We've just been visited by our third lot of carol singers and it is only the start of December. The other two were in November.

Having been disturbed from our dinner to open the door to a tuneless noise, the boys were then rude because we dared to be angry. I recognised one of them as one that repeatedly jumps on the evening No 49a bus and never pays a fare. These children must be quite

intimidating to the old and frail. Please don't encourage them by giving money.

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