From the Advertiser archives - July 9 edition

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July 10, 1915

Rugbeians will be afforded an opportunity of showing their sympathy with our great Ally, France, on Saturday, July 17, when it is proposed to hold a French flag day in aid of the French National Relief Fund, which corresponds to the English Prince of Wales’ Fund. It is hoped that the helpers who made Alexandra Day so successful a fortnight ago will be able to assist. Tiny French flags will be sold on the streets and it is hoped residents will hang out French flags that day.

July 9, 1965

Plans for a £200,000 major development scheme, which will include a flyover for the Straight Mile and Rugby Road junctions with the A45 road at Thurlaston, have been approved by Warwickshire County Council. Rugby Chamber of Commerce called for the area, which has been the scene of many accidents, to be designated as an official ‘black spot’ zone. At the meeting Mr JC Sawyer said the matter had been discussed by the road safety committee; the police were interested, but there was no short-term solution to a big problem.

July 5, 1990

One fire officer and an elderly man needed hospital treatment for the effects of smoke after fire broke out in the lounge of Fawsley House in Hillmorton Road, Rugby, on Tuesday night. But the situation could have been far worse had it not been for the prompt action of passers-by and fire crews who rescued the 17 residents in the short-stay council-run home. The ground floor of the home was badly damaged by fire and the other areas smoke logged.