Talk of the Town: Jack’s a lucky soul to get movie role

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IT’S linked more to Manchester than Midlothian, but 30 years after fires started to burn out on the Northern Soul movement, one Dalkeith schoolboy is keeping the flames alive.

Second-year Dalkeith High School pupil Jack Morgan has shown he has the moves and the grooves after landing a role in dancing scenes of a new film called Northern Soul.

Jack has already taken part in filming after travelling to Lancashire and will appear in further scenes being shot in York over the next few weeks.

Farewell to naval namesake . . that ship has sailed

IT was a sad day yesterday for fans of the Capital’s naval namesake.

HMS Edinburgh left Portsmouth on her final deployment to conduct operations across the Atlantic.

The mission, the last to be undertaken by a type-42 destroyer, will see the ship supporting counter-narcotics efforts in the West African region and patrolling UK territories and dependencies.

Commanding officer Nick Borbone paid tribute to HMS Edinburgh’s years of service, saying: “I am extremely proud of the way my ship’s company has responded to the many challenges we have faced during our preparations for this deployment.”

Fittingly, the ship will bow out with engagements in the US and Caribbean – preparation for a post-retirement cruise perhaps?

Egg with a runny Yoko

THERE are two things which will always remain favourites amongst Britons – the Beatles and breakfast. Now, a city restaurant has combined the two for its new menu.

Diners to The Lady Nairne, in Willowbrae Road, will be presented with an image of the Fab Four’s most famous album cover, showing them crossing Abbey Road – only for the mosaic to be made up of breakfast ingredients.

Or, as the restaurant puts it, “classic ingredients found in a full English breakfast” . . . which can only mean no tattie scone!

Posing a posture problem

IN days gone by, kids who had four hours spare for “recreation and leisure” would be outside in their favourite football top, kicking a ball until they dropped.

Now a new survey reveals Edinburgh children play computer games for an incredible four hours a day.

Gamers are now being warned that they risk long-term posture problems.

If only they could press reset to sort that.