Man Arrested and Stolen Ruddington Car Recovered

A man has been arrested after police spotted and followed a car which was suspected of being stolen. Officers from Nottinghamshire Police’s operational support unit noticed that a Vauxhall Astra, which was travelling in the Clifton area during the early hours of yesterday (Saturday 1 October 2022), was displaying false number plates. The driver then tried to evade police and failed to stop. A short time later the car came to a halt in Village Road and a man was detained. Police checks revealed the vehicle had been stolen from Ruddington in August.…

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‘Back to Normal’ at Ruddington Library

Ruddington Library is reverting to its pre-pandemic opening times from today (5th October). Since March last year our library has been completely closed during three COVID-19 ‘lockdowns’ and then reduced to opening just two half days a week ever since. Whilst Tuesday’s hours had already been extended recently – with a second opportunity each week to visit on Friday afternoons – the Church Street premises are now also open again on Thursdays and Saturdays during the times shown below. Monday: Closed Tuesday: 9.30am – 5.30pm Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 9.30am –…

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Penny Did Us Proud!

Villagers who stayed up through the early hours of this morning to watch Ruddington ice dancer Penny Coomes and partner Nick Buckland skate their hearts out for Team GB in the finals at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang were rewarded with another wonderful performance at the Gangneung Ice Arena. After sailing through yesterday’s Ice Dance to qualify for today, the duo found themselves up in the Bronze Medal position after their Free Dance routine – choreographed by Nottingham ice skating legend Christopher Dean along to music by rock band Muse. (You can watch Penny & Nick’s performance >>HERE<<.)…

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Penny’s in PyeongChang!

Village residents are once again rooting for Ruddington ice dancer Penny Coomes – as she and skating partner Nick Buckland battle it out against the best – representing Team GB at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang. South Korea is the third trip to a Winter Olympics for our local duo – having also represented Team GB at Vancouver in 2010 and Sochi in 2014. But their achievement this time is all the more astonishing because it was only in June 2016 that Penny smashed her right kneecap into eight pieces after a…

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Third Olympics for Village Skater!

An ice dancer from Ruddington has secured her place on Team GB at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang after winning an Olympic qualifying competition this weekend! Penny Coomes and figure skating partner Nick Buckland, who hails from Wilford, built on their initial lead in the “Short Dance” section with victory in yesterday’s “Free Dance” at Oberstdorf in Germany – so lifting the Nebelhorn Trophy. You can see their winning routine >>HERE<<. This victory means that South Korea will now be the third trip to a Winter Olympics for our local duo…

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