IT won't have escaped your notice that we're suffering with spam commenters at the moment - specifically one spammer, using multiple disposable email addresses to post a plug for an online shop.

Our technical team is working hard to try and stop the spam from being posted, but in the meantime, a plea. If you see one of these comments, report it. That allows us to remove all the comments posted by that particular account and ban that user.

It won't, unfortunately, stop the spammers from registering a new account and posting more comments, but it will help us remove them as quickly as possible.

We hope to have the problem solved as soon as possible - but please be assured that we aren't ignoring the issue and we are removing the comments as quickly as we can.