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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 11th July 2018
    • Can you over-water your garden and plants? Naomi from Poundbury Gardens tells us.
    • John joined a huge crowd at the Chickerell Show and talks to some exhibitors and a show director.
    • We make a visit to the RSPB reserve at Radipole.
    • In this next instalment of John’s recent cruise he visits Croatia and the historic city of Dubrovnic.

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    Ridgeway Magazine 11th July 2018

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  • Ridgeway Magazine 27th June 2018
    • Memory loss is a great fear for oldies. We talk to a Dorset world class memory champion who gives some advice on the subject.
    • Going on your hols? Don’t forget to pack your Scrabble – the game is 80 years old and there is a story behind the word game.
    • The ‘Pet Patter’ spot.   The question posed by vet Malcolm Welshman, “are pets psychic?” He thinks they are.
    • To Croatia where John pans for salt and Frances gives a history lesson about a commodity once worth its weight in gold!

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    Ridgeway Magazine 27th June 2018

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  • Ridgeway Magazine 13th June 2018
    • Snails and slugs – new ways of dealing with them that will not harm garden birds says Lucy, our gardening expert.
    • Badgers – our vet Malcolm Welshman gives his views on a creature that gets a bad press.
    • “All tourists are b******s” reads the spray paint graffiti on a wall in Venice – really? John visits and finds out if Venice is sinking with visitor numbers.
    • We hear about the Chickerell Steam Fair and what’s in the programme this year.
    • Careful when using sign language abroad – a guide when giving the thumbs up or, even worse, showing palms uppermost in Greece. Our hand signals that other cultures misinterpret.
    • It’s the 13th – but why is it unlucky except for the Chinese?

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    Ridgeway Magazine 13th June 2018

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  • Ridgeway Magazine 30th May 2018
    • Pretty lights for Weymouth Esplanade. When the scheme’s bright idea went on show, visitors to the public “consultation” were mainly unimpressed. Bring back the garlands of fairy lights seems to be the verdict.
    • To Buckland Newton where one man’s creative ideas for slowing down speeding traffic have been dumped for the second time. Do nothing County Council does not approve.
    • To Sicily for our story about the Mafia which disapproved of the “Godfather“ films. John visits the Corleone village and is totally unprepared for what happens next as he interviews a cast member.
    • Vinyl records. Sales boom but don’t throw out your old ones just yet…they might be worth money.
    • What do you do to find your missing mobile phone? There’s an app that will solve this mishap.

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    Ridgeway Magazine 30th May 2018

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