Goodbye Ruddington Vets

After 28 years serving Ruddington’s pet owners, it’s been revealed that our much loved veterinary practice is leaving the village. The news was first announced on Ruddington Vets Facebook page last week, in a post which read: “Check out our spacious new site!”. It went on to explain that: “This Autumn, we will be growing our practice.”  To achieve this, they will be moving it around two miles away – to new premises over in Clifton. They do not plan to retain any veterinary facilities at the Shaw Street site in Ruddington (pictured…

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Mystery Christmas Cash Donor Unmasked by National Newspaper

The identity of the generous individual responsible for envelopes stuffed with cash being delivered to households in Ruddington, Clifton and Silverdale for the last six Christmases has been revealed by The Daily Express. Just before the big money-drop this Christmas – when £5,000 in fifty envelopes handwritten with “R.A.K.” or “Random Act of Kindness” each containing £100 in £20 notes were posted through the letterboxes of lucky local recipients – the newspaper identified the ‘Secret Santa’ as self-made millionaire Joe Soiza.  Mr Soiza hails from Clifton and founded Nottingham-based online healthcare company UK…

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Teenage Ruddington Chef Missing

UPDATE: Wed 2nd June 4.30pm We’re pleased to report that Paige has been found. There are no further details at present. Thanks to everyone who shared the appeal and looked out for her – on behalf of her family and her concerned work colleagues at The White Horse. Original story 11.30am Wed 2nd June…. Concerns are growing for the whereabouts of a 16-year-old apprentice chef who’s been missing from her home since yesterday (Tuesday). Paige (pictured above), who works at The White Horse in Ruddington and lives in Clifton, was last seen…

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Christmas Kindness Continues

An old age pensioner in Ruddington is among those thanking a big hearted but anonymous donor after yet more ‘random acts of kindness’ this Christmas. For the fourth year in a row in our village, envelopes each stuffed with £100 in £20 notes landed on a handful of residents’ doormats on December 24th, marked simply with the words ‘Random Act of Kindness’.  Maggie Hutchinson was delighted when one arrived for her dad John (pictured above). She told RUDDINGTON.info: “My 84 year old father, who lives in Ruddington, received an RAK on…

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WALK #3 – Ruddington to Clifton’s Greatest Hits

The third walk in this series takes us from Ruddington towards its nearest neighbour.  Clifton has its roots as a village, existing now within the Nottingham City boundary but growing up initially around Clifton Hall, an ancient family seat.  It was much enlarged by the building of a large council estate in the 1950s and is now a vibrant suburban community, enhanced by its new tram route and, arguably, the dualling of the A453 which reduced its seemingly permanent congestion during rush hour. This walk takes in some of the…

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More Christmas Kindness in Ruddington?

For the third year running, householders in our area are reporting envelopes filled with cash being pushed through their letterboxes over the festive period! Once again the envelopes, each containing five £20 notes, have been delivered anonymously – marked only with the words “R. A. K. Random Act of Kindness”. Among the recipients this time was Jessica Mitchell who got in touch with RUDDINGTON.info to tell us: “I was one of the receivers of a RAK of £100! I can’t explain how happy I am that people could be so…

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Diversions for Navy 3 to Clifton

If you use Nottingham City Transport‘s Navy 3 bus to get to or from Clifton – or the N48 NightBus back to Ruddington at weekends – you’ll find yourself diverted for the next four or five weeks due to roadworks. From 8.00am to 5.30pm each day, starting on Monday 29th July, Green Lane in Clifton will be closed between Southchurch Drive and Clifton Lane. It’s to install a new raised zebra crossing outside Glapton Academy and reposition and replace speed cushions there with with round top road humps that are said…

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Better Bus Services Begin

Enhanced timetables which include earlier and more frequent buses for Ruddington start TODAY (Sunday 29th January). Most of the improvements are to our Navy 3 service which runs through to Clifton seven days a week via a revised route. The Navy 3 now starts from Hartness Road in Clifton, serving the Crusader roundabout, Green Lane, Southchurch Drive (for Cornerstone and the shops), Farnborough Road (passing Farnborough Academy and Central College), Ruddington Village (Green and Church), Wilford Lane Industrial Estate and then along Wilford Lane and over Trent Bridge (for County Hall, Cricket and Football Grounds) into…

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Bus Boost for Ruddington

Nottingham City Transport is set to enhance its Navy 3 service to Ruddington later this month. It’s part of a raft of changes to the Clifton bus network following an in-depth review of the impact of the new tram line running in the area. In some parts this has reduced bus use by over 30%. But the changes to be implemented on the 29th of January are good news for Ruddington bus passengers – who’ll actually benefit from an improved service.  The Navy 3 will have a revised timetable, with Monday to Saturday…

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