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Published On: Sat, Oct 13th, 2012 at 12:17pm

Five things you need to know today

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City centre flood – n0tice – Competition to win tickets to Hue and Cry concert – March in city centre – On the Road

Today in the city centre there is a massive puddle on Abercromby Place. This has left one car stranded in about a foot of water. We hope the owner has a pair of wellies. This has meant however that car parking spaces which are already at a premium in the Zone 2 area of the New Town are decreased by about 8. Parking has been switched from end on to parallel mode in Albany Street which has already decreased the number of spaces available. Elsewhere, the Water of Leith which flows through Stockbridge is in spate due to the recent rainfall. Do you have any flooding where you are? Send us your photos or stories by using our new Submit your Story function. You will find all details of how to do that here on this page.


Since you are either sitting at a computer or on your phone anyway then maybe you could also be persuaded to add some Edinburgh events to our virtual noticeboard? This is run on a neat site developed by the technogurus at The Guardian and they asked us to test it out a while back. The whole site is getting a revamp and will be completely relaunched on Monday 15 October at 3 o’clock! We would love to have more events on our page to keep everyone up to date with what is really happening in the city. Will you help? You will find out n0tice page here…… and it is very easy to add something on to the map!


We have a competition running which finishes on Monday. So hurry up!  Enter now as we have three sets of two tickets for the Hue and Cry concert on 21 October.


Lothian and Borders Police have advised that a march and rally is due to take place in Edinburgh city centre today, which will result in a number of temporary road closures.

The closures will be in place from around 11.30am to 3.30pm and affect:

  • the Cowgate,
  • Chambers Street,
  • Guthrie Street,
  • Candlemaker Row
  • Merchant Street.

Minimal disruption is expected, however police are advising motorists to take account of the closures when planning any journey.


Since the weather is positively autumnal a trip to the cinema may be on the cards… We like the idea of On the Road based on the Jack Kerouac book…. Anyone like to review it for us? You can do that by using the Submit a Story function too! 

It is on at the Cameo and other cinemas.

Here is the trailer:-

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