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April 8, 1916
Emily Allen, Arnold High School, Elsee Road, was summoned for not shading or reducing inside lights or screening a window sufficiently. PS Percival said it could be seen from Clifton Road. Mrs Allen wrote stating that she very much regretted that the window had not been darkened on the night in question. The blinds in the scullery had been left to the maids and it was entirely due to carelessness that it was not put up. A fine of £1 was imposed.
April 8, 1966
Thirty-one year old Midland journalist Mr William George Price regained the Rugby seat for the Labour Party with a majority of 409, after a recount, from Mr Roy Wise, who had been Conservative MP for the division since 1959.
Mr Price, fighting for the first time, polled 21,797 votes, Mr Wise 21,388 and Mr Archie Smith Frost, the Social Credit candidate 397. Mr Frost lost his £150 deposit for the third general election in succession. There was an 85.1 per cent poll and there were 104 spoilt papers.
April 4, 1991
A large town centre discount store is due to close with the possibility of more than a dozen job losses.
Hitchens store is being sold off as part of a national rationalisation programme by chain store owners Littlewoods who supply surplus goods for sale in the North Street shop. Rugby’s store is one of 11 being closed across the country as Littlewoods cut its popular Hitchens stores by almost half due to an effective stock management control initiative.