30 YEARS AGO

Wishaw Press - - MEMORY LANE -

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.

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