I've managed to bag myself one of the Limited Edition Steiff Paddington bears! I had one on hold with Hamleys but was told I wouldn't get it for a few months - how disappointing!
Anyway, so I had a look around at other suppliers... it turned out that Peter Jones in Doncaster had one there ready and waiting for someone to come along and buy it! Took it away the same day and it now has pride place in my hallway.
The lady in store said they had a few more in their other stores which were available to buy if anybody is in the same position!