The City of Edinburgh Council Labour Group will launch their Moving Edinburgh Forward draft ‘vision and ideas’ document this morning, ahead of the council elections which will take place six months from today.  The group meet at 10 o’clock this morning at St Columba’s by the Castle on Johnstone Terrace when all the prospective Labour candidates will be  introduced.

We are running a liveblog with the council’s Labour group on Monday 7 November 2011 starting at 10a.m. So read the document later today and then get your questions to us either on the day or in advance by email.   You will find the Liveblog here.

The Scotsman Hotel may be up for sale soon according to some reports. The company running it has apparently gone into administration.

More newspaper news..The Scotsman’s Edinburgh & Lothian Herald & Post has been closed according to The Drum. This is the second Edinburgh title which has closed this year. The North Edinburgh News closed

Wagamama has opened on Lothian Road….read more here.   We are already big fans and especially like the Wagamama Ramen. What’s your favourite dish? And did you know they have wifi?

And finally a heads up on a gig tonight…..

The Fall, 03/11/11, at HMV Picture House (£17.50)

Mark E Smith brings the current incarnation of his acclaimed band to the city in support of new album Ersatz G.B (their 29th studio release). Plodding on in their own irrefutable way, one way or another you’ll remember this gig. Tickets here.