Talk of the Town: Line referees might spare Griffiths grief

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IT was the goal that never was, a strike by Leigh Griffiths that should have settled the Edinburgh derby but resulted in a corner.

IT was the goal that never was, a strike by Leigh Griffiths that should have settled the Edinburgh derby but resulted in a corner.

Griffiths will still be smarting about the fact that his goal – which rattled off the crossbar and down over the line before bouncing back out – was never awarded. But it looks like Hibs could be spared a similar catastrophe in the Scottish Cup final, after it was confirmed goal line referees will make their competition debut.

No ticket as driver meets basking shark

They are known as the meanest enforcers in the city – but it seems the sunshine can even bring out the best in the Capital’s parking wardens.

While they have slapped fines on everything from a hearse to the Scotland rugby team bus, one lucky local who raced back to her car expecting a ticket was shocked to see a warden standing next to her car – and even more stunned when he said: “It’s OK, I’m not giving you a ticket – just enjoying the sunshine”.

Just a girl like ours

It’S official: Edinburgh women take longer to get ready for a night out than those in any other city in the UK. The stat was revealed in a survey by online retailer fusefashion.com, which also saw city girls pick Rihanna – recently three hours late to her own concert – as the celebrity they most admire.

Rankin’s shirt story

CRIME writer Ian Rankin was left a little stunned after a picture of him from 2002 popped up online, featuring him in a very striking shirt. The writer tweeted: “I reckon it must date from 2002: hardback publication of Beggars Banquet. Shirt went to charity shop. Probably still there.”