Ruddington Curry House is Hot Stuff!

Village restaurant owner Mahbu Noor and his staff say they’re delighted at picking up a special national award for their work at The Three Spices on Easthorpe Street – after being nominated for it by their customers. The Ruddington eatery picked up the title ‘Best Customers’ Choice Restaurant’ in this year’s prestigious National Curry Awards – staged by Curry Life Magazine at a glittering event in London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel. The gong was presented to him by well known broadcasters Angela Rippon and Mike Bushell {top photo}. Speaking after the ceremony, Mr…

Read More

Ruddington Runner’s Marathon Fundraiser

A man from our village is running this weekend’s London Marathon in aid of a cause close to his heart – The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Ruddington resident Chris Cooke will be heading down to the capital to join thousands of other runners this Sunday (October 3rd) trying to complete the 26.2 mile course to raise money for their chosen charities. RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour search and rescue service all around the UK and Ireland, while lifeguards keep a careful watch on the UK’s busiest beaches.…

Read More

Celebrating All That’s Great About Ruddington

Ruddington is set for a major celebration – straight after the next monthly Village Market on Saturday 2nd October – which organisers are calling ‘RuddBEST’! Organised by St Peter’s Church in association with Ruddington Parish Council it will see events taking place across The Green and campus of the Parish Church throughout the afternoon and into the early evening. It will focus on all that’s GREAT about living in Ruddington and being part of our village community. St Peter’s Church Pioneer Minister, Jane Gray, recalls: “Back in the dim and distant…

Read More

Go Green for September

RUDDINGTON.info is proud to be part of the fight against climate change by supporting ‘Go Green for September’ – a month long campaign being run by Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) and Veolia. The 30-day challenge kicks off on September 1st 2021 and will coincide with both Zero Waste Week (6-10th September) and National Recycle Week (20-26th September). Villagers are being encouraged to step up to this Nottinghamshire-wide initiative to bring down our carbon footprint and reduce waste. It takes the form of a series of challenges showing us how we…

Read More

Village Gin Makers Achieve National Awards Shortlist

Ruddington based artisan gin maker, The Ruddy Fine Distillery, has been shortlisted amongst major drink brands for its locally foraged ‘Lockdown Gin’ at The Grocer New Product Awards 2021. Widely regarded as the number one event of its kind for food and drink, these awards recognise and applaud extraordinary innovation across the UK’s FMCG sector. Previous finalists in the same ‘Alcoholic Drinks’ category have included nationwide brands such as Sipsmiths Gin and Westons Cider. As usual, the food and drink products at The Grocer New Product Awards were judged and scored…

Read More

Guaranteed Mortgage Scheme Begins

Following Benwell Daykin’s previous RUDDINGTON.info article in March, detailing the extension to the Stamp Duty Holiday and Guaranteed Mortgage scheme, they are now pleased to expand on this. From the start of this month, the government has provided guarantees to UK lenders who offer mortgages to buyers, to secure a loan with a 5% deposit on a property of up to £600,000 before the 31st December 2022. The UK’s top five banks have announced their support of the initiative and many will roll out their offers and initiatives from the 19th…

Read More

Guess How Many Eggs are in The Jar with Thomas James!

It’s almost Easter and Thomas James Estate Agents have something ‘egg-citing’ to share with you! Up to the Easter period, their Ruddington office at 20 High Street is displaying a jar of chocolate eggs in the window. If you (or your little people) are able to successfully guess how MANY eggs are in the jar, you can win the jar and all of its ‘eggsellent’ chocolatey contents! So when you’re next out and about in the village centre in the run up to Easter, pop by and see what you…

Read More

Stamp Duty Holiday Extended & Guaranteed Mortgage Scheme

Following the budget announcement on March 3rd, that the Chancellor extended the Stamp Duty Holiday, what does this mean for Ruddington residents? Well, the property purchase tax has been suspended on the first £500,000 on any property purchase, meaning you have the opportunity to save thousands of pounds if you complete your purchase before June 30th 2021. Nick Aston, senior valuer at Benwell Daykin Estate Agents on High Street, welcomes the extension: “This is great news for home buyers in the Ruddington area” he says. “With their savings on stamp duty,…

Read More

Village Market Cancelled Until Easter

Organisers of our monthly Ruddington Village Market have announced that the popular event will be put on hold until April 3rd – Easter Saturday. The difficult decision by Ruddington Village Centre Partnership (RVCP) has been made on COVID-19 safety grounds following the recent surge in cases of the new variant Coronavirus which has recently led to a third national ‘lockdown’. After being cancelled last November (during the previous ‘lockdown’) the market did take place again in December under Nottinghamshire’s Tier 3 restrictions. There is no January market, so the ones called off are…

Read More

Freedom Dance & Performance

Did you know that Ruddington boasts its very own ‘Fame’ school?* The rather understated purple doorway leading into Number 7, Charles Street, may not seem quite as salubrious as the famous ‘High School of Performing Arts’ in New York City did back in the ’80s. But Ruddington’s ‘Freedom Dance & Performance’ has always aimed big – and consequently has found perhaps rather more than its fair share of ‘Fame’ along the way!? Principal Stacey Green is a fully qualified I.S.T.D teacher with years of experience both as a performer and choreographer. She launched ‘Freedom’ in…

Read More