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WORDS TO THE WISE: Quotes from our March 5 edition

PUBLISHED: 19:08 24 March 2009 | UPDATED: 16:02 07 September 2010

We as a family have suffered a seven-year sentence of fear and stress and this has taken its toll on the hearts and health of our family. Gary is gentle and kind and is guilty of tapping on a keyboard and being a fool and nothing more. He has not murdered

We as a family have suffered a seven-year sentence of fear and stress and this has taken its toll on the hearts and health of our family. Gary is gentle and kind and is guilty of tapping on a keyboard and being a fool and nothing more. He has not murdered or raped anyone but our sentence has been longer than is often dished out for crimes of extreme violence.

Janis Sharp whose son, former Highgate Wood pupil Gary McKinnon, is currently awaiting extradition after being accused of causing $700,000 worth of damage hacking into US security systems from his Hillfield Avenue home in 2002.

I'd love to see more about. If whoever is responsible is reading, I'd like to thank them. It's made my week.

East Heath Road resident Barb Turk praises those responsible for official-looking signs with bizarre slogans (pictured right) which sprung up in Hampstead. As the signs have now been removed, presumably Camden Council was less enthusiastic.

I saw you on my mum's computer.

Karla McKechnie-Blackwood, age four, reminds Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, how famous she really is during her visit to Hampstead's The Royal School.

In a recession we offer best value to our residents. That means, for example, providing local residents and businesses with help and advice, and not getting distracted by gimmicks such as Fairtrade.

Barnet council leader Cllr Mike Freer on why the council won't be encouraging residents to help the world's poorest people - unlike Camden and Haringey.

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