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September 13, 1913
No Government in the world has shown greater readiness to encourage desirable citizens than that of Western Australia. Special steamships have been chartered to convey across the season those who respond to this generous offer. Male adults are granted assisted passages for £6. The man who desires to take his wife with him can do so for an extra £3. A representative of the Western Australian Government will be at the offices of Mssrs S Robbins, Rugby on September 15 to approve applications on the spot.
September 13, 1963
A 77-year-old shopkeeper tackled and scared off a youth who menaced her with a weapon on Wednesday afternoon, and demanded her takings. She is Mrs Edith Mary Smith who, with her farm worker husband, Mr Samuel Smith, have carried on a small sweets and tobacco business a few yards from the Gibbet roundabout on the A46 Rugby-Leicester Road for 37 years . Frail Mrs Smith grappled with him, held on to a tin containing money that he had picked up, and shouted for help. The youth then made off.
September 8, 1988
The new woman in the life of top golfer Tony Jacklin is former Rugby girl Astrid Waagen. Astrid hit the headlines with her holiday romance after she met him at a party in Spain. The 37-year-old divorcee was born in Norway but grew up in Rugby. Her parents live in Crick Road, Hillmorton and her two children attended school at Hillmorton. Wishing them well was businessman Martin Hurst, as she was one of his first models at his Martanne salon when she was a 14-year-old at Harris School. She still has her hair done there.