20 YEARS AGO

Wishaw Press - - MEMORY LANE -

North La­nark­shire Coun­cil were propos­ing a mas­sive over­haul in ed­u­ca­tion - which could have led to the clo­sure of up to eleven schools.

Kath­leen Macalo­rum, then North La­nark­shire SNP coun­cil­lor, was cho­sen as the prospec­tive can­di­date for the seat of Hamil­ton North and Bell­shill in the up­com­ing Scot­tish Par­lia­ment elec­tions.

An Asian fam­ily spoke of their “hor­ror”after be­ing held at gun-point in their home in Mother­well.

MP for Shotts and Air­drie He­len Lid­dell vowed to fight to keep Shotts Com­mu­nity Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre open.

A man was cleared of gun­ning down Craigneuk’swilliam Long­mire.

The three dis­graced North La­nark­shire Coun­cil of­fi­cials - sus­pended over the loss of £4.66 mil­lion from the coun­cil’s DLO - were to face dis­ci­plinary.

A ris­ing tide of drug-re­lated deaths sparked a mas­sive po­lice op­er­a­tion.

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