30 YEARS AGO
A heartless conwoman robbed a 76-year-old widow in Rutherglen of every penny she had been saving up to buy Christmas presents.
Around 40 staff at Masons in Rutherglen Main Street were dealt a festive blow when bosses announced redundancies.
Residents were warned that a fence on Rutherglen’s Victoria Street could be a gateway to death for children who used it to play on the main railway line.
Two raiders who tried to rob a carpet store on Hamilton Road with a lemonade bottle were foiled thanks to the bravery of the store manager.
A Whitlawburn man was being threatened with eviction from his tower block unless he got rid of his beloved Alsatian dog.