Mascari Masterclass ‘Back to Business’ Offer!

Now that its Ruddington showroom is open again, following the easing of the government’s Coronavirus restrictions, the team at Kitchens by Mascari is inviting you to turn the dream kitchen you’ve been planning into a reality by taking advantage of a very special, time-limited offer. “The COVID-19 pandemic certainly took us, like many others, by surprise” admits Managing Director Rob Mascari. “But we are delighted to be back in business and starting to see a return to some normality.” Despite the last few months’ challenges for the family company, he says…

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Back to “New” Normal at The Bottle Top

When Ruddington’s The Bottle Top celebrated its first year of trading on 10th May 2020 it was during unprecedented times – in the middle of a nationwide ‘lockdown’ caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. As an ‘essential’ business, permitted to remain open by the Government, owners Anthony and Alex Preston decided they would do so. Throughout the restrictions they continued to serve residents with essential supplies at a time when our village supermarkets were struggling to keep up with demand. As before, the shop kept Ruddingtonians stocked with products such as plastic-free fresh fruit…

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Still Sweet at 18, High Street!

Sweet-toothed Ruddingtonians have recently been dealt two blows on High Street – with the closure of Julia’s Kitchen cake shop at number 14 last November followed by the loss of Sue Kosciekowski’s much loved traditional sweet shop Sweetie Boutique at number 18 earlier this year. Thankfully a brand new business called Sweet Moments has now moved into the latter’s former premises – with the official opening on Saturday July 4th. Its launch date not only coincides with more village businesses being allowed to reopen after the easing of COVID-19 restrictions but…

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‘Dream Now, Travel Later’ Says New Ruddington Travel Agent

While we have been confined to our homes, travel to other countries seems like a distant memory. However, local woman Leia Morales is encouraging us to ‘Dream Now, Travel Later’ with her new Ruddington based travel business. Easter holidays have already been affected by COVID-19, and it is unlikely that many of us will be planning on escaping overseas this Summer, as talks of a 14-day quarantine on return continue. Leia is encouraging us to plan ahead to 2021. She says: “In these uncertain times many of us need something…

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Near & Far Removals

Moving house can be a stressful experience at the best of times – let alone when our country is emerging from a global pandemic. However, a long established Ruddington based removals company promises to take care of everything for you – with safe, quality service at an affordable price. Near & Far Removals on Brookside Road is managed by husband and wife team Martyn and Elaine Langridge and has been helping to relocate homeowners and businesses across the East Midlands and the rest of the UK since 2003. The firm now…

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The Old Bakehouse is Back!

Two months after Ruddington’s much loved traditional tearoom was forced to close its doors due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, it’s now back in action! For the time being, like other hospitality businesses up and down the country, it is for takeaways and deliveries only. But at least some of its popular fayre is now finally available again for villagers to enjoy at home. Owner Lesley Wells has been running the former Horspool’s Bakery Shop on Church Street since July 2012 and says she has really missed being here for…

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Freedom Dance & Performance

Did you know that Ruddington boasts its very own ‘Fame’ school? The rather understated purple doorway leading into Number 7, Charles Street, may not seem quite as salubrious as the famous ‘High School of Performing Arts’ in New York City did back in the ’80s. But Ruddington’s ‘Freedom Dance & Performance’ has always aimed big – and consequently has found perhaps rather more than its fair share of ‘Fame’ along the way!? Principal Stacey Green is a fully qualified I.S.T.D teacher with years of experience both as a performer and choreographer. She launched ‘Freedom’ in…

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Brookside Autoservices

“Good quality work at competitive rates, not going over a quoted price, keeping customers well informed and getting jobs finished on schedule.” Those are the principles which have kept Brookside Auto Services doing brisk business in Ruddington for almost thirty years. Being a little hidden out of the way, round on Brookside Road, has meant that customer recommendations have always been important to their continuing success. Business partners Dave Pearson and John Dennis amalgamated their previous motor repair and servicing companies to create Brookside Auto Services in the early nineties.…

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