I switched it back on and also switched it back on to category view.
The featured content works on category view but not on the front index page. Thats a mystery to me since it was working before the update.
Could this be a plugin interfering with it ? As far as i know i don't have any plugins which should cause issues with JQuery and if there was one it should cause problems on the category view not just the front page.
I can probably try and use another widget for the recent posts but it's a shame the featured content has stopped working for the front page of my site.
I just checked and the issue is there for me with Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 3.5.6 and the latest browser versions of Opera, Google Chrome and Safari.
If you have spare time and wish to look at the code of the front page it's http://www.darkrealmfox.com/film_reviews/