Talk of the Town: Crisp-themed night takes the biscuit

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IT is fairly common for venues to hold tribute nights.

But one city nightclub is taking things to an extreme – by hosting a crisp-themed evening.

The specific brand of choice will be retro-brand Space Raiders, a popular, cheap snack of pickled onion flavour.

In tribute to the crisp, revellers at the Hive nightclub on Niddry Street have been invited to wear tinfoil hats and paint themselves green, with staff handing out free alien masks.

Celebrations will culminate with the dance floor being showered in bags of Space Raiders once the clock hits midnight.

Bar tenders have also devised special alien-themed drinks for the night on Wednesday. However, that’s where the similarity with Space Raiders will end – there’s no way you can get a drink in Edinburgh for 10p.

Warring shoppers fight to secure daily bargains

TESCO at the foot of Leith Walk opted to stay open this morning until 1am to mark the release of a new game.

Modern Warfare 3 has been hotly anticipated among gamers for some time.

But one confused shopper said: “Modern warfare? That’s what we witness at the “reduced” section in here every single day.”

Search for lost Folk star

SHE turned heads at a renowned Capital ceilidh more than half a century ago. Now the search has been launched for Lady Budge, a veteran Scottish folk singer.

Organisers want to track her down ahead of a folk event at Oddfellow’s Hall on Thursday.

Ewan McVicar, one of the organisers of the Forrest Road concert, urged anyone who may know her to get in touch. It was her appearance at the Edinburgh Festival Ceilidh in 1951 which put her name on the Edinburgh map.

Organisers hope if she’s found she will settle for a 1950s fee.

Catriona hopes for M&S glory

LEITH girl Catriona Strachan is in the running to win a sought-after role with Marks and Spencer TV after making the final shortlist of 12 contestants in a UK-wide talent search.

If the 24-year-old wins, she will have the opportunity to get exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the M&S business.

Catriona described the prospect of winning the M&S TV filming contract – worth £5000 – as a “dream come true”.

The public can vote for contestants at www.marksandspencer.com/competition.

And it should be noted, it’s not just any TV presenting role...