From the Advertiser archives - February 23, 2017 edition

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February 24, 1917

Rugby has every reason to be proud of its response to the various appeals which have been made to its patriotism since the commencement of the war, but none of the efforts have been crowned with greater success than those made in connection with the latest War Loans. The total amount subscribed through all sources was £939,208 (an average of about £40 per head of the population). This success is largely due to the excellent work by the Rugby War Savings Committee, which had the local arrangements in hand.

February 24, 1967

A middle-aged couple who live in a two-bedroom, 80-year-old terraced house with no bathroom in Sun Street, Rugby are wondering when their turn for a council house will come. They first went on the Rugby Borough Council’s housing list more than 30 years ago. “It makes me so mad when I see young couples and people from out of town going almost straight into a council house,” said Mrs Ethel May Morris. The council said it appeared at some stage the family had not re-registered their application, but they will now be re-housed.

February 20, 1992

Villagers are bracing themselves for the start of work on the last part of the A1-M1 link between the Midlands and the east coast. Signs have already gone up to keep works traffic away from village routes. And protesters still unhappy with the controversial route - it will pass through the historic Battle of Naseby field - have seized the opportunity to let people know about their anger. Signs saying ‘No A1-M1 link works traffic’ have been spray painted to repeat the campaign phrase ‘No A1-M1 link’.