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A Ruther­glen com­mu­nity was left stunned when a pri­mary school boy was found car­ry­ing a knife in broad day­light. The in­ci­dent led to a group of mums from Burn­hill call­ing for more di­ver­sion­ary ac­tiv­i­ties for young chil­dren.

West­burn res­i­dents ral­lied around af­ter the death of James Grant. Peo­ple in the Cam­bus­lang vil­lage launched a fundrais­ing ap­peal to con­trib­ute to the fu­neral costs of James, who died sud­denly at the age of just 49.

Fears were raised that an Ir­ish repub­li­can march could lead to vi­o­lence on the streets of Ruther­glen. A group call­ing them­selves the In­de­pen­dent Repub­li­can Bands Scot­land (IRBS) lodged a no­tice of in­ten­tion with South La­nark­shire Coun­cil to pa­rade through the town. How­ever, the ap­pli­ca­tion was even­tu­ally blocked.

MP Mar­garet Fer­rier sparked a fierce row with South La­nark­shire Coun­cil over Sum­mer­fest fund­ing. She claimed the Cam­bus­lang gala day was get­ting sec­ond­class treat­ment com­pared to Lan­de­mer Day in Ruther­glen.

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