Talk of the Town: It’s not my party and I’ll cry if I want to . .

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POLITICIANS get used to being verbally abused, called names and accused of all manner of things. Most of the time, they can shrug it off – “sticks and stones, etc”.

But some things are just beyond the pale. And that point was reached for Leith SNP councillor Adam McVey when this letter arrived for him at the City Chambers.

“Never in my life have I ever been so insulted,” he tweeted. TOTT can only imagine what he plans to say in his reply.

Revenge is Leigh’s final goal at Hibees

HE may be packing his bags as he bids Easter Road farewell – but Leigh Griffiths has one more score to settle before hitting the road for Wolverhampton.

The strike sensation has told how when he played for Livingston, he came in from training on his birthday to find his clothes covered in shoe polish and dumped in the shower. The culprit? Current Hibs skipper James McPake.

“I haven’t forgotten about it, I will try and get him back,” warned Leigh.

Gruff luck for Rowling

SHE’S the writer Edinburgh children can’t get enough of . . . but she’s not JK Rowling.

The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson has pipped the Potter producer to top a chart of the most popular children’s book.

The list, revealed by Save the Children, saw Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone trail in second.

Date to remember

MORNINGSIDE funnyman Greg McHugh – aka Gary Tank Commander – might be making his fortune starring on modern telly, but it seems he has time for a bit of yesteryear.

He tweeted: “Hello everyone :) my names GREG N UM FAE SCOTLAND!!!!!! #missblinddate”