IF you’ve just been fined £50 for dropping a cigarette end, you might think things can’t get much worse.
But two out-of-pocket smokers faced even more misery yesterday after news of their misfortune was published for the world to see.
Tech-savvy council wardens took to Twitter to update web users on the progress of their clampdown on litterbug smokers in Gorgie and Dalry.
Two £50 fixed penalties were promptly handed out to smokers dropping butts, while another resident will have to find £50 after dropping litter.
But the fun didn’t end there – there was also news of dog mess in Stenhouse Drive, flyposters on railings and pictures of bin bags.
A real tweet for all followers.
Ach well, you can’t miss what you never had
YOU wait all your life for that giant finger to burst through the clouds, stopping inches from your face while a voice booms “it’s you!”.
But unlike Dalkeith couple Graham Muir and Darren Morgan, who scooped more than £850,000 yesterday, when one Capital punter’s numbers came up, they didn’t even notice.
The deadline has come and gone for an Edinburgh EuroMillions player to claim £176,177.30 they won last November. The cash will now go to good causes.
Perhaps it was just the ultimate act of goodwill by the generous ticket holder . . . or perhaps not.When’s Harry coming home?
HE’S a huge hit the world over so it only stands to reason that Harry Potter is big in Japan.
The city of Osaka has been chosen as the site for the third theme park based on the adventures of the boy wizard.
Following the success of the attraction in Florida, work is under way on a second site in California, due to open in 2016, with the Osaka site set to launch in 2014.
But what about us, the home of Harry Potter’s creation, shouldn’t we get one, with a Hogwarts Express all the way from the airport to Newhaven?
What’s in a name?
THE Post Office became Consignia (albeit briefly), Napier University became Edinburgh Napier University and Norma Hart became Norma Austin-Hart.
Now the Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust has undergone a rebranding of its own – to become The Prince’s Trust Youth Business Scotland.
Talk of the Town looks forward to high-level crunch talks with Charles first time we get that wrong.