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As you read this, advance copies of the February Spurtle are already spreading across Broughton like spilt potnoodles on a Bellevue pavement.

Page 1 is concerned with ups and downs and how to prevent them, and a way to make Edinburgh more of a level playing field.

Page 2 marks an important anniversary linking hyperlocal journalism with international pop stardom. It continues with unsurprising crocodiles, foul-smelling silt, and the ongoing hazards of city-centre cycling. Trees, tactiles and tiny buses also feature.

We report slow progress on Page 3, and tapas and poor design and plots and appeals and bang-up-to-date news from 1904.

Issue 336 concludes, as all good brief things must, on Page 4. Here you’ll find a hotel and a venue in the offing, an oversized footprint and overlarge perimeter, a prize, a pavement and historic tapestries, not necessarily in that order.

In short, if it miaows, mumbles or masticates anywhere between Pilrig and Howe Streets, Queen Street and Canonmills, you’ll read about it first in Issue 336. You can find it in shops, bars, cafés and services all over the barony, plus McDonald Road, Stockbridge and Central Library.

Alternatively, be kind to your knees and download a free, colour pdf HERE from midnight tonight.