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5 YEARS AGO
Nearly 500 motorists a day have been caught driving in Glasgow’s bus lanes. So far at least £3.8 million in fines has been raised since a camera-backed enforcement regime was launched last year. New figures show the city council has issued 126,831 penalty charge notices between April 23 and January 10 this year – equivalent to 482 a day. Motorists are liable to pay £60 if filmed at any of the 11 sites in the city centre and surrounding key routes where number-plate recognition cameras have been installed, though the fine is reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days.
50 YEARS AGO
Drastic cuts in Britain’s military power now look like providing the biggest single saving when the
Prime Minister announces the Government’s economic measures on Tuesday. The aim appears to be a uniform level of unpopularity at home and abroad. Defence economies occupied the
Cabinet yesterday for their longest meeting of the Wilson Administration. It lasted six-and-three quarter hours.
150 YEARS AGO
The Inverness Advertiser is informed on good authority that recruiting for the Pope’s Brigade is being actively prosecuted in Strathglass among the Roman Catholic population, which is so numerous in that part of the country. The Advertiser refrains from mentioning names at present, but the agents at work are a gentleman not a hundred miles from Beauly, who is leaving the country, and a clergyman of the same persuasion. Already a goodly number of stalwart Highlanders have volunteered for the service.