30 YEARS AGO
Local residents were up in arms over plans for a new £250,000 railway station for Motherwell for fears that football hooligans would be dumped at the new stop on Airbles Road.
The Central Scottish bus strike looked set to continue indefinitely, with 700 Lanarkshire drivers stopping their work.
District Councillor Edward Corcoran was under orders to clean up his own land - from his own Planning Committee.
The future ofwishaw Old Parish Church was discussed by heads of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh.
Distinguished Shotts journalist James Rodger was among local people included in the Newyears Honours List.
Scotland’s fastest expanding car sales group Peat Road Motors were to build a brand new £500,000 motor complex in Wishaw.