From the Advertiser archives - December 10 edition

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December 11, 1915

The result of the appeal for Christmas puddings for Rugby men serving with the colours has been very gratifying. No fewer than 436 puddings have been supplied and those who have assisted in the scheme may be sure their kind thought and generosity will be appreciated. In larger and smaller quantities, the puddings have been sent to 26 detachments at home and abroad and have been apportioned so that each man will receive 1lb weight of pudding.

December 10, 1965

Parish meetings and councils are the only democratic form of local government that exists, Mr JF Pawsey, vice-chairman of the Rugby Area Committee Meeting of the Warwickshire Association of Parish Councils, told members at Clifton on Tuesday night. Members were discussing the image of the parish council. Mr Pawsey described it as ‘real grass root government’. He said everyone had a chance to make their views known at the parish meeting and members learned to ‘temper justice with mercy’ when faced by villagers.

December 6, 1990

Four years after the launch of Rugby’s new Midland Red ‘nipper’ mini-bus service across the town, most of the fleet is being replaced with 33-seater buses in a £220,000 scheme. The package, which will include improvements to services on six routes from next spring, signals the beginning of the end of the 16-seater buses. District manager Michael Payne said the proposals will still need the approval of his directors.