From the Advertiser archives - March 30, 2017 edition

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In the news 100, 50 and 25 years ago

March 31, 1917

A circular letter was read from the Local Government Board asking that steps should be taken to prevent the waste of food, bones, fats, paper etc. The Chairman said he felt sure if anyone was enterprising enough to make a business of collecting waste paper many people would be only too glad to give it away. The Rev FW Barrows asked if it was not possible to organise some system of collection in the various parishes, although cottagers used all their paper for lighting fires.

March 31, 1967

Rugby Theatre Society are staging their 200th production ‘Blyth Spirit’ by Noel Coward a week tomorrow. “This is surely an achievement of which we can be justly proud,” says the editorial in their newsletter ‘Proscenium’. “It is not many years ago since professional theatres were closing down through lack of support. Yet at Rugby, we, a band of amateurs, have steadily held our heads above water for 18 years. It looks as though we shall continue to do so; but only providing that we maintain a rising standard.”

March 26, 1992

Tory Jim Pawsey has predicted the toughest election since 1979 but there is no double in his mind who will win Rugby and Kenilworth. He said Conservatives could come to this election in a cheerful and confident mood - although not complacent. Speaking to his party faithful at his adoption meeting, he attacked Labour’s plans to abolish grammar schools, which would mean the end of Lawrence Sheriff and Rugby High Schools.