Town mourns Denis Hackett

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As this edition went to press we learned of the death of Denis Hackett, known to many local people as the manager of the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth Unemployed Workers Centre at Muirfield where he worked for 30 years.

Denis, 58, leaves his partner, Debbie. The couple had a daughter and two grandchildren.

See next week’s News and Chronicle for a full obituary.