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As you read this, advance copies of the April Spurtle are already appearing across Broughton like sparrow droppings on the first washing line of spring.

On Page 1 we cover retirement with crystal clarity, put an end to speculation over a slow start, detail the limited appeal of too much in too little and report on Pot Noodles.

An EV gone rogue, unruly youths and gum-sucking forebodings feature on Page 2, as do construction sites, questionable design and a possible Festival quagmire.

If it’s negligence, park improvements and trees on Leith Walk that float your boat, or Kathmandu or the murky world of backdoor alcohol licences, or Canonmills history or Council-owned clocks which have ceased to tock, look no further than Page 3.

We conclude, as always, on Page 4, this time with a nose for rhinitis, falafals and  things you can look forward to in the long grass.

Issue 338 is available free across the barony and beyond in shops, bars, cafés, police boxes, railing dispensers and libraries great and small.

Alternatively, download a colourful pdf from our website HERE after midnight on 1 April.

Remember! If you’ve got a story about anything newsworthy between Pilrig and Howe Street, Greenside and Canonmills, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Reach us at or call 07455 770474.