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T Neville, Islington if Will Smith truly loves EastEnders so much, that only tells me one thing: American network television must really be absolutely flipping terrible. Katie W, Ealing id lovE to see Will Smith trying to do a convincing cockney accent on EastEnders. But his screen roles to date seem pretty limited so id expect him to be playing more of a roguish, witty action hero. At any rate, bring it on, i say. Graham, London firSt Boris makes a cameo in his own inimitable style, and now Will Smith. thats why EastEnders is the best soap on television. Alan J, London I M horrified by the latest figures from the Met detailing London gun crime, with the number of shootings now at 72, over double the total for last year, and more than 1,000 weapons seized in the first seven months alone. But this isnt about the weapons. rather we must deal with the drug-fuelled gangs that lead to kids wielding guns. Thats where we must make a stand. Ralph, Crystal Palace Guns and other weapons have never been so readily available, and young- sters and even children have grown used to having them and using them. That means that life has become cheap. More frighteningly it means people who are innocent of gang culture are increasingly likely to be wounded or killed in the crossfire. so many lives are being lost so senselessly. Catherine, London but it will dramatically reduce the numbers carrying weapons. Bob, London i work for a charity that works with young offenders. schools, youth groups and police can try to patch things up when it all goes wrong but it starts at home. we were talk- i n g w i t h a young offender in prison who told us he started smoking weed with his mother at the age of 11. Luckily we have found somewhere else for him to live upon his release. if he returned home he would soon be either shot or back in prison. Tamsin, London if You want to learn about whats going on in the war on drugs and gun crime, you could do worse than watch the television series The wire. The streets of Baltimore are not so differ- ent from those of London, in terms of the kinds of i s s u e s t h e y throw up -- and similarly we must beware of the hypoc- risy and corruption that also bedevils the fictional drama. Jason, London i Think a lot of this is hype. i live in inner London and feel safe. Go back through history -- medieval oxford was far more dangerous. Lisa, Shoreditch CarrYinG an unlicensed fire- arm can only be interpreted as having intent to use it, meaning to kill or being with- out concern as to the consequences. Therefore the pen- alty for carrying an unlicensed firearm should be a mandatory life sentence. it will not stop gun crime DoyouthinkSmithwouldbeagoodEastEnder? Do drug addicts get enough help? Are anti-celeb authors just being snobby? Has anyone else noticed how on the BBC weather forecast the map of Ireland looks like a koala? Oh, just me then. Mars, SW2 WHO thinks Boris should design slow and fast walking lanes? Just a lick of paint down the centre of each pavement. Davo B, SE9 MaN (Txts, Mon): my man can eat his dinner while watching television... Hows that for male multitasking?!! Jan, CR2 MaN: men cant multitask? Hmm. Just walked into lamppost reading article. John, N8 MaN: doing my manicure, on phone, watching aND cooking all at the same time! Beat that! Anna, SW16 WHO can beat three hours for lunch? Girl at work goes to get her lunch at midday. at 1pm she eats it while reading the paper. at 2pm she takes her lunch hour. EVERY DaY! Jon, W1 MIlkaDDIkt (Txts, Mon): this crashed milk van -- hope you told the milkman not to cry over his spilt milk... Pinta, London HatING the cold weather but loving traditional autumn leggings and boots look -- keep up the good work ladies! Chilly but Cheerful, CM14 lauREN (Txts, Mon): no, youre not the first to spot a set of Christmas lights. a pub in ludlow had a table decorated with lights and crackers advertising its Christmas party at the end of august! Dave, Croxley lauREN: dont know about Christmas lights but I ate my first mince pie today! SA, Kent lauREN: I think the Christmas lights you saw were for celebrating the festival of Diwali. Duh. Jimmy, SE15 aNYONE ever have the pleasure of having someones smelly armpits in their face? something I look forward to on the train ride home... Bathe, people! Dan, N19 BEDs are a scam! two weeks sleeping on friends floor, Ive slept fine every night. Who else knows joy of carpet slumbers? RJ, London stREtCH (Txts, Mon): was trying to prove same point to boyfriend just on saturday about how the handrail moves faster than the stairs on the tube escalators. Ha, told ya luke! Loulabell, HP1 DID anyone else really enjoy the opera-singing platform operator at Euston station on Monday morning? Jo, Hendon WHY all the fuss about Jenson Button? all he does is drive a car. Its like winning a gold medal for kipping on the sofa. Steve, SE8 WIll someone please tell my daughter lucy to stick to banking, not baking. she does leave an awful mess. Lynn, London Getitoff your txtYour mobile moans To be considered for publication, texts must be submitted with name and address or postcode. Please restrict messages to 25 WORDS. Thanks. >>Text TELLUS to 65800 followed by a space and your messageEach text costs 25p plus standard network charges >>Text LL TELLUS to 65400 Terms apply. See DaME Helen Mirren is 64 -- and so what? I thought she looked utterly sensational in her classic black outfit at the Rome Film Festivals red carpet affair on sunday night. they say that there is nothing like a dame -- and Helen is the living proof. Tabitha, London I aPPlauD Royal Mail taking on 30,000 temps to deal with the postal strike backlog, especially in these harsh times. the unions have already caused enough misery to ordinary consumers. Enough is enough. Yam Gurung, Watford And another thing... When in Rome: Helen Mirren on Sunday night Textpoll Q: Can climate change be stopped? OurlastresultDo you back striking posties? YES 20% NO 80%*Texts charged at 50p plus your standard network rate. Terms and conditions apply. See Text LL POLL YES or LL POLL NO followed by your first name and postcode to 65400or at your Lite? Dont miss a single edition! Log on to: index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html