Louis for the London Palladium!

An 18 year-old Ruddington dancer is getting his big break on stage in the capital this Christmas – with a five week run at the London Palladium. Louis Gaunt is the son of Freedom Dance & Performance principal Stacey Green and started training at the age of four. His talents led him to being offered a full scholarship to one of the top colleges in the country, the renowned Performers’ College in Essex, where he is now in his final year studying professional dance and musical theatre. Louis has already had a…

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Loan Loco Saves “Santa Specials”

Youngsters can breathe a sigh of relief. Father Christmas WILL be able to spend some time in Ruddington in the run-up to the festive season after all! The popular Great Central Railway Nottingham (GCR{N}) “Santa Specials” – which are always hauled by heritage steam – were put in jeopardy at the start of this month. That’s because Stanier 8F-8274 – the only operational passenger steam locomotive based in Ruddington – suffered a serious failure. An inspection revealed the bad news of multiple cracks in the firebox and a very long and expensive journey to…

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Ruddington’s New Year Buses

Nottingham City Transport is promising that getting home will be easy and inexpensive for Ruddington’s New Year’s Eve revellers thanks to its late night buses. Our main transport operator is once again running its New Year’s Eve services, with late night buses running through until 3.15am to get people home after bringing in the New Year in Nottingham. “We run normal Saturday services until around 8pm, with some later evening journeys on several routes, and then our Night Buses run through the night until 3.15am,” explains NCT Marketing Manager, Anthony Carver-Smith. “With Grouprider tickets half…

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Ruddington’s Festive Buses

Nottingham City Transport is once again running a network of services on Boxing Day, with buses beginning their journeys from around 6am. This includes Ruddington’s Green 10 service. For the past three years, NCT has worked with the Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID) to help solve an issue that has previously affected City Centre retail and leisure businesses during the festive season – getting staff into the city early on Boxing Day. “The early start and frequency of our Boxing Day service helps retail workers travel into the city for…

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Fayre Grand!

Ruddington’s 2016 Christmas Fayre held on Saturday the 3rd of December has been hailed another success by most of the visitors and village businesses involved. Organised by Ruddington Parish Council, it involved the closure of High Street throughout the day to accommodate numerous undercover street stalls in two large marquees, food and drink sellers, Keyworth & Ruddington Rotary‘s Father Christmas in his sleigh and even an MC! Many village centre traders opened for longer hours than usual to join in with the festive fun.  There was a Nativity Tent and additional stalls at…

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Christmas is Coming!

Ruddington is looking like the place to be this Christmas, with the village playing host to an array of festive events. As well as the Parish Council-organised Ruddington Christmas Fayre (see poster) The White Horse Inn is also holding its own Winter Fayre on the same date, Saturday 3 December. Taking place from 12 noon to 6pm, the event will boast 25 stalls offering delicious street food and seasonal gifts. Also on Saturday 3 December, the Framework Knitters’ Museum will host a Christmas Sack-Making activity in the Chapel. Children can watch…

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