The wife of a Spanish reporter held for three months by militants in Syria has broken her silence in the hope that publicity might achieve what negotiation has not. Martin Chulov's report for the Guardian sheds new light on the kidnapping of journalists and aid workers in Syria and highlights the perils of what is plainly one of the most dangerous conflicts for reporters in recent history.
Sorry everyone Gideon's talk is Monday 11th March NOT this Wednesday.
With mainstream parties reeling from UKIP's performance at the Eastleigh by-election they will be poring over polling data.
But it is only a snapshot of the moment. Opinion polling is not a crystal ball. Gideon will give us an insight into how the pollsters collect the data and crunch the numbers.
I've heard Gideon and we are in for a treat.
So see you in the Gillingham newsroom 1pm Monday 11th March.