In the news 100, 50 and 25 years ago
November 16, 1918
The news that the Germans had signed the armistice was received with great jubilation in Rugby and district on Monday morning. Shortly after ten o’clock telephone messages conveying the glad tidings were received at the Advertiser office and in the town, but it was fully an hour before official confirmation was forthcoming. Many people at once left work before the pre-arranged intimation was conveyed by four blasts on the BTH blower. The signal was sounded just about noon.
November 15, 1968
The Government cut-back on school building announced this week means that Rugby will not get the new Hillmorton school that was included in the 1969-70 programme - after years of local campaigning to replace the ageing County Junior and Infants School in School Street. The move was described on Wednesday as a ‘very serious setback’ by Mr EJ Ruscoe, Rugby’s divisional education officer.
November 11, 1993
Schools are sitting on millions of pounds in cash but the county education officer insists they are not over-funded. Margaret Maden says it is only because schools are minding their pennies that they have £5.39 million - three per cent - left unspent from last year’s £180 million county education coffers. Schools are currently in a period of transition from how they used to be funded to a new formula where they get cash according to the number of pupils they teach. She said those who will lose out were trying to build up a cushion.