Our chief correspondent roams across the news agenda bringing both light and shade to his topical reports.
There is a UK election and it begins in earnest now.
At which news, once more, I feel a little bit like the outsider looking in.
For much of my working life I suppose I have been a war correspondent. But here I am bound for Scotland: rosettes, doorsteps, grip ‘n grin and suits. Lots of suits.
But if, if my outside experience can lend one thing as the campaign begins then please let it be this: a rage against the grey cynicism of indifference.
Leicester’s claim to Richard III’s bones is disputed, but there’s no doubting the enthusiasm of the local authorities, of church and state, to make the most of his arrival.
In an age when rock stars, sport stars – indeed stars of all sorts and political stars most of all – are essentially dulled by walls of PR and PC flummery, Jeremy Clarkson and Top Gear
He’s ordained, he’s a former HSBC boss, and he’s the man public accounts chairman Margaret Hodge wants to question over those Swiss accounts. I caught up with him yesterday
An ill-judged tweet alleged to have come from a prominent Rangers supporter who is now a non-executive director at the club, should prompt an immediate apology.
The relatives of the 96 have fought long and hard for this real inquest instead of the previous whitewash – and they have waited long, so long, to hear David Duckenfield cross-examined.
The war has come south. The prize? Why, Mariupol, of course, whose steelworks must surely be one of the biggest industrial plants on earth.
I heard the sound of shelling east of the southern port of Mariupol today and there were reports of fighting around Horlivka north of Donetsk.
It has been at the centre of intense fighting between the Ukrainian military and separatist rebels, but now a more human, tragic story is unfolding on the streets of Debaltseve.
Many Ukrainian soldiers say they feel they have been sold down the river by Kiev and President Poroshenko, as heavy artillery fire continues to rain down on their positions in Debaltseve.