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Below are the latest additions to our listen again section. You can find many more clips/programmes by selecting a category above which covers approximately the last three months. If you're looking for something specific and can't find it in the recent entries try entering keywords in Search this site, above.

Many of the features and interviews below, including individual items from various programmes, are also broadcast during KeeP Overnight from midnight to 8am daily.

This section is frequently updated (usually daily) so come back often!

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Transition Town Dorchester's poly tunnel vandalised!

Transition Town Dorchester's poly tunnel vandalised!

We spoke to Kate Forrester from Transition Town Dorchester, a community project based at Poundbury with the aim of increasing sustainability. Recently their poly tunnel was vandalised for no apparent reason. Kate explained more, and about the aims of the Transition Town project…

For more information see the Transition Town Dorchester website



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A Marathon effort round their garden!

A Marathon effort round their garden!

A few days ago we reported on Kirsty and Martin's intention to run 840 laps of their garden in lieu of running the Manchaester Marathon which they had intended to do before it was cancelled. It was to raise funds for Dorset County Hospital and we spoke to them and asked how their efforts went.

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Chris Loder, West Dorset MP, launches 'West Dorset Scrub Hub'

Chris Loder, West Dorset MP, launches 'West Dorset Scrub Hub'

West Dorset MP Chris Loder, speaking from his home near Sherborne, told us about the 'West Dorset Scrub Hub' calling for fabric, funds or fans of sewing to support our doctors, nurses and carers with getting more of the personal protective equipment that they need…

If you can help with this project go to
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UPDATED: The Monday Food Feature

UPDATED: The Monday Food Feature

Mark Vaughan from the award-winning Brace of Butchers joins us again and tells us that the art of bread making is not as difficult as you may think, And you can download the recipe here – all the ingredients are available at the Brace. Also how about using some of that ...
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UPDATED 07/04: Get Exercising with The Breathing Space

UPDATED 07/04: Get Exercising with The Breathing Space

Listen to Sammie McFarland, a wellness coach from The Breathing Space in Brewery Square, Dorchester, who has a series of exercises to keep us fit and healthy in these times of lockdown. Updated daily…

Sammie is hosting a live online Restorative Pilates video session every Friday at 10.30 – it's free for KeeP 106 listeners to ...
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Volunteers wanted to make face masks

Volunteers wanted to make face masks

The Bonjour Cafe Poundbury has teamed up with The Embroidery Barn and Dorchester Town Council to provide volunteers and key workers with homemade face masks to help protect them when they're working to help those in need. Rosie from the Embroidery Barn told us all about the project which already has a number of volunteers ...
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An Appeal from Diverse Abilities

An Appeal from Diverse Abilities

Diverse Abilities is Dorset's disability charity and, like so many charities during the coronavirus crisis, is struggling to raise funds for their vital work. We spoke to Mark Powell, MD of Diverse Abilities, who explained more about the charity's work and the financial issues they are currently faced with…

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A Community Response to Covid-19 for those in need

A Community Response to Covid-19 for those in need

Age UK for North, South & West Dorset have received a financial boost from local councils which will assist them to support the elderly, and others in need, during the coronavirus crisis, and through providing a community response by joining with other local organisations. We spoke to Dave Thorpe who explained more…

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Congratulations to the Brace of Butchers!

Congratulations to the Brace of Butchers!

We're delighted that our friends at Poundbury's Brace of Butchers have been named UK's Best Butcher 2020 – see our news item – and Rob spoke to Managing Director Tom Amery all about the award, and more…


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Victim Support Dorset

Victim Support Dorset

Victim Support Dorset is a charity which supports victims of crime, whether or not a crime has been reported. We spoke to Mary about the charity's work particularly in view of a recent report about a rise in domestic abuse…

Victim Support Dorset can be contacted on 0300 3030 163 or see the
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Ridgeway Magazine 25/03

Ridgeway Magazine 25/03

In this edition: A warning about coronavirus-related scams • a chat with Lord Julian Fellowes • and an extended interview with Martyn Underhill, outgoing (in 2021) Police & Crime Commissioner for Dorset. Presented by John Shepherd and Andy Venton


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Helping the Westham community

Helping the Westham community

Ryan Hope, a Weymouth and Dorset councillor, joined us on the phone and spoke about a scheme in Westham, Weymouth, to help the self-isolated through this period of uncertainty…


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Local World 27/03

Local World 27/03

In this edition Jenny broadcasts from her dining table, her temporary home studio, and plunders the depths of her extensive audio archive. Some wonderful pieces are in store such as: The visit by Andy Worth and Rob Mott to Beerex a couple of years ago • The head gardener at Forde Abbey brings some spring ...
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So, what about University courses?

So, what about University courses?

Our guest was Lottie Brown who joined us to explain what was happening with the university course she was currently undertaking – a film called Rose Tinted which has had to be put on hold due to current circumstances…


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Clapping for the NHS

Clapping for the NHS

As most will know, at 8pm on 26th March 2020 the country came together to show support for our carers and the NHS through applause. Pete Foster described the scene in one street in Dorchester…


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