From the Advertiser archives - January 15 edition

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January 16, 1915

Troops who have been stationed in India - the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, and the Border Regiment - arrived in Rugby on Monday, arriving on four trains. The men, who were wearing their Indian sun helmets and great khaki coats, were a fine stalwart lot of fellows. They were marched off to their billets, mainly in the Abbey Street and Oxford Street quarter of the town, pointed out by police and boy scouts. During the time they remain at Rugby it is expected they will go into training for the serious work before them.

January 15, 1965

Dog patrols are to be used by Rugby police to combat outbreaks of violent behaviour in the town. Superintendent CR Jones told the Advertiser that were police were taking special measures. These include the use of the police dog handler and special mobile patrols. Wrought-iron gates are the latest objects to suffer from vandals, with several removed from Murray Road and Clifton Road. In a car park near the Midland Station car windscreens have been smashed and door handles wrenched off.

January 11, 1990

Rugby’s display of Christmas lights has been branded ‘pathetic’. And now the borough council is to be invited to join with the Chamber of Commerce and other groups to mastermind the street lights display in the town in future. The decision was taken by the Chamber of Commerce Council on Monday after Peter Busby said many considered Rugby’s display pathetic compared to Daventry or Leamington. Both these towns had last year found new money to put on vastly improved displays.