Letters: Labour hopefuls jump into action

IT’S likely to be one of the more unorthodox methods on the campaign trail.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 11th April 2012, 1:01 pm

But that didn’t stop leaders of the city’s Labour Party dancing and jiving to promote their new election bid, at least online.

Andrew Burns, Lesley Hinds, Ricky Henderson and Maureen Child found themselves photoshopped on to the music video for The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s Jump Jive An’ Wail.

Whether their dancing will help them pick up votes though remains to be seen.

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Lennon’s on the ball when it comes to other sports

EDINBURGH and Glasgow folk may not always see eye to eye. And when you throw football and rugby into the mix, conflict is almost inevitable.

But one unlikely figure rose above the rivalry this week. Celtic manager Neil Lennon took time out from title-winning celebrations to tweet: “Was a magical weekend for us...but would also like to congratulate Edinburgh on their fantastic win over Toulouse.”

Doubt he’ll be quite as magnanimous if our boys overhaul their semi-final opponents – Lennon’s native Ulster.

Centres of attention

POTENTIAL buyers of a nine-bedroom mansion are probably well-acquainted with the finer things in life. So it is perhaps with surprise that the merits of two less-than-inspiring shopping meccas were emphasised when a £3 million house went on the market.

The Gyle shopping centre and Almondvale Retail Park in Livingston feature prominently on the particulars of the sprawling Hillfield estate in Kirknewton.

It’s a long way from hampers from Harrods.

A meaty role for Kieran

SHOPPERS at Crombies Butchers recently must have thought they were for the chop when they were confronted by an executioner.

Fortunately, it was just Edinburgh Dungeon actor Kieran Wood picking up tips on axe handling.

Like the dungeons themselves, there’s simply no escaping the attraction’s publicity stunts.