Name in the frame for No 10 communications director
I am told that Prime Minister Gordon Brown is about to appoint a new communications director in Downing Street.
The name mentioned is Simon Lewis, one of the most prominent public relations men in the City.
Mr Lewis was once communications director at Buckingham Palace, before moving on to similar roles at Centrica and then Vodafone.
More amusingly, he's the brother of Will Lewis, editor of the Daily Telegraph, the paper which has done so much to embarrass Gordon Brown's ministers over their expenses.