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May 20, 1916
The Soldiers and Sailors Comforts Fund: On behalf of this fund, which is being raised and used for sending memory parcels to all sailors and soldiers on active service, a ‘Flag Day’ has been arranged for today (Saturday) in Rugby. It will be exactly six months since the last Flag Day for Russia, so that demands upon the public pocket by this method have not been very great. It may therefore be reasonably expected that there will be a generous response to this opportunity of showing sympathy and encouragement.
May 20, 1966
Vehicles encroaching on the green are causing grave concern to Hillmorton Village Green Association. At the annual meeting in the Rogers Memorial Hall, the chairman Mr JH Prime reported that a survey was being conducted with a view to recommendations being made to the local authority that certain cross-roads be closed and others widened. This would enable the small areas of green to be merged together. He said the problems presented by the shopping area last year had largely been solved.
May 16, 1991
The number of unemployed people in Rugby has rocketed by almost 60 per cent since March last year. And the jobless trends are still on the increase with an eight per cent rise since February. In the last two weeks major job losses have been announced at engineering firms GEC Alsthom and Cegelec and Lutterworth toolmakers De Vleig, in addition to those figures produced by Warwickshire County Council. They claim 2,351 Rugby people are without work.