Storm Ciara Batters Ruddington

Whilst today’s much anticipated winter storm didn’t inflict as much damage here as in other parts of the UK, some villagers are still counting its cost now the strongest winds have died down. With an Amber Weather Warning in place from the Met Office, Storm Ciara began to ravage Ruddington in the early hours of this morning (Sunday 9th January) and saw gusts of up to 60mph during the day, accompanied by a period of torrential rain. This was enough to break several trees – including one adjacent to St…

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Ruddington’s Doris Day

As the full force of Storm Doris subsides, Ruddington residents and businesses are checking and repairing the damage in her wake. Fences and trees were blown over, garden furniture tossed between properties, and wheelie bins upturned. Thankfully there are no reports of anyone getting hurt locally. However things could have been very much worse had children not already been in their classes at St Peter’s Junior School at the height of the storm this morning when a large, mature tree was felled by the high winds and blocked the entrance. It also caused significant damage to…

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