Fire Blacks Out Elms Park Properties

Television viewing and internet browsing were brought to an abrupt halt in one area of Ruddington last night as around 124 homes lost power. Tuesday evening’s outage affected residents of Elms Park and Sheepfold Lane. One householder reported flames shooting from a manhole on the roadside – before emergency services and an electricity van arrived at the scene. David Brown, who shared the above photo on social media at around half past eleven, reported: “Two fire engines, about nine police officers and a Western Power engineer turned up. All power out.…

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Early Morning Blaze Hits Almost Two Thousand Homes

There were dramatic scenes in Ruddington during the early hours of this morning when an electricity sub-station on Old Station Drive caught fire – initially cutting power to 1,961 houses in our village. Flames were visible leaping high into the night sky. A Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue crew from West Bridgford was called out at 1.39am today (Tuesday 7th April) to tackle the blaze – with local resident Wayne Swift capturing the moment they arrived (above) to find the sub-station engulfed in flames. Western Power Distribution (WPD) also attended the…

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New Drone Team Launches

This week saw the first use of state-of-the-art ‘Eye in the Sky’ technology by Rushcliffe Police – leading almost immediately to two suspected criminals being caught. As we reported last year, Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service have jointly invested in THREE new drones to help them fight both crime and fires – as well as to assist in search and rescue operations. During specialist training, officers have had to learn how to fly in various environments and in both day and night-time conditions to enable our area to have 24/7 coverage. Within hours…

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Thanks After Ruddington House Fire

The family which owns a village property damaged during a blaze at the weekend has thanked those who reported the fire and prevented more serious damage. As RUDDINGTON.info previously reported, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a house at the corner of Kirk Lane and Loughborough Road at 12.32am on Saturday (14th December) when smoke was seen coming from the roof. Crews from West Bridgford, Highfields, London Road and East Leake Fire Stations used breathing apparatus to extinguish the flames using two hose reel jets, 1 main jet and an aerial platform…

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Early Morning Blaze in Ruddington

Firefighters from West Bridgford, Highfields, London Road and East Leake stations were at work in the early hours of this morning tackling a house fire in Ruddington. Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a property at the corner of Kirk Lane and Loughborough Road at 12.32am today (Saturday 14th December) which was reported to be on fire. Crews used breathing apparatus whilst fighting the flames using two hose reel jets, 1 main jet and an aerial platform ladder. The building is undergoing renovation work which was almost complete. There…

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Our New Look Bookies

It’s just over two months since the relative peace and quiet of a Sunday evening in Ruddington was shattered by the dramatic arrival of fire crews, cordoning off High Street and smashing through the door to tackle a blaze at our village bookmakers. On 23rd June 2019 our branch of Coral had already closed for the day when smoke was seen billowing from the building and the emergency services called to the scene at just after 7pm. The fire was quickly extinguished and the cause identified as an electrical fault in the back…

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Blaze at the Bookies!

The relative peace and quiet of a Sunday evening in Ruddington has been shattered by the arrival of fire crews to tackle a blaze at our village centre bookmakers. High Street was cordoned off for over an hour when two fire engines arrived to deal with the incident soon after seven o’clock at the Coral betting shop. The business had already closed for the day when smoke was seen coming from the building and the emergency services called out. Local resident Rory Betts took this photograph right at the height of the…

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New Police & Fire Service Drones

There’s soon to be another ‘Eye in the Sky’ in the fight against crime – which can also be used when tackling major fires. Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service have announced they’ve teamed up to invest in the very latest Drone technology. The two organisations say their latest collaboration will be used by Police to help find high-risk missing people, to support rural crime prevention and detection operations, respond to major incidents such as flooding, monitor public order events such as protests, pre-planned operations, counter-terrorism manoeuvres and gathering…

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Fire Halts Weekend Steam Trains

Steam hauled services along the Great Central Railway from Ruddington have again been withdrawn after the embankment fire at East Leake on Sunday. The blaze came only a week after GCRN’s resident steam loco was reinstated on the heritage line between our village and Loughborough. Planned trips using Hunslet 2890 had been suspended since early July due to concerns about the risk of trackside fires during the long, dry heatwave. But after the recent wet and cooler weather, it was thought they could safely be reintroduced. These photos taken soon afterwards by…

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