30 YEARS AGO
Wishaw was in line for a jobs boost following the announcement of plans for a new £500,000 factory development in Netherton.
Motherwell’s old Empiretheatre would not be turned into a disco after the committee of a special planning meeting turned down an application following protests from nearby residents.
Forgewood’s bold, multi-million pound housing project launched in a blaze of publicity was given a lukewarm reception by one section of the local community - the tenants of the houses in Phase One.
Hamburger giants Mcdonald’s wanted to open up for business in Motherwelltown Centre. A planning application was submitted to be considered by the council.