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September 16, 1916
On Friday and again on Saturday, the local police in conjunction with the Military Authorities had a round-up for the purpose of ascertaining how many men are shirking their obligations under the Military Service Act. The Empire, Palace and the railway stations were visited and men of military age were challenged to produce their papers. Although a number of men who failed to produce their papers were escorted to the Police Station, they were all able to give satisfactory explanations of their presence in civil life.
September 16, 1966
Rugby and District Trades Council, whose application for a footpath to link Dunchurch Road and Barby Road has been rejected by the Borough Council, have decided to call for a breakdown of the costs involved in the project. Mr A Miles said at a Trades Council meeting last week he thought the land involved was only a small overgrown strip. “I would like to know the exact cost for such a scheme,” he said. “Because some people are holding the town to ransom and they should be exposed for what they really are.”
September 12, 1991
Transport minister Christopher Chope may give Rugby a £750,000 Christmas present to pay for half the Avon Mill roundabout. The long-awaited roundabout was top of the agenda at a special meeting the minister had with Rugby MP Jim Pawsey and borough leader Gordon Collett. But Cllr Collett will not hear until mid December if the government will pay half the £1.2million it will cost to build the Leicester Road roundabout due to start this year.