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September 2, 1916
A letter has this week been received by Mr J Reginald Barker, Hon Secretary oft he Rugby Prisoners of War Help Committee, from Bandsman C Rowe, 1st Royal Welsh Fusiliers, a British prisoner of war, who has had the good fortune to be sent from Germany to Switzerland. He has been receiving help for some months from the Rugby Fund and his letter is additional proof that parcels sent every week do actually reach them - and without them the men would undoubtedly starve.
September 2, 1966
Mr JB Chinnock, the Rugby Area Youth Employment officer, reported this week that 100 per cent of the 900 Rugby school leavers this summer had found employment. Mr Chinnock told a reporter that about 50 per cent of school leavers would have found employment for themselves before leaving school. Forty per cent had been found jobs by him. The remainder were either awaiting results of examinations, having received earlier offers or could not be found jobs straight away because of handicap or disability.
August 29, 1991
Rugby-born actor Tim Pigggot-Smith is to quit the popular television series The Chief in the spring. Mr Piggot-Smith, who is the son of a former Advertiser reporter, had played Chief Constable John Stafford of the Eastland Police force in two series for Anglia Television. He is currently rehearsing with his own company for a three-month national tour of the Peter Shaffer play Amadeus, which opens in Sheffield on September 12.