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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 at the bottom of the page 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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Dorset Art Weeks – The Auction!

Dorset Art Weeks - The Auction!

Over many years the Dorset Art Weeks event has been a much valued and important local event for both artists and public alike. Sadly this years event has, like so many, been cancelled due to the pandemic. But all is not lost and help is at hand in the form of The Auction Hub which ...


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Dorchester’s Storehouse Church – a lifeline for those in need

Dorchester's Storehouse Church - a lifeline for those in need

KeeP 106 was pleased to be invited to visit Dorchester’s Storehouse Church which is the hub of Dorchester Community Kitchen and has been set up as a food bank since the Covid crisis began. Rob Mott went along and spoke to Pastor Mark Topp and other volunteers about their work…

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Local World 03/07

Local World 03/07

Today: The final part of Peter Gill’s one-man play ‘Meet Tommy Atkins’ • Also hear how Britain’s tourist industry is coping under the ‘new normal’ as Professor Anna Leask paints the general picture, and Richard Smith of the #Dorset Tourism Association paints the picture for our county…


 


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Play It Safe – your passport to a pint!

Play It Safe - your passport to a pint!

With pubs and restaurants starting to open again, Government guidelines say that establishments should collect customers’ contact details, plus date and time of arrival and departure, etc, to support NHS Test and Trace in the event of Covid-19 infection. Rob Mott spoke to Tim Joyce, one of the partners who have developed an app called ...


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Concerns surrounding a plaque in a Dorchester church

Concerns surrounding a plaque in a Dorchester church

The Black Lives Matter movement, and recent discussion about memorials to white supremacy, have focused attention locally on the Gordon plaque in St Peter’s Church, Dorchester. John Gordon was a plantation owner involved in the bloody suppression of a slave revolt in Jamaica in 1760, which resulted in the deaths of almost 500 enslaved people. ...


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The Wareham Forest fire – a summary from a DWFRS Manager

The Wareham Forest fire - a summary from a DWFRS Manager

A few weeks ago part of Wareham Forest was devastated by a fire which is believed to have been started by discarded disposable barbecues. Andy Senior spoke to Stuart Gillion, Station Manager for the Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service Response Team, who described the conditions at the time of the fire and the ...


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Don’t get caught out – ask Sir CaughtShort

Don't get caught out - ask Sir CaughtShort

Possibly one of the most unusual topics KeeP 106 has covered, Andy Senior spoke to one of the creators of a website called Lockdown Loo. Tom Riley, together with brother Charlie, came up with the idea which finds and publishes the loo-cation of public toilets which are open during lockdown. Tom explained more…

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Martinstown features in new Stories from Rural Communities

Martinstown features in new Stories from Rural Communities

Martinstown comes to the fore in Stories from the Sticks, a brand new podcast featuring tales from rural communities created by Scratchworks Theatre. Scratchworks has toured theatre shows to isolated communities across South West Dorset for many years and the theatre-makers have met many wonderful characters along the way. We ...


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Ridgeway Magazine 24/06

Ridgeway Magazine 24/06

A hint that Weymouth may get a new ferry service to the Channel Islands. We talk to a Weymouth councillor who is leading initial investigations • When a dog is lost, is there an organisation which the owner can turn to for help. The answer is Yes! • Ruth Hayes brings us more gardening tips ...


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Does your small business need a helping hand?

Does your small business need a helping hand?

A recent guest was Alex Smith, Membership Advisor for the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) which can provide to its members many kinds of support such as legal, personal and financial advice plus much more. Rob Mott spoke to Alex who explained more about the not-for-profit organisation…


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Local World 26/06

Local World 26/06

In this programme: Air travel and what it is now like to jump aboard a plane and travel thousands of miles under very different circumstances due to the pandemic • The next installment of Peter Gill’s one-man play ‘Meet Tommy Atkins’ • from the archives we hear from a man who was a refugee from ...


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Calls for Dorchester market to be run by town council

Calls for Dorchester market to be run by town council

Town councillor Alistair Chisholm says the fact that a markets panel meeting has been cancelled and there is no report yet about how to make improvements shows what little interest Dorset Council has. Rob Mott spoke to Alistair for more details…

More information on the Dorchester Market website


 


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Local tattooist tells us about his art

Local tattooist tells us about his art

Andy Senior’s guest on Thursday @ 11 was local tattoo artist John Rabbetts who told us more about his art and the procedures involved. Unfortunately tattoo studios have not been given a post-lockdown reopening date like many other establishments – arguably an odd decision given the strict hygiene conditions which tattoo parlours already have to ...


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Dorchester school first in county to reopen to all pupils

Dorchester school first in county to reopen to all pupils

The Prince of Wales School in Dorchester became the first to reopen its doors to all pupils who wish to attend on Monday 22nd June. Rob Mott spoke to Headteacher Gary Spracklen to ask how the reopening has been achieved in view of social distancing restrictions, etc…


 


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Community Keyworkers thanked at Brace of Butchers lunch

Community Keyworkers thanked at Brace of Butchers lunch

Poundbury’s Brace of Butchers organised a special banquet lunch to say thank you to local community helpers for all their hard work during recent times. The banquet ran for several hours during the day and was prepared by chefs Harriet West, Dom Moldenhauer, Luke Vandore-Mackay, Steve Lamb and TV’s Great British Menu Home Economist & ...


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