50 YEARS AGO
Police were stepping up their war on bagsnatchers after 11 women were attacked in just two months.
There was a spate of car thefts and police charged two men in connection with five of the incidents.
Keen cyclist Joewilson landed in hospital after being hit by a car on a trip to the Clyde Coast.
Two men admitted stealing copper wire from telephone lines between Wishaw Central and Law Junctions train stations.
An 11-year-oldwishaw girl was injured when she was knocked down by a car in Main Street,wishaw.
Council workers had a surprise“find” over the festive holiday period when they discovered a horseshoe completely encased in the branch of a felled tree.
Mr R Harrison MBE was appointed as the new Head Postmaster of Motherwell following Mr Alex Mclellan’s retiral.