Calling Ruddington Creatives!

Whilst their regular meetings at The Next Episode are cancelled until further notice due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus restrictions, a village based art group is hoping we’ll show our creative flair ‘remotely’ by taking part in an exciting new competition. Ruddington Art & Craft Society is inviting submissions by email on the theme of ‘Our Wonderful World’ between now and the end of this month. It’s open to all age groups – with ‘arty’ prizes relevant to the age category and a special exhibition promised for entrants’ art work once ‘social…

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Buster’s Short Story Writing Competition

If you’re missing your regular journeys on Ruddington’s Navy 3 or Green 10 buses during the COVID-19 Coronavirus lockdown, Nottingham City Transport’s “Buster” is inviting you to write a bus related tale or poem for possible inclusion in a brand new book. The short story writing competition is open to children and adults in five age categories. So how about composing one inspired by a #RuddyGoodDayOut? NCT plans to publish a bus-themed storybook full of their favourite submissions this autumn, in aid of charity, and it’d be great to see Ruddington included!…

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Kids’ Easter Colouring Competition Goes On!

Early in March, RUDDINGTON.info helped new village estate and letting agents Benwell Daykin to launch their ‘Easter Colouring Competition’ – a bit of fun for local children of all ages in the run up to Easter for a chance to win various prizes, including lots of chocolate, of course! At the time, copies of the artwork were distributed to St Peter’s Junior School and James Peacock Primary School in the hope that as many village children as possible would take part. Since then, unfortunately both the Ruddington schools and Benwell Daykin‘s branch at…

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Kids’ Easter Colouring Competition

Children of all ages in Ruddington are being invited to take part in an ‘egg-citing’ competition in the run up to Easter for a chance to win various prizes – including lots of chocolate, of course! The ‘Easter Colouring Competition’ is the idea of new Ruddington estate and letting agents Benwell Daykin. General Manager Ricky Benwell explains: “Our company is very much a family orientated business and we believe that we should be as active in the village community as possible. Therefore we hope this competition enables us to introduce ourselves…

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Pointless Duo Return!

Ruddingtonians will get to see our local “Pointless” stars AGAIN – after they reached the “Head to Head” stage of the popular BBC TV quiz presented by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman on Friday. Father and daughter David and Megan McFarlane low-scored their way through to the penultimate round against Matilda and Amanda. But their opponents got to play first in a set of options about “Short Stories and Novellas” – and stole the lowest scoring answer! Consequently David & Megan missed out on the potential jackpot of £6,500 – but it meant the duo had another chance to compete. We can see their…

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Ruddington’s Pointless Stars

Our village is set to feature on national television yet again today – this time courtesy of a Ruddington duo’s appearance on the BBC quiz show “Pointless”! Father and daughter David and Megan McFarlane (pictured above) will appear on this afternoon’s episode of the popular programme presented by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman which airs at 5.15pm on BBC1. It’s been rather a long wait for Megan – who’s a big fan of the show – since she put dad and herself forward for an audition at the Nottingham Jury’s Inn back on the 2nd of…

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Ruddington Licensee is in The Super Sixteen!

The owner and chef of a popular Ruddington gastro-pub has been shortlisted for a prestigious award from the leading professional body representing UK licensees – The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII). Mark Anderson of The Ruddington Arms on Wilford Road is one of just sixteen semi-finalists for this year’s Licensee of the Year competition. Sponsored by Sky, this competition is widely regarded as the most rigorous and hard-fought award for individual licensee operators in the UK – held annually for over 20 years. The Ruddington Arms tweeted “We are really surprised, honoured and proud to be…

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