Looking back at what made the news in The Sunday Post in years gone by.
Fears were growing over the state of small businesses after business rate hikes. It was feared many independent shops would go to the wall thanks to the huge rise in rates. The recession had forced local authorities to increase taxes by almost 100%.
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher set up a parliamentary group to tackle the growing problem of football violence. The move came a day after a massive riot in an FA Cup match at Luton. Meanwhile, in Scotland, two Hibs supporters’ buses were stoned following a match with Celtic.
The Ministry of Defence were accused of a land grab in the Firth of Clyde as part of the plan to upgrade the Polaris missile system. The naval base at Faslane needed more space to accommodate the Trident submarine system. Defence ministers had snapped up the area around Coulport to the fury of locals.
A meningitis outbreak in Lanarkshire killed four people. In the space of six months, 26 people had been struck down with the potentially deadly disease. Dr Tim McAllister of Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children, said the spread of the disease was set to halt due to the warmer weather.
England triumphed over Scotland to win the Calcutta Cup. The 10-7 defeat at Twickenham meant the Scots were left with the Wooden Spoon. Ireland went on to lift the Five Nations Trophy.