WHAT was most obvious to me watching TV reports of the fall of the House of Fraser was that most of their soon-to-be-closed stores are situated in pedestrianised streets with no parking.

I haven’t shopped in my local department store in over 25 years due to the impossibility of getting my car within several hundred yards of the front door – preferring to frequent out of town malls with a superfluity of free and convenient parking.

It must be nice for the green anti-car lobby to smugly walk and cycle past the shuttered shops of our High Streets, the death of which are largely due to their blinkered efforts.

John Eoin Douglas