It is very easy to be cynical in this day and age.
That is why we should grab any good news we can and make sure we highlight it.
This week a major attraction opened right on our doorstep.
The Flip Out trampoline facility in Rutherglen represents millions of the pounds worth of investment and has created 150 jobs in the local area.
This is a good news story and one the area could do with.
We have already seen the magnificent Cuningar Loop park open in the town as the regeneration of areas once blighted by industrial waste and neglect are transformed.
Hopefully attractions such as these will persuade even more businesses to look to Rutherglen when they are considering a move or a development.
You can read our report on the opening of Flip Out on page 36.
On pages 10 and 11 you can read the second part of our focus on each council ward in the lead up to next month’s election.
This week we have turned the spotlight on Rutherglen South, talking to voters in areas like Burnside and Fernhill.
Our Gossip Girl Leah Macrae makes a welcome return with her column on page 13.
Poor Leah is still recovering from a snapped Achilles’ tendon which happened during the first night of her one-woman show.
Everyone at the Reformer wishes Leah a speedy recovery.
We have also taken a step back in time 25 years to when Celtic announced they wanted to build a new stadium right here in Cambuslang.
On April 15, 1992, the club’s official magazine, the Celtic View, ran a front page declaring “Paradise found”.
Of course the move never happened, but on page 31 we look back on one of Scottish football’s most famous stories.
Finally, you can tell it is election time once more because we have a packed letters page on page 34.
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