From the Rugby Advertiser archives - January 23, 2020 edition
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January 23 , 1920
The improvement shown during the last few weeks in the number of persons unemployed in the West Midlands has not been maintained, with an increase of 2, 195 across 31 towns, the figures having gone up from 43,132 to 45,327.
There has been an increase of 111 in Rugby. The figures of unemployed here in the latest returns are: Men 689, women 12, boys 7 - total 708. Coventry totals 5,685, Leamington 1,131 and Nuneaton 489.
The less satisfactory position is attributed to the moulders’ strike, confirmed by the fact the largest increase is in the engineering trades.
January 23 , 1970
The casualty department at the Hospital of St Cross is not to be run down. In fact, when a new accident department is provided it will have increased capacity.
This firm assurance was given by members of the Birmingham Regional Hospital Board who attended a meeting with members of Rugby Borough and Rural councils in the Town Hall on Wednesday. The Board assured that the facility will not be diminished but maintained to at least the present level and improvements will be made as circumstances require.
January 19, 1995
Parents may have to buy pens and books and teachers face the sack as schools face up to spending cuts. Headteachers have been sent preliminary figures this week showing a five per cent cut in the amount of money they get from Shire Hall. The National Association of Headteachers’ county secretary Marie Brown said it could mean 100-150 teachers losing their jobs to help balance the books.