Rutherglen Reformer - - Memory Lane -

Neigh­bours of a Ruther­glen war hero and his two sons who died in a blaze at their Mil­rig Road home spoke of their shock as they tried to come to terms with the tragedy.

A dis­abled Cam­bus­lang woman told how a sex at­tacker who vi­o­lently raped her sneered at her: “You’d be bet­ter off dead.”

Po­lice were hunt­ing for a would-be ab­duc­tor who sub­jected an 11-year-old pri­mary school pupil to a terrifying or­deal dur­ing her lunch break in Croft­foot.

The cam­paign against a rail­way mast which had been erected near Burn­side train sta­tion was taken to Holy­rood by MSP Ja­nis Hughes, after res­i­dents were left fu­ri­ous.

Four shops in the Ruther­glen Shop­ping Cen­tre were forced to close in the lead-up to Christ­mas, after a fire broke out in one of the load­ing bays be­hind them.

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