A new Putty version beta 0.59 was released at 2007-01-24 !!!
Not exactly new news but might be for some.
<a href='http://www.putty.nl/changes.html' target='_blank'>http://www.putty.nl/changes.html</a>
The last time was 2005 so this means all sorts of good things
It seems to me to connect much faster to my box in Lan (SSH)
It also has a huge improvement in response time to keyboard commands so the copy paste is much better now