaching a conclusion of dishonesty, but a complete disregard for compassion in suspending Dr Ryan. I have worked with infectious diseases in a developing country and can readily understand the mixture of relief and anxiety felt by all the returning medics and nurses. It is a pity that the tribunal members could not do the same.
Dr James Craig
• There is another reason for the demise of the glamorous but expensive overnight train (Requiem for a European way of life, Opinion, 30 March) – the presence of budget hotels along the routes of the network of fast trains across continental Europe. Why spend a fortune and, in my experience, get very little sleep, when for a fraction of the price you can sleep in comfort in an en-suite bedroom?
Janice Gupta Gwilliam
Malton, North Yorkshire
• The Althing, Iceland’s parliament, is more than 1,200 years old, older than both Rosemary Bentley’s Tynwald (Letters, 29 March) and the UK’s (Theresa May, 24 March).
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
• While discussing the pros and cons to becoming a Swedish citizen, John Dinning highlights that not only is Sweden “over-endowed with serial killers”, but “it also has many fine and interesting detectives” (Letters, 29 March) ... Several of whom are struggling with mental health challenges.
Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire
• Given the political deadlock in Northern Ireland (Report, 28 March), nice to see the dysfunctional province is being administered by Mr Brokenshire.
• After all the rubbish and half-truths from politicians recently, how will I be able to believe anything I read in the Guardian on Saturday 1 April?
Old Buckenham, Norfolk
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