From the archives: February 28 edition

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March 1, 1913

The exhibition of motors and cycles has passed out of the experimental stage and may be regarded as an established institution. But if the show itself is no longer a novelty, there is each year something new to be seen. Prominence was deservedly given to the 16hp Wolseley model, the price of which, complete with hood, screen, &c, is £460. A new feature this year is a compressed air self-starting arrangement, which will undoubtedly add to the popularity of the car, and should be of great convenience.

March 1, 1963

Rugby Chamber of Commerce met on Monday to discuss the central area development plan. They felt the proposed new road, with its two large islands, would fail to satisfy requirements in that new-shop accommodation was likely to be in excess of demand; rents could be uneconomic; and the proposed throughway would move the town centre to the south end and intensify the present partial division of the town by separating North Street, Regent Street and Church Street from the centre.

February 25, 1988

Rugby’s Housing Committee wants major development work on Overslade’s steel homes to go ahead. But the full borough council will still have the final say on the plans to bulldoze 162 homes. Labour councillors accused the Tory group of a “whitewash” in making the decision to redevelop over the heads of residents. Labour leader Bryan Levy said: “How can you consult when you’ve already made up your mind to go ahead? All you can do is ask residents to choose between plan 1, 2, 3 and 4.”