20 YEARS AGO

Wishaw Press - - MEMORY LANE -

North La­nark­shire’s bat­tered rul­ing Labour group suf­fered an­other damn­ing blow - when Labour coun­cil­lor John Mur­phy de­fected to the Scot­tish Na­tional Party.

Al­le­ga­tions of sleaze rocked the lo­cal Labour party - af­ter it was claimed the se­lec­tion process for the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment had been un­der­mined by dirty tricks.

Wishaw de­tec­tives re­cov­ered drugs, guns and stolen prop­erty from houses in the Gowk­thrap­ple area fol­low­ing a se­ries of early morn­ing raids.

Al­lan­ton res­i­dents who claimed trav­el­ling peo­ple were dump­ing rub­bish on a lo­cal beauty spot wanted them thrown out of town.

An an­gry fa­ther-of-three claimed a rain-soaked bed­room in his Nether­ton coun­cil home was forc­ing his kids to ‘swim’to bed.

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