10 YEARS AGO

Rutherglen Reformer - - Mem­ory Lane -

A drug ad­dict who had al­lowed his Ruther­glen home to be used as a safe house for £400,000 worth of heroin was fac­ing a lengthy jail sen­tence af­ter be­ing found guilty of sup­ply­ing the drug.

Labour can­di­date Tommy McAvoy se­cured an over­whelm­ing vic­tory in the gen­eral elec­tion, win­ning Ruther­glen and Hamil­ton West with 55per­cent of the pop­u­lar vote.

It was claimed that pro­posed le­gal ac­tion against the Scot­tish Ex­ec­u­tive could de­lay work on the M74 ex­ten­sion.

A pen­sioner claimed that she had en­dured months of agony af­ter be­ing pulled out of a swim­ming pool by her arms.

A young Burn­side ma­gi­cian pulled off a nifty trick - by tak­ing sec­ond place in a ma­gi­cian of the year con­test.

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