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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 9th August 2017

    Four legs good, two legs bad. This edition features animals.

    • Vet Malcolm Welshman tells us how dogs communicate – is the tail wagging up, down or sideways?
    • A dog whisperer (yes really!) talks to a mixed-up dog about its unhappy past.
    • We visit the Horse Course where mixed-up adults and children find that horses can change their moods.
    • The pig is man’s best friend….discuss.
    • Those clever children from Damers First School are still selling their prizewinning ‘Spic and Span’ product. We visit Poundbury Food Festival and meet them again.

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    Ridgeway Magazine 9th August 2017 2017

  • Ridgeway Magazine 19th July 2017
    • To the Norwegian fjords where folk have to have two jobs to survive.
    • Know a wolverine: the mad dog-like predator that can climb trees and kills sheep for fun!
    • Politics: in Norway, even the fish voted no! to the EU.
    • We go below decks on a mighty cruise ship and the captain reads a letter form a 10 year old.
    • Follow-up story: winning Damers First School do it again. An interview with Eco Club Team Leader, Edd Moore. Also read the full report in the Dorset Echo here.
    • In the week the Dunkirk film is released, we hear about “My Girl” and her float-on part.

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    Ridgeway Magazine 19th July 2017

  • Ridgeway Magazine 5th July 2017
    • Two budding business brains aged eight and nine talk about creating an eco-friendly product for a national young entrepreneurs competition.
    • We list the top 10 films of all time and learn the movies were a British, not Hollywood, invention.
    • Credit cards: the “flexible friend” is 51 and the ATM is 50 years old.
    • Did “World No Tobacco Day” pass you by? We investigate puff, snuff and statistical stuff.
    • Barbara Purnell, chair of Friends of DCH, reprises their work.

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    Ridgeway Magazine 5th July 2017

  • Ridgeway Magazine 21st June 2017
    • You can go on a Hard Hat Tour of the Shire Hall in Dorchester which will reopen as a heritage centre next year. We report on progress.
    • The Decadettes give us a tune or two resplendent in their Poppy Dresses while they collect money for the Royal British Legion.
    • We talk to Poppy Butcher, organiser of Weymouth’s Military Vehicle Parade, now in her eighties and just as well organised as the young secretary she once was on D Day.
    • Do pets look like their owners? Ridgeway Magazine’s vet Malcolm Welshman tells us.
    • Railway trivia – some stories from life on the lines.
    • Lisa Bond from Poundbury Garden Centre takes us to her allotment for the third time.
    • Dorset Police with a serious warning about fraud – don’t let it happen to you.

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    Ridgeway Magazine 21st June 2017

  • Ridgeway Magazine 7th June 2017
    • We have an interview with antiques expert Eric Knowles, of Antiques Roadshow fame, who was recently in Dorchester.
    • Travelling abroad? Check if you need a Visa as well as your passport, a Dorchester travel agent advises.
    • Should old men wear shorts not to mention back-to-front baseball caps?
    • We look at the history of trousers and how a Royal accident became a trouser fashion.
    • The new Friends’ shop in the hospital has something for everyone.
    • Weymouth’s Colwell Centre reopens as the School Street Shopping Plaza – we pay a visit.

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    Ridgeway Magazine 7th June 2017

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