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Local World 18/09

Jenny Devitt’s weekly look at the arts, the environment and other topics of interest. Today: How Secret World Wildlife Rescue cared for an orphaned fawn, and there’s more about the centre’s  plans for new premises and their fund-raising campaign • We hear about the excellence of British TV drama and how the pandemic has affected the people involved in it • And a Somerset company called Events Crew also tell us about the effect of the pandemic on local events • Jules Bradburn talks about the nomination for a Dorset Food, Drink and Farming award received by Sherborne Viral Kindness, …

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Local World 11/09

In this edition: Farming in towns and cities • Mike Burks from the Gardens Group tells us how to grow things down our walls which we can eat • We hear from a theatre company, many of which have had to resort to online productions during the pandemic, about a venture they are embarking on with Dorset’s Artsreach • Also we’ll hear more about the campaign to erect a statue to Dorset’s palaeontologist Mary Anning

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Local World 04/09

The future of farming, post-Brexit, features in this edition of Local World. A hot topic recently has been the possibility that the UK would import chlorinated chickens and hormone-injected beef from the US prompting several big supermarkets to say they would not be selling such products. The UK, in line with the EU, banned the use of antibiotics as a growth enhancer and chicken treated with chlorine to kill bacteria, over 20 years ago. In the programme a university professor discusses the use of antibiotics in animal health and we’ll be hearing from a National Farmers Union representative, a retired …

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Local World 28/08

A microbiologist expresses her concerns about the general easing of lockdown measures both here and elsewhere. Now is not the time to relax, she says! • In the absence, this year, of an Oak Fair at Stock Gaylard near Sturminster Newton, normally held on August Bank Holiday, Jenny looks back at some of the interesting things on display at recent Oak Fairs • And there’s fascinating and encouraging news that eventually all plastic waste could be used in the building and construction industry…


 

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Local World 21/08

• Last week the programme concentrated on transport and the environment. Today’s show continues that theme with a look at transport outside cities, something which is particularly pertinent here in Dorset • Dorset’s own palaeontologist Mary Anning, is featured since there is a campaign to erect a statue in her honour • Jenny talks to the arts and entertainment manager for south Somerset District Council about the Westlands Leisure Centre which is now winding down as a food hub and returning to being a cinema…

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Local World 14/08

Jenny Devitt’s weekly look at the arts, the environment and other topics of interest. Today it’s all about transport – planes, cars, trains and bikes…


 

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Local World 07/08

Jenny Devitt’s weekly look at the arts, environment, health and other topics of interest. This week: News of Illyria Theatre Company’s forthcoming production of Wind in the Willows in Sherborne on 30 August • A special, permanent, exhibition of bronze scultures at Abbotsbury Sub-tropical Gardens • How a diet rich in fruit and veg can stave off dementia and Alzheimer’s • Former Keep Military Museum curator Chris Copson tells about some fascinating historic tins…


 

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Local World 31/07

Gardens and green spaces – vital to our creepy-crawlies so says Dorset Wildlife Trust • and allotments and public green spaces are perfect for them • Charities have been hit hard by lockdown and just over the border in Somerset the Wildlife Trust there has launched an appeal to make up their shortfall • Plus there’s a feature on energy price-comparison websites and how they may not be giving the consumer the best deals! Jenny Devitt’s weekly topical magazine featuring the environment and other items of interest…

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Local World 24/07

Jenny Devitt’s weekly look at the arts, the environment and other topics of interest. • Jenny talks to an energetic singer and director of musical theatre from the west Dorset village of Halstock who says she has been busier than ever during lockdown • There’s an interview with Ziggy Santini from the University of Southern Denmark about things that can help to keep mind and body healthier as we get older • We hear from Dr Carol Southall about camping and being outdoors • A musical tribute to the White Storks of Knepp Farm in West Sussex is performed by …

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Local World 17/07

Toxic wild plants – some accurate information to clear up misunderstandings! • Jenny looks back at jousting, a popular event which was held at Sherborne Castle Country Fair in 2016 • Rachel Milestone, Director of Music at Leweston School, reflects on how lockdown has affected her passion for music • Jules Bradburn on how the support group in Sherborne, which she is part of, is beginning to wind down…


 

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Local World 10/07

Some interesting revelations about that great part of the Great British Pub – the Bar • and we hear from the Digby Tap in Sherborne • Stuart Beckingham from Litter Free Coast & Sea talks about the recent pressure on Dorset’s beaches • from the archives we meet Dorset chef Christine McFadden • A local catering business, Dorset Delights, and how they’ve coped with the crisis. Jenny Devitt presents…


 

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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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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 Afghanistan • Mike Burks of the Gardens Group with an update on how things are going in their three garden centres…


 

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Local World 12/06

Jenny Devitt’s weekly look at the arts, the environment and other topics of interest. Most of this edition is about wildlife – some tame, some slithery and some downright dangerous! Also we hear the next instalment of Peter Gill’s one-man play ‘Meet Tommy Atkins’

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Local World

Jenny speaks to Adam Bergen, Arts and Entertainment Manager of Yeovil’s Octagon Theatre • we hear the fascinating story of a small part of the Dead Sea Scrolls unearthed by a professor from New Zealand • the next instalment of Peter Gill’s one man play ‘Meet Tommy Atkins’ • 250 years after the birth of Beethoven an item about how he managed to compose such masterpieces even when nearly deaf! • Jenny Devitt presents…

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