After much searching I have found just one other with this problem but with no solution. The fanbox shows in the sidebar widget no problem displaying the correct number of fans, it also show some old stories, but does not update. The app id, secret and fanpage id is all good etc. Is there a known problem with the widget or fb, and/or is there a work around.
Thanks for your time
p.s in the mean time I have stories disable but my client would love to have their fan page stories published