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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 29th March 2017
    • Our gardening expert Lucy Simpson, from Poundbury Gardens, tells us about the garden in springtime.
    • In Pet Patter we talk to our resident vet Malcolm Welshman about animals that are mimics.
    • We’ll have to forgive John on his rant about South West Trains’ bus replacement services which are weekend events at the moment.
    • Should we all ‘man up’. Not according to a university which has banned the use of the word ‘man’ in lectures and on campus.
    • With the introduction of the new one pound coin we wonder if you have a forged pound in your pocket – if so get rid of it quickly.

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    Ridgeway Magazine 29th March 2017

  • Ridgeway Magazine 8th March 2017
    • Ridgeway Magazine went on patrol with Dorset Police in the search of mobile phone users. The new law was explained together with a warning that a “stop” by Police might end with your car being seized!
    • A million visitors are expected in Weymouth; we look at some of the 250 events and festivals planned for 2017.
    • We follow up the story about dilapidated Weymouth with Rachel Stretton from the Dorset Echo.
    • The leader of Weymouth council talks about plans for the Peninsular (Pavilion) site.
    • We have a special report on loneliness among young people with psychoanalyst and counsellor Alison Moore.

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    Ridgeway Magazine 8th March 2017

  • Ridgeway Magazine 22nd February 2017
    • We take a walk around Weymouth in the company of a local resident who has shamed the council in to smartening up the town centre.
    • Pet Patter – Do pets really have a sense of humour, with Malcolm Welshman.
    • What’s good enough for charity shops and what’s not.
    • The advice given to rail passengers for their own safety….150 years ago!
    • Lucy Simpson from Poundbury Gardens gives us gardening tips for this time of year.

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    Ridgeway Magazine 22nd February 2017

  • Ridgeway Magazine 8th February 2017
    • Food wastage and an appeal from Weymouth based charity, Soul Food, for working fridges and freezers.
    • We re-visit a previous item about writing a will. Cowboy will writers? Yes, they exist!
    • We talk to a tattoo artist with a cosmetic difference, who has had 8 million hits online since her story went viral!
    • Finally, a timely reminder for Valentines Day and how did it all begin?

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    Ridgeway Magazine 8th February 2017

  • Ridgeway Magazine 25th January 2017

    A packed programme includes:

    • Cleaning Up After Fido? Dog poo was once called “pure” and was collected for money.
    • US Presidents were a weird bunch and we looked at their gifts and foibles.
    • New Year Resolutions for pets, with our studio guest, author and vet Malcolm Welshman.
    • Texting While Walking  You could be fined in America.
    • Tax Returns  The dog ate my tax papers and other excuses unlikely to impress HMRC when not filing tax returns.
    • Visit to Norway  Ridgeway Radio’s visit, with John, to Norway’s capital, Oslo, to a Viking museum, and no, the Vikings did not wear helmets with horns.

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    Ridgeway Magazine 25th January 2017

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