Up and down
So neurosurgery in Swansea lives to fight another day. Shambo doesn't.
On the latter Jane Davidson has decided that "In the light of the veterinary, medical and legal assessments, I am minded to conclude that they should not, and that the normal policy for controlling bovine TB should be upheld in this case."
Mick Bates beat the First Minister to it by revealing Shambo's demise in his question - jumping the gun you might say. Sorry Shambo but at least there's one story we can put to bed.
On the future of neurosurgery in Swansea Edwina Hart will make a statement tomorrow but expect news along the lines of neurosurgery centres both in Cardiff and Morriston Hospital Swansea somehow remaining open.
As someone said yesterday 'They're going to have to close hospitals sooner or later".
Not this bit, not now.
An interesting salvo from Andy Richards, the leader of the T & G Wales section of Unite (the merged Amicus and TGWU) He's accused Labour MPs of interfering with the party's "democratic constitutional processes" over the attempts to build a red/green coalition.
Mr Richards says he's "aware of activities within sections of the parliamentary group ... which are singularly unhelpful at this time". Devolving powers to the Assembly, he says, will "inevitably mean a reduction in the number of Welsh MPs but if that is the will of the nation then self-interest must give way to democracy. MPs cannot preach on the one hand to workers, such as those at TRW, Visteon and elsewhere, that they must accept reductions in jobs for the good of the company and then expect us to support a 'stay as we are' attitude in parliament."
Good Evening Wales are already hunting for a response.
By the way at this morning's briefings Jane Hutt said she expected the meeting between the group of MPs - who were Don Touhig, Nia Griffith, Ian Lucas and Nick Ainger - and the executive of Labour'r group of AMs to be 'lively' and a vehicle for discussion. A huge 4x4 complete with bull-bar came to mind.
And as for Plaid Cymru - if Rhodri has a tingle, what does Ieuan Wyn Jones have? He thought for a moment or two. "A quiet confidence". Does that count as a twinkle?