Talk of the Town: Ring the police! That jewel looks familiar

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SHE is set to become the next Moderator of the General Assembly – but that didn’t stop Reverend Lorna Hood having a run-in with the law.

The minister was questioned by police after the Moderator’s ring went missing at Edinburgh Airport last month, when eagle-eyed jewellers alerted officers as she turned up to have a duplicate adjusted to fit her finger.

Mrs Hood said: “I thought my official photos as Moderator might end up on Crimewatch.”

Sorry pandas, the penguins are back

THEY might have seen their status as Edinburgh Zoo’s number one attraction hit by the arrival of giant pandas, but the penguins are fighting back.

Fresh from having a robo-penguin stalking their every move, they have now become a hit on the internet, as the webcam watch on their hatching eggs reaches fever pitch.

Five eggs have hatched so far – and as this tweeter can confirm, watching them online is an endless joy: “The little guys in dinner jackets crease me up.”

I’ll have cottage high

IT’S not just a small cottage illuminated by twinkling fairy lights off London Road – it’s one of Scotland’s top restaurants.

The Gardener’s Cottage has been named The Good Food Guide Readers’ Restaurant of the Year, with its “lovely staff and attractive prices” earning a special mention.

Just what Hoy craved

SIR Chris Hoy has been quiet since hanging up his helmet for good – but the cycling superstar broke his silence to say that even a six-time Olympic gold medallist can sometimes be left starstruck.

He tweeted: “Brilliant night at Sony Radio awards. Got to meet childhood hero John Craven.”