Anyone who's been in London in the last couple of months will have seen them. Since the launch of thelondonpaper, and the relaunch of London Lite, you literally can't avoid them. It seems like every street corner in London is now occupied by aggressive street hawkers trying to give you free - but crap - newspapers. God knows where all these people have sprung from (is someone importing them?) but there are millions of them and they're very rude. These guys don't just stand there and offer you stuff - they see you coming and move to get in your way.

I've taken to not breaking step. If, one day, one of them fails to get out of my way, you may be reading about me in the (free,crap) newspapers. It could get ugly.