Mid Wales council at centre of estate agent shake-up
It was news that appears to have passed most of us by. From next month, Powys County Council will take over the Office of Fair Trading's role regulating estate agents.
Or, as The Spectator's political editor puts it: Powys County Council reaches dizzy new heights. James Forsyth writes: "When I was first told this, I assumed it was a joke. Powys County Council might have many strengths but one struggles to see how they are qualified to be the lead enforcement agency for estate agents in London or Birmingham or, frankly, anywhere other than Powys.
"So, if you have a complaint about your estate agent and regardless of where you live in the UK, you'll have to take it up with Powys County Council."
Except it isn't a joke and it's not correct to say that if you have a complaint about your estate agent you'll have to take it up with Powys County Council.
I've been talking to the council and the Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) department in Westminster to find out what's occurin'. Here's one of those helpful Q and A things.
How would Labour apply its new UK jobs policy in Wales?
It's a question I haven't been asked for days: "David, does this apply in Wales?"
"This" is what is billed as Labour's first manifesto policy pledge, its extended "jobs guarantee scheme". Under the plan, 18 to 24-year-olds out of work for a year will be offered a taxpayer-funded job for six months. It will be paid for - you've guessed it - by a bankers' bonus tax, and a cut in pension tax relief for top rate taxpayers. The Conservatives say Labour's sums don't add up - and some employers are sceptical.
St David's Day: they think it's all over - it is now
It's a marathon, not a sprint but the St David's Day finish line has finally been crossed.
It began a week ago with a gift of daffodils to the Commons Speaker and ended with this afternoon's Welsh affairs debate in the House of Commons.
MP warns NHS record could cost Welsh powers support
It was supposed to be a debate about a scandal in the English NHS.
But it took the (English) Health Secretary less than 10 minutes yesterday before he switched focus from the Francis Report on events at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust to healthcare standards in Wales.
MPs seek answers over future of Severn bridges tolls
It was, suggested more than one MP, the Roy Hughes Memorial Debate.
MPs spent 90 minutes this afternoon discussing tolls on the Severn bridges, a subject close to the heart of the late MP for Newport East. You can judge for yourself later whether they emerged any the wiser about the future of the bridges.
Silk sequel gets a considered response at Westminster
So what happens next? Ultimately, it is is for Westminster to decide whether or not to give away the powers Silk says should be transferred to Cardiff Bay.
Welsh Tories display united front in Downing Street
I counted them all in and I counted them all out.
Conservative Members of the National Assembly for Wales, two Wales Office ministers and one MEP arrived this evening for their annual meeting with the prime minister in Downing Street.
MPs and peers celebrate St David's Day at Westminster
It may still be February outside the Palace of Westminster, but inside it is already St David's Day.
As my photograph shows, Speaker John Bercow took delivery of a bunch of St David's Day daffodils this morning from pupils at Ysgol Gymraeg Llundain.
PM: "Welsh government need to get their act together"
So there we were, standing by for the new-look, no-singing, no-dancing Prime Minister's Questions, where "yah-boo" politics was replaced by a Socratic dialogue on the major issues of the day.
Yes, was the first time MPs had the chance to question David Cameron, since Commons Speaker John Bercow wrote to the party leaders to ask them to clamp down on "yobbery and public school twittishness" during PMQs.