Hope for the Housing Market as 2022 Draws to a Close

With the recent uncertainty in the housing market, it can be hard to know when the best time is to sell your property writes Ricky Benwell. Whether you’re thinking of buying your first home, upsizing or downsizing from your current property, keeping a close eye on the local market and house prices is always a good place to start. After a slow start to October, we have seen a recovery in both properties coming to the market and sales going through to completion. Following a rise in mortgage rates, there…

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What’s Hot in Travel for 2023?

As we reach the end of 2022, I can honestly say this has been the best year for travel since 2019. We are at a point where you can book a holiday confident that you will get to travel. We know that we are going through a cost-of-living crisis which might affect your plans. Booking early gets you the lowest prices. Consider a payment plan so that you can pay a little each month towards your holiday. Some holidays such as cruises allow you to plan ahead to 2024 and…

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Ruddington Removals Firm Moves!

A long established and much loved removals company based in our village has itself relocated – but only to a couple of doors down. Near & Far Removals decided to remain in Ruddington – to stay ‘Near’ rather than go ‘Far’ – and can now be found upstairs at Unit 8, Brookside Road following this month’s move from Unit 2 on November 10th.  Elaine Langridge, who has run the business with her husband Martyn since 2003, says the imminent redevelopment of their former premises prompted the decision. “We have been…

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Introducing Ruddington Retirement Village

A brand new development of first-class retirement apartments is combined with comprehensive residential, dementia and nursing care support to form a fantastic range of facilities for the people of Ruddington and the surrounding areas. The ‘Retirement Village’ concept has been developed by My Care, who have long been associated with delivering great care across the Nottingham and East Midlands region. The company has had a long association with Ruddington and is keen to offer the best possible care choices for the local community. Whatever your care needs now, or in…

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The Bottle Top – Café, Beer & Eco Shop

When Glyn Thomas’s much loved Greengrocers closed its doors in 2018, locals feared the heart and been ripped out of Ruddington and that our village centre would never be the same again. It was clear that a shop dedicated solely to selling fresh fruit and vegetables may no longer be viable, nevertheless 2, High Street has now become a new hub of the community thanks to the vision of husband and wife team Anthony and Alex Preston. Together they brought to Ruddington a brand new business called The Bottle Top, which opened on May…

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Brand New Showroom and Website for Mascari Design

A lot has been happening this year at Ruddington’s Mascari Design. There’s been a rebrand, a huge investment in their showroom on Charles Street and  the launch of their brand new website! On the recent showroom refurbishment at 5 Charles Street, Managing Director Rob Mascari says: “We have been planning a complete remodelling of the showroom for the past year and we are delighted to have made it happen. For the first time in our history, we have totally reimagined the use of our showroom to enable an exciting customer experience.…

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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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