Most of our poorest families will have to pay at least some council tax from April, after AMs interrupted their Christmas break to agree a cut in benefits. It was the second attempt to pass the new benefit rules, which the Welsh Government says are the Chancellor's fault.
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Prince Charles was all smiles during his visit to Cardiff today meeting cricketers and enjoying a chat over a cup of tea.
The Prince of Wales met members of the England and Australia cricket teams ahead of the Ashes tournament which starts on Wednesday.
Summer seems like a dim and distant memory at the moment - in fact we'll have to wait until Thursday before the warm sunshine returns.