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25 Years Ago The local ombudsman is being asked to investigate Birmingham Education Department's withdrawal of its school uniform grants system. The School Uniform Grants Campaign has alleged that the council was guilty of maladministration and was neglectful in not consulting the Supplementary Benefits Commission before ending its pounds 350,000 school uniform grant last year.

The Birmingham Post, July 1978

50 Years Ago The foundation stone of the Harris Church of England Secondary Modern School, the largest of its kind in the country, which is being built on the Overslade Estate, Rugby, was laid yesterday by Miss Marjorie Evelyn Harris of Gate House, Rugby.

She is daughter of the late Mr CF Harris, after whom the school is named. The Bishop of Coventry, Dr Neville Gorton, was among clergy of the diocese who attended the ceremony.

The Birmingham Post, July 1953

100 Years Ago Charles Scott, of no fixed abode, was charged on suspicion of stealing a valuable ring. It appeared that the prisoner pawned the ring, in 18-carat gold with five diamonds set in a half hoop. The Birmingham prisoner stated that his mother gave him the ring but he was unable to tell the police where she lived. A remand was granted until August 10 to give the police an opportunity to find the owner of the ring.

The Birmingham Daily Post, July 1903
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Date:Aug 4, 2003
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