The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - COMMENT -

100 years ago

There were lively scenes at a demon­stra­tion in St An­drew’s Hall, Glas­gow, when two suf­fragettes, Mrs Drum­mond and Miss Christa­bel Pankhurst, ad­dressed a large gath­er­ing on the war and spoke of the dan­gers of a com­pro­mised peace. There was an au­di­ence of more than 2,000, which in­cluded a party of about 200 paci­fists. It was early ap­par­ent that the lat­ter meant to dis­turb the meet­ing, the “Red Flag” be­ing sung and cheers be­ing given for the Rus­sian Revo­lu­tion.

50 years ago

As an al­ter­na­tive to can­ing, po­lice of­fi­cers may be called in to deal with cases of violence among Cardiff school­child­ren. This was dis­closed at a meet­ing of Cardiff As­so­ci­a­tion of Head Teach­ers which dis­cussed the City Coun­cil’s ban on cor­po­ral pun­ish­ment in ju­nior schools. They claimed that in some in­stances the Press should be told of in­ci­dents in­volv­ing dis­hon­esty, ex­tor­tion, violence and dan­ger­ous be­hav­iour. A spokesman said: “We would not iden­tify the child in­volved.”

25 years ago

A 61-year-old Dundee woman who col­lapsed and “died” after suf­fer­ing a mas­sive heart at­tack has made med­i­cal his­tory after she was brought back to life 21 times by paramedics and hospi­tal staff. The woman, who lives with her hus­band in Barn­hill, has since been re­leased from Ninewells Hospi­tal and is said to be mak­ing a full recovery. She took ill at home last month. Para­medic Ian Gold­ing was on the scene within min­utes to find the woman ly­ing un­con­scious on the floor.

One year ago

An armed rob­ber threat­ened staff with a knife be­fore mak­ing off with hun­dreds of pounds from a Kirk­caldy book­mak­ers. Po­lice launched a man­hunt fol­low­ing the morn­ing raid on the Coral bet­ting shop on Dun­earn Drive, in the Tem­ple­hall area. The crim­i­nal, who cov­ered his face dur­ing the raid, is thought to have se­cured around £300 be­fore run­ning off to­wards a nearby hous­ing es­tate. It is the sec­ond armed rob­bery to hit the small shop­ping com­plex in just over a year.

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