20 YEARS AGO

Rutherglen Reformer - - Memory Lane -

It was con­firmed that Ruther­glen Ma­ter­nity hos­pi­tal would close, de­spite a huge cam­paign to keep it open from lo­cals.

An el­derly priest was robbed at knife-point when a blade bran­dish­ing thug raided his chapel house and stole a three fig­ure sum.

A seven-month-old baby was just sec­onds away from be­ing spoon-fed food that was sev­eral months out of date, only for his mum to no­tice in the nick of time.

A newsagent owner was in a right flap, af­ter the plas­tic owl he’d placed out­side his shop in a bid to scare away pi­geons was nicked af­ter just five days.

The badly van­dalised Peter Brown­lee Park in Cam­bus­lang was thrown a vi­tal life­line in the bat­tle to keep it open.

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