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July 19, 1913
The County Medical Officer of Schools had suggested that, in view of the fact that open-air classes were becoming more popular, the roads on to which schools abutted should be treated with tar to prevent dust from flying about. He had seen the children at open-air classes smothered with dust, which was worse than having the classes indoors. Rugby Urban District Council member Mr Linnell said all the roads had been tarred and arrangements for the road near Eastlands School had been made.
July 19, 1963
Rugby doctors on Saturday won the support of the British Medical Association for their view that doctors have the right to override the wishes of parents when a child’s life is in danger - but that right was described this week by the rector of Rugby, Rev DM Davies as “a tremendous infringement on personal liberty and conscience”. Father MJ Stokes, Roman Catholic parish priest said: “I am amazed that doctors should think they have the right to take away the responsibility of the parent.”
July 14, 1988
The on-off plans to build a massive new shopping centre in Rugby’s Chapel Street have finally been set in motion this week. At a special Development Committee meeting on Tuesday, councillors gave a revised scheme the seal of approval. As well as the new Co-operative store, the scheme aims to redevelop the whole of Chapel Street and the land from Little Elborrow Street to Drury Lane. It would include extending the existing covered shopping centre and a multi-storey car park.