Village Tennis Star “Feeling Stronger and Fitter” After Lockdown

Ruddington wheelchair tennis star and Tokyo Paralympics hopeful James Shaw believes that he has returned to on-court training stronger and fitter following the COVID-19 Coronavirus ‘lockdown’. Villager James, who turned 25 this week, says this is thanks to support he’s received from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), the national governing body of tennis. He’s just resumed training in Loughborough and remains focused on future goals – hopeful of being able to compete in front of home fans in Nottingham later this year. He reveals: “Training is pretty much back to normal now. I’m…

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Ruddington’s Help in Marking 300 Years

This Saturday in Nottingham an interesting tercentenary is being celebrated – and Ruddington is playing a pivotal role. It was back on the 24th of June 1717 that four Freemasons’ lodges in London got together to create the original Grand Lodge. Now, three hundred years on, Nottinghamshire Masons are putting on a ‘Community Fun Day’ in the Old Market Square to mark the milestone. It’s taking place on Saturday the 17th June, between 10am and 5pm and it’s a celebration partly aimed at “demystifying” Freemasonry by letting the public in general know of the many local causes and charities which benefit from their continuous…

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Ruddington’s Role in 300th Celebrations

Ruddington is playing its part in celebrating an interesting tercentenary in Nottinghamshire this year. It was back on the 24th of June 1717 that four Freemasons’ lodges in London got together to create the original Grand Lodge. Now, three hundred years on, Nottinghamshire Masons are putting on a ‘Community Fun Day’ in Nottingham’s Old Market Square to mark the milestone. It’s taking place on Saturday the 17th June, between 10am and 5pm, and it’s a celebration partly aimed at “demystifying” Freemasonry – and letting the general public know of the many local causes and charities which benefit from their continuous but often…

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