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Ridgeway Magazine

This page accompanies our programme of the same name which is broadcast on a Wednesday at 11am. You can hear the most recent programmes by selecting an edition below.

  • Ridgeway Magazine 6th Feb 2019
    • Mallams restaurant in Weymouth has had to close for good and owners Janice and Steve Gosson explain that it wasn’t just the devastating fire which swayed their decision
    • Alistair Chisholm is in the studio to talk about the ALL For Dorset movement which wants to banish party politics from local government
    • We talk to James Webb from the Priest’s House Museum in Wimborne about their collection of Victorian Valentine cards
    • Phil Say from Weymouth Pavilion tells us about the building’s amazing lighting scheme
    • In Pet Patter Malcolm Welshman recounts the story of the Cow in the Tree, an episode from his latest book ‘An Armful Of Animals’ (available from Amazon)
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  • Ridgeway Magazine 9th Jan 2019
    • Local Democracy Reporter Trevor Bevins warns things might not work out as promised with the new Dorset Unitary Council taking over from five urban and district councils on April 1st
    • Fifty years on; what made the headlines in 1969? The Moon and the Beatles to name but two subjects
    • The circus is not dead! There are 100 in the UK and a National Centre for Circus Arts with a BA Hons degree on offer
    • Local photographer and cameraman John Gurd records pantos in Dorset and streams them to children in hospital for no charge
    • Still with the circus – the story behind the John Lennon song “For the benefit of Mr. Kite” which featured on Britain’s most popular ever album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”
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  • Ridgeway Magazine 19th Dec 2018
    • Loneliness amongst youngsters – counsellor and psychotherapist Alison Moore discusses the problem live in the studio
    • The Robert White cancer treatment centre has recently opened and we look at how the centre came in to being
    • Restorative justice in Dorset is a year old and is already proving successful. The scheme’s co-ordinator explains
    • The price of coffee beans plunges – the cost of a cup of coffee continues to rise. Are baristas ripping us off?
    • Our resident vet warns about dodgy doggy treats and dangers to pets in the home during the festive season
    • Christmas through the ages starting with the ‘cool yule’ and ending with Father Christmas and Christmas boxes
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  • Ridgeway Magazine 5th Dec 2018
    • We’ll start from scratch….and tell you about the invasion of the super flea
    • You’re nicked! Ever wondered what goes on in the Police custody suite?
    • The story behind the world’s best know tune.
    • The facts behind coffee shops and the proposed ‘latte levy’
    • Babysham is 65 years old. We have its fascinating story so far
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