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June 14 1913
Frank Ryder, baker, 59 Newland Street, New Bilton was summoned for delivering bread from a cart on May 26 without scales and weights. Defendant pleaded guilty. PC Lowe saw the defendant in Cambridge Street and he admitted the offence and said he had done the round occasionally for his employer but nothing was said to him about the need for taking round scales. He had since learned those on the cart previously had been broken. The Bench believed his statement and merely ordered him to pay 5s costs.
June 14 1963
Rugby’s new school, to be built in Fareham Avenue to replace both the Benn High School for Girls and Murray High School for Boys is to be known as Fareham High School. This was decided at the annual meeting of the Rugby Divisional Executive on Thursday despite pleas that the names Benn and Murray be perpetuated in the naming of the new school. Instead they will continue as House names. Building was due to start in about 12 months and it would be 18 months to two years before the school was ready.
June 9 1988
More than 800 Rugby parents are protesting that husbands or partners are not allowed to see their unborn baby through an ultrasound scan. They all signed a petition, organised by Rugby Women’s Health Group, asking that Rugby Health Authority should change its policy on not allowing anyone else in with women when they have a foetal monitoring scan at the Hospital of St Cross. The reason given is a lack of resources and time to do all scans needed, with case husbands asking questions adding time to each examination.