...is the news that Barnet councillor Brian Coleman, chair of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA), has withdrawn his proposal to stop other members of the authority scrutinising his decisions.
Tory Troll blogger Adam Bienkov has the story.
The Fire Brigade is still trying to scare the firefighters' union, the FBU, with threats to sack all London firefighters if they do not agree to... what they have voted to agreed to: a change in their shift patterns to 10.5 hours day shift, 13.5 hours night shift. The FBU is doing its best not to over-react to the provocative talk.
There is an emergency meeting of LFEPA tomorrow (Thursday 13 January) to consider such matters, where a dyspeptic Brian Coleman will keep everyone on their toes. What curveballs can he pitch them next?