The not for profit, volunteer run, Community
Radio Station from Dorchester, covering Central-Southern Dorset

The not for profit, volunteer run, Community
Radio Station from Dorchester, covering Central-Southern Dorset

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Ridgeway Magazine

Ridgeway Magazine 21.07.21

“Levelling up” what does it mean for Weymouth’s future? • Britain’s worst drivers • Gardens – how to leave them when away on holiday • The Portland Port story – part 2 • Probing the cashless society • A change of MP for parts of Dorchester and Weymouth • Keeping cool – some real and/or fanciful ideas


 

 

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Ridgeway Magazine 07.07.21

Gaming: obsessive and addictive behaviour. A Portland group offers help • Portland Port keeps its business head above water without cruise ships • First instalment of the Port’s history • Keep106 is three – chairman has plans for our future • Section 106 in Littlemoor – hands off OUR cash says councillor! • Weymouth’s BID former chief looks back


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 23.06.21

Investigation: when obsessive gaming becomes an addiction • Dorchester: how will County planning “protocol” affect town? • Gardening: it shouldn’t cost the earth says our expert • Second hand cars: buy now with salesman’s lingo explained • Charity: The Horse Course turns to gardening • Reading from “Blood Moon Rising”, new book from local author


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 09.06.21

Killer cows; why we should all take care even on public footpaths • Plenty of work, but where are the staff asks Chamber of Commerce boss •The Weymouth Repair Café, soon to re-open, fixes the unfixable • For peat’s sake – our gardening expert talks compost • We meet the new Weymouth mayor • Those harbourside railings again! • And responsible crabbing • Welcome to the brand new award winning MV Freedom


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 26.05.21

Will dissatisfied Weymouth and Dorchester Town Councils seek a form of independence from the County Council? • Tarmac, cats eyes, traffic lights and Belisha beacons: the fascinating history on our roads • Over 2800 Dorset children seek mental health help in eight months. A psychotherapist says Prince Harry is helping • Holidaymakers abroad beware. Rip off charges for “sanitising” hire cars – add over £200 and more! • Also gardening tips from Ruth Hayes. Presented by John Shepherd and Andy Venton


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 12.05.21

Should Weymouth Town Council declare independence from the County Council? • What was life like for two Weymouth ships’ passengers bound for the New World? • Password tyranny – forgotten yours? • Chips with everything? No! there’s a world shortage • Japanese knot weed in Dorchester. It’s serious! • This week’s charity – Portland Island Community Action


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 28.04.21

Racist issues and bad behaviour surface on Weymouth Harbourside • Will the area become a no-go area at night? We report • Tree cutting and railways – historian Paul Atterbury’s view might surprise • Weymouth Town Council has money for charities – just ask • There’s cash in old trainers – millions! • What do we buy secondhand? Books, buggies bicycles and clothing • Gardening: advice on shady areas and dry patches


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 14.04.21

Town Council leader fears for Weymouth’s future – frank interview • “1984” tops classic book sales; Paul Atterbury reviews 70 years after publication • New book about tales from Dorchester Assizes in 19th century • reviewed 100 years of red phone boxes – where have they gone? • R E M A P, the charity that fixes equipment for the disabled • Too dry, too cold – gardening tips for the Spring…


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 31.03.21

Why a policeman’s lot is not a happy one! Police and Crimes Commissioner speaks out • Covid jabs – why the hesitancy? • Good news for pub gardens and b&b business is looking up • Charities in need can apply for local brewer’s Community Chest funding • Ruth talks about weeds and weeding • John talks rubbish!


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 17/03

Today: The nasty side of Brexit – beware unwelcome additional costs on EU purchases • Have you lost track of a workplace pension you may have paid in to? • Remembering the Little Black Dress and it’s male counterpart the DJ with white tie and tails • Mobile phones are nearly 50 years old • Free ‘sitting out’ licences for pubs and eateries. Dorset Council tells more • Ruth, our gardening expert, talks about heather and lavender…


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 03/03

Today: Gazumping is back with a vengeance; an estate agent explains • We investigate why Dorset Council is increasing the rates on empty, but useable, houses by 300% • We have a report from France on how they’re coping with lockdown • A Weymouth care home manager hopes new rules will benefit her residents • Our gardening expert answers some gardeners’ questions…


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 17/02

The introduction of decimal coinage – some personal views • 1971 – a troubled year in review • The stories behind two old favourites; Babycham and Smiths crisps • Cold start, won’t start? Advice from the RAC • Bruised and battered garden? – Don’t worry says Ruth • Final episode – the washer-upper who bought a hotel…


 

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Ridgeway Magazine 03/02

Town cramming and garden grabbing as explained by Weymouth Civic Society • Be careful with your home-poured drinks – just one could put you over the limit! • Are we smoking more during lockdown? We ask Action on Smoking and Health • It’s a good time to plant a hedge says our gardening expert Ruth Hayes • John reports his Covid jab was “seamless and painless” • Our good cause this time is the Margaret Green Animal Rescue centre…


 

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Ridgeway Magazine Pick of 2020 Pt 2

Tales of royalty, film stars and a lady of the night at a grand hotel • Pip Squeak and Wilfred, Rupert Bear and Teddy Tail remembered • Why Christopher Robin’s childhood was unhappy • The history of loo paper and a warning to wash hands • Florence Nightingale at 200: more reformer than nurse • Whatever happened to common sense? • A girl’s dash for her life to escape a desert war • Spotlight on a charity…the ‘MV Freedom’…


 

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Ridgeway Magazine Pick of 2020 Pt 1

Children read their stories about “A different summer”, Tom Restorick drums for the NHS • Gardening expert Ruth on Christmas plants and our “tame vet” Malcolm on talking to pets. • What to do if your dog is lost or stolen. • Getting your own back on the banking rigmarole. • Memories from a top hotelier and a top press photographer • An idea for stress relief in lockdown that works • Dorset’s dodgy car sales and tricks. John Shepherd and Andy Venton present…


 

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