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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 5th Sept 2018
    • Scallop Wars – a West Country trawler skipper tells of his experiences of being threatened and attacked by French fishermen
    • “Cyril the Squirrel” gets his moment of fame, as told by vet Malcolm Welshman in this edition of ‘Pet Patter’
    • We visit Mad Hatter day in Bridport and talk to a lady “sheep hatter” who takes biodiversity to the extreme. And no, she’s not mad!
    • Where do all the phrases with the word hat in them come from? We explain, at the drop of a hat.
    • One man (and his tank) who collects buckets of money for Help For Heroes – a report
    • Dorset is famous for collections of historical military vehicles. We find an enthusiast who rebuilds WW2 Jeeps from the wheels up.
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  • Ridgeway Magazine 22nd August 2018
    • Why are 30 Weymouth b&bs up for sale? Is the town over-bedded? Many small hotels are struggling despite the summer sun.
    • Weymouth Council leader says the town’s crown jewels  (that’s the properties and facilities it owns) will not be nabbed by the new Unitary Authority. Really?
    • There’s a stink brewing about the new Esplanade unisex superloo planned for 2020. It’s the gender issue.
    • We hear about a Dorset charity called Mosaic which helps children cope with bereavement of someone close.
      Contact details: Tel 01258 837071, web – www.mosaicfamilysupport.org, email – laura@mosaicfamilysupport.org
    • Six trillion discarded cigarette butts – dropping one could cost you up to £1,000 if you ignore a fixed penalty fine for littering.

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    Ridgeway Magazine 22nd August 2018

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  • Ridgeway Magazine 8th August 2018
    • Local democracy reporter explains the changes on the local government front  when Weymouth, Portland and Dorchester become a Unitary Authority…what does it mean for ratepayers?
    • What should I do about my frazzled lawn? Leave it alone! advises our gardening expert.
    • John visits Gibraltar where the pillar boxes are red and the police still wear helmets.
    • Small shops are suffering but Broadwey Village Stores re-invented itself when all seemed to be lost.
    • With 3,500 new homes mooted for Dorchester, how to get on the housing ladder. Shared ownership might be the answer.
    • About half-a-million UK drivers will face prosecution in France this year. The jolly gendarmes are waiting with a mass of new rules…be prepared and learn about them before travelling.

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    Ridgeway Magazine 8th August 2018

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  • Ridgeway Magazine 25th July 2018
    • The business side of the Sea Food Festival; worth millions to Weymouth, says its chairman
    • We pay our final visit to Croatia and find out what’s for dinner
    • Our feature “Pet Patter“ with vet Malcolm Welshman who has succumbed to “Obsessive Dog Disorder”
    • The “doggy bus” from Spain and how Ralf the spaniel, sentenced to death at the Malaga dog pound, found a new home with John’s daughter
    • When a “water resistant” watch gets a dunking in the sea; advice on how to dry it out that might just save it from rusting

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    Ridgeway Magazine 25th July 2018

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