From the Advertiser archives - April 2 edition

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April 3, 1915

Mr Lloyd George received a deputation on Monday, representative of the leading shipbuilding firms, which urged total prohibition during the war of the sale of liquor owing to the injury done to the national interest through excessive drinking by those employed in dockyards and elsewhere. The Chancellor of the Exchequer replied that the statements made were of the gravest possible character and had been completely proved.

April 2, 1965

Tony Britnell, former saxophone player for the Fortunes, who left in October to open a night club in Berlin, has given up the bright lights of show business to go into the profession he loves just as much - hairstyling. Tony, who last week joined a hairstyling salon in Brownsover explained why he had left the entertainment business: “It just doesn’t pay any more. There is too much competition over there and the German groups are coming up - they are starting to grow their hair long too. I like hairstyling as much as playing, so what difference does it make?”

March 29, 1990

Britain’s biggest sporting event since the 1966 soccer World Cup is expected to attract thousands of tourists to Rugby next year. The town is currently preparing for the 1991 Rugby World Cup. At a special launch at Rugby School organisers of the event revealed that Rugby will kick off proceedings. An Olympic torch-style relay will begin with a message from Rugby School’s headmaster. This will be carried in a specially designed match ball across the five host nations before being read out at the opening ceremony at Twickenham.