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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.

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.

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.