News Review of the Year

2018 has seen plenty of highs and lows for Ruddington.

As the new year arrives, your independent village website looks back at some of the biggest news stories on which we’ve reported during the past twelve months. Please click on the photos or links to read more…


  • At the start of 2018, the winter crimewave blighting the lives of residents and traders in Ruddington showed no sign of stopping – after a late night raid on Classic Cuts Hairdressing on the corner of High Street and Charles Street (on January 10th). Owner Traysi Kirk told “Stock was stolen and there was lots of mess and damage. Four youths used a crow bar to smash the side window and enter the salon. They broke into the till which was empty, so took stock and gift boxes from the window display.”
  • There was also unwelcome news that Flawforth Lane would need to be closed for yet more roadworks in January – despite already having been shut to traffic for over THREE MONTHS at the end of the previous summer. Drivers were subsequently diverted for a further three weeks whilst “completion of new drainage works” took place.








  • Visitors to Rushcliffe Country Park were warned to take extra care after reports that a woman was bitten by an adder – {injury pictured} and had to be rushed to A & E. The disabled victim was in her wheelchair retrieving a tennis ball from some long grass for her dogs when she felt a sharp prick on her left leg – after something bit her. Conservationists said this was the first reported adder sighting in the Borough for over 30 years – with these snakes being so timid it’s very unlucky to be attacked by one.
  • Payroll software company MHR based at Ruddington Fields Business Park applied for permission to build a new multi-storey car park to accommodate the vehicles of all its employees in ‘Britannia House’ and the newly built ‘Wellington House’. It was to be built over the current surface car park to allow room for 209 cars – that’s 143 more spaces than there are now! Since then, revised plans have been submitted and can be found >>HERE<<.





What will 2019 bring? Find out by checking back here frequently – and keeping an eye out on Ruddington social media – for the latest village news, events and information.

Meantime we’d like to wish all our readers and supporters A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!

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