The Times focuses on proud Rugby

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THE Times newspaper described Rugby as a “proud, unpretentious Midlands market town” and praised the borough’s house prices and transport links.

In a brief guide to the town was published on Friday December 7, the newspaper described the town’s High Street as “handsome, let down only by empty shops.”

It said Regent Street, with its memorial to Rupert Brooke, was charming.

It was also complimentary of house prices, and said you could get a three-story town house for the price of a garden flat in London.

Regarding transport, it said, “Once the largest railway station in Europe, Rugby is still a hub, with many West Coast mainline trains stopping. London is 50 minutes away, Birmingham 35 and Coventry just 11.

It also discussed quality of life, adding: “This laid-back town won’t rock your world, but near by are regency-era Leamington Spa (which is good for shopping), Birmingham (for food, nights out and culture) and the Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry (for gigs and live music).”