20 YEARS AGO
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.