Ruddington Supermarket Robber Jailed

A man who was arrested and charged by Rushcliffe Police in connection with two incidents separated by just ten minutes at our two Ruddington food stores last October has been sent to prison for two and a half years. 44 year-old Keith McLachlan, who admitted robbery, attempted robbery and having a bladed article, was jailed for his offences at Nottingham Crown Court. McLachlan entered the Sainsbury’s Local on Dutton’s Hill (below) at about 5.40pm on Saturday 5th October 2019 and demanded a cashier should open the till. But he ran off empty handed after…

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Iconic ‘Railbus’ for Ruddington

Ruddington’s Great Central Railway (Nottingham) has revealed that the latest addition to its heritage fleet should mean it will able to run trains here all year ’round. Currently services are operated by its volunteers only through the summer, in the lead-up to Christmas and over some other half-term holiday periods. However, the imminent arrival of a Class 144 DMU Railcar (144003) from Porterbrook, to become preserved for heritage use, could see services increasing to 52 weekends a year. Once it’s released from mainline duties during the first half of this year, and following a…

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Property of the Week

This week’s featured Ruddington property is an immaculately presented 3 bedroomed detached family home on Brookside Gardens with a guide price of £335,000.  Please contact Thomas James Estate Agents directly >>HERE<< for more information or to arrange a viewing – which is highly recommended.

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Benwell Daykin Estate Agency Opens

Ruddington can now boast a new, independent estate agent and lettings agency – with the launch of Benwell Daykin at our former chemist’s shop at 12 High Street. Since RUDDINGTON.info revealed last October which business would be taking over these historic village centre premises, the necessary permissions have been obtained and a total refurbishment carried out in readiness for the official opening of the fresh and vibrant offices on January 6th. Co-owner Ricky Benwell, who grew up in the village and is the driving force behind the new venture, says:…

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Concerns For Missing Ruddington Woman

Police say they are concerned for the safety of 53 year-old Karen Veness, who went missing from Ruddington on Sunday, 12th January. Officers describe Karen (pictured above) as white, 5ft 4ins tall, of slim to average build with dark blonde or light brown shoulder length hair and a full fringe. She also has a mole on her chin. She is thought to be in a blue Volvo XC90 estate car, like the one pictured below. If you have seen Karen, or think you know her whereabouts, you’re asked call Nottinghamshire…

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Ruddington Roadworks

Highway maintenance and other works scheduled to take place in our village over the next few weeks, which are liable to disrupt traffic, are as follows:- Monday 6th January to Monday 25th May 2020 – Hoarding 19m long x 2.2m high x 3m wide sited at number 2 High Street for building construction by Whytemac Limited – footpath closure plus restriction of parking and road width. Monday 3rd February to Thursday 6th February 2020 – 8.00am to 5.00pm – Two-way traffic signals to install new water connection to the Willow Court property development…

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New Parish Councillor Recruitment Drive

If you’re looking for a new challenge this new year – to do something which could make a positive difference to our village – Ruddington Parish Council (RPC) is currently inviting applications for new Councillors. Its new recruitment drive comes following numerous departures which, despite some Councillor co-options since, have left no less than seven vacancies on our Parish Council – which usually has 16 members. There’s currently one spare seat in Camelot Ward, three vacancies in Easthorpe Ward, two in Flawford Ward and one in Manor Ward. The areas…

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Tributes Paid to Parkrun Volunteer

A familiar face has been missing from the Junior Parkrun at Rushcliffe Country Park this year – that of Neil Breward – who only in November was celebrating volunteering at the weekly, Ruddington event for the 100th time. Rushcliffe Junior Parkrun organisers have revealed the sad news that Neil (pictured above left, marking this milestone with young volunteer Jake and event director Jo) passed away quite suddenly on the afternoon of New Year’s Eve. In a statement they say: “Neil Breward was part of our family. He would always marshal…

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New Drone Team Launches

This week saw the first use of state-of-the-art ‘Eye in the Sky’ technology by Rushcliffe Police – leading almost immediately to two suspected criminals being caught. As we reported last year, Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service have jointly invested in THREE new drones to help them fight both crime and fires – as well as to assist in search and rescue operations. During specialist training, officers have had to learn how to fly in various environments and in both day and night-time conditions to enable our area to have 24/7 coverage. Within hours…

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