30 YEARS AGO
A family who’d been affected by the gas blast on Kingsbridge Drive that killed five of their neighbours and destroyed their house were left trying to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives.
Frightened residents of Kingsbridge Drive went to court to try and stop the No 60 bus, the weight of which was blamed for the devastating gas explosion.
Around 60 jobs were created in Rutherglen after David Menzies and co opened a new £2million factory in Polmadie Road.
A Rutherglen man and his daughter escaped death by seconds when a car crashed through their garden in Westmuir Place.
A callous thief robbed a 78-year-old woman of £20 after conning his way into her Greenhill Road home.