PM's reshuffle 'secrets' overheard on a train
Sometimes the most useful information surfaces in a surprising way.
Amidst the swirl of reshuffle speculation, a conversation overheard on the 16:43 from Chichester to London Victoria has provided something more concrete.
Well, I say overheard - by all accounts the very loud phone call was more of a broadcast of confidential and very sensitive information.
This is the account posted the next day on Facebook.
Ian plainly refers to Secretary of State Iain Duncan Smith. Esther would be Esther McVey, the MP and former TV presenter tipped for a top job in the re-shuffle - which it seems is now imminent.
The new old science of the inter-web
Michael Gove is changing the way England's schools teach IT.
His answer is coding. It's rigorous. Testable. Difficult.
The art of the apology - why prompt is not always profound
Maybe by making a swift apology the Prime Minister thinks he can take the heat out of the Andy Coulson affair.
The jury's verdicts were not complete, so maybe he had to skip some detail. But he could have waited. After all, three years has passed since he said this in the House of Commons.
UKIP gains seats and share in South East EU vote
The ripples from the UKIP earthquake seem to grow larger away from London. The biggest surge in the South was on the Isle of Wight, where Nigel Farage's party took 41% of the vote compared with 22% at the last election.
Further along the coast in the Sussex towns of Littlehampton and Bognor, 42% of votes went to UKIP. These are areas that have seen some European migrant workers looking for low-paid work. They have also suffered through the recession.
How do you vote for a protest party?
It used to be a favourite at the ballot box - a protest vote. Stuff the lot of them!
And the protest vote was often popular mid-term, when a government was losing its shine, starting to miss policy targets, with the sticky mud of sleaze slowing progress. It was a chance to leave loyalty aside and send a message to those in charge.
It's not just Farage who is afraid
The welcome that UKIP's Nigel Farage got in Portsmouth was close to presidential. Seven or eight TV crews came from across Europe, along with dozens of photographers and correspondents.
It must have left him thinking he could walk on water.
UKIP angry over 'confusing' Euro election name
First we had the candidate for the "Literal Democrats". A name so similar to the Liberal Democrats that just enough voters made a mistake and changed the result.
Now UKIP is complaining to the Electoral Commission about the registration of a party for May's European elections in the South West of England with the name "An Independence from Europe".
Three MPs in two-bed 'shocker'
Looking through some of the online records of MPs' expenses I come across a startling disclosure.
The MP for Romsey and Southampton North Caroline Nokes is very open about her affairs. Every penny is listed, with a chart comparing her spending to others in Hampshire.
An 'ocean of anger' in Basingstoke
So finally she went and many will feel that Maria Miller brought it upon herself.
Not by overclaiming on expenses back into 2009, plenty of MPs did that. Not by her grudging apology or the more heartfelt approach she finally adopted in her Basingstoke Gazette article.
UKIP accused of putting thousands of south of England jobs at risk
There was just one vote in it.
Members of the European Parliament environment committee have been voting on plans to charge US, Indian and Chinese airlines a levy for every flight to or from the EU.