I strongly advise against looking at the left pane for some time. I'm working on making the counters and the logger load asynchronously so that they are not affected by cacheing. It's rather dysfunctional, at the moment.
Reworked the news page to fetch the news files from a specific folder, instead of me having to manually write into the home.php file all the time. Will improve on this in the future to include a form for submittal.
Reinstated the old, inline counters while I summon up the will to work on the uncached ones.
Trying to make the page counter on the left load asynchronously so that it's up to date even if the page is cached. At the moment, I simply broke it, so it's not showing at the moment. It will be back soon®.