What sad and tragic news that a serving police community support officer was found dead in woodland after being seen taking her dog for a walk. A murder investigation was launched after the body of Julia James, 53, was found in Akholt Wood, Snowdown, near Dover, just after 1600 on Tuesday. Ms James had been off duty at the time, Kent Police said. Police have been carrying out searches of woodland and nearby fields, and Ms James's home was cordoned off. My deepest sympathies extend to her family and friends. Much to do, but a long chat with the CCG's CEO Tim Goodson and Jenni Douglas-Todd, the independent chairman of the Dorset Integrated Care System, was especially helpful. The former reassured me that the CCG's ambulance car in Swanage would remain in place until a consultation on future provision had been held. That promise still holds good, he assured me. That has been Mr Goodson's position for some time now, but concerns about the car's future are being stirred up politically, which is a shame, as nothing has been decided yet. I made it very clear to Mr Goodson that future provision for Swanage was a high concern of mine and residents and I look forward to hearing what the CCG will be consulting on. In Russia, Alexei Navalny appeared in court from prison, head close-shaven and face gaunt, and accused Vladimir Putin of attempting to rule Russia "forever" and caring only about "clinging to power". It was the opposition politician's first public appearance since starting a 2.5-year jail term, seen as punishment for his fierce criticism of the Kremlin. Navalny spoke via videolink, his prison kit hanging loosely after a recent 24-day hunger strike over his treatment. This is an appalling abuse of human rights, democracy - if you can call it that in Russia - and justice and it seems that Putin simply does not care what the world thinks. The House was prorogued at the end of the day, to reopen on 11 May for the State Opening.