10 YEARS AGO
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.