Not so much gossip as old news - but I didn't know that Plaid's media wonderman, Alun Shurmer is disappearing into the all-embracing bowels of the BBC. Alun came to Cardiff with a big reputation, credited with doing all the research that enabled Adam Price to run all those amazing stories about Mittal Steel. BBC Wales is a great sponge for all the journalistic talent in Wales. Not sure that I approve of such dominance - but you can't blame the Beeb if there is no great opposition. Plaid will miss him.