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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 24th May 2017
    • With 2 billion people expected to speak English by 2020,  Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) pays well and we tell you how to get on a course.
    • Our feature “Pets Patter”, with retired vet and author Malcolm Welshman, tells us how to make a cat do what YOU want!
    • Where is the “Bus Shelter”, a converted bus which will sleep 20 homeless people, to park? “Not here!” say Weymouth councillors.
    • Gardening tips concentrate on slugs and other pests.
    • We report on the newest must-have, reconditioned wind-up gramophones.

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    Ridgeway Magazine 10th May 2017

  • Ridgeway Magazine 10th May 2017
    • Good use for an old double decker bus. We report on one being converted into a “bus shelter” for rough sleepers
    • Dorset Police are asking for volunteers from villages to join “Community Speed Watch” while the French Police aim to issue 12 million speeding tickets with the help of new sophisticated radar traps.
    • Meanwhile the Community Car Scheme in Dorset needs volunteer drivers to take folk to hospital and doctors’ surgeries.
    • Want to squeeze inside a WW2 tank, “drive” a Jeep and shoot down a plane? The Portland D Day Centre is hands-on war!

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    Ridgeway Magazine 10th May 2017

  • Ridgeway Magazine 19th April 2017
    • Dorset Police give a timely warning about the safe disposal of marine distress flares. A weekend collection of out-of-date flares saw 2,000 handed in, the oldest dating from 1964.
    • We take a look at the history of holidays for the workers and found Britain has only eight public hols while the rest of Europe averages 11.
    • A report on the still-closed Colwell Centre, Weymouth, reveals some interesting facts about an unofficial Tourist Information Centre.
    • Two Weymouth stories – has the “decaying”town been smartened up for summer and a report on the Lions’ Club “wave wade” for charity.
    • Finally, Marmite – the funny peculiar facts.

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    Ridgeway Magazine 19th April 2017

  • 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 descriptive 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

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