Brilliant April Fool

No offence but your April Fool about putting a helter-skelter on the west pier lighthouse was corny old rubbish.

However, on the contrary, your April Fool about the town councillor whose mother was (is?) an alien was brilliant.

In the interests of journalistic accuracy and as a responsible, indeed august journal, you will of course wish to clear any confusion and clarify whether his mother was eight or nine feet tall.

I think we should be told.

Geoff Atkinson, Newholm by email