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January 24, 1914
The Electric Lighting Committee stated that they had received a report from the manager that it was necessary to extend the cable from the Market Place to connect with the main in Regent Street, and also from Hillmorton Road along Barby Road to connect with the main in Horton Crescent at an estimated capital expenditure of £257. Tenders for the supply of such cable had been received. The committee had also considered the desirability of the manager’s private residence being connected with the post office telephone.
January 24, 1964
Teens and 20s column: Just how archaic a town is Rugby? ‘Teenager’s Mum’ who writes on this page, thinks it’s time there was more for young people than 69 pubs and a dance hall or two. “Narrow minded outlook,” she complains. Says Betty Marshall of Round Avenue Long Lawford: “We need more life in Rugby. There’s nothing to do in the evenings.” More dances, clubs, coffee bars and a bowling alley is the cry.
So what about it Rugby, when’s the night life going to get brighter?”
January 19, 1989
Just six months after it was launched, the Hospital of St Cross Mammography appeal has reached its target of £50,000. Adding an average of £2,000 a week, the speed at which money has been raised has astounded the organisers. Appeal co-ordinator Brenda Hole said: “This is a marvellous moment.” The money is to be used to buy a Senographe 600, providing a service few other health authorities could match, said Dr Alan Waterworth, one of the figureheads behind the appeal.