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May 13, 1916
The Daylight Saving Scheme has received the approval of the House of Commons. The measure reducing the hours of artificial lighting proposes that all public clocks shall be put forward by one hour at 2am on Sunday, May 21 and that normal time shall be restored on Sunday, October 1. Notices to this effect are to be posted in all Post Offices. All local authorities are to be asked to alter the public clocks, and church authorities to put forward the church clocks.
May 13, 1966
Rugby MP Mr Bill Price has taken up the fight to get a better deal for Rugby’s taxi proprietors and drivers, who are complaining bitterly aboutthe lack of parking facilities for them in the town and have threatened to bring Saturday town traffic to a halt. “Taxi businesses in Rugby are getting a raw deal. We have a rank in North Street with space for six taxis,” said Ernest Spencer of Tom Tallis and Sons. “We need space for at least six more. On Fridays and Saturdays you can see up to 30 taxis trying to obtain a space.”
May 9, 1991
The deteriorating town centre economy with a background of 32 shops already closed and at least 150,000 sq ft of empty shopping space is to be investigated at a public meeting. Rugby & District Chamber of Commerce is to postpone its council meeting on June 3 to probe claims that Rugby’s town centre is rapidly dying on its feet. The council heard that the Co-operative Society had long since closed its store in Chapel Street, now its store in Manning Walk was closing. One floor of Boots had also closed.