Miliband on Israel, PM plan and Thatcher comparison
On a kibbutz outside Jerusalem Ed Miliband was greeted with a loud, warm Jewish embrace from 84-year-old Sara - his mother's cousin - who, like her, is a Polish Jew who survived the Holocaust.
It marked the end of a visit to Israel that has been as much about the personal as the political - a chance for the Labour leader to connect with his past as well as to talk about the future of the Middle East.
At the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial he was handed a book - the record of the lives and deaths at the hands of the Nazis of his relatives.
He gulped and his wife Justine fought to hold back tears when they discovered that his grandfather had apparently died, not in Auschwitz - as they'd always thought - but in another concentration camp.
I spoke to him about what the experience meant to him.
David Cameron feels legacy of expenses anger
Five years after the scandal of MPs' expenses first broke little may seem to have changed.
A prime minister defends his own when they come under fire, only to discover that the press, the public and some of his own MPs regard that as unacceptable.
The pressure was too much for Maria Miller
She's gone. The pressure, it seems, was too much. In a letter to the prime minister, Maria Miller says that
"It has become clear to me that the present situation has become a distraction from the vital work this government is doing."
Maria Miller's apology 'minimum requirement' for PM
"I am devastated that this has happened, and that I have let you down."
Thus Maria Miller makes the apology she failed to make in her thirty two second appearance in the Commons.
Labour's rubber to hit the road?
Just in case you're not counting it is now less than 400 days until the next election. To be precise it's 398 days until the moment Ed Miliband might start to pack his bags to move into Number 10. Not very long.
All of which begs a rather important question - what would the Labour leader actually do if he becomes our next prime minister and, more pressingly, what should he say he's going to do in order to convince voters to send him to Downing Street.
Farage v Clegg – the verdict
The self-proclaimed leader of "the people's army" can relish his victory.
Nigel Farage - whose party was once dismissed as a home for fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists - has established himself as a big beast in the political jungle.
Ding ding: Round two of Clegg v Farage
Take your corners for round two of the bout between the leaders presenting themselves as the champions of the case for staying IN and getting OUT of Europe.
Last week Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage seemed to dance around each other like boxers measuring up their opponent. Tonight they are likely to exchange more blows.
When is a row not a row?
Reflecting on the "row" between the Lib Dems and the Tories over wind farms (whether there should be more or fewer of them in the British countryside), I asked listeners to BBC Radio 4's Today programme to help me come up with a new word to describe coalition "rows" which it suits both sides to have and to publicise the fact that the coalition is "consciously uncoupling" - like Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin.
Here are the best suggestions I saw (there may be more now on my twitter thread @bbcnickrobinson):