Talk of the Town: Heard but not scene in top movie

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IT’s the big-budget blockbuster set to put the Scott Monument on the global stage – but there’s one exciting moment the directors of Cloud Atlas have left on the cutting room floor.

In thrilling scenes last year a stuntman was shot climbing down the side of the City Chambers, which was doubling for a London Hotel. Stunt organisers said it was “unique”, so it’s a shame it didn’t make the cut – it would have made a change from protestors hitting the ceiling.

Cardinal sin in Broxburn

THE machinations of the Vatican may be a long way from Broxburn – but that didn’t stop the church of Saints John Cantius and Nicholas being affected by the fall-out of Rome’s investigations into Cardinal Keith O’Brien.

A priestly merry-go-round began as soon as it became apparent that the cardinal would not take the Sunday service due to the allegations made against him, with Bishop Stephen Robson instead being parachuted into St Mary’s Cathedral from Broxburn to explain the situation to the cardinal’s congregation.

Meanwhile, the bereft Broxburn parishioners were left to receive their weekly dose of sermonising - from the stand-in’s stand-in.

Gear up for Nevis car sale

PETROL-HEAD George Simpson weaved his way to the top of Ben Nevis in a Baby Austin 7 in October 1928 and as a reward he was presented with a unique car badge. Now it’s going under the hammer – buyers’ beware as its set to fetch a four-figure sum.