Interesting item in today's Echo that the White Horse Hotel may not be for the wrecking-ball after all.
The owners report that the bar and restaurant may be about to re-open, and that they are in discussions with "a third party".
I understand that Mark Burton, one of Labour's candidates in May's election, was the source of the story, after posting the news on his excellent harrowgatehill website. He's quoted at the end of the story. Constructively Mark is encouraging local people to use the bar and restaurant, and was never one of those to try and exploit the closure for political purposes. His website includes some interesting observations by the pub's owners.
Bad news I fear for the Tories' candidates in the ward, who have predicated their entire campaign on the White Horse being a pile of rubble come May. More cannily both Labour and to a lesser extent the LibDems have invested heavily in bread-and-butter work around the ward.