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Radio Station from Dorchester, covering Central-Southern Dorset

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Weekend Sports Preview

Weekend Sports Preview

Weymouth Football Club’s senior men’s team travel to Park View Road on Saturday to play Welling United and the game will provide returning manager Mark Molesley with his third attempt to break his National League South duck since re-joining ...

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New weekly ‘Health Walk’ starting at Thorncombe Wood

New weekly ‘Health Walk’ starting at Thorncombe Wood

A new weekly Health Walk is set to start this month at Thorncombe Wood Local Nature Reserve near Dorchester.

This free, guided walk is part of the Dorset Health Walks initiative, and is designed for people who would like to ...

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Motorists urged to be deer aware

Motorists urged to be deer aware

Drivers in Dorset are reminded of the precautions to take on the county’s roads where deer may be present.

With between 42,000 and 74,000 deer-related collisions in the UK every year, Dorset Council is sharing advice from the British Deer ...

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Witness appeal following serious injury collision near Dorchester

Witness appeal following serious injury collision near Dorchester

Police officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward following a serious injury collision near Dorchester.

Dorset Police received a report at 6.35pm on Wednesday 10 April 2024 of a collision on the A35 near ...

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Collision involving two HGVs closes A35

Collision involving two HGVs closes A35

On Thursday 13th April National Highways advised that the A35 in both directions near Winterborne Abbas was closed following a crash involving two lorries the previous evening.

A man was been taken to hospital with serious injuries and the road ...

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The Dorchester Walking Festival to celebrate 50 years of Dorchester Town Council

The Dorchester Walking Festival to celebrate 50 years of Dorchester Town Council

As part of this year’s festivities, the Dorchester Walking Festival is introducing an exciting 50km Challenge to celebrate 50 years of the Dorchester Town Council. Participants are invited to join this cumulative challenge, with all proceeds from the Challenge ...

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Government funding to help Dorset’s wildlife

Government funding to help Dorset's wildlife

Dorset Wildlife Trust has been awarded government funding for a project to create and revitalise over 500 hectares of habitats including woodlands and ponds across 18 sites in Dorset. The Species Survival Fund is aimed at helping to halt ...

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Delightfully Different, every time

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Steve Bulley
10:00am
Sunday Selection
the perfect accompaniment to your Sunday morning with Steve Bulley. As well as listening to great music have a go at Steve's Sunday Survey on Facebook
1:00pm
The Backbeat
Music from the 50s and 60s presented by Andy Senior
3:00pm
North, South, East and West
your Sunday afternoon features and music programme presented by Mike Streeter, with Pete & Heather Foster
5:00pm
The Hit Mix
7:00pm
The Magic of the Movies
An hour of music from the finest movie soundtracks. Some of the best scores from some of the best composers!
8:00pm
Classical Celebration
our celebration of classical music with Heather and Peter Foster
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Is your organisation running an event which the community needs to know about? You can promote a charitable or non-profit event on our popular What’s On page, FREE OF CHARGE, to boost interest.

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Below are the next 5 upcoming events. There’s much more in the Local Events Diary

Tue 16 Apr
Historical tour and cream tea in Brownsea Castle.
1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Brownsea Island, Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole, BH13 7EE

Discover the intriguing history of Brownsea Island with one of our knowledgeable guides, who will take you on a journey back in time. Learn about the castle’s eccentric past residents, royalty, and farming community. Brownsea Castle, run by the John Lewis Partnership is allowing limited access to the public. The walks are available on the third Tuesday of the month (except August). For any visitors already staying on the island and wishing to attend the event (e.g camping guests), please contact us as below.

Contact: National Trust | 03442491895 | EmailWebMap
Fri 19 Apr
The Shout Concert
7:30 pm to 9:45 pm
Location: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Road, Weymouth, DT4 8YJ

Wareham Whalers, shanty crew will be performing their concert “The Shout” to celebrate 200 years since the foundation of the RNLI with readings and songs of the sea. Find out about some key people and events which have shaped the RNLI. Bar available. Tickets £8 available from WeGotTickets. All money raised will go to the RNLI.

Contact: David Blakeley, Wareham Whalers | 07923020946 | EmailWebMap
Fri 19 Apr
Tom Brown’s Gang, with Sam Brown at Evershot Village Hall
8:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Location: Evershot Village Hall, The Common, Evershot, DT2 0JY

This year, Evershot Primary School (Stickland’s) will have been on it’s current site for 150 years and, any excuse to celebrate, we’re having a series of events throughout the year. Our first event is a gig at Evershot Village Hall with local resident Sam Brown (“Stop”, Jules Holland, Pink Floyd etc) and Tom Brown’s Gang, a ukulele band from Dorchester, to raise funds for the school. Tickets available via Eventbrite (follow web link below) and on the door.

Contact: Suzie Mutch | 01935 833960 | EmailWebMap
Sat 20 Apr
Dorset Wrecks Charity Concert
Location: St. Nicholas Church, Dorchester Road, Broadwey, Weymouth, DT3 5DN

The ever popular Dorset Wrecks will be performing & raising money for the R.N.L.I. Weymouth Lifeboat Station & the St. Nicholas Church Repair Fund. Tickets are £10 p.p. & doors open at 7pm. Expect fun & wonderful songs. There is a cash bar. To book tickets in advance please contact Susana on 07944617553 or by email, susanamalik@yahoo.com
We’re looking forward to seeing you there.

Contact: Susana Malik | 07944617553 | EmailWebMap
Sat 20 Apr
Early bird morning walk and breakfast – Brownsea Island
7:15 am to 10:00 am
Location: Brownsea Island, Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole, BH13 7EE

A ranger from the Dorset Wildlife Trust team will lead you on a wander around the island, lakes and lagoon. Experience the peace and tranquillity of the island and listen out for the sounds of the unique wildlife as they busy about their day. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious breakfast roll and hot beverage in our harbour fronted café before heading back on the National Trust boat to Sandbanks. For any visitors already staying on the island and wishing to attend the event (e.g camping guests), please contact us as below.

Contact: National Trust | 03442491895 | EmailWebMap

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On demand, at your convenience

Live session with Damian Clarke, hammer dulcimer player

Sunday April 14th, 2024
Live session with Damian Clarke, hammer dulcimer player

Andy Senior’s guest on Saturday Breakfast recently was local musician Damian Clarke who played some live music with his Hammer Dulcimer. Damian plays concerts in the UK as well as on the Continent and also uses his talent to ...

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Countryside Matters – Bee Special 02.04.24

Wednesday April 10th, 2024
Countryside Matters - Bee Special 02.04.24

In this bee special Jenny Devitt talks to the North Dorset Bee Association about their fundraising to build a special centre in Shillingstone for training, public access and education and as a club house for members. Second interview is ...

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A visit to Weymouth’s MV Freedom

Monday April 1st, 2024
A visit to Weymouth's MV Freedom

Our Rob Mott was invited to visit the MV Freedom moored in Weymouth Harbour. MV Freedom is a specialised vessel which takes people with disabilities or mobility issues, etc, on cruises along the Dorset coast together with their carers ...

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The Good Friday Service at Dorchester Baptist Church

Sunday March 31st, 2024
The Good Friday Service at Dorchester Baptist Church

On Good Friday, 29th March 2024, a Walk of Witness organised by Churches Together in Dorchester was held. The procession moved along South Street pausing for bible readings and prayers and ending with a time of musical worship and ...

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Countryside Matters 18.03.24

Friday March 29th, 2024
Countryside Matters 18.03.24

Today we will hear from Brian Bleese, CEO of the Dorset Wildlife Trust, about an exciting new acquisition of a 335  hectare farm, Lyscombe, ten miles to the north-east of Dorchester: a farm that will now be managed for ...

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Over 50 people take a twilight walk for the Brain Tumour Charity

Monday March 25th, 2024
Over 50 people take a twilight walk for the Brain Tumour Charity

On Sunday 24th March over 50 people set off from the Robert White Centre, adjacent to Dorset County Hospital, on a twilight walk to Weymouth to raise funds for and awareness of the Brain Tumour Charity. The walk was ...

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